Mask-wearing optional on CapU campuses and learning locations

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I want to assure you I feel confident about what we are doing and that we are in a place to do this now. These decisions are grounded in science and in the data we have about what's happening in our communities for where we are right now.
—Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia Provincial Health Officer, March 10, 2022

Yesterday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that B.C.’s indoor mask order will be lifted. Aligned with this direction, effective today, March 11, 2022, mask-wearing will be optional for all students, employees and visitors present on our main campus, kálax-ay/Sunshine Coast campus, CapU Lonsdale, student housing and other CapU learning locations, including classrooms, common areas and office spaces where the public is being served.

While masks are no longer required or mandated under an order as of March 11, we recognize that we all have our own risks and vulnerabilities and support everyone’s choice to wear a mask, if they feel more comfortable doing so.

Additionally, Dr. Henry announced that as of April 8 at 12:01 a.m., the requirement for the BC Vaccine Card and vaccinations for students living in post-secondary housing will be removed.

As Dr. Henry has reiterated before, post-secondary institutions remain low-risk locations due to high vaccination rates and comprehensive safety measures in place.
Getting vaccinated and arranging a booster shot, staying home if feeling unwell and washing your hands are always the best things we can do to protect our own health, and the health of others.

Submitted by: Communications