Clarification: Yesterday, York University sent out the communication below regarding the disclosure of your vaccination status. This email was sent in error to certain students who have already disclosed their vaccination status on YU Screen. If you have already disclosed your vaccination status on YU Screen, thank you. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Our records show that you are exclusively enrolled in online and remote courses for Winter 2022 and have not disclosed your vaccination status. Please take the following actions to comply with York University’s Vaccination Mandate.
Students who are exclusively enrolled in online and remote courses are not at risk of de-enrolment. However, it is essential for the University to maintain health and safety on our campuses and to provide assurance to all York community members that we are able to verify the vaccination status of all those who are, or may be, attending our campuses.
A dedicated York community vaccination clinic will run from Jan. 10 to 28 at the Keele campus. More information about the clinic can be found on the Better Together website.
- Disclose your vaccination status through YU Screen, regardless of your current location and whether or not you are seeking access to campus. Vaccination status includes unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated or granted an exemption from vaccination.
- Provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen if you want to access campus for any reason. This includes accessing our campuses to take in-person classes, complete in-person midterms or exams, study, work, attend events, utilize student services, use on-campus amenities (e.g. library, gym, etc) or live on campus.
- Do not come to campus unless you provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen. If you fail to comply with this requirement your conduct will be addressed through procedures set out in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities.
Effective September 7, 2021, the University established a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate (the “Policy”) pursuant to the instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the recommendations of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. The University is statutorily required to ensure compliance with this Policy. The Policy was updated on October 25, 2021, to include the Winter 2022 term.
Pursuant to the Policy, you must have disclosed your vaccination status on YU Screen by November 8, 2021. In order to attend in-person activities and to have continued access to campus during the Winter 2022 term, you were required to submit proof through YU Screen by December 1, 2021 that (a) you are Fully Vaccinated within the meaning of the Policy; or (b) York has granted you an exemption from the requirement to be Fully Vaccinated.
York University’s vaccination mandate for the Winter 2022 term was communicated on or about October 27, 2021, November 5, 2021, November 8, 2021, November 19, 2021, and November 23, 2021.
Thank you for your immediate response to this email. Visit the Better Together website for the latest communication and FAQs. International students can reach out to York International at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.