Huntington University

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy



On August 30, 2021, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued instructions requiring that post-secondary institutions in Ontario implement mandatory vaccination policies, with specific minimum requirements.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the single most effective public heath measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Its inclusion among other public health measures (including physical distancing, capacity limits, and indoor mask use) is essential in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.




Proof of Immunization Required

All individuals involved in any in-person activities on campus (students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and contractors), must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 before attending campus.

One of the following forms of proof of full vaccination must be provided, either electronically or in hard copy, to Phil Parker:

  • vaccination receipt provided to you at the time of vaccination
  • government-issued proof of vaccination

Proof of “full vaccination” means having received the full series of a COVID- 19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by WHO (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); and having received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to attending campus.



For those individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to rare exemptions based on medical or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code, reasonable accommodations will be provided, up to the point of undue hardship, subject to the individual’s provision of valid supporting evidence.

Accommodation requests should be directed to Phil Parker.

Requests for accommodation on the basis of a medical reason must include written proof from a physician that sets out: i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and, ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Accommodations for individuals with an approved exemption will include a requirement to participate in rapid testing and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result every 7 days. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests must be submitted to Phil Parker.


Referral to an education session regarding the COVID-19 vaccine will be made upon request.  Contact Phil Parker for more information.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Huntington University is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of personal information collected under this policy, in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.

Proof of immunization and any other personal information related to accommodation requests collected under this policy will only be collected, used, and disclosed to the extent necessary to implement this policy and meet its purposes, including to verify immunization status, assess accommodation requests, and comply with applicable laws and reporting requirements (including the CMOH Instructions issued under O. Reg 364/20), all with the objective of reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and protecting the health and safety of Huntington University’s community.

Proof of immunization and other personal information collected under this policy will be stored securely in electronic copy only (hard copies will be securely destroyed once transferred to electronic copy), separate from any employee or personnel files. Records will only be accessible by those responsible for the implementation of this policy and will only be retained as long as required to implement and meet the purposes of this policy, after which they will be securely destroyed.

If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your proof of immunization under this policy, please contact Phil Parker.


 Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of students, staff, and faculty, and your support of the pandemic response in Ontario.