York’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement is currently paused. However, the University is continuing to monitor public scientific evidence and public health advice and may need to pivot quickly.
As a result, all York University community members — students, faculty, instructors, and staff — are encouraged to keep their vaccination status up-to-date on York’s online YUScreen tool.
Vaccination is the best defence against severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19, and the University urges all members of the community to receive a complete vaccine series and boosters when eligible.
You are asked to upload your vaccination record to YUScreen every time you receive a vaccination or booster to ensure your record is always current.
Records are automatically removed from the system after 11 months. If you can’t remember when you last uploaded your vaccination status, log into YUScreen and check your status using the Vaccination Record button. You can update your records by uploading your vaccination status and proof of vaccination on the tool as well.
Should public health guidance advise that York University mandate new policies, your updated record on YUScreen will help avoid disruptions in your ability to access campus.
To support your own health, York University will continue to run vaccination clinics at each of its campuses. More information can be found on the Better Together website at www.yorku.ca/bettertogether/
If you are feeling unwell, don’t come to campus, test for COVID-19 and use the self-assessment tool on YUScreen. Updating your status will, if necessary, trigger advice on what to do next and what supports are available.
Keeping your status updated on YUScreen is part of York’s community of care approach to COVID-19.