News from SRS

Rapid COVID-19 Screening Tests underway at UBC

Safety & Risk Services has been assisting UBC Student Housing & Community Services in a pilot project offering rapid COVID-19 screening test. This voluntary initiative is a collaboration between the Federal and Provincial Governments, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, UBC’s School of Nursing and Student Housing and Community Services. 

Pink Shirt Day 2021: Celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion across the VPFO

The VPFO Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee presents Pink Shirt Day on February 24, 2021. The VPFO will be celebrating equity, diversity and inclusion across our portfolio with a virtual event and cookies for those working on campus. Join in on Zoom to hear an update on where the VPFO is going with EDI.

Pre-approved suppliers now available for resusable, non-medical masks

In order to facilitate the sourcing and purchasing of masks at UBC, Financial Operations in partnership with Safety & Risk Services have secured non-exclusive contracts and fixed pricing with three pre-approved qualified suppliers. These contracts are available for any faculties and departments who wish to order directly from a supplier.

Province-wide restrictions extended until February 5

On January 7, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer announced the extension of province-wide restrictions that have been in place in B.C. since November 19, 2020, until February 5, 2021, at midnight.

Updated COVID-19 Safety planning framework

COVID-19 safety plan outlines the policies, guidelines and procedures UBC have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. As part of each safety plan, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors must assess themselves daily for COVID-19 symptoms prior to using campus property.