COVID-19 resources & information

Safely returning to campus

Douglas College is welcoming a limited number of students and employees back to the campus during the Fall Semester. 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 face mask in public areas or where physical distancing of at least 2m is not possible
  • Report all on-campus illnesses to Security before leaving the campus

Campus update

NOVEMBER 20: IN-PERSON SERVICE SUSPENSION EXTENDED TO DEC. 7

As below, in support of the Provincial Health' Officer's updated mandate to reduce COVID-19 transmission, all in-person campus services and non-academic activities are further suspended until Dec. 7 or further notice. 

NOVEMBER 9: IN-PERSON SERVICES SUSPENDED UNTIL NOV. 23

In support of the Provincial Health Officer’s updated mandate to reduce COVID-19 transmission, all in-person campus services and non-academic activities will be suspended until Nov. 23 or further notice.

This includes counselling, academic advising, career coaching, Douglas College International services, Sports Institute and recreation activities, and any other in-person events or services. As of November 10, food services will not be available at either campus and the fitness center will be closed during this period.

All student services will continue to be available remotely, and Library “Take Out” service will continue to be available. 

In-person student labs and other in-person scheduled academic activities will continue unless otherwise notified by your instructor. If you have any questions about a specific course or program, contact your instructor directly.

Campuses will remain open; however, students are encouraged to study remotely as much as possible. Active safety screening of all students, employees and visitors will be in place at campus entrances.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we work through the pandemic together. Further updates will be made available should the Provincial Health Officer mandate change.

November 2: Masks now mandatory for indoor public spaces on all campuses

In response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in BC, the Provincial Health Officer announced last week that wearing non-medical facemasks will now be an expectation in all indoor public spaces.

In response, Douglas College will be updating its institutional safety plan to align with this expectation. As of Nov. 2, masks are required in all indoor public spaces. Previously, non-medical masks were only strongly recommended to be worn on campus.

Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our campuses safe.