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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.

Change log

If you're curious what information has changed and when, review our campus status change log to see past updates.

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

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.

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.

Numbers of people being vaccinated growing incrementally.

Return to the workplace authorized by Public Health. Small in-person meetings allowed.

Stage 3: Active

Density: 40-80%

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

INDICATORS

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.

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.

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.