Key Messages:

  • Individuals participating in any in-person Carleton activities must provide their first-dose vaccination attestation by September 8, 2021.
  • Individuals must upload proof of vaccination (vaccine dose administration receipts or equivalent documents) to cuScreen, preferably in PDF format.
  • Vaccination clinics are available at Health and Counselling Services.

August 31, 2021

As previously communicated and based on the strong recommendation of public health authorities, Carleton University, along with other post-secondary institutions in Ontario, will be requiring mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all individuals (students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors) involved in any in-person Carleton activities both on- and off-campus.

As a result, all individuals who are coming on to campus and/or participating in an in-person Carleton activity, must attest to their vaccination status and having received their first dose by September 8, 2021, and their second dose by no later than October 15, 2021. To attest to being vaccinated:

  • Log into cuScreen
  • Click on “Report your latest vaccination status”
  • Carefully read each question and answer appropriately
  • Upload proof of vaccination (vaccine dose administration receipts or equivalent documents), preferably in PDF format

If you have only received one dose of a two dose vaccine series, you can complete your vaccination attestation form with one dose now and update your form 14 days after you received your second dose.

To assist with planning purposes, we encourage all members of the Carleton University community to complete the vaccination attestation form and submit their documents as soon as possible even if you are not planning to participate in in-person activities at this time.

Vaccination Documents

For the purposes of meeting the university’s vaccination requirements, Carleton recognizes all vaccines approved by Health Canada and those listed for emergency use by World Health Organization (WHO).

Vaccination dose administration receipts are available from most government websites. Individuals who received their vaccine in Ontario can download their proof of vaccination through Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination website. Individuals who received their vaccine in Quebec can download their proof of vaccine through the Government of Quebec’s website.

International students must upload a copy of both the original language proof of vaccination documentation and an officially translated copy.

Any false information or misrepresentation on the mandatory attestation form is a violation of university policy that will be taken very seriously.

Exemption Requests

Any individual who cannot be vaccinated on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code can request an exemption. Unvaccinated individuals without an approved permitted exemption will not be able to attend campus or any University activity in-person.

Rapid Testing

Rapid testing is limited to members of the Carleton community who are unvaccinated due to permitted exemptions or who are awaiting their second dose. These individuals are required to adhere to additional health and safety measures, including frequent rapid testing starting September 8, 2021. Individuals awaiting their second dose must receive that dose by no later than October 15, 2021 and are required to adhere to the rapid testing protocol in the interim period. Carleton community members with approved permitted exemptions and those awaiting their second dose will be able to book a mandatory rapid testing appointment through cuScreen. Rapid testing will be required within 72 hours before participating in an in-person activity at Carleton.

More details on rapid testing will be communicated at a later date.

Vaccination Clinics

Health and Counselling Services is offering vaccination clinics on campus with Pfizer vaccines on until October 7, 2021. Moderna vaccines are available upon request. Drop-in vaccinations are also available at any community clinic, pop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa

For more information regarding Carleton’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 website.

Thank you for continuing to do your part to help keep the Carleton community safe.


Suzanne Blanchard
COVID-19 Lead
On Behalf of the COVID-19 Steering Committee

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in
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