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COVID-19 Updates and Student Health Insurance info for Niagara University in Ontario.

As we look forward to the start of the fall academic semester, our Forward Niagara team continues to follow guidance and protocols provided by the leading health agencies and elected officials in the Province of Ontario to ensure that our policies are aligned with their most up-to-date recommendations. The team is also monitoring what is happening on campus and in the community so that we can respond quickly if the risk of transmission increases on our NUO campus and/or within the respective regions.

Our community COVID-19 levels have remained low during the past several months, and we are continuing to focus on promoting healthy habits such as proper hand washing, masking, and social distancing as necessary, as well as the specific protocols.


Our current vaccine mandate remains in place for the 2022-23 academic year.

All new employees and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved religious or medical exemption. It is also strongly recommended that all employees and students receive a COVID-19 booster when eligible. Boosters are proven to reduce individual and community risk related to COVID-19 infection.

For more information about COVID-19 and what is being done in the York Region, visit York Region Health


Masks are optional on campus, both in indoor and outdoor settings. However, people are welcome to wear masks at any time, and we ask that you respect their personal decision. In addition, individual faculty members may require masking within their classes for a variety of different reasons. University leadership fully supports faculty decision-making regarding masks in classes, and students refusing to comply with faculty expectations may be referred to the student conduct board

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