Western, King’s announce COVID-19 booster shot requirement for Fall semester, updates to masking

Western University and King’s University College have updated their COVID-19 policy for the Fall semester and will be requiring students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a booster shot. Students living on campus must acquire a booster shot within a two week grace period if they have not already received one before moving in, while other community members will need to submit their proof of vaccination by October 1. Western and King’s will also require masks in classrooms and seminar rooms, with plans to lift the masking requirements as soon as possible. “We will soon be welcoming students to campus from across the country and around the world,” said Western Provost and VP (academic) Florentine Strzelczyk. “While we can’t predict when the next wave of COVID-19 might come, we believe these measures will help us protect the in-person experience that Western is known for.” Western| King’s| The Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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