Health + Safety

Updated July 5 at 3:00pm.

The health and safety of the ECU community is our highest priority. Since transitioning to remote work and online instruction in March, we have created a plan to guide our safe and incremental re-opening.

The ECU COVID-19 Safety Plan (August 2020) has been developed based on recommendations from the BC Public Health Officer, and informed by the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for the BC Post-Secondary Sector.

It covers the safe work procedures that have been developed and implemented on campus to protect everyone, including physical distancing, occupancy limits, frequent cleaning, and additional hand hygiene stations.

Note that in July 2021, the Safety Plan will be transitioned to a Communicable Disease Plan.

Selected Appendices

As of July 14, completion of an Orientation Module is no longer required to access campus.

Orientation Modules

    Below, we have important links and key points about health + safety. Read on to learn how we’re keeping you safe.

    Accessing campus

    Health monitoring (Updated July 2021)
    Arriving and exiting the building (Updated July 2021)
    Public visitors (Updated July 2021)

    Campus safety + operations

    Remote working and learning (Updated July 2021)
    Food service
    Enhanced cleaning protocols
    Engineering controls


    Do I need to wear a mask on campus? (Updated July 2021)
    What do I do if someone else is refusing to wear a mask on campus? (Updated July 2021)

    Individual responsibilities

    Physical distancing (Updated July 2021)
    Personal hygiene
    Travel restrictions (Updated July 2021)
    Vaccines (Updated June 2021)

    Potential or confirmed exposures on campus

    By encouraging everyone to do a daily self-assessment, and providing support and accommodation to allow students and staff to stay home if they feel ill, we hope to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. However, we know it’s necessary to plan for every possibility.

    Maintain awareness
    Reporting symptoms of illness
    Reporting concerns about others
    Severe symptoms or emergencies on campus

    Mental + emotional health

    We understand that this is a difficult time, and that many individuals are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety due to COVID-19. Support is available.

    Staff + Faculty