As you know, the BC government announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions last week, including the end of mandatory masking in BC.
While there is cause for optimism, we can still help keep each other safe by taking a few simple precautions. Here’s a reminder of the key measures and recommendations that remain in place at Emily Carr as we continue to work together and support one another during this transition.
Masks are encouraged until the end of term: We encourage community members to keep wearing masks on campus until the end of the spring term on April 23, especially when in close proximity to others. While the decision is now a personal choice, we expect that many of our community members will continue to wear a mask. It’s important that we respect each other’s decisions and show compassion to those with different comfort levels.
Free rapid antigen tests are available: If you have yet to get a free rapid test kit from ECU, you can pick one up on campus until April 26. And if you’re 40 or older, you can now collect a kit from your local pharmacy. (You can also pick one up for an eligible parent or grandparent.) Learn more about how to get free rapid test kits.
Enhanced cleaning procedures will continue: Rigorous protocols remain in place to ensure the frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas will continue, along with the disinfection of high-contact surfaces across the ECU campus.
Don’t forget the basics: It’s important that we don’t forget to practice basic disease prevention habits like covering your coughs and washing your hands. Remember, if you feel sick, stay home and use the self-assessment tool. And finally, don’t forget that getting vaccinated (and boosted) is still the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to email@example.com, and we’ll do our best to answer them. Thank you.