With COVID-19 cases trending downwards across the province and 93 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 years and older fully vaccinated, Brock University will pause its COVID-19 vaccination requirement effective Monday, July 4. All members of the Brock community are still strongly encouraged to become vaccinated against COVID-19 and to keep up to date on boosters.
Brock’s decision is reflective of trends in the sector and the broader community, with the Government of Ontario having lifted its vaccine mandate in March 2022. Most colleges and universities in Ontario removed their vaccine requirements earlier this year.
While masks will still be encouraged in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained, the University will also lift its mask requirement.
This pause also applies to residences, where vaccination and masks will not be required as of July 4.