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Coronavirus Information

Update on Vaccine Exemptions

August 27, 2021

Post has been updated – 09/17/2021

Beginning at the end of September, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing will be required for individuals attending campus who have received an exemption or have chosen not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and who cannot be reasonably accommodated through remote work or online learning as a result of the essential on-campus delivery of their program.

The College will conduct all COVID-19 testing under the guidance and direction of Public Health. Individuals who are exempted or unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to undergo regular testing up to three times a week.

Testing is only for asymptomatic members of our community who have an approved exemption.

Request for Vaccine Exemption

Red River College will consider on an individual basis requests for exemptions from students and employees who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The College has a legal obligation to accommodate individuals requesting an exemption based on protected characteristics including medical grounds or religion/creed based.

Those who have chosen not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and who cannot be reasonably accommodated through remote work or online learning as a result of the essential on-campus delivery of their program, may also request an exemption categorized as “other.”

Click here to request medical exemption form.

Click here to request religious / creed-based exemption form.

Click here to request “other” exemption form.

Asymptomatic Testing

To support members of our community who have an approved exemption with asymptomatic testing requirements, the College is supplying at-home COVID-19 testing kits and providing training on how to self-administer rapid tests.

There is no cost to RRC students and employees for the rapid COVID-19 testing kits. Should the administration and delivery of asymptomatic testing change, the College will provide reasonable notice to support you in your on-campus teaching, learning, and work requirements.

Please note that training on how to administer the nasal swab rapid tests is required in order to receive your asymptomatic testing kit. Training sessions led by RRC Safety and Health Services are currently available at the Notre Dame Campus.

Click here to book your training.

For alternate training dates (or for staff and students attending regional campuses) please email Safety and Health Services at safety@rrc.ca