COVID-19 impact scale

The SFU COVID-19 impact scale identifies four distinct recovery phases, extreme, high, moderate and low, that will aid in the recovery planning and implementation as the university responds to the external decisions and indicators to either loosen or tighten the operations in an orderly and coordinated way.

SFU COVID-19 impact scale levels

Moderate (M2)

Teaching1 In-person teaching may occur if approved with restrictions on class sizes and types of classes
Research2 General On-Campus On-campus research (safety and risk mitigation plan must be approved)
In-person Human Participants Research High intervention HPR (safety and risk mitigation plan and updated protocols must be approved)
Fieldwork/Off-Campus Sites High risk activity may be approved with safety plan (e.g., commercial flights, shared accommodation)
Faculty/Staff Significant number of employees on campus (staggered shifts in place)
Visitors Visitors with a legitimate reason in support of the University core mission (teaching, research, learning)
Campus Amenities & Services On-campus services open with restrictions (e.g. Cafeterias, some students services
Meetings/Events/Programs Limited approval of in-person meetings, events, ceremonies or programs with restrictions on participant numbers
International Travel3 University-related international travel restrictions as per Interim Policy
Building Access/Public Areas Unrestricted building access, common areas and lunchrooms available with restrictions

1 - Decisions on teaching will usually apply to an entire academic term and may be made months in advance. A reduction in impact scale during an academic term may therefore not lead to any changes in teaching activities on campus.

2 - Please refer to guidance documents on Fieldwork/Third-Party Sites and HPR.

3 - All international travel and activities at all levels will need to follow Government of Canada travel advice and advisories and BC Provincial Health guidelines including isolation requirements.