Health + Safety

Updated July 2022

The health and safety of the ECU community is our highest priority. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the end of mandatory masking in BC, there are still ways to keep each other protected on campus.

Our ECU COVID-19 Safety Plan was developed in August 2020, and transitioned to a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan (CDPP). Read it here.

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.

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)

Campus safety + operations

Rapid testing (Updated February 2022)
Remote working and learning (Updated July 2021)
Food services
Enhanced cleaning protocols
Indoor Air Quality


Do I need to wear a mask on campus? (Updated March 2022)
What do I do if someone else is refusing to wear a mask on campus?

Individual responsibilities

Personal hygiene
Travel restrictions (Updated April 2022)
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
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