COVID-19

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COVID-19 response

Okanagan College has 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 through this phase of the pandemic. We encourage students and employees to visit these pages for updates.

Masks are not required in indoor spaces, but it is important that we recognize and respect those who choose to continue wearing a mask based on personal choice.

Stay at home if you are sick

If you are sick, please stay home. Consult the B.C. COVID-19 self-assessment tool to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed, and contact 811 or your healthcare provider for medical advice as necessary. 

If you do test positive for COVID-19, please notify your instructor(s) and follow provincial health guidance around self-isolation and monitoring and testing.

Communicable Disease Plan

Okanagan College will continue to follow its Communicable Disease Plan going forward. This plan stresses five important actions:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Clean your hands regularly
  • Respect personal space
  • Be considerate of people

More information

  • Students: please contact your instructor or Dean’s Office or review Frequently Asked Questions
  • Employees: please contact your supervisor or review Frequently Asked Questions
  • Visitors: Please review OC’s Communicable Disease Plan and check back on this page for the latest updates.

Get involved

OC is a tight-knit community. Join in on the fun on campus and through virtual events.

Your health

OC cares about your mental and physical health. Check out info and supports available to you.