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COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, AUGUST 26, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, AUGUST 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

Booth University College remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community; therefore, Booth UC campus will remain closed to the general public for the fall term, with the exception of the Library.
Further to communication sent in July 2021 encouraging the importance of vaccines as being the best way to protect against COVID-19, Booth UC will require all employees, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be permitted on campus. Fall delivery of academic classes will be virtual. Some face-to-face delivery may occur if:
i) all participants are fully vaccinated and follow health regulations and
ii) at the instructor’s discretion.

All employees (faculty and staff), except those in essential services, may continue to work from home at this time. Booth UC will continue to require all employees and students to wear a face mask in all common and/or shared spaces until further notice.

EMPLOYEES
All employees must show proof of full vaccination (14 days after receipt of second COVID-19 immunization) to HR as soon as possible but no later than October 31, 2021. Employees who are fully vaccinated will be required to present one-time proof of vaccination: Manitoba Immunization QR Codes, Manitoba Immunization Cards, Manitoba Immunization Records, or proof from other jurisdictions.

STUDENTS
Effective immediately, students must be fully vaccinated to be permitted on campus. Students will be required to present one-time proof of vaccination: Manitoba Immunization QR Codes, Manitoba Immunization Cards, Manitoba Immunization Records, or proof from other jurisdictions to the Student Services Information Desk at the Waldron Building, 447 Webb Place, where it will be verified.
As of September 2, 2021, students who are fully vaccinated, upon verification, will receive a campus-access sticker to be affixed to their student ID card from the Student Services Information Desk. Students who have come to campus and have shown proof of vaccination prior to September 2nd, will be responsible to pick up their campus-access sticker on or after September 2nd without having to provide proof of vaccination a second time.
Students will need to present their Booth UC card (with sticker) whenever they want to access campus (Petersen Hall, Library, Waldron Building).
Students who require a Booth UC student card must contact Student Services.
Students who are unvaccinated and needing to pay fees in person, must contact Booth UC @ 204-947-6701 ext. 0 or 701 to make alternate arrangements.

VISITORS TO CAMPUS
Any Employee inviting a visitor (contractor, service person, interviewee, etc.) to campus must adhere to the following:
– Inform the visitor of Booth University College’s vaccine policy,
– Inform the front desk of the visitor’s name and date and time of arrival,
– The visitor will be required to sign in and show their proof of vaccination.

ACCOMMODATION
Those who are unable to be vaccinated due to reasons governed by Human Rights Codes i.e. medical or religious reasons, will be provided accommodation upon the receipt of required documentation (a medical note from a physician which confirms that for medical reasons, you are unable to become fully immunized against the Covid-19 virus OR a letter from your religious leader that confirms that you are part of a religion where the sincerely held religious belief prohibits you from becoming fully immunized against the Covid-19 virus).

LIBRARY
The library will be open to the public, Booth UC students, including cadets, Booth UC employees, including sessional faculty and CFOT Officers, who provide proof of full vaccination (either their student card with sticker or Manitoba Immunization QR Codes, Manitoba Immunization Cards, Manitoba Immunization Records, or proof from other jurisdiction).

VACCINES
To book an appointment for a vaccine, visit https://protectmb.ca/. Appointments may also be booked by calling 1-844-626-8222. All people in Manitoba, including international students, can be vaccinated for free.
Applications for immunization cards for fully vaccinated people can be made online at https://immunizationcard.manitoba.ca/. Full information is available on the province’s website.

COMMUNICATION
We will continue to update the BoothUC.ca website, post to social media and send bulletins to the Booth UC Community as new information and initiatives are available.

Any general questions not addressed here can be directed to communications@boothuc.ca.