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
|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. local, distancing possible)
|Faculty/Staff||Only employees providing essential 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||Only essential on-campus services (i.e. housing, food, health services)
|Meetings/Events/Programs||No in-person meetings, events or programs, except some essential academic meetings with approval
|International Travel3||University-related international travel restrictions as per Interim Policy
|Building Access/Public Areas||Restricted building access, designated study areas and lunchrooms (except department controlled spaces) available with restrictions|
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.