Return to campus
Okanagan College is excited to welcome back students and employees to campus for Fall 2021. We have been committed to student and employee health and safety throughout the COVID-19 response, following Provincial Health Office guidelines. Following the guidance of the Government of B.C. and Provincial Health Office, we will continue to create and maintain a safe and rewarding learning environment through the transition back to in-person classes, services and operations.
We encourage students and employees to visit these pages often for updates and relevant information as we all plan for return to campus this fall.
Return to campus info for students.
Return to campus info for employees.
6 things you need to know to be on campus
Wondering what the latest guidance is? Here is a condensed primer on the 6 daily requirements people need to know as they head back to campus.
1. Do your part by being vaccinated
2. If you are sick, stay home.
3. Masks are required on campus.
4. Practice good hand hygiene.
5. Physical distancing isn't required as long as you wear a mask.
6. If you need support, reach out.
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Communicable Disease Plan
Please review the College’s Communicable Disease Plan. It outlines the preventative measures and careful planning in place to protect the health and safety of all on our campuses, in accordance with guidance from the Province of BC, the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafeBC, Interior Health and the First Nations Health Authority.
Complete your personal daily health check
All OC students, employees and visitors are to perform a personal daily health check before coming on campus. Please review the following questions, which you’ll see posted on entrances to OC facilities:
- Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days and are not fully vaccinated?
- Have you been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
- Have you been told to isolate by Public Health?
- Are you experiencing any of the following new or worsening symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Loss of sense of smell
- Loss of sense of taste
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme fatigue or tiredness
- Body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, do not come to or remain on campus and refer to HealthLink BC by calling 811. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone at OC safe and healthy.
Learn how to access services in-person or online while we return to campus.
OC is a tight-knit community. Join in on the fun on campus and through virtual events.
Need help making the transition to online learning or instructions to learning platforms?
OC cares about your mental and physical health. Check out info and supports available to you.