We are in regular communication with provincial health officials, monitoring closely, anticipating changes, and planning for different outcomes. SFU will also continue to follow public health guidelines and implement safety precautions recommended by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafeBC, and the Provincial Health Office.
We anticipate that some public health guidelines will be in place until a significant number of people in the community are fully vaccinated. Our safety plans for returning to campus are based on these guidelines.
Everyone 18 years and older living in British Columbia, who is eligible to get a vaccine, will be able to get their first dose by the end of June. As more vaccines are delivered, many second doses will be available before September, and this will assist us greatly.
We have seen in other countries the effectiveness of the vaccines, even after one dose.