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Note: Faculty, staff, students and visitors must complete the mandatory screening questionnaire before coming to campus.
Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Update 3: September 2, 2021

Update on providing proof of vaccination using the COVID-19 screening questionnaire, and temporary rapid testing 

On August 12, the university announced a mandatory vaccination directive for faculty, staff, students and all other individuals coming to campus. As stated, this mandatory vaccination directive takes effect Friday, September 3 and the entire campus community has been urged to receive a double-dose of the vaccine or Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine prior to the start of the Fall semester, where possible. The university is allowing faculty, staff and students until Sunday, October 17 to receive their second dose.

Providing proof of vaccination before coming to campus

Beginning Friday, September 3, the university’s daily online COVID-19 screening questionnaire app (via the mobile app or the website) will ask faculty, staff and students to self-declare their vaccination status. The questionnaire will include the opportunity to upload proof of vaccination. Effective Monday, September 13, proof of vaccination is mandatory and you will be required to upload your documentation via the questionnaire prior to receiving permission to come to campus. You will only need to upload your proof of vaccination once. After you upload your documentation, you will still need to complete the screening questionnaire (via the mobile app and the website) each day you come to campus, prior to your arrival, until further notice. Visit the Vaccination FAQ for more details.

Note: Proof of vaccination status must be in the form of an official government-issued document or the document received from the organization that administered your vaccine.

After Sunday, October 17, only those who have provided proof of a double-dose vaccine or Johnson & Johnson single dose, or those with an approved accommodation* will be permitted on campus. Those with an approved accommodation will be required to adhere to their accommodation plan. Visit the Vaccination FAQ for more details about accommodations.

How the screening questionnaire approval works

The screening questionnaire (via the mobile app or the website) must be completed prior to arriving to campus. Upon completing the questionnaire:

  • Individuals who have provided proof of a double-dose vaccine or Johnson & Johnson single dose will receive an electronic receipt that includes the colour green, indicating permission to come to campus.
  • Partially vaccinated individuals and those with an approved accommodation* will receive an electronic receipt that includes the colour yellow. They will be permitted on campus; however, between September 13 and October 17 they will also need to provide proof of a negative rapid test. Details about rapid testing on campus will be communicated in the coming days.
  • Unvaccinated individuals or individuals who prefer not to disclose their vaccination status will receive an electronic receipt that includes the colour red. They will not be permitted on campus.

After Sunday, October 17, only those with an electronic receipt that includes the colour green will be permitted on campus. Individuals with an accommodation will receive a separate communication regarding further steps.

Note: Upon entering buildings, security will ask to see your electronic receipt.

These processes for vaccination/accommodation verification and campus access apply only to the Fall 2021 term and may be altered as required. The university will continue to follow existing health and safety protocols, including mask wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and other possible measures. We will continue to re-evaluate these processes based on measures put in place by the Province of Ontario and Durham Region Health Department guidelines. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep one another safe and to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, now and over the long term.

Please see our list of frequently asked questions on the Ready for You website outlining further details related to Ontario Tech’s mandatory vaccination directive.

 

 

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