Daily health self-assessment

This page was updated on: April 27, 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
  • 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
  • review the summary information below and consult the BC CDC guidance for self-monitoring and self-isolation requirements
In addition, please stay home if you are required to:
  • self-isolate as directed by Public Health
  • quarantine based on current federal travel restrictions

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 or live/work in high-risk settings such as health care. Please visit the BC CDC or COVID-19 self-assessment tool for the latest guidance.

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 to students, staff and faculty at the Bookstore or Campus Security using your OneCard.

What to do if you have COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or are a close contact

Please note this content is a summary from BC CDC.  Please refer to their website for the most up-to-date information.

If you have not been tested or tested negative, stay home until your symptoms improve and you feel well enough to return to campus.

If you tested positive:

  • if fully vaccinated or under 18 years old, self-isolate for at least 5 days AND until your symptoms improve and you no longer have a fever.
  • if not fully vaccinated and 18 years or older, self-isolate for at least 10 days AND until your symptoms improve and you no longer have a fever. 
  • if you don’t feel better after the 5 or 10 days, keep self-isolating until you feel better and your fever is gone before returning to campus.

If you have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19:

  • self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones.
  • there is no set time for self-monitoring, as it is important to always look out for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • you can still go about your daily activities, such as going to school or work, as long as you don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19.