BC releases Return-to-Campus Guidelines to support return to in-person learning

July 7, 2021
The Government of British Columbia has released the Return-to-Campus Guidelines to support postsecondary institutions as they plan for a return to in-person learning for the Fall semester. The guidelines parallel BC’s restart plan and highlight public health measures such as daily health checks, hand hygiene, classroom logistics, on-campus housing and dining, and mental health supports. The guidelines also note that postsecondary institutions will not be required to have a COVID-19 safety plan, but instead must have a plan to reduce all respiratory illnesses. “Welcoming students back to campus is something to celebrate,” said University of the Fraser Valley President Joanne MacLean. “We have been planning a safe and gradual return to campus that allows for flexibility, support and adjustment to the change from remote study and work to campus life.” BC (BC)