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Vaccination Policy

The University of Windsor is following the provincial directive stating that COVID-19 Vaccination Policies are mandatory for a number of high-risk settings. In order to align with the provincial directive, for anyone who will be on campus, at least a first dose of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine will be required by September 7, 2021 and a second dose will be required by October 7, 2021.
 
Our main priority is campus safety and encouraging a higher rate of vaccination on our campus. As of Tuesday, September 7, individuals who are not fully vaccinated (including those who are only partially vaccinated with one dose), will need to participate in the on-campus rapid antigen testing program to access campus.
 
After September 20, 2021, all those who wish to access campus, must:
  • be fully vaccinated
  • be partially vaccinated (as per the policy definition) and participating in the rapid antigen testing program
  • have an approved exemption in accordance with the vaccination policy to participate in the rapid antigen testing program
  • have submitted an exemption request in accordance with the vaccination policy and are awaiting a determination of their request and participating in the rapid antigen testing program
Clearly stated, all others will not be permitted to access campus or access the rapid antigen testing program after September 20, 2021.
 
This policy applies to all employees, students, volunteers, contractors and visitors.
 

COVID-19 Daily Self-Assessment & Safe Lancer App
 
The COVID-19 daily self-assessment screening tool found on the Safe Lancer App is required to be filled out every day before you plan on visiting campus. After answering all of the questions and inputting your appropriate confirmation code, you will receive a green (approved) or Red (denied) QR Code (badge).
 
A Green badge will grant you access to campus and is required to be scanned at all campus buildings you enter and some classroom entrances for the purposes of contact tracing. COVID-19 Student Ambassadors/Screeners may also ask to see your badge, so be prepared to have it available at all times.
 
If you receive a Red badge you are not permitted to come to campus. Please stay home and follow the instructions provided on this page for next steps.
 
The Safe Lancer App can be downloaded visiting the Google Play or Apple App Store.
 
Before completing your next self-assessment, make sure you've updated to the latest version by opening the app and simply tapping the University of Windsor Safe Lancer App banner at the top of the page. Or, to manually update, open the Safe Lancer App and scroll down to select About/Preferences. Scroll down again and select Data Update. Click the Check for Updates button.
 
If you do not have access to a smartphone, a paper copy of the COVID-19 Daily Self-Assessment is available. Please be prepared to show your paper copy while on campus, if approved to access campus.
 
Building Access and QR Code Scanners
 
If provided with a Green QR Code (badge) after completing your COVID-19 Daily Self-Assessment, buildings must be accessed using the designated entrances and your UwinCARD/fob.
 
The Green QR Code (badge) must be scanned every time you enter a campus building or space. You may be also be asked to show your Green QR Code to Student Ambassadors/Screeners.
 
Health & Safety Protocols
 
We all play a vital role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in our community. There are important steps we are required to take to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy while on campus. Please also follow these health and safety protocols every time you are on campus:
  • Practice good hygiene by washing your hands properly and frequently
  • Socially distance by staying 2 metres from others and following health and safety signage throughout campus.
  • Wear a non-medical face mask. If unable, students must seek accommodation from Student Accessibility Services. Please also remember that masks are required in all indoor campus spaces and in areas where physical distancing may be difficult.
Thank you for your patience and understanding - we need to work together to keep our campus as safe as possible. Additional information will be available soon, including Frequently Asked Questions. Please visit our Return to Campus website regularly for updated information.