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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Information and KPU's response

Latest Updates

Latest Updates

KPU planning for return to campus

The Provincial Health Officer has advised post-secondary institutions to start planning for a return to more on-campus teaching, learning and research in Fall 2021. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is in the process of planning for that return and is reviewing the guidance in the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer issued on April 30. These plans will be finalized after B.C.’s COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for the post-secondary sector are updated. KPU will provide further updates to the university community when those plans are ready.

At this time, KPU continues to tightly limit the number of people working on campus in order to remain compliant with all public health orders and WorkSafe BC regulations. Some teaching is taking place on campus in a small number of programs where in-person teaching education is an essential part of the curriculum.

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.

Employees who are working on campus must complete KPU's employee 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.

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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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