Safe on Campus

TRU is committed to providing a safe work and learning environment for our faculty, staff and students. As the province transitions through the BC Restart plan, TRU continues 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 that all appropriate mitigation strategies are utilized.

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.

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

  • As per the Provincial Health Office, the BC Vaccine Card is required to access some non-essential services on campus as well as those living in on-campus housing.
  • 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 COVID-19 Return to Class/Work Decision Tree if you or someone you know has COVID-19 or symptoms.
  • WHMIS is a requirement of all on-campus faculty, staff and some students. The Employee Reorientation course is required by faculty and staff who returned or will return to campus June 1, 2021 or later. » Learn more
  • As of Aug. 21, masks are required indoors.
  • 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.

Mask requirements on campus

  • Masks are required indoors at TRU. This applies to shared spaces within TRU buildings (e.g. hallways, stairways, building entryways, washrooms, study spaces, classrooms, labs, studios, shops, meeting rooms, common areas in residences and other high-traffic areas).
  • Masks must be worn when standing indoors, even when physically distanced.
  • Exceptions will be made for people with underlying medical conditions that inhibit their ability to wear masks.

Masks may be removed if:

  • You are working alone in your office.
  • You are seated and working in a cubicle/study space where you are physically distant from others (2m).
  • You are seated in an indoor restaurant (The Den, Accolades) but elsewhere can be removed only briefly to take a sip or bite.
  • As a faculty member, you are teaching a class and are able to remain physically distanced from your students.
  • As a student, you are presenting at the front of a classroom or lecture hall and are able to remain physically distanced from others.
  • Masks must be worn when unseated.
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