CONTROL: Ontario university will not allow unvaccinated students who normally learn in-person to take online courses
An Ontario university says it will not allow students who normally learn in-person to take part in online courses this fall if they have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to Wilfrid Laurier University’s latest COVID-19 vaccination policy, students are required to disclose their vaccination status by Oct. 8. Those who refuse to do so, as well as students who do not get both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, could face the following consequences:
• Being unable to attend Laurier’s campuses or locations
• Having access to MyLearningSpace suspended for fall term courses
• De-registration from fall in-person courses
• Being unable to take part in winter-term courses, since all students are expected to be on campus for winter term 2022
Students who do not plan on getting the vaccine should contact their academic advisors, the university says.
Laurier added it is using the fall semester as a “transition term,” and that students taking online courses at that time will still be required to be fully vaccinated before in-person learning returns in the winter.