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.
- HR Guide on Returning to Campus
- Campus Occupancy Details + Maps
- Departmental Safe Work Procedures
- International Student Guide
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
- Student Orientation (PDF) - Updated December 2020
- Staff + Faculty Orientation (PDF) - Updated December 2020
- Supervisor Orientation (PDF) - Updated December 2020
- Contractor Orientation (PDF) - Updated December 2020
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.
Campus safety + operations
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.
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.