Multiple individuals reached out to SaultOnline yesterday to state that their loved ones were having to pay $40 twice a week for a negative COVID test to attend the college.
The concerns seem to centre around the perception that students are being asked to do this but it appears that staff, in this moment, are not being required to do so until October.
SaultOnline was also informed that there were significantly fewer lines of students waiting to get tests done at Shoppers Drug Mart so that they would be able to attend classes.
Our reporter reached out to Sault College in an attempt to clarify this discrepancy. The response received is as follows.
“Thank you for your inquiry. Sault College’s vaccination policy came into effect September 7, 2021. The policy applies to anyone accessing campus, including both staff and students,” said College spokesperson Rachel MacDonald. “Any individual entering College properties must comply with the policy as outlined. As part of this policy, those who are not fully vaccinated are required to provide a negative test result taken within 72 hours of accessing campus.”
The full policy can be found on their website here – Covid-19 Updates (saultcollege.ca)
If you are having issues in the community, COVID-related or otherwise, feel free to reach out and we will do our best to address them.