Reporting an Illness
If you test postive for COVID-19 and have been on campus recently for classes, work or other reasons, you are required to notify the university and follow the steps in the CapU Illness Reporting Process.
Working on Campus
Employees are encouraged to continue working from home. However, you may work on campus where it is safe to do so and you have received clearance from your manager. Prior to working on-campus:
eLearn Communicable Disease Prevention Training
As part of the requirements under the University’s Exposure Control Plan for Communicable Diseases, all employees are required to complete the Communicable Disease Prevention Training eLearn module.
There will be two self-guided eLearn communicable disease prevention training modules available:
For all employees: Communicable Disease Prevention Training eLearn module
Enrolment code (case sensitive): CapU
For supervisors/managers/deans: eLearn module coming soon
Enrolment code (case sensitive): CapU
Coordinators and chairs are welcome to take the supervisors/managers/deans eLean, if they so choose.
This training only needs to be completed once, so if you have new employees or members of your team who have yet to complete the eLearn, please ensure they complete the training no later than October 1, 2021.
Monitor: Check yourself for symptoms of COVID-19
It's recommended that employees complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help identify symptoms and determine if further assessment or testing for COVID-19 is needed. Do not come on-campus if:
- You have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 5 days. Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and new muscle aches or headache.
- You have been directed by Public Health to self-isolate.
- You have arrived from outside Canada and need to follow mandatory isolation after entering Canada.
Safety Measures on Campus
Visit Campus Safety for the latest information.
Flexible Working Arrangements
Flexible working arrangements that support the experience of our learners and the engagement of our employees are available for admin, exempt, MoveUP and student employees. Based on operational considerations, these arrangements will play out differently in different areas. Learn more about CapU's Flexible Remote Work Arrangements pilot.
Mental Health Supports
Employees may be anxious or experiencing increased stress about returning to campus. Mental health supports will be critical for everyone’s health and wellbeing as part of the return to in-person activities on campus. CapU offers a variety of supports, services and opportunities to promote employee mental health. Employees can access the Mental Health Toolkit for ways to maintain positive mental health and find various supports and resources available.
Additionally, should an employee require support, someone to talk to or assistance for a family member who is struggling at this time, CapU's Employee & Family Assistance Program through Homewood Health is available.
For more tools to help students living with mental health challenges, employees can access Capacity to Connect—an open, adaptable digital training resource by BCcampus, that provides basic mental health and wellness knowledge for post-secondary faculty and staff to support students in distress.
Technology equipment & furniture loan program
Through a centralized and coordinated process, employees may request to borrow the following equipment for the purpose of working temporarily from home:
To submit a request, please speak with your manager who will facilitate the request with IT Services or Facilities. The care and transport of these items from campus to home is the responsibility of the individual borrower.