Transitioning CapU’s COVID-19 response through the summer
CapU is moving along with BC’s Restart into Step 3. This next step continues to support our gradual return to campus over the summer in preparation for the fall.
Step 3 provincial criteria is at least 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations.
The number one thing we can all do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.
Steps guiding CapU's Return to Campus
- June 29, 2021: Workplaces and Post-Secondary Institutions Safety order for B.C. was repealed by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
- July 5, 2021: COVID-19 Return-To-Campus Guidelines for post-secondary institutions was provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
As a result, over the summer, CapU is transitioning from following a COVID-19 Safety Plan for Capilano University to a CapU Exposure Control Plan for Communicable Diseases to be ready for the return of students and employees in September.
Communicable Disease Illness Process
Students and employees should not come to any campus or attend University activities in person if they feel sick or experience any COVID-19 flu-like symptoms. Please review and become familiar with the CapU Illness Reporting Process to understand what to do if you feel ill while on or off campus and when an illness has been reported.
What you need to know if you are coming on-campus
UPDATED: Complete a Daily Health Self-Check
Students and employees coming on the CapU campuses should do a daily health self-check before arriving each day and stay home if you are feeling unwell.
UPDATED face covering requirement
Following the BC Restart plan, masks are recommended but not required in indoor common areas for everyone aged 12 and over, until you are fully vaccinated approximately two weeks after your second dose. Please be respectful of individuals’ decisions about masks.
UPDATED instructions for physical distancing
Throughout the summer and into the start of September, physical distancing requirements will be reduced.
Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Keep Things Clean
Cleaning and sanitization continues to be a priority in all common and high-trafficked areas and touch points. Hand-sanitization stations are provided at all entrances/exits to buildings and elevators. Cleaning supplies are provided so you can wipe down your space before you leave communal areas.
Food services on the main campus remain closed in the summer and will re-open in September. In the meantime, students and employees on-campus have the following options:
- Bring your own food. Please note that communal microwaves are not available due to current health and safety protocols. The sharing of communal food, beverages and snacks is not allowed at this time.
- Vending machines are available with a variety of food and beverage options, including fresh food vending machines in the Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.
- Order from food delivery services using the central Birch Building roundabout as a curbside pick-up point. Other pick-up points around the main campus are being considered. Signage will be posted.
You are the key to managing the spread of COVID-19
CapU remains flexible while our environments change. Protecting the health of our students, employees and campus community will be a shared responsibility this term.
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