COVID-19 resources & information

Safely returning to campus

Douglas College is welcoming a limited number of students and employees back to the campus. This page provides resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members.

Both campuses are open and students may visit to support their course work; however, in support of physical distancing, we encourage you to attend the campus only when necessary.

DO NOT come to campus if:

  • You are sick. Complete a daily self-assessment
  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have been outside the country or been in contact with somebody who has been outside the country in the last 14 days

When visiting the campuses:

  • Stay only as long as necessary
  • Follow all posted safety and directional signage
  • Wear a non-medical facemask in all public areas, including classrooms, and where physical distancing of at least 2m is not possible
  • Report all on-campus illnesses to Security before leaving the campus

Campus update

March 9: Fall 2021 Semester update from President Dr. Kathy Denton

To the Douglas College community,

Yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer provided a letter to all post-secondary presidents advising colleges and universities to prepare for a return to on-campus education beginning in September.

This is exciting news. With the information provided by Dr. Henry on immunization for all British Columbians over the summer months, Douglas College is able to plan to welcome students back to our campuses for the Fall, 2021 semester.

As always, the health and well-being of our campus community is Douglas College’s top priority. Over the coming weeks and months, we will work with the public health authority to plan for a safe return to campus, informed by the updated Go-Forward Guidelines provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

While the prospect of returning to campus is certainly exciting, it must be undertaken cautiously and safely. At every step, we will be working under the guidance of Dr. Henry and all our healthcare partners to ensure that the right measures are in place to keep our community safe.

Planning for the Fall course schedules and activities is underway. More information about course availability in-person and online will be available over the coming weeks. Expect another update as planning progresses.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kathy Denton
President, Douglas College

FEBRUARY 5: IN-PERSON SERVICE SUSPENSION EXTENDED INDEFINITELY

In support of the Provincial Health' Officer's updated mandate to reduce COVID-19 transmission, all in-person campus services and non-academic activities continue to be suspended until further notice. Additional details of this suspension can be found in the December 8th update.