COVID-19: U of T to require all those on campus to be vaccinated or have negative test result

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WATCH ABOVE: (Aug. 10) Some Ontario colleges and universities are requiring students and staff to declare their vaccination status ahead of the fall semester. Erica Vella has details – Aug 10, 2021

The University of Toronto will require all those intending to be present on campus this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face additional public health measures, including the need for a negative COVID-19 test result, school officials say.

The university detailed the requirement in a post on its website Wednesday.

Anyone going to a U of T campus will be required to declare their vaccination status online.

Those who say they aren’t vaccinated or answer “prefer not to say” will be required to complete rapid-screening tests two times a week and have a negative test result within 72 hours of going to campus, “among other public health measures,” the website said.

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The university previously announced that those living in residence will need to show proof of vaccination.

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Students and staff participating in certain activities, including music performances, varsity athletics, and certain placements will also need to be vaccinated, university officials said.


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