COVID-19 impact scale
The SFU COVID-19 impact scale identifies four distinct recovery phases, extreme, high, moderate and low, that will aid in the recovery planning and implementation as the university responds to the external decisions and indicators to either loosen or tighten the operations in an orderly and coordinated way.
SFU COVID-19 impact scale levels
Click the ratings below to see more detailed information.
Current rating: High (H2)
|Teaching1||Only approved essential in-person teaching1
|Research2||General On-Campus||On-campus research (safety and risk mitigation plan must be approved)
|In-person Human Participants Research||Minimal intervention HPR (safety and risk mitigation plan and updated protocols must be approved)
|Fieldwork/Off-Campus Sites||Low risk activity may be approved with safety plan (e.g., shared vehicle, distancing difficult)
|Faculty/Staff||Limited numbers of employees providing essential and some limited services on campus (staggered shifts in place)
|Visitors||Only visitors providing or assisting with a core service, and only on invitation approved by a manager.
|Campus Amenities & Services||Very limited on-campus services with restrictions (e.g. Dining, Health and Counselling, Library, etc.)
|Meetings/Events/Programs||Essential internal in-person meetings, events, ceremonies or programs may be approved. Must have a safety plan and limited numbers of participants
|International Travel3||Only essential university-sanctioned international travel and activities in accordance with approved guidance for exceptions (safety and risk mitigation plan required)|
|Building Access/Public Areas||Restricted building access, public areas and lunchrooms closed|
1 - Decisions on teaching will usually apply to an entire academic term and may be made months in advance. A reduction in impact scale during an academic term may therefore not lead to any changes in teaching activities on campus.
2 - Please refer to guidance documents on Fieldwork/Third-Party Sites and HPR.
3 - All international travel and activities at all levels will need to follow Government of Canada travel advice and advisories and BC Provincial Health guidelines including isolation requirements.