COVID-19 impact scale
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SFU COVID-19 impact scale levels
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Current rating: High (H2)
|Teaching1||Only essential in-person teaching1|
|Academic||Essential in-person meetings, events or programs with restrictions and approved safety plan (<20 participants)|
|Research2||General On-Campus||On-campus research (safety and risk mitigation plan required)
|In-person Human Participants Research||Minimal intervention HPR permitted with safety and risk mitigation plan in place and updated protocols|
|Fieldwork/Off-Campus Sites||Low risk activity permitted with safety plan (e.g. local, distancing possible)|
|Faculty/Staff||Limited numbers of employees providing essential and some limited services on campus (staggered shifts in place)|
|Visitors||Only visitors providing or assisting with a core service, and only on invitation approved by a manager.|
|Campus Amenities & Services||Very limited on-campus services with restrictions (e.g. Dining, Health and Counselling, Library, etc.)|
|Meetings/Events/Programs||Limited internal in-person meetings, events, ceremonies or programs with approved safety plan (<20 participants)
|International Travel3||Only essential university-sanctioned international travel and activities in accordance with approved guidance for exceptions (safety and risk mitigation plan required)|
|Building Access/Public Areas||Restricted building access, public areas and lunchrooms closed|
|Other||Physical distancing in place, additional cleaning|
1 - Decisions on teaching will usually apply to an entire academic term and may be made months in advance. A reduction in impact scale during an academic term may therefore not lead to any changes in teaching activities on campus.
2 - Please refer to guidance documents on Fieldwork/Third-Party Sites and HPR.
3 - All international travel and activities at all levels will need to follow Government of Canada travel advice and advisories and BC Provincial Health guidelines including isolation requirements.