The Ministry of Education has introduced a vaccination disclosure policy
for all publicly funded school board employees, as well as staff in private schools for the 2021–22 school year. Enhanced protective strategies are required to protect our most vulnerable members of the community, notably younger students, who are ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccination at this time. Given the nature of the highly transmissible Delta variant and the evidence of the effectiveness of vaccines in keeping communities safe, UCC has updated its mandatory health protocols to include the following:
Mandatory Declaration of Vaccine Status
Families are required to declare the vaccine status and provide proof of vaccination for eligible students (those born in 2009 or earlier) to the Health Centre through completion of a supplementary medical form via Bluenet.
Mandatory Vaccination Policy
The College requires full vaccination for all eligible students and employees who will be accessing the campus for in-person learning and activities. If eligible children have not already been vaccinated, the school is requiring that they receive full vaccination by no later than October 18, 2021. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, exemptions will only be considered for defined medical conditions as determined by a clinician and/or for reasons of religion or creed. UCC families are directed to contact the Health Centre for more information about policy-accepted exemptions for students.
Rapid Antigen Screening (Rapid Testing)
To further support providing a safe learning environment the school will implement free, routine rapid antigen screening for all students who are ineligible to receive vaccinations at this time (those born prior to 2009) and for students and employees who have been granted a policy-accepted vaccine exemption.
Daily Symptom Screening
Parents are required to complete a daily screening process through the REACH app for their student(s).