This message is sent on behalf of Catherine Dauvergne, vice-president, academic and provost. It has been sent to all faculty and staff.
Spring 2021 may still look different than we imagined, but we are committed to moving forward and keeping the health and safety of the community our top priority. We continue to closely follow the direction of the BC Provincial Health Officer in our response to COVID-19. Last week, Dr. Henry extended the Public Health Orders currently in place until Feb 5, 2021, including restrictions on travel, social gatherings as well as the requirement to wear masks in all public indoor spaces. As a result, we will continue to operate at HIGH (H1) on the COVID-19 Impact Scale.
The key safety measures in place at HIGH (H1) include:
All faculty, staff and students returning to campus must complete COVID-19 safety training and daily self-assessments
Visit the COVID-19 Campus Services page for information on how to access services including student supports, the Library, food services and more.
What happens if Provincial Health Orders change?
We assess them against the safety measures in place and will inform the community if the COVID-19 Impact Scale and safety measures change.
Safety is a shared responsibility of our community
It’s important that we all do our part to take care of each other at this time. These restrictions are to comply with the regulatory requirements of BC’s Public Health Orders and they must be followed.
Thank you for ensuring our community stays healthy and safe so we can continue to do what we do best, deliver exceptional teaching and research.
Vice-President, Academic and Provost
Simon Fraser University