UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Find out more about the required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program.

Working during COVID-19

Information and resources available to you while working during COVID-19.


Return to campus

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program

Learn about the required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program, including steps to complete the Vaccination Status Declaration and FAQs.

Visit the Health guidance and vaccines page on the UBC COVID-19 site for a list of questions and answers to help you understand your role in helping prevent the spread of illness on our campuses and learning sites.


Non-medical masks are required for all indoor public areas at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs.

Indoor mask exceptions are outlined on page 5 of the UBC Campus Rules available on the Safety and Risk Services site.

Workplace accommodations 

The following are guidelines and resources for faculty and staff concerns with returning to in-person work or a need for workplace accommodations in the context of COVID-19. Please review:

Are you a manager or supervisor of faculty or staff with these concerns? View relevant information and FAQ for Managing employees during COVID-19.

New to UBC

Learn more about UBC and the available resources for new employees.

Teaching resources for Winter Term 1

The Keep Teaching website offers resources and guiding principles for faculty as they plan their online classes. 


Stay home if you are sick

Visit the UBC campus rules and guidance documents on the Safety and Risk Services website for further guidance.

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

In May 2021, the BC government amended the Employment Standards Act to provide three days of COVID-19 paid sick leave. This new COVID-19 paid sick leave provision applies to UBC employees in certain non-unionized roles and employees who do not accrue paid sick leave. See which roles are eligible below.  If you are not eligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave, use your paid sick leave to cover time off for COVID-19-related illness. 

Remote Work

UBC’s Remote Work program provides an opportunity to consider how future work arrangements will continue to make UBC an inspiring place for students to learn and for faculty and staff to research, teach, and work.

Mental health supports and resources

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