Last updated: November 28, 2022

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  • UBC Campus Rules [Updated: November 21, 2022 ]: UBC Campus Rules have been updated to reflect the recent Provincial Health Orders. There are currently no province-wide restrictions at this time. Learn more.
  • Self-monitoring: All students, faculty, staff, and others must check themselves for COVID-19 symptoms prior to engaging in in-person UBC activities on UBC Premises. Learn more.
  • Medical masks: There is no general requirement to wear a face covering (mask) on UBC Premises. However, when mandated by Provincial Health Orders, for example in certain clinical health care settings, or while carrying out certain clinical health care activities on UBC Premises, there may be requirements to wear a face covering.
  • COVID-19 Safety Plans: As of May 1, 2022, UBC transitioned from COVID-19 Safety Plans to a Communicable Disease Prevention Framework in alignment with the BC Centre for Disease ControlWorkSafeBC, and Public Health Guidance for Post-Secondary Institutions.
  • Rapid Antigen Test Kits: Rapid Antigen Testing Kits are available for free at many participating pharmacies. For more information on ‘Where to get a COVID-19 test in BC‘, please visit the BCCDC website.


For the most up-to-date information on province-wide restrictions, please visit the BC Government Website.

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.

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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.

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.