Reminder! Submit your Vaccination Attestation/Exemption Form
The following message from the Office of the Registrar was distributed directly to students to their @upei.ca emails.
We’re so excited to have so many of you back on campus for the 2021 Fall Academic Semester!
On August 31, UPEI updated its process for the UPEI Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and issued a message to students, faculty, and staff. Read the full message: https://www.upei.ca/communications/news/2021/08/proof-vaccination-now-required-part-upei-covid-19-vaccination-policy
All members of the University community (faculty, staff, and students) who are going to be on campus from September to December were asked to fill out the mandatory Attestation and Exemption Form at go.upei.ca/vaccine, regardless of their vaccination status. If you have already filled out the form, we thank you, but if you haven’t, please do so as soon as possible!
In the form, you are asked to declare that you are either:
- fully vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved vaccine, and then you can upload an image or file (up to 20 MB) of your proof of vaccination.
- partially vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved vaccine, and then you will be asked to indicate when you expect to receive your second dose.
- not vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved vaccine, and then you can indicate when you expect to receive your vaccine, or that you require an exemption for medical, religious, or cultural reasons.
Here again is the link to the online Attestation and Exemption form that everyone must fill out: go.upei.ca/vaccine
To book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, call (844)975-3303 or visit PEI government’s online booking tool: https://pe.skipthewaitingroom.com/walk-in-clinic-provider/covid-vaccination-clinic
The UPEI Health and Wellness Centre will begin weekly COVID-19 testing soon, which is required for those who are not fully vaccinated. Please watch “Campus Notices” in the my.UPEI.ca student portal to learn how to register. Those who are not fully vaccinated must also wear a mask at all times. UPEI has also mandated the wearing of a mask in indoor spaces on campus as physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet will be difficult to maintain in most campus settings: https://www.upei.ca/communications/news/2021/08/upei-re-introduce-mandatory-masking-effective-september-8-2021
International students are reminded that if they are not eligible for a PEI Pass, i.e., not vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved vaccine, they will have to self-isolate for a total of 14 days upon arrival to PEI to fulfill federal and provincial government requirements. Students already in Canada who are not eligible for a PEI Pass are required to self-isolate for eight days upon arrival to PEI. Failure to comply with self-isolating guidelines will result in consequences.
If you have any questions or need support—whether it is health related or about your academics, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll direct your inquiry!
Have a great fall semester!
Associate Vice-President of Students and Registrar