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Campus status

With an eye on our safe return to campus this fall, SFU has launched a four-stage Campus Recovery Plan. The stages reflect the severity of COVID-19 transmission in the community and will inform how we conduct face-to-face research and learning.

Stage 1

Density: up to 10%

Approved safety plans required; research by exemption only; remote teaching only.

INDICATORS

High and/or growing levels of community transmission, multiple cases locally and on campus.

Only critical support services on campus.

Limited numbers of people vaccinated.

Public Health orders include significant limits on gatherings.

Public Health recommends remote working and learning.

Stage 2: ACTIVE

Density: 10%-40%

Approved safety plans required; research by Faculty approval only; limited in-person teaching; visitors supporting core activities by approval only; restricted building access.

Indicators

High but managed levels of community transmission, multiple cases locally and on campus.

Campus occupancy of 10-40% varies across units.

Numbers of people being vaccinated growing incrementally.

Public Health orders include limits on gatherings; and support in-person teaching and research with safe work plans in place.

In-person teaching and research on campus; faculty-approved safe work plans in place for each course and research activity.

Stage 3

Density: 40-80%

Approved safety plans required; some research by Faculty requires approval; moderate levels of in-person teaching; visitors supporting core activites by approval only; limited building access

INDICATORS

Moderate but managed levels of community transmission, low number of cases on campus; outbreaks may be identified from time to time.

Campus occupancy at 40-80%, varies across units. 

Vaccines available to increasing numbers of people with some indication of slowing community transmission as a result.

Public Health orders include limits on gatherings and support in-person teaching and research with safe work plans in place.

In-person teaching and research on campus; institution-wide safe work plans in place.

Stage 4

Density: 80-100%

Minimal restrictions commensurate with local, provincial and national guidelines.

INDICATORS

Low community transmission, low number of cases on campus, outbreaks may be identified from time to time.

Campus occupancy at 80 to 100%, varies across units.

Most faculty, staff and students will have had access to first doses of vaccine and some will be fully vaccinated.

Public Health orders are being altered so that limits on gatherings have been reduced, and other pandemic protocols are being relaxed.

In-person teaching and research consistent with public health guidelines.