Province-wide Public Health Order

Last updated: July 29, 2021.

As you enter the midway point of summer on UBCO campus, it is imperative that you renew your commitment to understanding and abiding by the current province wide Public Health Order (PHO). On July 28, and due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Kelowna area, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced an update to the current province-wide Public Health Order (PHO).

The PHO has direct implications for everyone living in UBCO Student Housing. Failure to adhere to the measures outlined in the PHO may result in the assignment of standards points under the Residence Contract and/or violation tickets for unsafe COVID-19 behaviour:



The limit on indoor gatherings remains at 50 people with an approved safety plan. You are encouraged to gather outdoors rather than indoors. Maintain physical distancing, hand cleaning, and stay home if you are sick. Check in with your Residence Advisor to learn what events are planned in your community.

Health and Safety

If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately


First and second vaccine doses are available for all adults living in B.C. You do not need to be in the B.C. MSP health insurance program or have a B.C. Services card or public health number to get the vaccine. International students are eligible and do not need to be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency to get the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccination registration is now open for all BC residents born before 2009.

Non-medical Masks

Residents in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Lake Country, Peachland and elsewhere in the Central Okanagan region are required to wear masks in all public indoor spaces. Please ensure that you wear a mask when inside all UBC Residence, Food Services and Academic spaces.

Rapid Testing

Rapid testing is available on campus every Wednesday this summer from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Testing is quick, convenient and confidential. Appointments can be booked online in advance.



If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Student Housing or connect with other campus resources . We thank you for doing your part to help ensure that health and safety of our community.

Stay healthy and enjoy summer!

Student Housing