Health + Safety

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.

Selected Appendices

All staff, students and faculty are also required to complete a COVID-19 Safety Training Orientation before accessing campus, to ensure that all community members understand how to stay safe and protect one another

Orientation Modules

    Campus Maps

    In order to ensure physical distancing can be maintained at ECU, room occupancy limits have been calculated for each space on campus, including classrooms, washrooms and elevators.

    These limits have been calculated based on public health guidelines, which recommend five square metres (5m2) of floor space per person.

      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
      Arriving and exiting the building
      Taking public transit
      Public visitors

      Occupancy limits


      Campus safety + operations

      Remote working and learning
      Staggered schedules
      Food service
      Enhanced cleaning protocols
      Engineering controls


      Why do I need to wear a mask on campus?
      Where do I need to wear a mask?
      What do I do if someone else is refusing to wear a mask on campus?
      I cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. What should I do?

      Individual responsibilities

      Physical distancing
      Shared spaces
      Personal hygiene
      Travel restrictions

      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
      If an outbreak occurs

      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