If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, try the BC 走vernment COVID-19 self-assessment tool to help guide you on what to do. The province of BChas also set up a dedicated COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-COVID19 or text 604-630-0300. The service is available daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with information available in over 110 languages.
Q: Are any SFU students, faculty or staff known to have COVID-19?
Notification of cases of COVID-19 within our community is managed by public health authorities not by SFU, and is done in order to alert individuals that they may have been exposed to the illness. If SFU is asked by public health authorities to notify our community members of a confirmed case we will do so.
Q: What is SFU doing to ensure safety of the SFU community?
The university is following infectious disease protocols and regularly communicating with key stakeholders to ensure our three campuses are prepared and able to respond as needed.
SFU is also taking precautions to prevent the spread of communicable illnesses on our campuses including:
Cancelling 所有 events until July 5th, including off campus events
Notifying our community of the recommendation against travel outside of Canada at this time, and self-isolate for 14 days from your return.
Promoting 走od hygiene practices among members of the university community (e.g., handwashing) and providing appropriate hand-cleaning facilities and/or alternatives like alcohol hand rubs;
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Q: What does physical distancing mean?
If you live in residence, avoid using common areas, such as communal kitchens and bathrooms, if there are already people in these spaces.
Q: How do I protect myself from COVID-19?
There are measures that 所有 students, faculty, and staff can take to help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses such as coronavirus, colds, and influenza:
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
Stay home when you are ill.
Practice safe physical distancing when in public by keeping at least two meters distance away from others at 所有 times
避免 所有 travel outside of Canada, including to the USA, and avoid non-essential travel within Canada, as recommended by the Provincial Health Officer.
Q: Is SFU providing supplies or equipment to support COVID-19 efforts?
Q: What should students, faculty and staff do in terms of cleaning their areas?
Q: Can I book travel for university activities?
The global travel advisory remains in effect. SFU’s faculty, staff and students are advised not to book tickets for travel outside of Canada until the advisory is lifted. Cross border and international airline tickets purchased before the advisory is lifted, and subsequently cancelled, will not be reimbursed by the University.
If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, try the BC 走vernment COVID-19 self-assessment tool to help guide you on what to do. The province of BC has also set up a dedicated COVID-19 hotline for non-medical questions at 1-888-COVID19 or text 604.630.0300.
If you have COVID-19 compatible symptoms avoid contact with others and self-isolate at home for at least 10 days. Visit the BC CDC website for more details on how to stop the spread of germs, what to do if your symptoms get worse and how to end self-isolation.
No one should be excluded or banned from attending classes or work. Students, staff and faculty with flu-like symptoms should stay home. We will not be requiring medical notes for illnesses related to COVID-19 or flu at this time in order to prevent overburdening the medical system.
Students: Students should continue to report illness as they usually do. Contact your instructor to ask for a modification or accommodation if needed. Should you have concerns about the response, contact the Chair of the department (or for Continuing Studies, write email@example.com). Fin所有y, if needed, contact the Dean's office.
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Q: If I need to self-isolate, who do I need to tell at SFU?
Students: If you live in residence, email Residence and Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residence and Housing will provide further information and support.
Q. What should I do if I have experienced discrimination or harassment in relation to the Coronavirus/COVID-19?
The Provincial Health Officer and BCCDC recommends not making assumptions about the risk of students, faculty or staff based on their ethnicity or travel history.
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If you feel you have been targeted based on any of the above factors, you should discuss the matter with the Human Rights office by emailing email@example.com or 778-782-4446. This office will invite you in for a confidential conversation about the policies and response options available.
Q. I am feeling stressed and worried about COVID-19. Where can I 走 for support?
As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, you may be worried about the health and safety of yourself or your family and friends. This is a ch所有enging and uncertain time. It is not uncommon to experience higher levels of stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. If this is your experience, please seek help and support.
Counselling and other supports are available to members of our campus community. We encourage students who need support at this time to contact one of the following services: