What You Can Do
Follow your institution's guidance for communicable disease prevention on campus and all applicable public health orders and recommendations.
Vaccines are the most effective way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 on campus. Getting vaccinated with all recommended doses, including booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provides effective protection against serious illness from COVID-19.
Vaccines are available to all faculty, students, and staff, including international students and their families. Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to get all the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Public health orders do not require face coverings in public spaces, including in post-secondary classrooms, student housing facilities, or work spaces. Wearing a mask in most indoor public spaces is a personal choice. Masks are still required in some situations like visiting healthcare facilities or on federally-regulated transportation like airplanes or trains. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries.
Some businesses, workplaces or events may choose to require masks. Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask because they are more comfortable wearing a mask or because they, or someone in their family, may be at higher risk and want to take extra precautions. Be respectful of everyone whether they choose to wear a mask or not. It is important to be kind and respectful of other's choices.
Medical masks, respirators and 3-layer cloth masks are best and should fit closely to the face covering the nose, mouth and chin.
effective mask use.
- If you are sick or have symptoms of illness, you should stay home.
- Check the guidance on
when to get tested or the
B.C. Self-Assessment Tool to find out whether a COVID-19 test is recommended.
- For many people with mild symptoms, testing will not be recommended.
- If a test is not recommended, the person can return to campus when they no longer have a fever and feel well enough to participate in regular activities.
- If a test is recommended, the person must stay home until they receive their test result.
- If the test is
negative, they can return when they feel well enough to participate in activities.
- If the test is
positive, follow the guidance on
If You Have COVID-19.
- Students, staff and faculty can also call 8-1-1 or consult their healthcare provider for guidance.
Clean your hands often. This means washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer.