Oct 23, 2020

Health & safety reminders for fall  

With the cold and flu season upon us, we would like to remind you of some health and safety guidelines. 

If you are planning to come to campus, please remember to take the self-assessment and follow the prompts. If you have any symptoms of illness, please remain at home to rest and do not come to campus for school or work. The PHO has encouraged everyone in BC to get a flu shot this season.  

If you have yet to complete Langara’s Health & Safety - COVID-19 Awareness Course, please do so. It is mandatory for all students and can be accessed through Brightspace. If Brightspace poses challenges, please contact covidquestions@langara.ca for information on alternative ways to complete the course. 

One of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to keep physical distance (6 feet / 2 metres) from each other. It’s also a good idea to wear a mask in situations when you cannot maintain physical distance (i.e. confined spaces, shopping areas). The BCCDC provides more information about when and how to wear a mask

Whenever possible, continue to wash your hands often (20 seconds using soap and water, or hand sanitizer). You can click here to learn more from BCCDC about hand-washing, and here to download hand-washing instructions. If you use gloves, please be mindful that gloves can spread germs the same as bare hands (i.e. any germs on your gloves will spread to anything you touch, such as when you reach into your bag to grab your wallet). You can click here to learn how to remove and dispose of your gloves properly. 

We thank you for your actions that help keep our community safe and healthy. 

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow 

BC’s Provincial Election is tomorrow, Saturday, October 24. 

We encourage you to connect to the Elections BC website to find out where to vote and how to vote safely this election. The deadline to register to vote is October 24. See eligibility requirements here: https://elections.bc.ca/voting/register-to-vote/.  

As always, your feedback and questions can be sent to us at covidquestions@langara.ca. Our latest updates for students can be found on langara.ca/covid.