Vaccination Procedure Update
August 25, 2021
Updated: August 27, 2021
This has been an important week for the health and safety of our community as we have finalized our vaccination policy.
In an effort to keep students, faculty and staff safe this fall, all members of the community must upload proof of double dose vaccination by September 7. By now, all current King's students and employees should have received an email from Western University with a personalized link for each of you to complete your proof of vaccination. Please check your inbox for this important email and complete it as soon as possible. Western and the affiliated university colleges are using this centralized system. You can obtain your proof of vaccination from the Ontario government website.
A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:
All King’s students and employees should have received an email from Western, stating that proof of vaccination is required for campus access. We will be adopting Western’s vaccination policy as it applies to King's. This includes requiring proof of vaccination for anyone planning to be on campus this fall.
Those who are fully vaccinated must submit proof by September 7, 2021. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated (double dose) will have until October 12 to submit proof of double vaccination and will be required to be tested for COVID-19 twice weekly in the interim. More details on how to submit your proof will be forthcoming.
The testing program in lieu of vaccination is now available only to those with a medical or Ontario Human Rights Code exemption. Everyone attending campus must provide proof of vaccination or have an exemption, and those with an exemption must be tested for COVID-19 twice weekly. There is no longer a testing option for those who simply choose not to be vaccinated.
Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to maintain our FAQ pages to answer those inquiries from our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to update those pages as new questions are posed to us and new information becomes available.
If you have not already done so, I would strongly encourage everyone to become fully vaccinated. It is the best way to take care of yourself and take care of each other and this place for a safe return to campus as soon as possible.