The health and wellbeing of students and staff remains the priority of Camosun College.
Camosun’s COVID-19 Response Coordination Team continues to monitor the situation, work on advanced planning and keep the college community safe. Due to COVID-19, we are planning for a mix in course delivery. The college will follow guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC and the B.C. Government to ensure the health and wellbeing of students and employees.
Latest Update: May 10, 2021
Keeping campus buildings healthy and safe
From Facilities Services
Protecting the health and safety of students, employees and visitors on campus amid the pandemic is paramount and as we all face a full return in September people want reassurance that their workplace is safe.
To date, we have not had any reported transmission of the virus on campus. The college’s Safety Plan, processes and management of issues have been acknowledged by Island Health and WorkSafeBC as being robust and contributing to the safety of students, employees who need to come on campus as well as campus visitors. The college Safety Plan will be updated in the coming weeks to align with the revised Go-Forward Guidelines.
The Return-to-Campus Primer released on April 30, 2021, by the B.C. Government states: “WorkSafeBC continues to advise that building ventilation systems, in good operating condition, do not contribute to the spread of COVID-19. Institutions should ensure that building ventilation (HVAC) systems are operating and maintained in accordance with WorkSafeBC requirements and relevant ASHRAE1 Standards for indoor air quality.”
All of the college’s buildings and ventilation systems are professionally designed, installed and maintained. We follow all the applicable guidelines, standards and recommendations. Also, as an additional precaution, we are maximizing the amount of outdoor air intake used to ventilate our buildings.
An important protective measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to the BCCDC, includes either opening windows or increasing fresh air intake with mechanical ventilation. Part 4 of the OHS Regulation (WorkSafeBC) refers to ASHRAE standards for indoor air quality and the required design and operation requirements. The college continues to follow the standards set out by WorkSafeBC to ensure our buildings and the occupants are healthy now, and in the months ahead.
Ensuring a safe work environment for people currently on campus and those coming back in September remains a priority as we plan for a full return.
COVID-19 safety employee and workplace leaders training and initial screening
On-campus attendance & daily health-check form
Camosun College COVID-19 Safety Plan
Safe Start Request Form
BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
COVID-19 Safety Training & Screening for students
It is important to Camosun College that all students, staff and faculty stay health and safe during this challenging time. Maintaining a safe learning environment and reducing the spread of COVID-19 is both an individual and a shared responsibility.
All students who are enrolled in a course with any on-campus or face-to-face component must complete the COVID-19 Safety Training and Initial Symptoms Self-Assessment before attending campus. There are knowledge testing questions throughout the training to support learning. Once you complete the training and final declaration form, you will receive a certificate by email to save for your records.
- Planning continues for a full return in September - May 3, 2021
- Transition planning for fall 2021 - April 22, 2021
- COVID-19 exposure at Camosun College, Interurban Campus, John Drysdale Building, April 9, 2021
- B.C. puts stronger restrictions in place April 1, 2021
- A message to graduating students, their family and friends - March 29, 2021
- Planning for September - a message to employees - March 8, 2021
- COVID-19 winter update - January 25, 2021
COVID-19 Safety Plan
The most current copy of the college’s COVID-19 Safety Plan is available here.
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
- Travel & Tourism Canada
- COVID-19 Stigma Guide
- Ministry of Health BC COVID-19 symptom self-assessment tool
- How COVID-19 is affecting IRCC
- For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc):