Below are recent updates related to COVID-19 safety on campus, that are relevant to TRU students.
Updates to BC Centre for Disease Control guidance
Nov. 23, 2022
On Nov. 17, 2022, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), updated its guidance for managing COVID-19 symptoms. The main change is that self-isolation is no longer required for those who test positive. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is still expected to stay home until their fever as resolved and they feel well enough to participate in daily activities. Full details are available on the BCCDC website.
New immunization clinics available in Kamloops and Williams Lake
Sept. 15, 2022
Thank you to everyone’s commitment to our shared responsibilities to keep us safe. One of those responsibilities is to get vaccinated and boosted, if able.
To support public health’s recommendation to get boosters when eligible, Interior Health has opened a new immunization clinic at Sahali Mall in Kamloops. In Williams Lake, a short-term, clinic will open up next week at the TRU gymnasium to supplement the one at Williams Lake Public Health.
From the Government of BC’s Get a COVID-19 booster webpage:
- For full protection, everyone + needs ongoing booster doses. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis, six months after your last dose. For most people, it's best to get a booster dose around periods of increased risk.
- Fall booster invitations are going out now, starting with the people most at risk from COVID
- Those aged 5+ will be offered the bivalent Moderna vaccine for your next booster.
If you have not yet received any COVID-19 vaccination, you need to register. Everyone else will be notified when they are eligible to book an appointment to receive their next COVID-19 booster.
More information on COVID-19 immunization clinics is available on Interior Health’s website. If you have questions regarding eligibility, booking, rescheduling and more, visit the How to get vaccination for COVID-19 webpage or call 1-833-838-2323.
As a reminder, COVID-19 test kits are available at many community pharmacies and continue to be available by contacting email@example.com.