Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response
- Update: March 26
Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This website contains useful FAQs and resources for UBC faculty, staff and students. It’s being updated regularly following advice from provincial and federal health agencies.
Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. UBC continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider next steps.
We encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information on:
- Self-isolating and self-monitoring
- What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19
- How to self-isolate if you live with others
- How to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- What to do if you’re returning from travel outside of Canada
The Government of Canada also has an information line that you can call at 1 833 784 4397 to get answers to general questions about COVID-19.
- June 30, 2020: FAQs for students, faculty and staff updated to include information about the status of events.
- June 29, 2020: UBC Broadcast issued and website updated with information regarding the safe phased-in re-occupancy of our campuses.
- June 19, 2020: FAQs for students, faculty and staff updated to include information about temporary emergency childcare for essential service workers.
- May 14, 2020: UBC Broadcast: UBC’s operational and safety planning. Read this announcement in full.
May 14, 2020: UBC Broadcast: UBC’s operational and safety planning. Read this announcement in full.
- May 14, 2020: FAQs updated to include resources to support students with remote learning.
May 14, 2020: FAQs updated to include resources to support students with remote learning.