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. Steps to take prior to working on-campus:

Learn: Safe Work Practices Training

Before returning to work on campus, all employees, managers and supervisors must complete and pass the COVID-19 Safe Work Practices training before they can return to the workplace. Find the Safe Work Practices Training in Frontlines on the COVID-19 Safety Information page. Enter the enrollment key: CapU to get started. 

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 10 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 or who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. 

Schedule: Record dates on campus in PurelyHR

To ensure the safety of everyone and to support contact tracing, employees are required identify upcoming on-campus work dates. Each week, log in to PurelyHR and enter the dates and times you will be working on-campus as agreed upon with your supervisor. At this time, faculty/employees working remotely do not need to enter their remote work schedule into PurelyHR. 

Learn how to enter on-campus work schedules by following the Purely HR Step by Step Guide, or watching the Purely HR Training for Faculty or Purely HR Training for Chairs and Coordinators.  

For more information, please review the directions for training, self-assessment and scheduling (pdf).

New safety measures on campus 

Please review our new safety plans, policies and guidelines

The University has made several changes to promote health and safety in response to COVID-19, including physical distancing barriers; wellness checks for employees, students and visitors; occupancy limits for all spaces on campus; reconfiguring or removing furniture to meet physical distancing requirements; increased handwashing facilities, supplies and personal protective equipment guidelines for use, where necessary; and training for the new campus work and learning environment for both students and employees.

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:

  • computer
  • monitor
  • keyboard/mouse
  • headset/microphone
  • webcam
  • chair

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.

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