Last updated: September 16, 2021
As of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, face coverings (a medical or non-medical mask, or a tightly woven fabric) must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season.
A new order from the provincial health officer will require people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. To read the full press release, visit the BC Government website.
To access updated UBC digital and print signage, please visit ‘COVID-19 digital and print signage’.
UBC Okanagan is subject to additional health measures which have been in place since July 28, 2021. Find out more on the UBC Okanagan website.
Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. UBC continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider next steps.
UBC’s COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework
UBC has updated its COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework to align with Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan and the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Institutions. The Public Health Office moved to Step 3 on July 1, 2021 and will extend until the start of Step 4. The UBC COVID-19 Campus Rules and UBC Guidance Documents are framed around Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, and will extend until the start of step 4 at the direction of the Public Health Office.
The following changes will support the new framework:
- UBC is transitioning to seven new COVID-19 Safety Plans do not require customization, just implementation, and are applicable UBC-wide
- COVID-19 Campus Rules have been updated.
- Campus Signs are updated to reflect the updated COVID-19 Campus Rules
- A new Mandatory Training must be completed by all faculty & staff currently working on campus or returning to campus
The information on this website does not include information for the 2021/22 Winter Session.
At the start of Step 4 of the BC Restart Plan, UBC will transition to a communicable disease plan.
For information about Vancouver campus building ventilation and cleaning, visit UBC Facilities.
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