Will I need to show proof of vaccination?
The University of Winnipeg has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all students, visitors, and staff attending campus this fall. This policy has been extended to the MCMA as tenants on campus, and we received official notification of this requirement on Friday, September 10. The policy requires all MCMA faculty, staff, students (age 12+), and visitors attending campus to provide proof of vaccination to enter any building on the U of W campus.
The vaccination mandate applies to everyone interacting with the MCMA community in-person in our campus building (example: parents escorting their children to their lessons), or off-site. Those visiting the office on an appointment basis and MCMA students attending lessons in the teacher’s home studio are included in this policy as well. Requests for exemptions on approved medical or human rights-based grounds will be considered on an individual basis and we will do our best to work out accommodations for these individuals. Inquiries regarding exemptions should be directed in writing to the MCMA Executive Director at email@example.com
Students who turn 12 years of age and become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will have twelve weeks from their birthdate to become fully vaccinated in order to continue with in-person activities.
Where can I show my vaccination card?
At your/your child’s next music lesson, please stop by the Student Services office (1B01 Bryce Hall). There, our Student Services staff will scan either the QR code from your phone, or your vaccination card. The staff member will record your proof of vaccination for the purpose of verifying your access to the MCMA studios. Your vaccination status is collected only for this purpose and will be stored securely at the MCMA. This information will not be shared with the University of Winnipeg. When proof of vaccination is shown, no record of your personal health information is retained by the MCMA.
Once we have recorded your proof of vaccination, you will not be required to present your proof of vaccination each time you attend campus. If your lesson occurs in your MCMA teacher’s home studio, please show your proof of vaccination to your teacher and they will communicate to the MCMA office.
You can view the detailed MCMA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy HERE