Last updated: June 21, 2022


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Find the latest university-wide updates and useful FAQs at and

For information about Vancouver campus building ventilation and cleaning, visit UBC Facilities.

For travel and border crossing requirements, visit UBC Finance – Travel.

UBC Safe App

For quick and easy access to the COVID-19 information, download the UBC Safe Vancouver App.

The UBC Safe Vancouver mobile app is free to download on an Android or iOS device that can connect to a wireless network. We recommend allowing push notifications so that alerts pop up on your device.

Android devices: Download the UBC Safe mobile app on Google Play.

iOS device: Download the UBC Safe mobile app on the Apple App Store.

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UBC Campus Rules & Guidance Documents

UBC COVID-19 Campus Rules and Guidance Documents are in place to ensure persons in all workspaces and other UBC property remain as safe as possible.

COVID-19 Return to campus

This page contains information about the measures UBC is taking to help you feel comfortable in all our UBC campus spaces. UBC will continue to follow guidance and direction from the Provincial Health Officer and adopt PHO orders and any regional requirements as part of our efforts to prevent infections.

COVID-19 Safety Plans

As of May 1, 2022, UBC is transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to a Communicable Disease Prevention Framework in alignment with the BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafeBC, and Public Health Guidance for Post-Secondary Institutions.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

UBC will be launching a Rapid Antigen Testing distribution centre on Monday, February 7, 2022. Rapid tests will be made available for UBC students, faculty, and staff with the presentation of a UBC identification card.

Masks or face coverings

Masks or face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces by everyone age 5 and older. While non-medical masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, medical masks and respirators may provide better protection when worn properly. As such, UBC recommends the use of medical masks as a face covering when possible.

Care locations or community care settings

By Order of the Provincial Health Officer, students, faculty and staff accessing all care locations and community care settings must follow the COVID-19 preventive measures order (February 18, 2022).

COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring at UBC

Wastewater monitoring for COVID-19 involves testing for presence of the fragments of the virus (called SARS-CoV-2 RNA gene fragments) that are shed by both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals in wastewater. For Winter Term 2, UBC is scaling up wastewater monitoring to include more of the UBC Vancouver campus community and student residences.

COVID-19 Contact tracing

Useful information about how notifications of COVID-19 infections and contact tracing handled at UBC.

Digital and print signage

Print materials and resources are developed as part of your COVID-19 Safety Planning.