COVID-19

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Return to Campus/COVID-19 notices

Jan 14, 2022

Okanagan College received the following COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training on Jan. 13, 2022: 

Jan 10, 2022

In regard to the Omicron variant, Okanagan College understands that many students and employees will have questions about what do to if sick or…

Jan 7, 2022

Okanagan College received the following update from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training on Friday, Jan. 7. Note: Okanagan…

Jan 6, 2022

Hello to the OC community, 

First, I’d like to express my gratitude to the many team members across Okanagan College who over the past few…

Dec 30, 2021

Hello OC students, 

I hope you are enjoying a restful holiday…

Dec 22, 2021

Hello everyone, 

As 2021 draws to a close, I want to express…

Dec 21, 2021

Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry is implementing additional measures to address rising COVID-19 case counts that could result in…

Dec 17, 2021

To address rising COVID-19 case counts, the Government of B.C. has issued revised orders, which take effect on Monday, Dec. 20. Measures will…

Dec 10, 2021

This week Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a virtual townhall for B.C. post-secondary institutions (PSIs). For footage of the full…

Data collected by VCH shows that post-secondary institutions in the VCH region have seen low rates of COVID-19 transmission with the fall return to…
Nov 30, 2021

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced that effective at midnight on Monday, Nov. 30:

The Provincial Health Officer updated the vaccine mandate order for hospital and community settings on November 18, 2021 and published the order …

Face Coverings (COVID-19) Updated - October 29, 2021:

The Government of BC has released an updated version of the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines to reflect evolving public health guidance. The…

Oct 7, 2021

Hello to the OC Community, 

As this week marks our first full month back on campus as a learning community, I wanted to take a moment to…

Sep 14, 2021

Interior Health has updated COVID-19 health orders across the region to once again allow for larger events and gatherings to go ahead in the…

Sep 13, 2021

The Provincial Health Officer orders regarding the BC Vaccine Card takes effect on Monday, Sept. 13.

Sep 9, 2021

Hello everyone, 

I hope the first days of the semester have been enjoyable and rewarding. It’s been wonderful to meet and interact with…

Sep 3, 2021

Hello everyone, 

Sep 2, 2021

Dear students, 

The start of the Fall semester is upon us. …

Aug 27, 2021

Hello to the OC Community,

I would like to begin by respectfully acknowledging that Okanagan College's Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon…

Aug 26, 2021

Interior Health (IH) will be offering drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for OC students and employees on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the times and…

Aug 24, 2021

Hello OC students,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the remaining days of summer as the fall semester draws nearer. We’re looking…

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Interior Health (IH) have issued new health orders to address the continued increase in cases in…

Aug 16, 2021

Watch a video message from OC President Neil Fassina, or read the full message below.

Hello everyone,

Aug 6, 2021

Interior Health has announced new restrictions for the Central Okanagan aimed at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 within the region.

Jul 30, 2021

I hope this finds you enjoying summer as we all look for ways to stay cool amid the hot and dry temperatures that are now predicted to stick…

Jun 30, 2021

I hope everyone is managing to stay cool and safe during this week’s extreme heat. In case you missed it, you will find guidance and information…

Jun 24, 2021

I’d like to start off by acknowledging the incredible dedication, care and collaboration OC employees have shown in supporting students and each…

A virtual town hall meeting was held on May 28, 2021 to discuss the preliminary public health guidance for September 2021 provided in the COVID-19…

Apr 30, 2021

The B.C. Government has published a new COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer to assist post-secondary institutions in planning for a safe return to on…

Revised April 28:
The Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety Order from the Provincial Health Officer has been changed to require…

Apr 26, 2021

The B.C. Government has introduced new legislation - Bill 3 - which once it is passed, will add a new section (52.13) to the Employment Standards…

On April 23, the B.C. Government announced new travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. in place until May 25 to stop the spread of…

OC international students should note that mental health supports are available to any B.C. post-secondary international students who are affected…

Mar 16, 2021

When the pandemic hit last year, Okanagan College Counsellor Sarah Lefebure took to her creative side to explore the many facets of her covid…

Mar 15, 2021

When Mariko Nagata picks up a free lunch at Okanagan College she likens it to a warm hug.

Mar 11, 2021

On March 8, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada is designating Thursday, March 11 as a National Day of…

Mar 8, 2021

British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions should be planning a return to on-campus education this September, according to Provincial…

British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions should be planning a return to on-campus education this September, according to Provincial…

More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the Province moves into Phase 2 of the largest…

The health & safety of our students is Okanagan College’s primary concern.  Due to the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19, and to…

On Feb. 5, 2021, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the extension of all current public health orders, including the ban on all…

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that restrictions on all events and social gatherings will be extended until midnight on Feb…

Dec 16, 2020

After compiling recipes into a delectable read, the What We Cooked: A Compilation of Recipes During COVID Times cookbook is available for purchase…

Aug 26, 2020

OC Occupational Health and Safety grad put her skills to work

With fall approaching and parents and students of all ages making decisions…