Langara is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and is following directions from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the BC Centre of Disease Control. We will continue to post new information as it becomes available. If you have a question that's not on our list, please email us at returntocampus@langara.ca.

Don’t forget to check out our Mental Health & Well-being page to see the supports available to you.

Langara College will closely follow the safety and health guidelines set forward by the authorities, including Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Centre for Disease Control, regional health authorities, and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer.

The College community continues to report a high vaccination intention rate (85+% among students and 90+% among employees). All residents of BC ages 12+, who wish to be vaccinated, have had an opportunity to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to BC's accelerated vaccination schedule, most will have received two doses by the end of the summer. 

We will continue to offer online course options this fall to help students who prefer that option, or for those not in the country.

Read more about the stages for our return to campus

 

Yes, you may come to campus if you are not vaccinated. Langara is guided by the Go Forward Guidelines for BC’s post-secondary institutions as we gradually move towards on-campus teaching, learning, and research in September 2021.

COVID-19 is a virus that is unlikely to be eliminated from the population but can be managed in the same manner as other common respiratory infections. Those of us who are able to get vaccinated contribute to a safe campus environment and help support our campus safety plan. All students, including international students, are eligible to be vaccinated. 

If you have not yet registered to be vaccinated, all BC residents ages 12+ are encouraged to learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and to register to be vaccinated with BC's Get Vaccinated system, if you choose to do so. 

International students will be eligible for vaccination once they arrive in BC and can find information online to book an appointment without a Personal Health Number (PHN).

​​​Aug 25 2021 update: By order of the PHO, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. Please check the Government of BC website for further details.

Sept 10 2021 update:The College will update the community with information on how proof of vaccination works by email. This information will also be posted on the Latest Updates page when it is available.

In the event of a confirmed case with our faculty, students or staff, information would be provided to the public by the relevant health agency, according to their protocols. 

If you are concerned that you, or someone you have been exposed to, may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (for example dry cough or fever), please stay home and start your self-isolation right away if you have symptoms of consistent with COVID-19. The length of time you will need to self-isolate depends on your situation and test results. Continue to self-isolate until you get your test results and then follow the self-isolation period recommended for your results. The BC Centre for Disease Control has a self-assessment tool that you can assess symptoms. If symptoms worsen, please call 8-1-1 or your health care provider.

The province has created a phone service to provide non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 am-­8:00 pm at 1.888.COVID19 (1.888.268.4319) or via text message at 604.630.0300.

For more information and the latest updates, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control and their FAQ on COVID-19.

Canada's latest travel advisories are posted here.

The latest information for travel restrictions, and guidelines for those who are entering Canada, are on the Government of Canada website.

International students who are traveling into Canada for their program will find more information on the Quarantine Resources webpage.

Please visit myLangara (Employees)'s COVID-19 section for employee-specific FAQs, remote working resources, teaching resources and more.