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On March 10, 2022, the Provincial Health Officer announced changes to public health orders:

Lifting of BC’s indoor face coverings order

Given the high rate of vaccination in British Columbia, effective March 11, 2022, public health no longer requires face coverings in indoor public settings.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be respectful of individual choices concerning masks based on each person’s comfort.

Indoor common area mask requirements for employees as part of the Workplace Safety Order are no longer required. 

Removal of proof of vaccination requirements

Effective April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required:

To access events and services; and, for post-secondary student housing.

NOTE:  Public health measures and restrictions may be reintroduced depending on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response. 

January 26, 2022—On January 21, 2022, Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC's Provincial Health officer, wrote an open letter to the province's post-secondary institutions regarding their response to COVID-19. You can read the letter in it's entirety here>>.

General Guidelines

At this point in the pandemic, NLC's regulations can be summarized in a few clear points:
  1. If you feel unwell, do NOT come to campus. This rule is always applicable, whether you believe your illness to be COVID-19, a simple cold, or something else.
  2. We strongly advise all staff and students to be fully vaccinated, including boosters as needed/available.

COVID-19 FAQ for students>>

Safety plans
Please see our >>Communicable Disease Plan for more information. (September 10, 2021)