To stay fully informed about UBC’s response to COVID-19 visit covid19.ubc.ca
For Okanagan-specific updates, visit ok.ubc.ca/COVID19
Preventing exposure to COVID-19
Following appropriate health guidance during the current COVID-19 response will reduce your risk of infection. Organizations such as the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Canada, and the World Health Organization, have issued COVID-19 related health guidance which, if followed, helps to reduce the risk of infection:
|Wash hands thoroughly and frequently||Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands|
|Wipe down frequently touched surfaces and objects||Avoid touching your head/face whenever possible|
|Minimize your contact with others through physical distancing by keeping about two metres apart when outside your home||If you are sick or come into contact with a person who is sick, stay home and follow guidance about self-isolation|
For resources and printed material related to COVID-19 visit covid19.ubc.ca/resources
Working safely on campus
If you encounter an area or situation that appears to have an elevated risk of contact with COVID-19, contact your supervisor for assistance.
UBC Okanagan COVID-19 Safety Guidance
The below documents have been compiled by HSE and reflect infection control guidance from Health Canada, the BC CDC, Safety and Risk Services and UBCO IDAPP (Infectious Disease and Pandemic Planning Committee) for the context of the UBCO campus.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to review these documents and to apply the guidance, where appropriate, in an effort to follow infection control best practices and to reduce potential spread of COVID-19. Questions about these documents should be directed to email@example.com
Infection Control Consultations
Members of the Health, Safety & Environment and the Campus Health team are available to provide safe working consultations, either in person or online, and help to develop COVID-19 safety plans. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request support.
Working safely remotely
It’s always important to ensure you are working safely, whether on campus or remotely.
Absences and Incident Reporting due to COVID-19 and/or Self-isolation requirements
If you suspect you have been exposed to, or contracted COVID-19 at UBC or through your association with UBC, please notify your supervisor and report the incident through CAIRS.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
There is currently a global shortage in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), e.g. protective masks and gloves, due to the impact the COVID-19 situation is having on supply chains. If you are aware of any PPE supplies at UBC that are currently not being used and could be recirculated around campus please email email@example.com.
You can find information about UBC’s stance on PPE in the PPE Guidance document.
Other health and safety resources
Occupational Health and Safety
- WorkSafeBC – COVID-19
- British Columbia Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19
- Working Alone or In Isolation at UBC
Questions regarding own health?
The Occupational & Preventive Health (OPH) unit provides free and confidential services to UBC staff, faculty, and paid students to help protect their health and safety in the workplace.