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A safe and gradual return to campus

Health and wellbeing are UFV’s main priorities.

As the pandemic continues to evolve, UFV remains committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for faculty, staff, and students. The university continues to follow the science-based recommendations from Public Health Office (PHO), the BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafe BC, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST).

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:

  • stay home if you are sick or have symptoms (and contact your supervisor to discuss options)
  • get vaccinated and stay up to date with boosters when you are eligible to do so
  • wash your hands regularly
  • use sanitizer stations on campus
  • stay informed by bookmarking the UFV Return to Campus page.

Masks remain optional and it is important to respect those who choose to wear them.

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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