Student and Volunteer Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


How does the new policy affect students and volunteers of Aurora College?

Starting on March 1, 2022, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter any building or facility for any reason – including classrooms, labs, libraries. 

Students who choose not to be vaccinated, who do not have both doses, or do not provide proof of vaccination will still be able to come to classes at the College but will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear specified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). COVID-19 testing kits and PPE will be provided to students and volunteers by Aurora College.

Why did Aurora College decide to implement a student and volunteer vaccination policy? Why now?

Aurora College is committed to ensuring a safe teaching, learning and working environment for everyone. Introducing a student COVID-19 vaccination policy will help keep our students, employees and the communities we serve safe and healthy. In light of the new developments in Canada and the world, and the recent implementation of a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees of the GNWT, it makes sense for Aurora College to make this decision now.

We want to ensure you were aware of the new policy before the upcoming holidays to give you additional time to get fully vaccinated before March 1, 2022.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of a Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccine or an approved combination of Health Canada authorized vaccines.

When will the policy come into effect?

The policy will come into effect on March 1, 2022.

Will students get a chance to voice their opinions or give feedback about this policy or how and when it is being implemented?

We want to hear from students about how to best implement the policy before we finalize the details of how the policy will be rolled out. 

Early in January, we will let students know how and when you can help inform the implementation of the Student and Volunteer Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.