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October 13, 2:15 PM - Email to University Community

Campus Vaccination Update

Bonjour, aanii, hello,

I hope that many of you have been able to spend time with your family during this past Thanksgiving and have had the opportunity to rest during the ongoing study week. 

Our teams have been working to support members of our community in becoming fully vaccinated in advance of the October 15 date, at which point, all individuals on campus will be required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have received an exemption. At the moment, our vaccination rates of students, faculty and staff on campus have reached 97%. The Vaccination Policy and associated Programme are in place to comply with provincial legislation and the recommendations for public health. A reminder to those who still require a second dose of the vaccination that the mobile bus vaccination clinic will be on campus once again on October 14 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

To bolster our efforts in compliance with the regulations set forth by Public Health, as of next week, we will have Safety Ambassadors on campus. The role of the Safety Ambassadors is to educate our community members about our Mask Guidelines, validating Vaccine Passports where required by the Provincial Government, and to answer any questions our community may have about these necessary compliance measures. 

I wish to thank everyone for their understanding, compliance as well as their diligence. While our vaccination rates are very high, we may still experience positive cases on campus. In that event, we will update the community using our COVID-19 Case Tracker and support Public Health Sudbury & Districts in communicating directly with anyone who may be affected by a positive case. 

I look forward to welcoming you back next week for the second half of the semester. 

Merci, miigwech, thank you,

 

Robert Haché, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor

Cases on Campus

Updated: October 20, 2021

Laurentian University tracks positive cases of COVID-19 that involve members of its university community present on campus. Upon being notified by public health authorities, the University will post notices of positive COVID-19 cases on this page. This report is a general count on active cases impacting our campus. Please note that cases being reported on this page are not necessarily connected with one another.

Cases will be considered closed after 14 days. This dashboard will be updated with a current case count every Wednesday.

  • 1 cases to report at this time

  • 1 cases closed since September 1, 2021

When the University is informed by public health authorities of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case on campus, the University collaborates with them in taking all necessary measures. If public health authorities determine there is a health and safety risk on campus due to a positive case of COVID-19, the University will be provided with directives and appropriate steps will be taken. PHSD will directly notify close-contacts of a confirmed case. The University will adhere to a strict protocol to ensure the identities and privacy of the individuals is duly protected.