Community Update #65 - Reminder of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Policy Compliance Requirements

Community Update #65 - Reminder of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Policy Compliance Requirements

Throughout the pandemic, York has prioritized the health and safety of University community members, and those of our neighbouring communities, in our planning and actions.  

To our many community members who have uploaded their vaccination status, thank you for your shared commitment to keeping our community safe. As recognized by national, provincial and municipal public health leaders, vaccination is the most powerful tool we have to protect ourselves and one another from COVID-19.   

York University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Policy was adopted based on the recommendation of the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health, as a pre-condition for returning more in-person instruction to our campuses. The Policy requires all employees to disclose their vaccination status by October 5, whether they are currently accessing campuses or not. This deadline has now passed.  

If you have not already completed the vaccine module on YU Screen to provide information on your vaccination status, please do so right away. The University will be following up with employees who have not yet disclosed their vaccination status regarding next steps, as these employees appear to be non-compliant with University policy at this time. 

As of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, University employees who have not provided proof of vaccination or received an exemption are not permitted to attend on campus and may be placed on unpaid leave. Such action is necessary to ensure compliance with public health recommendations and to protect the health and safety of the York community.   

If you have questions about what this means for you, please connect with your manager.  

We are grateful for our employees who are continuing to do their part to protect themselves and others. Thank you for your shared commitment to the health, safety and well-being of the York community and for regular updates, please continue to visit the Better Together website. 


Sheila Cote-Meek
Vice President Equity, People & Culture    

Lisa Philipps 
Provost and Vice President Academic