Post-secondary studies during COVID-19

Public post-secondary institutions are following guidance to prioritize safety on campus.

Last updated: May 5, 2022

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COVID-19 post-secondary guidance

B.C.’s post-secondary institutions (PSI) have successfully resumed on-campus teaching, learning and research by following the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines and their own communicable disease plans. With a successful return completed, the Return-to-Campus Guidelines were retired April 25, 2022.

The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Post-Secondary Public Health Guidance document (PDF, 947KB) will continue to provide information for post-secondary institutions. This document was developed with input from a team of experts from B.C.’s post-secondary sector, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and regional health authorities.

The Ministry continues to work in partnership with institutions, the BCCDC, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, regional health authorities and experts from B.C.'s post-secondary sector to support the continued delivery of on-campus activities.

Return-to-Campus town halls

virtual town hall meeting was held on February 9, 2022 with representatives from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control to discuss current public health guidance for B.C.’s post secondary institutions.

Three earlier virtual town hall meetings with Dr. Bonnie Henry covered public health guidance for post-secondary institutions.

Institution communicable disease prevention

Under the guidance of WorkSafeBC, all public post-secondary institutions have developed communicable disease prevention plans. 

As part of these plans, post-secondary institutions can implement their own proof of vaccination policies beyond what is provincially required. 

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