TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

As we continue with our phased return to campus, I wanted to remind you of the requirement to be fully vaccinated to remain enrolled in in-person courses.
You are receiving this email because the vaccination receipt that was submitted on YU Screen is invalid or does not support the vaccination status of “fully vaccinated.”

Please provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen by February 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Below are some helpful tips for uploading proof of full vaccination:

  1. The University follows the Ontario Ministry of Health definition of “fully vaccinated” to permit access to campus.
  2. Ensure that the receipt is legible and in English or French. If proof is not available in these languages, a certified translation must be provided. 
  3. Ensure that the file is not corrupt.

Without proof of full vaccination, you will be de-enrolled from your in-person courses. Due to high demands and long waitlists for certain courses, re-enrolment is highly unlikely. The date to drop a course and receive a full refund has now passed and a full refund will not be issued.

For the health and safety of all community members accessing campus, please do not come to campus for any reason until you provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen. If you fail to comply with this policy, 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, 2021November 23, 2021, December 15, 2021, and January 20, 2022.

Visit the Better Together website for the latest communication and FAQs.  


Lucy Fromowitz

Vice-Provost, Students

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