COVID-19 Update

Information last updated: September 11, 2020
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Please stay up-to-date (including the status of on-campus services) at SFU's COVID-19 FAQ page: www.sfu.ca/covid19

Safety reamins our number one priority.

All FHS activities that can be conducted remotely should be conducted remotely. Any on-campus activities in FHS facilities must receive authorization by the Dean.  All members of FHS must follow the steps and receive permission from the Dean before coming to campus.  Wearing masks is strongly recommended. 

Steps for FHS to follow in order to obtain approval to work in any FHS facilities:

  1. Consult with your direct supervisor to determine if it is absolutely necessary to be on campus
  2. Read this document.
  3. Complete the SFU Canvas Course: https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/XM9EYR
  4. Send an email to fhsdean@sfu.ca copying lrad@sfu.ca attesting you have read the document and completed the Canvas course by attaching the certificate of completion and a rationale of why you need to be on campus, date and time. Please note that if you are FHS staff, you only need to email lrad@sfu.ca and follow the same process. 
    If you receive permission, you will be added to a daily reminder email about symptom checking. 

FHS’s Dean’s office remains closed.  To contact FHS staff or faculty, see the People page of the FHS website.

 

* Blusson9650-HSCI440-COVID-Safety Plan.pdf
Blusson Hall Teaching Laboratory HSCI 440 Cell Pathophysiology Laboratory COVID-19 Safety Plan
* FHS Return to Work v3.pdf
This document outlines the principles and instructions to ensure a safe resumption of activities

April 7, 2020

Please stay up-to-date (including the status of on-campus services) at SFU's COVID-19 FAQ page: www.sfu.ca/covid19

  • The Dean's Office is closed, however FHS staff and faculty can be reached by email. View FHS Contact List here 
  • To ensure safety, new security measures have been put in place. The majority of perimeter doors for all buildings and all campuses will now be locked, with specific doors unlocked between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm weekdays. On request and with advance notice, Campus Public Safety could arrange access outside these hours. To arrange access, please contact 778-782-7991. Delays may be expected.
  • Blusson Hall remains open. Access is available only to SFU community members who present SFU identification, such as your SFU ID or business card (or other similar documentation). Uniformed security guards will be present to check SFU ID and log access for safety purposes. Please follow appropriate social distancing and personal hygiene measures.
  • SFU has moved to remote research. Please refer to the FAQs on the SFU Research website for further information.


March 20, 2020

SFU has discontinued all in-person teaching, including in-person exams, for the rest of the semester. Plans should now be in place for all Spring term classes.  Students - please check your SFU email accounts and CANVAS course pages for information from your instructors about how your individual classes will be proceeding.

All SFU campuses and the Health Sciences building remain open, including computer labs. Graduate students, undergraduate students and research personnel can continue to access and work in health sciences laboratories under direction from their supervisors and if social distancing can be maintained. Please refer to the FAQs on the SFU Research website for further information.

The Dean's Office is closed, however FHS staff and faculty can be reached by email. View FHS Contact List here

Please stay up-to-date (including the status of on-campus services) at our COVID-19 FAQ page: www.sfu.ca/covid19

 

March 17, 2020

SFU will discontinue any in-person teaching, including in-person exams, for the rest of the semester. Students - please check your SFU email accounts and CANVAS course pages for information from your instructors about how your individual classes will be proceeding. Instructors will have a plan in place by/before Thursday, March 19.

All SFU campuses and the Health Sciences building remain open, including computer labs. Graduate students and undergraduate thesis students can continue to access and work in health sciences laboratories.

The WAC Bennett Library in Burnaby will be open 9 am-5 pm Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20. After March 20, WAC Bennett Library will remain closed until further notice. 

Please stay up-to-date (including the status of on-campus services) at our COVID-19 FAQ page: www.sfu.ca/covid19

 

March 13, 2020

SFU is following information and recommendations about COVID-19 from regional and provincial health officers. Although the risk in BC remains low, we are taking appropriate steps to ensure continuity for students. Following the direction of the chief medical office to maximize social distancing, the Faculty of Health Sciences is suspending all in-class instruction beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 for the remainder of the term. 

Instructors will be notifying students about instructional and assessment alternatives, including online alternatives in the coming days. 

All SFU campuses and the Health Sciences building will remain open, including computer labs. The library also remains open.

Graduate students and undergraduate thesis students can continue to access and work in health sciences laboratories.

Please stay up-to-date at our COVID-19 FAQ page: www.sfu.ca/covid19