St. Andrew’s Hall Covid-19 Policy
(Updated June 30, 2022)
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, St. Andrew’s Hall (SAH) has implemented plans to provide the best possible accommodation experience for our residents during this challenging time. Our Christian commitments call us to a love of God and love of neighbour, and therefore the health and safety of staff and residents remain our priority. In this mission of caring for one another, we continue to work closely with our partners at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to ensure our plans are aligned with health and safety guidelines of the Province of British Columbia.
SAH Resident Responsibility
All residents at St. Andrew’s Hall can contribute to the pandemic response on the UBC campus by:
- Knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 and completing a daily health assessment. If you are sick, stay at home. Learn about the self-assessment tool at https://bc.thrive.health.
- Washing your hands regularly and practice respiratory etiquette and good hand hygiene by coughing/sneezing into their mask, a tissue, or into the sleeve of their shirt.
- We strongly recommend that all UBC community members get vaccinated and if eligible, receive their booster dose. You can learn more at https://immunizebc.ca.
- As a reminder, in BC, free vaccines are available to students arriving from international destinations and other provinces.
Following UBC’s lead, masks are no longer required within St. Andrew’s Hall after June 30, 2022. We appreciate, however, that some members of our community may wish to continue wearing masks, and we ask all our students, faculty, and staff to be respectful of these decisions. Individuals may also want to use their discretion regarding mask wearing when gathering in small spaces. As we have seen during the last two years, it is important to show empathy for one another, understanding that everyone has different circumstances as we move through the pandemic.
***The St. Andrew’s Hall Covid-19 policy is subject to change in response to Public Health Order updates.***