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June 29, 2016

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Verification of Illness

published: 05-Dec-2008 PDF (119kb) Verification_of_Illness_Form.pdf

This standardized Verification of Illness Form is required for any and all academic accommodations due to illness.

In December, it was announced that influenza-like-illness activity was declining locally, provincially and nationally. Because of this, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Brant County Health Unit are curtailing their H1N1 response efforts. Surveillance activities, however, remain operational.
In response to the decreased illness rates locally and provincially, Wilfrid Laurier University will not be maintaining the student or staff registration systems in winter term 2010. This means that students who miss course work during winter term 2010 must follow their instructor and Faculty regulations as they relate to requiring medical notes for flu-like illness. Employees should follow regular reporting mechanisms for missed work due to flu.
In the case of a local third wave of illness in winter term, as defined by the appropriate regional public health units, we reserve the right to re-evaluate the requirement for medical notes and to re-instate the registration sites or to undertake other necessary processes. The decision to re-institute the registration sites as a response to a third wave will be communicated at that time.
The end of the second wave of H1N1 provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our Fall 2009 response plan. Feedback on the registration system or any part of the pandemic response can be emailed to We will be reviewing the data from the student registration site and will provide final statistics to Senate.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to continue healthy practices to prevent the spread of flu. Information about healthy practices can be found at

updated January 08/10