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Proof of vaccination process rolls out

Message from Dr. Todd Mondor, Chair, COVID-19 Recovery Steering Committee

September 14, 2021 — 

As President Benarroch noted earlier today, the University of Manitoba remains committed to the health and safety of our community and, as a result, new measures will be introduced over the Fall Term.

With thanks to Naomi Andrew, Vice-President (Administration) and her team, today, we are introducing the first step in this process and asking all UM employees and students to immediately upload proof of full vaccination to our secure website. Employees and students are required to upload their proof of vaccination whether they intend to be working or learning on or off campus during the term.

Individuals have until November 14th to upload proof of full immunization. All individuals who do not submit such proof will be considered unvaccinated.

Proof can be a photograph of your Manitoba Health QR code, your vaccination card, or your vaccination record. Unless we see a change to public health requirements, you should only need to upload your vaccination proof once during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Your vaccination status is being verified under the authority of The University of Manitoba Act and will be used for the purpose of addressing the ongoing health and safety risks posed by COVID-19. We have taken all necessary steps to ensure we protect your privacy. Other than your name, the QR code contains no personal health information or data. Please visit our COVID-19 vaccination information page for more details.

We expect to have a procedure established within the next few weeks to support rapid asymptomatic testing of all those accessing a UM campus who have not provided verification of full immunization.  Additional restrictions may also apply to these individuals. Details on the UM rapid asymptomatic  testing program, and on the process for requesting an exemption from the mandatory vaccination requirement will be coming out very shortly.

Owing to its connection to the health care system, an asymptomatic testing protocol will be implemented immediately (September 14) for all individuals accessing the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, including all buildings on the Bannatyne campus and the Helen Glass Building on the Fort Garry campus.  Individuals will have their vaccination status visually verified at approved access points. Those unable to provide proof of full immunization will receive an on-site rapid test.

A rapid testing program will be operational soon for the Fort Garry Campus and other satellite campuses with details announced once the approach is finalized.

Thank you for your cooperation and for your commitment to supporting the health and safety of our entire University of Manitoba community.

 

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