Daily health self-assessment

This page was updated on: November 23, 2022

Everyone must continue to do a daily health self-assessment before coming to campus. 

If you are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19
  • please stay home until you feel well enough to return to regular activities and no longer have a fever
  • notify your supervisor or instructor of your absence
  • consult the COVID-19 self-assessment tool to see if you should get tested, and contact 811 if you require medical advice

NEW: Starting November 17, 2022, the BC CDC advises that people who have COVID-19 are no longer required to self-isolate for a defined period of time (previously 5 or 10 days depending on vaccination status). However, it is still important for people with symptoms to stay home as much as possible to reduce any potential spread of illness until your symptoms have improved, and you are able to participate in your usual activities.

When to get tested

Testing for COVID-19 may be recommended by public health for individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, and are at risk of more severe disease and may benefit from treatment. Please visit the BC CDC for the latest guidance or use the COVID-19 self-assessment tool if you are unsure whether to get a test. 

Rapid antigen tests are widely available for those who wish to use them, but are not required for in-person campus operations. Rapid antigen at-home test kits for COVID-19 are available free of charge to students, staff and faculty at the Bookstore or Campus Security using your OneCard, and also at most local pharmacies.

What does well enough to return to regular activities mean?

Consider how you manage other illnesses that you do not get tested for like cold and flu. Stay home if you are feeling unwell and resume your regular activities when you feel you are able to manage them. If you have a fever you should stay home until it is gone without medication.