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LIFE ON CAMPUS

We are delighted to open our doors to the public once again. Please read this page carefully before joining us on campus.

Who can enter Regent College's building?

Regent's campus is now open to the public. All persons visiting campus should self-assess (see "Before coming to campus") before entering the building.

Hours of Operation

Before coming to campus

Self-assess: All visitors must complete a daily self-assessment before coming to Regent. Those who have symptoms should use BC's Thrive self-assessment tool, located at https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en, and follow the directions. Stay home if you feel sick. If you require medical advice, contact your medical provider or call 8-1-1.

Know the provincial guidelines:

  • Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Careful social contact.

In the building: general guidelines

  • As of Wednesday, August 25, masks are mandatory in all public indoor areas in the Province of British Columbia. This includes hallways, classrooms, and common areas such as the atrium.
  • Careful social contact is permitted. Always check in with others to determine their comfort levels. Do not assume that they share your degree of comfort with close proximity or physical contact, and do not touch others without their consent.
  • Practice regular handwashing.
  • Do not share food.
  • Go home immediately if you begin to experience symptoms.

Masks

As of Wednesday, August 25, masks are required in all public indoor areas in the Province of British Columbia. This includes hallways, classrooms, and common areas such as the atrium.

Masks may be removed by those who are:

  • Eating or drinking while seated. The tables and couches throughout the Atrium and in the area by the Rita Houston Kitchen are provided for this purpose.
  • Teaching or presenting in class, provided they maintain at least two metres away from the others in the room.
  • Working at a library carrel. Carrels are the desks in the library that have dividers between them. Masks continue to be required at regular tables in the library
  • Alone in a room.
  • Staff or faculty in their office or working at a desk, provided no students or members of the public are in the room.
  • Communicating with someone for whom visual cues, facial expressions, lip-reading, or lip movements are essential.
  • Unable to put on or remove a mask without help
  • Unable to wear a mask because of a psychological, behavioural, or health condition or because of physical, cognitive, or mental impairment.

Handwashing

Proper hand hygiene is an important measure in limiting the spread of communicable diseases. You should wash your hands frequently during the day. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the building.

Behind the scenes (cleaning protocols)

The building undergoes thorough daily cleaning. The Facilities team is also responsible for disinfecting commonly touched surfaces twice daily. All surfaces making contact with two or more people over a period of three consecutive days are considered “commonly touched surfaces.”

Sanitizer spray is available in common spaces for the use of students, staff, and faculty.

Meetings & gatherings

Meetings and gatherings may resume both on and off campus at normal capacity.

Shared Food Policy: Individually packaged food may be distributed at College-sponsored meetings and gatherings. Shared dishes are not permitted at present.

Compliance and enforcement

Consistent application of and compliance with these protocols is essential to ensure that the Regent College building can remain open as much as possible. All students, staff, and faculty are required to follow all Regent College policies and protocols.

Non-compliance could result in further restrictions.


Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website, this is a constantly changing situation. For up-to-date news and guidance, please visit the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, review the latest news from BC's provincial government, and review the latest orders from BC's Provincial Health Officer. Those contemplating travel to or from Canada should also carefully review the Government of Canada's travel restrictions.

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