Niagara University's COVID-19 Readiness Plan

Creating a Safe and Resilient Educational Environment for the Future

Throughout the spring and summer months Niagara University has been very busy preparing for the fall semester in Vaughan. The university is continuing to follow guidance from elected officials and health organizations from the federal, province, regional, and municipal levels, and has developed its COVID Readiness a detailed blueprint that will guide us to safely resume learning, living, and working for the fall 2021 semester.


COVID-19 Readiness Plan 2021

Coming to Campus

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities, on advice of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) for the Province of Ontario issued a memorandum that requires all post-secondary institutions in Ontario to have a mandatory vaccination policy effective September 7th.   

Our protocols for coming to the Vaughan Campus which took effective September 7th, and were revised February 14, 2022, are as follows:

  1. Individuals must be fully vaccinated, in accordance with the definition of fully vaccinated provided by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, in order to come to the Vaughan Campus.
  2. The definition of fully vaccinated provided by the OCHOH requires that required number of doses for an approved vaccine be received at least 14 days prior to coming to campus.
  3. Please ensure that you upload your vaccination information into medicat 
  4. Those who are not vaccinated are required to complete an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination prior to declining vaccination for any reason other than a medical reason. This educational session is provided through Canvas.
  5. All students, faculty, and staff are required to complete a daily screening using the Daily Screening Tool.
  6. Please complete the self-screening and download or print your green badge required for presentation once you arrive on campus.
  7. If your badge is red, you will not able to come to campus.  Please follow the directions provided under our COVID-19 Readiness Plan.
  8. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated or who have received a medical, or non-medical exemption will also need to provide evidence of a negative COVID test taken not more than 72 hours before they arrive at the Vaughan Campus. If you are required to self-administer a rapid test please do so and wait for your results before completing your daily screening.

If you do not meet these requirements and are a student, please notify your professor that you will be attending the class virtually.   If you are an employee, please notify your supervisor.