Provincial mask mandate extended; federal proof of vaccination required for travel

Face Coverings (COVID-19) Updated - October 29, 2021:
Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry has extended the mask mandate in indoor public spaces to continue to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The Face Coverings (COVID-19) Order applies to students, faculty, staff and visitors in post-secondary common spaces including lobbies, hallways, public bathrooms, classrooms, labs, or those present at an inside event. The Order does not have an expiration date. Okanagan College’s mask directive has been updated.

Federal Proof of Vaccination now required for travel within Canada and internationally
British Columbians can now access the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel.

Effective Oct. 30, 2021, this proof of vaccination is now required when travelling in Canada by air, rail or cruise ship. The Government of Canada has said the federal proof of vaccination can also be used for international travel. Before leaving, all travellers are encouraged to check the Government of Canada’s travel requirements and the requirements of the country to which they are travelling. Find more information about the federal proof of vaccination card. If employees have questions about what is considered essential or non-essential travel for OC, please discuss with supervisor, your Human Resources advisor or review the FAQs here.

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response and keeping OC’s campuses safe and healthy for all.