Vaccination Policy:
Attestation Reminder & Winter 2022 Update
Update: Winter 2022

The COVID-19 Vaccination Policy will remain in effect through the Winter 2022 semester. As previously shared, the University is currently planning for greater face-to-face class and lab offerings for the Winter 2022 term and more information about the Winter semester will be shared soon.

Vaccination Attestation
Regardless of how you are currently accessing campus, as per the mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, you are required to complete the vaccination attestation form at by no later than October 7, 2021.

The attestation form includes provisions to state vaccination status and intention to return to campus or not at all.

The attestation provides you the opportunity to state:

  • I am fully vaccinated and attend campus.
  • I am fully vaccinated but will not be attending campus this year.
  • I am unvaccinated/partially vaccinated and will not be attending campus this year.
  • I am unvaccinated and will be seeking an exemption.

Completion of this form is mandatory regardless of your vaccination status and whether or not you are currently studying or working on campus.

Attestation FAQ
1.    What is an attestation?

An attestation is a statement of proof or declaration of status. For this purpose, you’ll complete a simple form at to declare your status.

2.    What will I be asked?

The questions are as follows:

  • What is your primary association with the University of Windsor?
  • How frequently will you visit the university campus during the Fall semester?
  • Have you been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)?
  • How many doses of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine have you received?
  • Dose details (date, type, 1st or 2nd dose, lot number)

3.    What will I receive upon completion of my attestation?

You will receive a confirmation code. The code will also be emailed to you in a Response Summary PDF. The code is required to complete the daily self-assessment questionnaire. Upon completion of the questionnaire through the Safe Lancer App, depending on vaccination (or exemption) status, you may be granted a green (approved) QR code badge which is required to access campus.
4.    What do I need to complete the attestation form?

You will need your UWinID and password to complete your attestation.
If you are providing proof of vaccination, you will need your vaccination certificates. You can obtain a copy of your vaccination certificate(s) through the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination website, or, if you received your COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere in Canada, through the Health Canada website.

5.    Why is attestation necessary?

The University is required to provide statistical (non-identifiable) information regarding vaccination status to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

6.    How will the privacy of my vaccine attestation/proof be protected?
Information collected in the Safe Lancer App will only be reported in aggregate form. Managers, supervisors, and course instructors are not permitted to view your declaration, nor to ask your vaccination status. Data on your vaccination status will be held for a two-year retention period.

Proof of your vaccination records will be captured in the University’s Qualtrics system. However, only individuals in the Health and Safety department and ITS will have access to the system.

The University reports this aggregate data weekly to the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Vaccine records are stored by the Health & Safety Office (Human Resources Department) and the data is only accessed by authorized users. Records are only being used to verify vaccination status.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

The University reserves the right to take action with respect to any individual who breaches the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, including any individual who submits false information to the University under the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, or otherwise fails to comply with the University’s vaccination requirements, including attestation.
Faculty and staff who have not completed the vaccination attestation requirement or are otherwise not adhering to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as of October 7, 2021 regardless of whether they are currently working on campus or not, will be deemed to have made themselves unavailable for work,  will not be permitted to access campus, and may be placed on an unpaid leave of absence.  

Students who have not completed the vaccination attestation requirement or are otherwise not adhering to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as of October 7, 2021 regardless of where or how they are currently studying, will not be permitted to access campus, may be unable to register for the Winter 2022 term, and will not be able to enroll in any face-to-face classes or labs for Winter 2022.

Students will need to contact their program coordinator for any concerns this may cause.

Where can I get vaccinated?

On-campus pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be held this Thursday and Friday, October 7 & 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Faculty of Education Parking Lot. The clinics are open to anyone 12+ for 1st or 2nd doses. These clinics are barrier-free: no appointment or health card is required.
Vaccines remain readily available through the mass vaccination clinic at Devonshire Mall (, participating pharmacies, and by appointment at Student Health Services.