Students, faculty and visitors at the University of Lethbridge will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering campus starting on Nov. 1. Rapid testing will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except for campus community members who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds.
U of L President, Mike Mahon, says the new announcement is another step to keeping everyone safe.
“Our number one goal is to keep our campus open for the entire year. If you talk to our students on this campus that are all now here, they are so excited to be back, the energy on campus, the enthusiasm, the happy people just underscores how important it is for us to be open. Secondly, we also see this as part of our contribution to the broader community’s need to have greater vaccination [percentage],” says Mahon.
Nine other post-secondary institutions in Alberta will also be following suit, including the U of A, U of C, MacEwan University, MRU, Medicine Hat College, SAIT, NAIT, and Norquest College.