Universities take diverging paths on COVID-19 mandates

Universities across Canada are taking divergent approaches to COVID-19 mandates, as students and faculty return to classrooms in the third academic year to begin during the pandemic, writes Joy Spearchief-Morris for The Globe and Mail.

Last fall, most post-secondary institutions across the country had extensive requirements for return to in-person classes, including mandatory vaccinations and indoor masking for students, faculty and staff coming to campus. That is no longer the case this fall, as universities are making individual decisions based on relaxed provincial public-health guidelines.

Western University in London, Ontario, has mandated medical-grade mask wearing indoors and is the only major university to require all students to have received three vaccine doses. By contrast, most universities in British Columbia will require neither vaccinations nor masking, while the University of Toronto has required only students living in residence to be vaccinated.
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