Last updated: December 23, 2020.
Along withÂ UBC, Student Housing has implemented plans to provide the best possible accommodation for our residents given COVID-19 challenges and the fact that most classes will be held online during fall 2020. Health and safety remains our first priority and we continue to work closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and with other post-secondary institutions within BC to ensure our plans are aligned with health and safety guidelines.
Our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has announced an extension of a current province wide Public Health Order (PHO). The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to January 8, 2021 at midnight. In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases across British Columbia, this Order seeks to limit contacts and behaviours that have perpetuated the spread of COVID-19. More information on what this PHO means for UBCO residence can be found here.
Please review the following rules to help you understand what is required of youâ€”to help keep our community healthy.
COVID-19 residence rules
The following rules are in effect in the Student Residences managed by UBC Student Housing and Community Services and apply on the residential property as defined in the Residence contract applicable to your residence area.Â The boundaries of each residence property can be found here.
Additional campus-wide rules that govern conduct elsewhere on UBC Premises are found here, and apply to you when not on residential property.
During the COVID-19 emergency, Student Housing and Community Services will be following health and safety measures required of it by Federal and Provincial government authorities, including the and other emerging and leading practices.
Employees of UBC Student Housing and Community Services, guest speakers and other third party service providers are not governed by these COVID-19 residence rules but are governed by a different sets of COVID-19 Rules which are compliant with the guidelines of Public Health Authorities and may differ from those that apply to residents.
These rules are in place to help maintain the health and safety of yourself and others in the residence community. It is important that you comply with these rules and stay informed of any changes in these rules in order to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Failure to follow these rules may result in residence standards action up to an including termination of your residence contract and eviction from residence.
Services, amenities and rules may need to be adjusted on an ongoing basis, often on short notice, to respond to developing circumstances.
For more info visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.