Dec 21, 2021

As you may know, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) announced some additional COVID-19 health and safety restrictions on Friday afternoon which went into effect on Monday, December 20 and will be in place until January 31, 2022. Today further restrictions were announced restricting holiday gatherings and event capacity, which will remain in place until January 18, 2022.  

Although these new health and safety restrictions are in place, we want to assure you that our plans for our semester start on January 6, 2022 remain in place and we intend to safely begin our spring semester as anticipated. As we actively consult with others from across the sector on this coordinated return, we want you to know that the health and safety of our community remain our foremost concern. We have been assured by the PHO and VCH that at this time that we can continue to operate face to face safely. We expect to receive some follow-up information from the PHO shortly, and revisions to the Return to Campus Guidelines in the next week.  

We want to assure you that we continue to monitor the pandemic and will be working closely with the PHO, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training regarding anything that will impact the new term. Should any new plans arise over the holiday break from the PHO that impact the College, we will inform our community through Langara Announcements as soon as we have information to share. 

As always, your feedback and questions can be sent to us at returntocampus@langara.ca. Our updates for students can be found on http://langara.ca/health-safety.