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Fleming College requiring proof of vaccination for all students and employees on campus


Peterborough ON – (August 13, 2021) – As the pandemic continues to be an evolving situation, Fleming remains committed to the health and safety of our students, employees and the broader community. With safety as our top priority, Fleming is implementing a vaccination policy for the Fall 2021 semester.

Everyone, including students, staff, faculty and visitors, will be required to have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 7, 2021, and second dose by October 20, 2021, in order to access the programs and activities on Fleming campuses. This policy will not impact the current plan for in-person and online program delivery for the September semester.

As part of this policy, Fleming will only accept COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. Proof of having received at least the first dose prior to September 7, 2021 will be required in the form of a paper or digital receipt to access campus facilities.

“This decision is consistent with the Fleming Safe plan that we implemented at the onset of the pandemic and we believe this policy will provide the best possible protection and freedom to everyone at Fleming to pursue their academic, athletic and personal goals in a safe environment,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Vaccination is an effective safeguard against future lockdowns and interruptions in learning, as the scientific evidence shows. Given the current spread of the virus and its negative impact on all healthcare services including the availability of non-COVID-19 related health services, we believe this policy is an important contribution to the communities we serve.”

Fleming will assist students in gaining access to vaccines through on-campus and local clinics. The College respects any student, staff, faculty or visitor who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code. These individuals may request an accommodation. For those without proof of vaccination, regular testing will be required. Fleming is committed to the protection of privacy, and any information gathered will be in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Fleming had previously announced a vaccination mandate for students living in on-campus residence. Vaccinations and public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing will ensure the safest learning and working environment for students and staff.

More details will be shared with students and staff in the coming days.

Any further information and updates to the policy will be posted on: https://flemingcollege.ca/covid19.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
705.749.5530 x 1370

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