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Community Update #50 - Interim Update on Provincial Announcement, Vaccine Requirement & Screening

Yesterday the Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced that the province will be pausing its Roadmap to Reopen and will remain in Step 3 at this time. The Province also announced that it will be supporting vaccine policies in post-secondary institutions to enable a safe return to campuses this fall. Th ...

Community Update #49 - New Vaccine Requirement at York University

Dear York Community,  The health and safety of our community members remains our highest priority, and we continue to advance multiple strategies and initiatives to protect our students, staff, faculty, instructors, and researchers from COVID-19.  At yesterday’s Town Hall, we discussed the University’s plans to support a sa ...

Community Update #48 - Interim Update on Provincial Guidance for the Fall Term

Late last week, the Deputy Minister of Colleges and Universities (MCU) distributed a memo providing guidance to the post-secondary sector for Fall 2021 planning, based on progressing vaccination rates in Ontario and continued improvements in public health indicators. This guidance includes:  The resumption of all in-person instruction and on-campus ...

Community Update #47 - Update on Step 3 Reopening

Today, the province is officially moving into Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen. We are very encouraged by an improving public health situation and surpassed vaccination targets. However, we are mindful of recent comments made by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health about the importance of having the highest rate of vaccination po ...

New flexible parking options available as of September 1, 2021

A new transitional parking option will be available when paid parking resumes on both the Keele and Glendon campuses effective September 1, 2021, as part of the planned return to campus in fall.  A new multi-pack prepaid option offers savings of up to 40% off the daily rates, depending on monthly usage and the pass type selected. In addition, ...

Community Update #46 - Pop-up Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Clinic at Keele Campus

This week, York University will host another pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Keele Campus, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. Vaccines play an important role in protecting ourselves and those around us and all members of the community who are eligible, are welcome. As well, we will be giving away a York water bottle to the first ...

Community Update #45 - Update on Step 2 Reopening

The province is officially moving into Step 2 of its Roadmap to Reopen today. This week as well, all Ontarians aged 18 years and up are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is very exciting news for the York community, as it means that that all who are able will have access to first and second doses before a return to ...

Community Update #44 - Update and Support for Fall Term Planning

With a return to more in-person learning planned for the fall, there are understandably questions about how planning is progressing. In this update, I will focus on in-person teaching, but please also rest assured that the COVID-19 Planning and Response (CPR) team continues to work on a range of processes and initiatives to protect health and safet ...

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

If you are a continuing international student and have not done so already, please fill out the International Student Location Confirmation. Complete the Confirmation whether you are in Canada or outside Canada. On June 21, 2021, Canada announced changes to the federal quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated.Effective July 5 ...

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

On June 21, 2021, Canada announced changes to the federal quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated.Effective July 5 at 11:59PM, international travellers entering Canada who are fully vaccinated (two doses) with a vaccine approved in Canada will no longer need to quarantine or take the Day 8 COVID test. Travellers will still need t ...

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