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COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Latest Updates

Latest Updates

BC’s Restart and how the plan will impact KPU

The provincial government has released B.C.’s Restart:  A plan to bring us back together. This four-step plan maps out the gradual restart for the province, with a carefully staged approach to the loosening of public restrictions that were put in place to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While each step has an anticipated start date, each also has a set of criteria that must be met in order for the provisions of that step to take effect.

The first step began yesterday, May 25. The underlying criteria included:

  • At least 60 percent of the population over the age of 18 vaccinated with their first dose;
  • Stable COVID-19 case counts; and
  • Stable COVID-19 hospitalizations.

During this phase, physical distancing is still required and masks are still mandatory in public indoor settings. This includes the public indoor areas at KPU.

Additionally, we are still reminded that if you or anyone in your family feels sick, you must not report to work, and should get tested immediately.  Testing information can be found here. Employees are also reminded that they must continue to complete the Daily Health Assessment before coming to campus.

As you review the Restart plan, you will see that the advice to workplaces is to take a slow and careful approach to additional activity, including in-person meetings, until at least July. We will adhere to that approach, and so nothing will change in the near future regarding meetings and gatherings on campus except for in-person instruction and other limited activity that have an approved Safety Plan...

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Preventative Measures

Preventative Measures

All employees and contractors working on campus must complete a health check prior to starting their shift. Anyone coming for a quick visit to campus must do the same.

Employees who are working on campus must complete KPU's online self-assessment form before starting their shifts. If for any reason you are unable to access the online tool, please call Security to confirm that you have met the requirements on this WorkSafe BC poster prior to beginning your shift.

All contractors working on campus will still be required to check-in with Security when they arrive on campus each day to confirm that they have met the requirements listed on this WorkSafe BC poster.

Students attending campus at KPU should complete a daily self-assessment prior to their arrival on campus. Completing the confidential B.C. COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool is the best way to perform this check as it aligns with the latest guidance from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. See KPU’s student self-assessment page for more information.

If you have any of the symptoms or potential exposures listed on the poster, do not come to campus. Please consider calling 8-1-1 or contacting your health-care provider for advice. Any employee or contractor who refuses to take part in the health check will not be allowed to enter the workplace.

It is mandatory to wear a non-medical mask in all indoor public spaces on our campuses, including hallways, corridors, washrooms, lounges, atria and study areas, the libraries and the Bookstore. There are exceptions if you are eating or cannot wear a mask for medical reasons.

Program and department safety plans address the need to wear masks in classrooms and office spaces.  Students and employees are to adhere the approved safety requirements when in those areas.

KPU asks that you wear a mask when you are outdoors on campus unless you can guarantee that you can stay at least six feet away from others at all times.

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