Dear King’s students, faculty and staff,
King’s joins Dalhousie in the roll out of the vaccine and testing program administered by Dalhousie for both King’s and Dalhousie through their Campus Check system.
The Campus Check system is now live. King’s students, faculty and staff should upload their proof of vaccination as soon as possible.
To complete the Campus Check process, visit campus-check.dal.ca and log in using your Dal or King’s NetID and password.
Anyone who has not provided proof of full vaccination as of Monday, September 13 will begin receiving instructions for undergoing twice-weekly testing.
Below are a few of the most important instructions for Campus Check. You can find additional information, including frequently asked questions and support details, on Dalhousie’s Covid-19 Information and Updates website.
All students, faculty and staff who intend to access either King’s or Dalhousie, or both campuses, should complete the Campus Check process.
Even if you are not on campus at present but expect to be at some point in the future, we recommend completing the Campus Check process now if you are fully vaccinated — it will avoid you having to upload your information later.
Whether by choice, circumstance, or for a protected characteristic under human rights law (health, religion, etc.), if you are not fully vaccinated—please still complete the Campus Check process, including uploading proof of partial vaccination if applicable. You will have the option to indicate that you are not fully vaccinated, and you will receive information beginning September 13 regarding your twice-weekly testing.
You will be asked to provide a photo or digital document (PDF) of any receipt, email or documentation confirming you received your vaccination. Please ensure the documentation reflects both doses if you’ve received a two-dose Covid vaccine.
For those who got vaccinated in Nova Scotia, you should have received a Covid-19 vaccine receipt via email. You can find information on accessing or acquiring your Nova Scotia receipt on the government’s website.
For the purposes of these requirements, full vaccination with any WHO-approved vaccine is accepted. Consult the latest list of WHO-approved vaccines.
King’s and Dalhousie take your privacy seriously and Dalhousie has put in place a number of measures to ensure your information will be kept confidential and managed in a manner that aligns with privacy legislation. Thrive Health, who administers the Campus Check service, is a Canadian company and all data is stored in Canada. Thrive Health does not have access to your information, and the only people at Dalhousie who will be reviewing submissions will be a small number of individuals centrally assigned to monitor the system. Your manager, supervisor, professor, etc. will not have access to your information, nor will you be asked to provide proof of vaccination or testing at building doors, classrooms or offices. Tracking and following up on compliance will all be managed centrally through the Campus Check system.
An accommodation can be sought for those who wish to provide their proof of vaccination through a means other than the Campus Check system. Employees should contact Human Resources at email@example.com. Faculty should contact the Vice-President at firstname.lastname@example.org. And King’s students should contact Dalhousie’s Student Accessibility Centre.
Vaccine appointments can be booked for on- and off-campus locations through Nova Scotia’s vaccination booking process. Dalhousie’s drop-in on-campus vaccine clinics in Halifax are open to all King’s students, faculty and staff. Dates and details can be found on Dalhousie’s website.
You can attend one of Dalhousie’s two on-campus testing centres (Halifax and Truro), or pick up a take-away test kit at one of several campus locations. Locations and hours for testing can be found on Dalhousie’s website. Tests are available to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status. For information on testing at King’s, visit the King’s website.
Please note that face masks are now available at King’s A&A Reception and at Dal’s testing sites for those who may need one or have forgotten their own.
If you have not provided proof of full vaccination by Monday, September 13, you will begin receiving notifications from Campus Check to begin completing and reporting twice-weekly testing if you intend to be on campus. (You will have the option to dismiss these notifications if you are not on campus.)
It is critical that all members of the King’s/Dalhousie community complete the Campus Check requirements to ensure our collective safety. Depending on if you are a student, faculty member or member of staff, you will be contacted by the office of the Dean of Students, the Vice-President or the Bursar’s Office if you are required to test twice weekly and you do not confirm you are doing so as required by the Campus Check process. Where cooperation cannot be achieved, steps will be taken to ensure the safety of campus by other means.
For more details and FAQs about Campus Check, visit Dalhousie Covid-19 news and information website.
Dean of Students