UBC creates quarantine accommodations for international students

August 5, 2021
The University of British Columbia has announced that it has set aside 160 units on campus for international students to self-isolate in. The university will offer a Self-Isolation Package for $79 per day that includes three meals, Wi-Fi, a private washroom, and space with an unequipped kitchen; and the university will be providing personal and health supports to those isolating. International students who have received their second dose of a vaccine accepted by Canada at least two weeks before arriving will not be required to quarantine. The Vancouver Sun reports that housing is in high demand at UBC, and that the university is also partnering with local hotels to secure rooms for students to quarantine in. Vancouver Sun | College News (BC)