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On behalf of the BC Centre for Disease Control/Ministry of Health

Please find the guidelines released Sept 1, 2021 here: Post Secondary Public Health Guidelines Sept 1

Key Messages in this document:

  • This document outlines the prevention measures recommended by public health for post-secondary institutions in B.C. to reduce the risk of communicable diseases, including COVID-19, on campus.
  •  Educational settings are low-risk settings for COVID-19 transmission, particularly in the context of a highly immunized population.
  • Vaccines are the most effective way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 on campus. Everyone eligible is strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated (i.e., receive two doses) against COVID-19.

Get Tested When Recommended: Encourage students faculty and staff to use the BC Self-Assessment Tool app, the BCCDC When to Get Tested Resource, or call 8-1-1 to determine if they should get tested for COVID-19 if they’re sick.