Sep 10, 2021
Shannon van Leenen
Media Relations Officer
Update to COVID-19 protocols - vaccine and rapid testing
After careful consideration, overwhelming feedback, and scientific evidence that strongly supports the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, we have decided that vaccinations are essential in keeping our college community safe and healthy.
Therefore, Bow Valley College will require all students and employees attending our campuses to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective October 22, 2021.
This requirement means students and employees need to have two doses of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccinations, and the second dose must have been administered at least two weeks before October 22. Students and employees will need to upload proof of vaccination through an online tool.
Students and employees who choose not to vaccinate will be subject to weekly rapid testing. We will provide details of how this program will operate in the days ahead. After October 22, proof of vaccination will still be required of anyone attending our campuses; however, rapid testing will no longer be offered.
Exemptions to these requirements will be made for medical reasons or other protected grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Any international student who is in need of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine is asked to contact Health Link at 811.
More information for our students can be found here.