Mar 23, 2020

Social Distancing

This morning Prime Minister Trudeau and BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry reinforced the importance for all of us to practice social distancing. These efforts will help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and it is up to all of us to do our part. The direction from authorities is not a suggestion or recommendation, but an order that we all need to follow. As a reminder, social distancing means:

  • Maintaining a minimum distance of two meters (six feet) between ourselves and others. The BC Centre for Disease Control says that the two meters is the same space as a queen-sized bed fitting between two people.
  • Staying home as much as possible, and only going out for necessities such as groceries or prescriptions.
  • Not gathering in groups for any reason, including parties, or playing indoor or outdoor sports.
  • We encourage you to stay connected with your family and friends remotely via text, social networks, telephone, and video conferencing tools.

Mental Health Supports

We recognize that the challenging circumstances we find ourselves in understandably creates fear, stress, and anxiety. If you or a classmate need support, there are many resources to help you.

Summer Term

Langara will be offering online courses this summer in both regular and continuing studies. Updates about the term and registration will be sent to you later this week.

Campus Hours

While courses and most services have moved to remote delivery, the Campus does remain open for those who may need to come to campus. Given the reduction in on-campus traffic, we are reducing campus hours to 7 am-5 pm Monday – Friday, and closed on the weekends. To support students with online learning, select computer labs will be open for additional hours.

Scam Warning

We are hearing disturbing reports of scammers seeking to take advantage of students during these difficult times. We want to remind you to research organizations before doing business with them, don’t feel pressured into making a quick purchase decision, and never pay before receiving the goods or service.

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