Several universities to retain some COVID-19 precautions

Several Canadian universities are maintaining COVID-19 precautions such as vaccine mandates and masking for in-person classes even as governments roll back pandemic restrictions, reports The Canadian Press.

Ontario is ending its vaccine certificate system on 1 March, when capacity limits in public settings and restrictions on social gathering sizes will fully lift as well, though masking requirements will remain for now.

Ontario’s top doctor said last week that vaccine policies at post-secondary institutions have served their purpose and should be dropped, saying their removal should align with the end of the province’s vaccine certificate system next week. But several Ontario universities said they are keeping their vaccination policies in effect.
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