The health and safety of our community has been our top priority throughout the pandemic. We will continue to provide updates on the health and safety measures planned for the Fall 2021 term, including that physical distancing requirements and indoor mask-wearing will continue to be in place across our campuses and facilities.
CCGC will be adding to these measures by introducing a COVID-19 vaccination policy for students, employees, contractors and any visitors to the college’s campus.
This new policy will be in effect on September 7, 2021 and applies to individuals coming to campus or a CCGC facility in person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received an exemption from the college based on human rights (including medical) or conscientious grounds.
As a first step in implementing this policy, students and employees will need to declare their vaccination status by September 7 as a part of a Fall 2021 Return to Campus acknowledgement.
The Return to Campus acknowledgment will be sent by email to employees and students by the end of day September 3, 2021. Those who are not partially or fully vaccinated will be required to begin an application for exemption by September 7. Information for the exemption process will be provided as part of the Return to Campus acknowledgment.
CCGC will work with exempted individuals on a case-by-case basis to find a reasonable and appropriate approach to accommodation. This may include alternative health and safety requirements, like regular rapid testing or a transition to remote learning or work, where possible.
Proof of full vaccination must be provided by October 18. We will share details early in the Fall term about the process for providing that proof. The process will be designed to ensure that any personal health information submitted to the college will be secure and confidential.
The final policy will be informed by relevant provincial and public health directives for colleges and universities.
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we continue to work to ensure a safe return to campus.