Plan ahead.

Plan ahead.

Need to come to campus? Please read the following check-in procedures carefully.

Before your first visit to campus.

  • Complete the Health & Safety COVID-19 Safety Awareness course on Brightspace. The training takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and includes a video and a companion quiz.
  • Know where the key entrance point is for the building(s) you plan on visiting.
  • See list of student and campus services that are open.

What to prepare before you come on campus (each time you visit).

  • Ensure you do not have any COVID-19 illness symptoms.
  • Perform a health self-check using the assessment tool at covid19.thrive.health. You can also download the app for your mobile device.
  • Have your Student ID Card (or student ID number and a government-issued photo ID) ready.

When you come on campus.

  • Enter through the key entrance points at each building.
  • Check-in at the Health & Safety Check-In station at these entrances. Remember to give yourself extra time for check-in. If there is a line, please keep 6 feet (2 metres) apart by following the indicated floor markers.
  • Students will be asked for identification (name, Langara ID card or photo ID and student number, a phone number) each time as per guidelines to assist VCH with contact tracing. Students will also be asked if they have completed their Health & Safety course and daily assessment each time.
  • If the Health & Safety Check-In Station is closed, students may access buildings during business hours by visiting the Security Office (located across from the Bookstore).

All visitors are responsible for the following.

  • Following physical distance guidelines, such as staying 2 metres (6 feet) from others.
  • Washing your hands when entering and exiting a building. You can wash your hands (20-30 sec) in the washrooms nearby or with hand sanitizer (20 sec) at one of the hand sanitization stations.
  • Keeping your visit brief.
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FAQs

Do I need to check-in each day? What if I need to access more than one building or return to the same building?

Yes. Students are required to follow the check-in procedures above each time they wish to access the campus. 

If you need to access more than one building, you are currently required to check in to each building separately.

If you leave and return the same building, you will also need to check in again, but it will not take long. Please stop at the check-in station and explain it is your second check-in of the day. The Health & Safety Heroes will check your ID and put a mark beside your name on the list.

We are currently working on streamlining this system to make check-in simpler. Please continue to read the Langara Announcements sent to your email for latest updates. Thank you for your patience as we move forward safely, together.

I'm having trouble accessing the health & safety course in Brightspace.

All students are required to complete the Health & Safety training course and quiz in Brightspace BEFORE accessing any buildings on campus for the first time. The training course will appear in your Brightspace account at 12:01 am on the first day of classes. The course and accompanying quiz should take approximately 20-30 minutes. You are required to achieve 100% on your quiz, and may take the quiz more than once until you reach 100%. Note: Please give yourself enough time to complete the course and quiz. 

Our Health & Safety Heroes will ask you if you have taken the course and may ask to see your quiz result. If you have not taken the course, you will be asked to take the course before accessing the building. 

If you do not see the Health & Safety COVID-19 Awareness course in Brightspace, please contact covidquestions@langara.ca with your Full Name and Student ID number to let us know.

I forgot to do the health self-assessment before coming to campus and now my phone is out of batteries / cannot access wifi / do not have data / the QR code doesn't work. Can I enter the building since I don't have any symptoms?

Students should perform their self-assessment (bc.thrive.health) at home before leaving to go to the campus. As it is a requirement to enter the buildings, students who have not performed the self-assessment cannot access any building until the self-assessment has been completed. The Health & Safety Heroes can also set students up with wifi on your device to help you complete your self-assessment.

If the QR code provided at the Check-In table does not work on your device, you can complete your self-assessement directly on the bc.thrive.health website.

I am late for class and I am not able to do the health self-assessment. Can I go to class and do it later?

Students should perform their self-assessment (bc.thrive.health) at home before leaving to go to the campus. As it is a requirement to enter the buildings, students who have not performed the self-assessment cannot access any building until the self-assessment has been completed. The Health & Safety Heroes can also set students up with wifi on your device to help you complete your self-assessment.

If the QR code provided at the Check-In table does not work on your device, you can complete your self-assessement directly on the bc.thrive.health website.

Why do I need to show my Student ID card when I check in? Is Photo ID ok?

The Langara College community includes students from all over the world, speaking many different languages. The Health & Safety Heroes ask for Student ID to minimize mistakes when writing or typing your full name and student ID number. The H&S Heroes are also required to check your photo to verify your identity. 

If you do not have your Student ID card yet, please bring a piece of government photo ID and your student number. 

What if I get sick or develop symptoms while I'm on campus?

If you develop symptoms while on campus, please contact one of the following and alert them of the situation: 

  • Your instructor
  • Security Services (604.562.1011 or the Security Office, located across from the bookstore)
  • Health Services (604.323.5256)

You will be directed to a designated isolation room for further assessment and next steps. 

I am an employee. Do I need to follow the same procedures?

Employees have a different set of procedures. Please log in to the myLangara (Employees) site, and refer to the Moving Ahead: COVID-19 page for information pertaining to employees.