As a follow up to our update on March 10, we wanted to take a moment to remind the BCIT community of a few items related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 12:01am, April 8, 2022, showing the BC Vaccine Card proof of vaccination to access non-essential events, services, and businesses will no longer be required. For BCIT, this means proof of vaccination will no longer be required in areas on campuses—such as Rec Services and the Habitat Pub—and will not be required for living in on-campus housing.
If you work or study in clinical health care settings, please note that vaccination requirements are still in place for health care workers.
Fraser Health will be closing the vaccination site currently in Parking Lots ‘7’ and ‘B’ on the Burnaby campus on April 14, 2022 and will vacate the campus in the weeks following. Anyone who still needs a vaccination or booster can find a location through the BCCDC website. As per the Provincial Health Officer, getting your vaccination (and related boosters) is the best way to protect yourselves and others from the virus.
BCIT’s supply of Rapid Antigen Test kits have been widely distributed to faculty, staff, and students and we are preparing for distribution for students joining BCIT in the Spring Term. Any eligible employee or student who has not received their kit can find out where to get one on our website.
Rapid Antigen Test kits are also available to eligible adults in British Columbia through BC pharmacies.
What’s next? Unless there are significant announcements from the provincial and/or federal governments that affect the day-to-day operations, we will be following our robust BCIT Communicable Disease Plan moving forward.
The BCIT COVID-19 Information email address (email@example.com) has been retired. Any pandemic-related questions can be directed via BCIT Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (SSEM) via BCIT_Safety_and_Security@bcit.ca.