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.


Rapid testing

To best care for our community, TRU's rapid testing clinics are available to asymptomatic faculty, staff and students only. Please bring your TRU ID.

Before coming to the clinic, please self-assess. If the assessment recommends you get a COVID-19 test with Public Health or self-isolate, please do not visit the rapid testing clinic. If the assessment recommends that you do not get a COVID-19 test with Public Health and there is no need to self-isolate, but you are still concerned you may have been exposed, feel free to come to the clinic for a rapid test.

Overseen by TRU nursing students, get your confidential results in as little as 15 minutes. If you have symptoms, please do not visit the clinic, go home, self-isolate and then call 811. This test does not meet international or air travel testing requirements. The test kits are not designed for take-home use. They must be administered by trained individuals.

Kamloops (drop-in)

Chappell Family Building for Nursing and Population Health | NPH 160

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Additional clinics
Jan. 20 and 27, Feb. 10 and 11
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Williams Lake (drop-in)

Health Clinic (beside the First Aid Room)

Mondays and Thursdays
11:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.

Fridays
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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.
  • Unvaccinated members of our community are expected to get tested weekly.
  • Any TRU community members, vaccinated or not, are welcome to visit our free on-campus rapid testing clinics.
  • WHMIS is a requirement of all on-campus faculty, staff and some students. » Learn more
  • Masks are required indoors. » Learn more
  • 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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