Return to Campus

COVID-19

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Return to Campus/COVID-19 notices

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…

On Friday, Sept. 3, the Province released the full revised Return to Campus Guidelines for post-secondary.

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…

OC students are reminded that emergency funding from the B.C. Government is in place to help you cope with financial pressures caused by COVID-19…

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…

A reminder as the holidays approach, Okanagan College students can access free, 24-7 counselling and referral service through Here2Talk.

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…

As we witness an increase in the COVID-19 infections and observe a significant change in provincial expectations, this is a good time to be…

On Nov. 19 Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), issued new orders making mask use mandatory in indoor public spaces and…

The OC Coyotes season has come to an end as the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) has announced the cancellation of basketball for…

An important change in our ongoing attempts to ensure the health and well-being of students and employees while on campus during the pandemic.

Interior Health is alerting residents throughout the region that surging COVID-19 activity has become a concern. Due to higher rates of COVID-19…

British Columbia's Ministry of Health recently put in place and clarified new restrictions on social gatherings and indoor activities for those…

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…

Aug 25, 2020

Okanagan College is promoting new resources to enhance student success in an online learning environment.

This week the College launched a…

Aug 18, 2020

Students can expect classes in the new year to look a lot like they will this fall at Okanagan College.

As OC prepares to welcome back…

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, has released the following statement regarding the guidelines for reducing the…

Jul 16, 2020

Outdoor play is good for kids and good for our communities.

A new statement released on July 13 by the Lawson Foundation highlights why…

Jul 15, 2020

Applications for StudentAid BC, along with the new non-repayable B.C. Access Grant, are now open.

This up-front grant, along with new…