Read our past updates archived below.
All SFU Return to Campus updates
- August 10: You can book your second dose appointment as early as 28 days after your first dose. Find a clinic near you.
- July 21: From Mark Lalonde | COVID-19 safety plans transition to SFU’s Communicable Disease Plan
- July 15: From Catherine Dauvergne and Martin Pochurko | Transitioning back to campuses
- July 2: SFU has moved to Stage 3 of our Campus Recovery Plan.
- June 30: From Catherine Dauvergne and Wade Parkhouse | SFU moving to Stage 3 of our Campus Recovery Plan
- June 16: Watch the video of our recent staff and faculty town hall event.
- May 26: SFU has decided to make a substantial return to in-person activities in Fall 2021.
- May 25: BC's government announced a four-step plan focused on protecting people and safely getting life back to normal.
- May 20: Youth in B.C., ages 12 to 17, can now register for a COVID-19 vaccine on their own or with help from a parent/guardian.
- May 13: Watch the video of the recent COVID recovery town hall event hosted by Thompson Rivers University. Guest speakers include Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dr. Réka Gustafson and Dr. Brian Emerson.
- April 30: The province of B.C. has issued a Return-to-Campus Primer, which provides interim, high-level guidance to support planning for the return of faculty and staff throughout the summer and for campus safety plan updates. The full Go-Forward Guidelines are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
- April 23: B.C. residents aged 18+ are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccines.
- April 8: SFU is working with Provincial Health, WorkSafeBC and other post-secondary institutions to plan for a full return to campus.
- April 6: The government of B.C. has launched a website and phone number for eligible people to register for a vaccine.
- March 8: B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has advised all public colleges and universities to prepare for a full return to on-campus education this September. SFU is well positioned to continue working toward a return to our campuses this fall.
- February 18: The SFU GoForwardPlan has been updated with new information relating to non-medical masks, and resources added around proper face mask usage. Additionally, we’ve revised the COVID-19 'Building Access/Public Areas' column to specify restrictions related to department controlled spaces.
- Februrary 18: Planning continues as SFU works towards returning to in-person teaching, research and community engagement.
Campus Status change log
- July 22: Added to Stage 4, "External events permitted on campus, likelihood of reduced capacity, and pre-approval required."
- July 22: Added to Stage 4, "In-person teaching and research consistent with public health guidelines; institution-wide Communicable Disease Plan in place based on provincial sector guidance."
- July 2: SFU has entered stage 3. Communicable Disease Infection Plan has been updated.
- June 23: Added to Stage 2, "Return to the workplace authorized by Public Health. Small in-person meetings allowed."
- June 23: Added to Stage 3, "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."
- June 23: Added to Stage 3, "Public Health orders increased gatherings and support in-person teaching and research with safe work plans in place."
- June 23: Added to Stage 3, "In-person teaching and research on campus, institution-wide safety plans in place based on provincial sector guidance."
- June 23: Added to Stage 3, "Continued return to the workplace. Seminars and larger meetings allowed."
- June 23: Added to Stage 4, "All faculty, staff and students will have access to first doses of vaccine and many will be fully vaccinated."
- June 23: Added to Stage 4: "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, with safety plans, likelihood of reduced capacity, and pre-approval required."
- June 23: Added to Stage 4: "In person teaching and research consistent with public health guidelines, institution-wide safety plans in place based on provincial sector guidance."
- June 23: Added to Stage 4: "Workplaces fully reopened."