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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

For the 2021 fall semester, we are requiring full COVID-19 vaccination and proof of full vaccination for students, staff, contractors and visitors accessing campus or living in Student Residence.

You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you have received your final dosage of an approved vaccine (usually a 2nd dose).

Only those who are fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption (with a negative COVID-19 rapid test from the previous seven days) will be allowed to access campus.

If you have received your full dosage of an approved vaccine:

  • Register your vaccination status either through myCambrian (see details below), or face-to-face when you come to campus through a designated vaccine registration entrance
  • You should only upload your vaccination status after you have received your full dosage (usually two doses).
  • Utilize the online screening form in myCambrian and our express entry options at designated entrances in order to make your access to campus more efficient. 

If you have an approved exemption:

  • In myCambrian, upload proof of a negative rapid (antigen) test taken within the previous seven days of your arrival on campus. Go to the Vaccination registration/exemptions/daily screening section on your myCambrian main Welcome page
  • You can also provide proof of a negative rapid (antigen) test at one of the designated entrances to campus.

Special note to students or employees currently studying online or working off-site:

Even though you may not be required to come to be on-site at this point, you should prepare now for your eventual return to campus.

It is Cambrian’s intention to increase on-campus academic and work activity as the 2021 fall semester progresses, with a goal of a more traditional campus experience for the 2022 winter semester in January.

Therefore, we encourage you to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible. Full vaccination could take anywhere from 14 to 42 days to complete, depending on which vaccine(s) you receive. Once you have received the full dosage of a vaccine approved by Health Canada, please upload proof of your vaccination status to myCambrian, in the Vaccination Registration section found on the main Welcome page.

If you plan to seek a medical or religious/creed exemption to vaccination, we also encourage you to begin that process as soon as possible. Follow the instructions found in the Vaccination Registration/Exemption section on the myCambrian main Welcome page. If you are receive an exemption, please remember to upload to myCambrian your required negative COVID-19 rapid test results.

As of November 6, 2021, the Government of Ontario is expanding the number of people eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, provided 6 months have passed from their previous final dosage:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier)
  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers)
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine)
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults and their non-Indigenous household members.

Eligible individuals can book their booster dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select pharmacies, and primary care settings. Hospital-based health care workers are encouraged to reach out to their hospital employer to get vaccinated directly through their hospital’s vaccination program.

Click here for more details.

Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination

Students and staff can seek an exemption to COVID-19 vaccination based on medical or religious/creed grounds, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Exemption forms are available in myCambrian, in the new COVID-19 Vaccination Registration section found on the main Welcome page.

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Cambrian's Vaccination Policy

Cambrian’s Vaccination Policy is in response to the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic and binding instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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Entrance Maps

If you are required to come to campus, you must use one of the designated entrances to access the building. See our campus map for details, and save this map so you can easily access it when you get to campus.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and Registration

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On-Site Vaccination Clinics

Continue to check this section for information regarding on-site vaccination clinics.

In the meantime, COVID-19 vaccination is available through Public Health Sudbury & Districts at www.phsd.ca, and at various locations in the community, including Shoppers Drug Mart, the Sudbury Primacy Medical Centre in the Real Canadian Superstore and pharmacies located within Your Independent Grocer supermarkets.

Vaccination Registration Process

We have developed a process to allow you to register your full vaccination status, conduct your daily COVID-19 screening online, or seek an exemption. That process is now located in a new COVID-19 section on the main Welcome page in your myCambrian portal:

  • Log into myCambrian using your A number and password
  • You will arrive at the myCambrian main Welcome page
  • The new COVID-19 section is the first thing listed under “Your Important Messages”
  • Click on the link you need and follow the instructions

Student Residence Vaccination Requirements

Our Student Residence is open. Full COVID vaccination is a requirement for students living in one of our on-campus, student residences.

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Ontario Vaccination Passport

A vaccination passport system is in place in Ontario.

You will need to produce proof of full vaccination (full dosage of approved vaccines plus 14 days) plus  photo identification to access certain establishments including:

  • Bars and restaurants (except take-out and outdoor dining)
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas

Click here for more details.

Not sure if you have your proof (receipt) of full vaccination?

If you were vaccinated in Ontario (including international students), click here to obtain an electronic record of your vaccination status.

International students, you may also wish to contact the Public Health Sudbury & Districts COVID-19 Information line (705-522-9200, extension 1 or www.phsd.ca/contact) to confirm your full vaccination status.

Out-of-province students, click here to obtain your electronic proof of vaccination.

Please note: your Cambrian College confirmation of full vaccination may not be accepted by establishments. Please use your official proof of vaccination provided to you by the appropriate government or public health authority.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.

Access to Campus

To read our official Vaccination Policy – CLICK HERE

As of October 16, only students, employees and visitors (including contractors) who are fully vaccinated or who have an approved exemption will be able to access campus or Student Residence.

You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you have received your final dosage of an approved vaccine (usually a 2nd dose).

Those with an approved exemption will have to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test result taken within the previous seven days to access campus. You can apply for an exemption at myCambrian, in the COVID-19 Vaccination Registration/Exemption/Daily Screening section found on the main Welcome page.

Students living in Residence do not require regular rapid testing to remain in Residence. It will be required to access other sections of the campus.

If you have received your full dosage of an approved vaccine:

  • Register your vaccination status either through myCambrian in the Vaccination Registration section found on the main Welcome page, or face-to-face when you come to campus through a designated vaccine registration entrance
  • Students living in Residence should also upload their vaccination status to the Synergy system, found in the Residence application portal.
  • You should only upload your vaccination status after you have received your full dosage (usually two doses).

 If you have an approved exemption:

  • Produce proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken within the previous seven days when accessing sections of campus other than Student Residence.
  • Upload your weekly negative rapid test results to myCambrian, in the Vaccination Registration/Exemption section found on the main Welcome page.

Students who have received a partial or complete series of vaccine that is not authorized by Health Canada (as per the Scenario 2 in the Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated Outside of Ontario), would need to receive one additional dose of an mRNA vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated (see the Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario Guidance Document).

Here are the requirements for fully immunized individuals in Ontario as per the ministry guidance:

In Ontario, an individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

  • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada or any combination of such vaccines
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada or
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and
  • they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago.

Students who have questions regarding their vaccination status can continue to be referred to Public Health Sudbury & Districts (PHSD) by calling 705-522-9200.

If a student needs an additional dose of an mRNA vaccine, they can:

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is the primary source for information on vaccination clinics in Greater Sudbury. For details, visit www.phsd.ca.

Some of the major retailers within a short walk to the college may also be offering walk-in clinics. You may want to check with Shoppers Drug Mart and WalMart SuperCentre (New Sudbury Centre), and the Real Canadian Superstore.

A rapid (antigen) COVID-19 test is one that can be administered by a health care professional or by yourself, with results usually available within 15-20 minutes. A rapid (antigen) test does not confirm if you have COVID-19. It detects the presence of antigens (proteins) linked to COVID-19. If you test positive for antigens, you need a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to determine if you have COVID. That test is administered by a health care professional and results could take several days.

You may want to check with Shoppers Drug Mart and WalMart SuperCentre (New Sudbury Centre), and the Real Canadian Superstore.  These locations offer COVID-19 rapid testing for a fee (usually $40).

Click here to view our entrances map for the fall 2021 semester.

You can resume testing 90 days from the date you were diagnosed with COVID, provided you are no longer infected.

If you are still within that 90-day period, and symptom-free, you can still come to campus.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts will have to verify that you are not a candidate for rapid testing, and authorize a temporary exemption from testing, until the 90-day period has expired. That authorization must include the date on which you were diagnosed with COVID.

We strongly encourage it. It is our intention to gradually increase on-campus activity as much as possible under COVID-19 restrictions at the time and return to a more traditional campus experience with employees and students on-site by the start of the 2022 winter semester in January.

It is therefore advisable to be fully vaccinated or seek an exemption as soon as possible to prepare for the anticipated return to campus. Depending on the vaccine you receive, it will take anywhere from 14 to 42 days to be fully vaccinated.

Processing your exemption application could take weeks, depending on how quickly you can access the medical or religious/creed expertise or authority necessary, plus the time it will take the college to evaluate your application.

Student Residence

To apply for an exemption, or to register your status as fully vaccinated:

  • log into your myCambrian account (using your A00 number and password)
  • go to the main Welcome page
  • in the section labelled “COVID-19 vaccination registration/exemptions/daily screening, click on the appropriate link to request an exemption or register your vaccination status
  • follow all instructions provided.

No. However, if you want to access other parts of the campus (i.e. classrooms, labs, library, food and student services) you will have to produce proof of a negative COVID test taken within the previous seven days.

You will have to follow all the existing infection-control requirements, and there may be some additional restrictions or modifications to your residence experience such as room relocation and roommate matching, at the discretion of Residence Management. Further details about exemption guidelines will be shared individually.