Updated September 15, 2021
It’s been a great start to the fall semester with more students on campus for in-person learning and to access select on-campus student supports and services.
Revised vaccine policy
As the Delta variant of concern continues to hit communities across the country with its increased transmissibility and disease severity, we have revised our COVID-19 vaccination policy. We made this change to maintain our commitment to return students and employees to on-campus activity as safely and as soon as possible.
The following requirements come into effect immediately:
- All students, employees, contractors and volunteers coming onto college premises are required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021. (Individuals are deemed to be fully vaccinated 14 days after having received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.)
- In order to comply with the policy, individuals will have to have received their first dose by September 20, 2021, and their second dose by October 18, 2021, at the latest.
- The College will support access to vaccinations by hosting Toronto Public Health vaccination clinics on campus starting September 20, 2021.
- The college will abide by its commitments under the Ontario Human Rights Code and consider accommodation requests based on medical and/or religious/creed grounds.
As of October 2, 2021, specific students will be required to show proof of full vaccination. They include: students participating in varsity athletics, students participating in work-integrated learning activities (work placements), and students living at George Brown’s residence, The George.
Learn more on the Vaccine Information page.
Providing proof of vaccination
Vaccination verification is being administered through a secure third-party service provider called Verified by Synergy Gateway. Personal medical information is not shared with the college.
Find more information on the Vaccine Verification page.
Official vaccination documents must include your name, the date of vaccination and the type of vaccine you received.
Valid proof of vaccination includes:
- Receipt from issuing vaccination clinic or pharmacy
- An electronic vaccine receipt issued by the government of Ontario or another province
- A record of each dose of your vaccination, such a receipt, card or confirmation from an international organization in English, or with a certified English translation.
If you received your vaccinations in Ontario, you can download your vaccine receipts at covid19.ontario.ca. International students who need help in obtaining their official vaccination documents can contact the International Centre for assistance.
All on-campus activities follow Toronto Public Health guidelines. Please note that we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make decisions based on the latest guidance from Toronto Public Health. Our health and safety protocols are subject to change as guidance from public health evolves.
There are steps you need to take before entering college buildings. Visit the Accessing Campus page for more information. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please don’t spend unnecessary time on campus, and leave as soon as your activity is over.
Winter 2022 Semester
Vaccination rates in Toronto are strong and we anticipate we’ll be able to provide even more in-person learning for the Winter 2022 semester. Check back for updates on how programs will be delivered (online, in-person, or hybrid) and which services and activities will be available on campus this winter.
Visit the COVID-19 FAQs for Current Students page.
Enhanced safety measures on campus
How to report COVID-19 exposure
Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, who have tested positive, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must do the following:
- Self-isolate immediately after symptoms start or after contact with a person who has tested positive.
- Contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or book a test at a COVID-19 testing location.
- Notify your instructor(s) and/or program chair.
- Notify Student Counselling and Well-being at georgebrown.ca/letstalkcovid19.
COVID-19 health & medical advice
For COVID-19 personal health or medical advice contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 and visit toronto.ca/home/covid-19 for more information.