COVID-19 Campus Resources & Information
Post-secondary institutions, such as SAE Vancouver, continue to be low-risk settings for COVID-19 transmission.
Throughout the pandemic, SAE has made decisions in alignment with guidance from the Provincial Health Officer and with the health and safety of our employees and students as our primary consideration. With this guidance, starting Friday, March 11, the following changes listed below have been made to our COVID 19 Policies & Procedures.
What Is SAE Doing To Minimize The Risk
- Rapid antigen tests are available for all staff, students, and faculty at SAE.
- SAE continues to follow the advice of the health authorities, including VCH, the PHO, and BCCDC. We aim to meet and exceed the health and safety protocols as provided by the Ministry’s Return to Campus Guidelines.
- Students are encouraged to complete a daily self-assessment and stay home if ill or are experiencing symptoms, even if they have received a negative COVID-19 test result.
- Students are encouraged to practice good hand hygiene regularly.
- Hand sanitizer and masks will continue to be provided throughout the campus.
- Daily cleaning and sanitizing of common use areas throughout the campus will
- If students feel ill while on campus, they are still required to immediately report to the office for assessment
At SAE Vancouver, masks are optional, we are reminded that everyone’s comfort level is different, and we must continue to act with compassion and respect for our campus colleagues. In this instance, some people may choose to continue to wear a mask on campus, and we encourage you to do so, again this choice is an individual one and it will be respected.
Are Vaccines Mandatory?
Students may come to campus if not vaccinated, SAE is guided by the Go Forward Guidelines for BC’s post-secondary institutions and encourages all students to get vaccinated, the more people in a community who are immunized and protected from COVID-19, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread.
What Happens If Someone Gets COVID?
If someone in the SAE community does contract COVID, the college will follow the public health guidelines provided by the PHO for reporting and notification. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 relies on everyone doing their part, including immunization, daily self-administered health checks, staying home when sick, wearing masks when recommended by public health, and practicing hand hygiene.
Thank you and see you in class!