Return to Campus update: The top six things we should all keep doing

By Public Affairs | October 7, 2021

"COVID-19 Return to Campus" text on blue background with illustrated students hanging out around the letters and graphics.

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 extend my thanks and admiration to you.  

Since the beginning of the semester, the people of OC have done an exemplary job of supporting one another, showing kindness and grace, and heeding the guidance of public health. 

Let’s all keep up these vital efforts in observing our on-campus health and safety measures.  

On that note, I wanted to re-share the top six things we should all keep doing to take care of ourselves and those around us: 

  1. Please do your part by being vaccinated; if you have any questions on where you can get vaccinated, you can consult Interior Health’s page
  2. If you are sick, stay home. 
  3. Wear your mask in all indoor common areas. Find full details in the College’s mask directive. If removing your mask to eat or drink in designated areas, please put your mask back on as soon as you have finished eating or drinking. And while masks are a personal choice in some meeting rooms (if distanced or barriers are in place), please be respectful of others’ choices and mask up when asked. 
  4. Practice good hand hygiene. 
  5. Please be respectful of everyone’s personal choices and comfort level with physical distancing. In other words, respect people’s “bubble.”
  6. If you need support, reach out. As we approach mid-terms, papers and exams, this can be a stressful time. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your instructors, learning centre coordinators, counselling services and others at OC for support if you need it. 

Again, an immense thanks to the OC community for coming back together in such a respectful and collegial way over the past weeks.  


Neil Fassina 
President, Okanagan College 

Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 employees, COVID-19 students, Inside OC



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