TUFA calls on Trent University to adopt Covid-19 vaccine mandate

TUFA members look forward to the safe resumption of in-person instruction and a return to other on-campus activities this Fall. We recognize our responsibility as educators to ensure that this is done safely and with respect for the communities in which we work. Given that we are still in a pandemic, and that we are dealing with new and more highly transmissible strains of the COVID-19 virus, TUFA calls on Trent University’s administration to require all eligible students, staff, faculty, librarians, and archivists to be vaccinated fully before coming to campus, acknowledging exemptions and requests for accommodation based on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code. We also call on the University to affirm its support for The Council of Ontario Universities and Colleges Ontario advocacy for a province-wide vaccination policy and safe-pass system.