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A safe and gradual return to campus

Health and wellbeing are UFV’s main priorities.

As we approach the end of the Fall term, it’s important to remember we are in the midst of flu season and while we have progressed in the COVID-19 pandemic battle, BC’s health experts indicate influenza and other respiratory illnesses are on the rise.

We encourage all members of the UFV community to join us in keeping our campuses healthy and safe as we navigate this challenging time together.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants, please remember to:

  • Check daily for symptoms of illness and stay home if you have symptoms or are sick (and contact your supervisor to discuss options)
  • Consider wearing a mask, especially in enclosed areas where people are in close proximity. Masks remain optional and it’s important to respect that many people may or may not choose to wear one
  • Get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 and stay current with booster shots
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Practice respiratory etiquette: cover coughs and dispose of tissues appropriately
  • Use sanitizer stations on campus

As we have done throughout the pandemic, UFV will monitor the COVID-19 situation and adhere to the guidelines recommended by the Provincial Health Office. Should they change, UFV will adapt accordingly and communicate frequently.

Latest updates

  • March 10, 2022: Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced that as of March 11, 2022, wearing masks is a personal choice in BC. This applies to all spaces on all UFV campuses. See the health order updates »
  • February 24, 2022: Provincial health guidelines have been updated for indoor or outdoor gatherings and events, gyms, athletic events, and restaurants. Read the details »
  • January 27, 2022: On January 24 the UFV Student Union Society posted an open letter posing questions concerning the return to in-person learning on UFV campuses. Read the questions & our answers »
  • January 4, 2022: Most classes are paused from January 4 until January 9, with the majority moving to online learning from January 10-23. Read the details »
  • December 24, 2021: Updated Return to campus guidelines, including rationale from Dr. Henry for ongoing in-person learning. Read the update »
  • December 21, 2021: Updated guidelines on travel and remote work during quarantine. Read the details »

Stories from the UFV community

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFV community has come together in ways we never have before. Get inspired by the stories and initiatives as we return to campus together.

Do you have a story, event or announcement to share? Submit your news to have it included in the next edition of UFV Now, myUFV email newsletters, or the UFV event calendar.


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