Creating a healthy campus this fall

As we prepare to welcome everyone back for the Fall 2022 term, here are some reminders for our campus community.

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Top five things to keep in mind this fall


Stay home if you feel sick
Employees and students should not come to any campus or attend University activities in person if they feel sick or experience any COVID-19 symptoms. All employees should read the Illness Reporting Process to understand what to do should they feel ill while on or off campus and when an illness has been reported to them. The University is following the guidance and direction of the Provincial Health Officer and its own CapU Exposure Control Plan for Communicable Diseases to provide guidance specifically for our campus community. 

Mask-wearing is optional at CapU
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, 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. 

Practice diligent hand hygiene
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.
Cleaning and sanitization continue to be a priority
Cleaning and sanitization continue 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.

Vaccinations, boosters and rapid testing kits
The best protection we have against COVID-19 is the widely available, safe and highly effective vaccines. Getting vaccinated and boostered supports the CapU community in building a safe and healthy learning and working environment. For more information, visit Vax for BC.

Rapid testing kits are available for free at our campuses and learning locations in boxes containing five rapid antigen tests each. Students can obtain a box from the Capilano Students' Union and employees can request a box from their manager. Free rapid testing kits are also available at your local pharmacy

You are the key to managing the spread of communicable diseases

Protecting the health of our students, employees and campus community is a shared responsibility.

For the latest information, check Campus Ready section of our website. Any questions can be directed to safety@capilanou.ca.

Be prepared this fall—Download the CapU Safe App on your mobile device

CapU Safe is the best way to stay up-to-date in the event of a safety or security issue, including an emergency or weather-related campus closure. Access to important safety resources all in one place and receive safety notifications the moment they are issued. Download the app via the iOS/Apple Store or Android/Google Play.


Submitted by: Communications