Safe on Campus

TRU is committed to providing a safe work and learning environment for our faculty, staff and students. As we move forward, TRU will continue to consult with and follow the advice of the Provincial Health Office, the chief medical officer for Interior Health, WorkSafe BC and the other BC post-secondary institutions to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps to best protect our community.


Testing options

Interior Health offers testing clinics for symptomatic individuals but whether you need to get tested or not depends on your situation. Please check Interior Health’s website.

Indigenous individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (even mild ones) are eligible for a COVID-19 test at any Interior Health testing centre, regardless of where you live. More information is available the First Nations Health Authority website.

The post-secondary sector received a one-time only supply of rapid test kits for students, faculty and staff (one kit per person). These take-home kits are to be used if you are experiencing symptoms. Kits have been shared with each department/unit for internal distribution. TRU residences received kits to distribute to students living in on-campus housing. Kits were also made available on campus for all other students. If you require a kit, please contact osem@tru.ca.

Rapid take-home test kits (five tests per kit) are also available at community pharmacies for people aged 18+. These kits are to be used if you are experiencing symptoms in order to confirm your COVID status. Eligible individuals can pick up one kit every 28 days from participating pharmacies at no cost.


Rapid testing clinics

The Kamloops and Williams Lake rapid testing clinics are now closed. Thank you to students, faculty and staff who visited the clinics to support the health and safety of our TRU community, and to nursing students for running the clinics.


Vaccinations

Thank you to everyone who visited our on-campus vaccination clinics. Both are now closed, but Interior Health continues to offer regular clinics in both Kamloops and Williams Lake.


Exposure control plan

Following the recommendations of the provincial subject matter experts, TRU's Exposure Control Plan - Communicable Diseases provides the planning and response procedures in the event of a communicable disease outbreak as well as the guiding principles of the ongoing baseline strategies for disease mitigation.


Recommendations

Together, we can create a healthy and safe learning and working environment. Please follow these recommendations and expectations when on campus:

  • Before coming to campus each day, please assess yourself and stay home if sick. We'll see you when you're healthy.
  • Refer to our Illness Management page if you or someone you know has COVID-19 or symptoms.
  • Masks are no longer required indoors and are a personal choice.
  • Frequently wash and or sanitize your hands.
  • Watch for signage that provides reminders of how we each play an important role in supporting a safe campus environment.
  • TRU is regularly cleaning classrooms and high-touch surfaces, and maintaining supplies of sanitizer throughout the campuses.
  • TRU's HVAC system is operating under ASHREA COVID-19 best practices and new MERV air filters have been installed and frequently replaced.
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