Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from rapid testing if they complete online attestation before September 14, 2021

A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 14 days following the second dose of a Health Canada approved two-dose vaccine, or
  • 14 days following a Health Canada-approved single-dose vaccine

Individuals will be able to self-declare their vaccination status on the same web-based platform that will operate the rapid testing part of the program.

Providing a false statement is considered serious misconduct under the University of Calgary’s Code of Conduct and the Student Non-Academic Misconduct Policy, and individuals will be subject to discipline for providing a false attestation. 

The Rapid Testing and Vaccine Status Program will conduct regular audits to ensure compliance and integrity.


Vaccination Status FAQ

Updated on Aug. 26, 2021, at 2:20 p.m.

An individual who is 14 days past the second dose of a Health Canada-approved two-dose vaccine, or 14 days past a dose of a Health Canada-approved single-dose vaccine is considered fully vaccinated. 

In order to be in person on a UCalgary campus, students, faculty and staff will be required to either confirm they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in UCalgary’s rapid testing program and obtain a negative test result. Visitors to campus will also be expected to comply with the university requirement.

All UCalgary community members must enrol in the Rapid Testing and Vaccine Status program by Sept. 14. Individuals who choose to disclose they are fully vaccinated will not be required to complete rapid testing. 

Those required to do rapid testing will need to obtain at-home test kits and upload a negative result by Sept. 14. 

You will log in to a web-based portal created for the university, which will be available Sept. 1. Within the portal you will be asked if you intend to attend campus or any UCalgary in-person activities. You will also be asked if you are fully vaccinated. Response options include yes, no and prefer not to disclose. Those who are not fully vaccinated and those who prefer not to disclose their vaccine status will be enrolled in rapid testing and required to book an appointment to pick up rapid test kits. 

Yes. Information collected by the app on behalf of the University of Calgary falls under the authority of section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). It will be used only for the purpose of implementing the Rapid Testing and Vaccine Status Program. Information may be disclosed to provincial or federal authorities if required by law. De-identified aggregate data will be used to track the overall vaccination level of the UCalgary community.  

You may be asked to provide proof of vaccination in the future as part of ongoing program audits. 

Those who choose not to voluntarily disclose their vaccine status will be required to compete twice-weekly rapid testing and must have a negative test within 3.5 days prior to attending in-person UCalgary activities.

Those without Health Canada-approved vaccinations will need to complete twice-weekly rapid testing and must have a negative test within 3.5 days prior to attending in-person UCalgary activities. 

Providing a false statement concerning your vaccine status is considered serious misconduct under the University’s Code of Conduct and the Student Non-Academic Misconduct Policy, and individuals will be subject to discipline.

Yes. Vaccines are available on campus for students, faculty, and staff with Alberta Health Care cards. If you do not yet have an Alberta Health Care card, you can contact Health Link at 811 to make an appointment.

Currently, vaccines are available for students at our Student Wellness Services medical clinic. Visit our Student Wellness Services website for more information and appointment-booking.  

Vaccines are also available for students, faculty and staff by booking at Varsity Pharmacy in MacEwan Student Centre. 

We are also working to provide a mobile vaccination clinic for campus this fall.

If you have received a full series of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine, you will be considered fully vaccinated. If you have received another vaccine, you should follow the guidance of Alberta Health Services. If you are an international student with questions, please contact sphi@ucalgary.ca

If you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms or you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, you are not permitted to be on campus (outside of your residence).

  • Covid-19 positive individuals cannot come to campus until 10 day isolation and symptoms have resolved.
     
  • Sick individuals cannot come to campus until their symptoms resolve (without fever, cold, or flu medication).

UCalgary will ensure that any individual with needs related to a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act is accommodated in accordance with its obligations at law. If you think you require a medical accommodation related to the Rapid Testing and Vaccine Status Program or masking requirements, please contact Student Accessibility Services or Staff Wellness. If you are seeking accommodation on non-medical grounds, please contact the Vice-Provost (Student Experience) by email at vpse@ucalgary.ca or for staff, your HR partner.