COVID-19

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Return to Campus/COVID-19 notices

Mar 10, 2022

This afternoon, Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry repealed the face coverings order in British Columbia effective March 11 at 12:01…

Feb 24, 2022

Starting on Monday, Feb. 28, OC students and employees will be able to pick up a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit on campus in the following…

Feb 22, 2022

Post-secondary Institution Housing COVID-19 Preventive Measures Order Update:

Jan 28, 2022

Hello everyone, 

As January draws to a close, I want to thank you all for continuing to support one another as a learning community…

Jan 24, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, BC post-secondary institutions received this letter from Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry.  

In…

Jan 20, 2022

On Jan. 17, 2022, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) updated orders relating to gatherings and events, as well as food and liquor serving…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…