COVID-19 Update for Oct. 29: Proof of full vaccination or negative test required to be on campus as of November 1

Posted: Oct 29, 2021 9:18 AM   |  Updated: Oct 29, 2021 1:47 PM

From November 1 to 7, students, staff and visitors will need to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test result to be on campus. This requirement was put in place after we received clarity from the provincial government regarding our mandatory vaccine policy, which will be fully implemented on November 8.

Students and staff, if you are partially vaccinated, your green NAIT vaccine QR code will expire on October 31 and you will not be allowed on campus until your code is reactivated.

Please take one of the following actions depending on your situation:

  • If you received your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before October 17, please upload your proof of vaccination through the NAIT Alert app as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. It may take up to 48 hours for your proof of vaccination to be verified, and you will need to have it verified in order to come to campus for November 1.
  • If you received your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine between October 18 and 24, you are required to provide proof of negative rapid tests starting November 1 until two weeks after your second dose. NAIT is covering the costs of testing only for those who got their second doses in time to be considered fully vaccinated by November 8 when our vaccine policy comes into effect. Your rapid testing will be paid by NAIT if you follow these instructions:
    • Upload proof of your second dose through the NAIT Alert app if you haven’t already done so
    • Once your second dose has been verified, you will receive instructions on how to book a rapid test paid by NAIT
  • If you received your second dose after October 24, are partially vaccinated or have not been vaccinated, you are required to upload proof of a negative test result to NAIT Alert before coming to campus. Tests must be privately paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid tests completed within the previous 72 hours. Important: when the vaccine policy comes into effect November 8, rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative to full vaccination except for those who have an approved accommodation. If you have in-person learning scheduled after November 8 and you don’t meet NAIT’s vaccine policy requirements, you will be withdrawn from your in-person classes and any co-requisite online courses without a refund, and this withdrawal will be recorded on your academic record.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the single most effective public heath measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  NAIT’s vaccine policy is an essential part of keeping everyone on campus healthy and safe. It plays a key role in helping classes continue without disruption and making sure that students are successful. 

Please visit nait.ca/vaccine for more information about our vaccine policy.

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