A mask mandate for all indoor public spaces has been implemented on all UFV campuses. (File photo)

A mask mandate for all indoor public spaces has been implemented on all UFV campuses. (File photo)

Masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces at University of the Fraser Valley

Proof of vaccination required for a number of off-campus activities but not for in-class sessions

Masks are now mandatory in all indoor public spaces on University of the Fraser Valley including classrooms, lobbies, washrooms, hallways, stairwells, elevators, and labs.

Staff and faculty must wear masks in all UFV indoor public spaces except if alone in your private office or workspace.

Proof of vaccination is not required for any in-class sessions but students, faculty, and staff will be required to show proof of vaccination in the following circumstances:

  • Students living in on-campus housing – proof of first vaccination will be required through the BC Vaccine Card by Sept. 7 and full vaccination by Oct. 24. UFV recognizes that a transition period may be needed for students arriving from outside BC and Canada in order to access vaccinations and obtain a BC Vaccine Card. Further information will be provided in the coming week.
  • Students participating in off-campus activities – UFV students who are required to follow all regulations of the external partner when participating in off-campus activities (for example medical clinical placements) will require proof of partial vaccination with one dose by Sept. 13 and full vaccination seven days after dose two by Oct. 24.
  • Athletics – Students, faculty and staff using UFV gyms and recreational facilities will require proof of partial vaccination (one dose) by September 13 and proof of full vaccination seven days after dose two by Oct. 24.
  • Dining – anyone choosing to dine in one of the eateries on campus will require proof of vaccination as above, unless you are purchasing food to take elsewhere.

These measures mean that all athletes on the UFV Cascades varsity teams will also have to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 24 and must have at least one dose by Sept. 13.

UFV officials noted they will share more information as they learn more and things may change due to the ever evolving nature of the pandemic.

RELATED: Abbotsford post-secondary institutions not making vaccines mandatory

abbotsfordFraser Valley