Welcome back
to campus

Our team in the Beedie School of Business is looking forward to welcoming everyone back in the Fall.

Everyone's health and safety remain our top priority and we are following the provincial guidelines as we plan for the return to classes and campus. We acknowledge some students may be ready for a full return, and others may feel this is a time of significant transition and uncertainty. We understand that in-person classes and activities are essential to your overall academic success and we will work together to transition everyone back safely. This 

We encourage everyone to get vaccinated. You can register for your first and second dose on B.C.'s Get Vaccinated site and review information about COVID-19 vaccine safety from HealthLinkBC, BCCDC and the First Nations Health Authority before your appointment.

Please view our most frequently asked questions and check back regularly for new information; we are here to help if you have any questions.

Stages of Recovery Framework

A return to campus plan has been implemented.

SFU currently follows the Communicable Disease Plan. Please review this plan carefully and if you are sick, please do not come on campus.

Vaccine Popup Clinics at SFU Campuses

COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the Burnaby and Surrey campuses starting August 27. Students at the Vancouver campus can book a vaccine appointment online for nearby clinics.

Safety Protocols

Masks are now required to be worn in all indoor common areas on SFU campuses. Common areas include building entryways and atriums, hallways, stairwells, washrooms, study areas, coffee shops, dining halls, fitness facilities, libraries, health centres, student services areas, student residences and other high-traffic common areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

In addition, masks are also required in classrooms and shared study, work and research spaces.

Testing, Reporting and Tracking

SFU will continue to provide oversight and actively monitor for COVID-19 cases and transmission on campus, in coordination with the Provincial Health Authority.

Testing

Know when to get tested. Use the online self-assessment tool to determine whether you should be tested.

If you have any concerns about your health or possible exposure to COVID-19 call the Healthline at 811.

If you are sick, it is imperative that you stay home and do not spread your illness. Even if it is not COVID-19, please stay home and monitor your symptoms. It is mandatory that you should be symptom-free for 48 hours prior to returning to campus/work.

Self Reporting - confirmed or suspected cases

Immediately notify the university if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or if you suspect you have COVID-19 as well if you have come in close contact of a positive or suspect case. This will allow SFU to take the appropriate actions to safeguard our community as well as provide you with available resources or support

  • If a supervisor or instructor is made aware of a positive Covid-19 case, please e-mail cmt_chair@sfu.ca. (The e-mail should NOT include any identifying information such as name of the affected individual, student ID or employee ID, date of birth, MSP number, etc.)
  • Reporting a Covid-19 possible safety concern – please use the anonymous webform.
  • For any other Covid-19 related questions, please e-mail covid19@sfu.ca.

Please select your role at SFU for more detail on steps to take:

What do I do if I have a confirmed case of COVID-19?

  1. STAY HOME
    Do not come to campus or attend class in-person.
    Follow BC Public Health guidance.
  2. REPORT
    Notify your instructor about your absence via the mechanism noted in the course syllabus/outline.
  3. MONITOR
    Stay home until symptoms subside and you are no longer COVID-19 positive.
    Work with your instructor regarding any missed course work or assessments.
    Contact student_support@sfu.ca for any support during self-isolation whether the student lives on or off campus.

What do I do if I have a suspected COVID-19 case? (Unvaccinated close contact/symptomatic)

  1. STAY HOME
    Do not come to campus or attend class in-person before calling 811, even if you are fully vaccinated.
    Follow their guidance re: testing, isolation, etc.
    If you are 14 days past your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and asymptomatic, you do not need to isolate, unless directed by Public Health.
  2. REPORT / TEST
    Notify your instructor about your absence via the mechanism noted in the course syllabus/outline.
  3. MONITOR
    Stay home until symptoms subside and you are no longer COVID-19 positive.
    Work with your instructor regarding any missed course work or assessments.
    Contact student_support@sfu.ca for any support during self-isolation whether the student lives on or off campus.

What do I do if a student in my class reports a confirmed case of COVID-19?

  1. REPORT

    If you are made aware of a positive Covid-19 case, please email cmt_chair@sfu.ca. (The e-mail should NOT include any identifying information such as name of the affected individual, student ID or employee ID, date of birth, MSP number, etc.)

  2. IMPLEMENT PLAN

    The Guiding Principles are:

    1. Public Health provides direction on how to respond to a positive Covid-19 test result.
    2. SFU agrees on procedures and defines roles when there is a positive Covid-19 test result.
    3. SFU follows all privacy laws when responding to reports of positive Covid-19 test results. It is crucial to protect an individual’s privacy.
    4. Communication from SFU will be coordinated with guidance from the Public Health Office when and where available.
  3. SFU has an internal SFU response protocol for positive Covid-19 test results. The protocol has been developed under the recommendation of public health guidance for post secondary institution during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  4. NEXT STEPS
    SFU Case Management Team (CMT) works with the instructor on next steps (e.g., classroom closure, cleaning, etc.)

What do I do if a student in my class reports a suspected/close contact case of COVID-19?

  1. REPORT
    Reporting a Covid-19 Possible Safety Concern – please use the anonymous webform

  2. ASSESSMENT
    SFU has an internal SFU response protocol for positive Covid-19 test results (page 9 of the SFU Go Forward Plan). The protocol has been developed under the recommendation of Public Health guidance for post secondary institution during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Guiding Principles are:

    1. Public Health provides direction on how to respond to a positive Covid-19 test result.
    2. SFU agrees on procedures and defines roles when there is a positive Covid-19 test result.
    3. SFU follows all privacy laws when responding to reports of positive Covid-19 test results. It is crucial to protect an individual’s privacy.
    4. Communication from SFU will be coordinated with guidance from the Public Health Office when and where available.
  3. NEXT STEPS
    SFU Case Management Team (CMT) works with the instructor on next steps (e.g., classroom closure, cleaning, etc.)

What do I do if I have a confirmed case of COVID-19?

  1. STAY HOME
    Do not come to campus.
    Follow BC Public Health guidance.
  2. REPORT
    Please submit the Absence Reporting Form to the Wellness Recovery Office at rtwdm@sfu.ca within 24 hours of the absence.
  3. MONITOR
    Stay home until symptoms subside and you are no longer COVID-19 positive.

What do I do if I have a suspected COVID-19 case? (Unvaccinated close contact/symptomatic)

  1. STAY HOME
    Do not come to campus before calling 811, even if you are fully vaccinated. Follow their guidance re: testing, isolation, etc.
    If you are 14 days past your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and asymptomatic, you do not need to isolate, unless directed by Public Health.
  2. REPORT / TEST
    Reporting a Covid-19 Possible Safety Concern – please use the anonymous webform.
    You may need to get tested based on guidance from the BC Public Health Authority.
  3. MONITOR
    Stay home until test is confirmed negative and/or for at least 48 hours or until symptoms subside.
    If the test is positive, follow the confirmed positive guidelines set out by the BC Public Health Authority.
Please download and follow these PDF guides:

COVID-19 campus case tracking

All campus community members confirmed positive are required to self-isolate until cleared by the Public Health. View the latest update.