Langara is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and is following directions from the Provincial Health Office, 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.

Vaccination levels in our community are high and transmission of the virus in post-secondary settings has been low and continues to be monitored. We continue to follow the advice of the health authorities, including VCH, the PHO, and BCCDC. We aim to meet and exceed the health and safety protocols as provided by the Ministry’s Return to Campus Guidelines.

As the situation evolves, we continue encouraging our community to get vaccinated, wear a mask, stay home if feeling ill, and follow personal health measures and the guidelines of the health authorities. 

 

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. 

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and 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).

 

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.

For the safety of Langara College’s community, during this time of the Global Pandemic, travel outside Canada by staff, faculty and students for College-related activities and business remains restricted to essential travel purposes and for those countries with travel advisories 2 or lower. Please read the COVID-19 Outbound Travel Policy for further details.

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.