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Return to campus

Faculty and staff

Updated September 16, 2021

Return to Campus guide for faculty and staff

UFV's four-step Return to Campus plan

In June 2021, UFV implemented a safe and gradual return to campus  that allowed for flexibility and support as our community adjusted from remote work to campus life.

UFV Step 1
June 15
Voluntary return to campus

UFV Step 2
July 12
50% Return for staff & academic support faculty
UFV Step 3
August 16
100% return for staff & academic support faculty
Now in UFV Step 4
September 7
Return for teaching faculty


Current guidelines for coming to campus


 Do your daily health check

 Required Fall 2021

Before you come to UFV, do a health check. Don't come to campus if you're sick.


Stay home if you're sick

 Required Fall 2021

Let your supervisor know, and follow the usual sick leave procedure.


Proof of vaccination

Classes, labs, shops & cafeterias

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend in-person classes, seminars or tutorials, or other educational settings on UFV campuses (shops, labs, etc.)

Proof of vaccination is not required to access on-campus cafeterias.

Athletics & Fitness Centre

Students, faculty and staff using UFV gyms and recreational facilities will require proof of partial vaccination (one dose) by September 13 and proof of full vaccination seven days after dose two by Oct. 24.


 Be prepared to wear a mask

 Mandatory starting August 25

Wearing masks is now mandatory for all UFV indoor public spaces. This aligns with new health & safety measures released on Sep 3.

Learn more about UFV mask-wearing guidelines »


Wash your hands

 Always recommended

Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to keep germs from spreading. If you don't have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.



Follow specific guidelines

 Required Fall 2021

The courses you teach and campus spaces you access may have specific safety protocols in place.



Additional safety information

COVID Case Checklist

Steps to follow if a student or colleague tests positive for COVID-19

Communicable disease prevention

All faculty and staff should be familiar with UFV's Communicable disease prevention plan.

UFV safety plans & guidelines

Central collection of UFV's Return to Campus safety plans & guidelines

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