UWOFA calls on Western to adopt Covid-19 vaccine mandate

In light of the announcement Monday by the provincial government about a normal return to campus in September, UWOFA calls on Western university administration to require all eligible students, staff, faculty, librarians and archivists to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus, acknowledging that some may be exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Everyone has a right to a safe work and learning environment, and this can only be achieved if the vast majority of individuals on campus are fully vaccinated and strict health and safety measures are in place such as proper indoor ventilation. UWOFA is concerned about the rise of the Delta variant and the potential for a fourth wave in the coming months.

UWOFA continues to advocate for a safe and healthy return to campus for its members and all of the Western community.