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.
If you're curious what information has changed and when, review our campus status change log to see past updates.
Density: up to 10%
Approved safety plans required; research by exemption only; remote teaching only.
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 3: Active
Institution-wide Communicable Disease Infection Plan in place based on provincial sector guidance; some research by Faculty requires approval; moderate levels of in-person teaching; visitors supporting core activities by approval only; limited building access
Moderate but managed levels of community transmission, low number of cases on campus; outbreaks may be identified from time to time.
Most faculty, staff, and students will have access to first dose of vaccine. Second dose of vaccine available to increasing numbers of people. Slowing community transmission.
Public Health orders include increased on gatherings and support in-person teaching and research with safe work plans in place.
In-person teaching and research on campus; institution-wide Communicable Disease Infection Plan in place based on provincial sector guidance
Continued return to the workplace. Seminars and larger meetings allowed.
Minimal restrictions commensurate with local, provincial and national guidelines.
Low community transmission, low number of cases on campus, outbreaks may be identified from time to time.
All faculty, staff and students will have had access to first doses of vaccine and many 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.
External events permitted on campus, likelihood of reduced capacity, and pre-approval required.
In-person teaching and research consistent with public health guidelines; institution-wide Communicable Disease Plan in place based on provincial sector guidance.
Workplaces fully reopened.