On Monday, August 10, President and Vice-chancellor Jacques Frémont released the following message: “Mandatory vaccination for everyone returning to campus.”
Summary of important updates:
The COVID‑19 virus is dangerous and deadly and new variants pose a new and additional threat. The best and most effective way to mitigate risks is for everyone to be vaccinated.
In light of the ongoing and very serious public health concern, and upon recommendation of Ottawa Public Health, I am announcing that vaccination will be mandatory for all persons (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) who intend to access the uOttawa campus as of September 7th (first dose) and October 15th (complete vaccination), 2021.
We are preparing to post detailed guidelines and protocols in relation to this decision in the coming days and weeks on the COVID‑19 webpage.