September 1: On August 31, the Ontario government released guidelines for post-secondary institutions across the province. Within this announcement, we were made aware that institutions with strong vaccination policies – like Brescia’s – are permitted to maintain flexible capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for indoor instructional spaces, such as classrooms, labs and libraries.
After months of careful planning and consideration for the health and safety of our campus community, we are pleased to report that this announcement supports Brescia’s plans for a return to in-person learning this fall.
While we cannot tell you with certainty what the future will bring, as of today, we wanted to outline some important information to keep in mind when accessing Brescia’s campus and services.
August 25: Brescia will be adopting Western’s policy on vaccinations and will align all practices with our partners at Western and the affiliates. The vaccination policy will take effect September 7th and states that proof of vaccination is required for anyone planning to be on campus this fall. Any option for testing in lieu of vaccination is now only available to persons with a medical or Ontario Human Rights Code exemption.