Health + Safety

Updated Aug 25 at 9:00am.

The health and safety of the ECU community is our highest priority. Since transitioning to remote work and online instruction in March, we have created a plan to guide our safe and incremental re-opening.

The ECU COVID-19 Safety Plan (August 2020) has been developed based on recommendations from the BC Public Health Officer, and informed by the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for the BC Post-Secondary Sector.

It covers the safe work procedures that have been developed and implemented on campus to protect everyone, including physical distancing, occupancy limits, frequent cleaning, and additional hand hygiene stations.

In July, the Safety Plan transitioned to a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan (CDPP). Read it here.

Below, we have important links and key points about health + safety. Read on to learn how we’re keeping you safe.

Accessing campus

Health monitoring (Updated July 2021)
Arriving and exiting the building (Updated July 2021)
Public visitors (Updated July 2021)

Campus safety + operations

Remote working and learning (Updated July 2021)
Food service
Enhanced cleaning protocols
Engineering controls


Do I need to wear a mask on campus? (Updated August 2021)
Do I need to wear a mask on campus? (Updated August 2021)
Where do I need to wear a mask?
What do I do if someone else is refusing to wear a mask on campus? (Updated July 2021)
I cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. What should I do?

Individual responsibilities

Physical distancing (Updated July 2021)
Personal hygiene
Travel restrictions (Updated July 2021)
Vaccines (Updated June 2021)

Potential or confirmed exposures on campus

By encouraging everyone to do a daily self-assessment, and providing support and accommodation to allow students and staff to stay home if they feel ill, we hope to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. However, we know it’s necessary to plan for every possibility.

Maintain awareness
Reporting symptoms of illness
Reporting concerns about others
Severe symptoms or emergencies on campus

Mental + emotional health

We understand that this is a difficult time, and that many individuals are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety due to COVID-19. Support is available.

Staff + Faculty