Department COVID-19 Safety

Updated April 21, 2022:

  • Daily health self-assessments: All students, faculty, staff, and others must assess themselves daily for COVID-19 symptoms prior to engaging in in-person UBC activities on UBC Premises.
  • Stay home if you are sick: If you are ill or believe you have COVID-19 symptoms or been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 use the Thrive Health self-assessment tool for guidance, or download the BC COVID-19 Support App for iOS or Android device and follow the instructions provided. Follow the advice from Public Health.
  • Mandatory training: As of April 11, completing the online training module ‘UBC Go Forward COVID-19 Safety Planning Training’ is no longer required.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings (a medical or non-medical mask, or a tightly woven fabric) are required for all indoor public areas at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs.
  • Signage: Everyone must follow relevant signage when moving around UBC campuses or worksites.
  • COVID-19 safety plans & communicable disease plans: Supervisors will ensure that all faculty, staff and contractors are familiar with the latest guidance from the Provincial Health Officer as it relates to their work areas.

Please contact Scott Jackson ( for any further information or questions related to safety in Civil facilities.

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