Current status

  • VCC is open and will continue to respond to the needs of our community during this health crisis by following the recommendations and guidelines set by the Provincial Health Officer.
  • The PHO has lifted B.C.'s indoor mask order, effective Friday, March 11, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. Face coverings will be optional for people in all indoor public settings, however, people may still want to continue wearing a mask based on personal choice. Read more
  • Please help us keep our community safe and get vaccinated if you are able. You can learn more about vaccinations at: gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.

Latest Bulletin

Next steps in COVID-19 response

Posted on April 7, 2022

Dear VCC community,

As we head into our third year living with COVID-19, post-secondary institutions such as Vancouver Community College (VCC), continue to be one of the safest places to learn and work. At VCC, we are proud of our faculty, staff, and students for our response to the pandemic and for working collectively to keep our community safe.

We are pleased to share additional updates from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) that are relevant to our community as we continue to move forward.  

SPRING BOOSTER PROGRAM

On Tuesday, April 5, the PHO announced additional measures to address COVID-19 in the community, while protecting those most at risk. Most significantly, seniors over the age of 70 and Indigenous elders over the age of 55 will be eligible to receive a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose. In addition, immune-compromised individuals will be eligible as well. If you fall into one of these categories, find out more details about the province’s spring booster program.

PROOF OF VACCINATION NO LONGER REQUIRED

As Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stated, easing restrictions comes after ongoing and careful review of current data. The PHO’s approach to COVID-19 was to have only “the minimum necessary restrictions to keep our community safe” until we can progress from “legally enforceable requirements to a place of collective [management]”.

As a result, the province is continuing with previously announced plans to further lift COVID-19 restrictions. As of Friday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m., proof of vaccination to access businesses, events, and services is no longer required. This extends to VCC restaurants and services including JJ’s Restaurant, The Bistro, VCC Salon & Spa, and others (See the full list of on-campus services at VCC). 

GET YOUR VACCINE AND BOOSTER

British Columbians continue to lead the way in being one of the most vaccinated provinces in the country with more than 93 per cent of eligible adults having received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage everyone in the VCC community to receive your vaccine and eligible booster if you have not already done so. 

Let’s continue to all do our part in maintaining a safe place to work and learn – get vaccinated, use your layers of protection, monitor symptoms, and stay home if ill. Although masks are no longer mandated in indoor public settings, some people may choose to continue wearing a mask indoors and others will not. We encourage everyone to go at your own pace and be respectful of others. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to the safety of our community.

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Sincerely,

VCC Emergency Operations Centre

Surinder Aulakh, EOC Director
Clayton Munro, Deputy Director
Jen Hill, Communications Lead
Sladjana Borovcanin, Operations Section Chief
David McMullen, Planning Section Chief
Soleille Cyr, RTC Lead
Darlene Hodgson, People Services Resource
Robyn Wood, CUPE Representative
Taryn Thomson, FA Representative
Jo-Ellen Zakoor, VCC Admin. Dean of Health

 

 

 

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Key points:

  • B.C. is launching a spring booster program for seniors, Indigenous elders, and immune-compromised individuals
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required at VCC on-campus services
  • Vaccines continue to be the most effective method in preventing serious health outcomes – don’t delay in getting your vaccine and booster shots
  • Thank you to the VCC community for doing your part to keep everyone safe!

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Posted on Mar 25, 2021

VCC’s COVID-19 response has community at its core
Posted on Feb 26, 2021

BC’s Top Employer feature: VCC puts heart into the heart of the city
Posted on Feb 17, 2021

VCC joins prestigious list of BC’s Top Employers
Posted on Feb 16, 2021

Giving Tuesday campaign doubles December 2020 fundraising goal
Posted on Feb 1, 2021

The business of clean: Building service workers are in demand
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A fundraiser with benefits
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Defending against infection: The critical work of an MDRT
Posted on Oct 26, 2020

Celebrating Health Care Heroes: Q&A with Kayla Plett
Posted on Oct 13, 2020

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Posted on Sep 9, 2020

What to know before coming to campus: Fall 2020
Posted on Sep 3, 2020

Revised U-Pass BC program to resume in September 2020
Posted on Aug 25, 2020

Minister Mark announces $750K boost for VCC nursing programs
Posted on Jul 23, 2020

Government announces streamlined process for student grants, more online resources
Posted on Jul 15, 2020

New community service program supports B.C. youth during COVID-19
Posted on Jun 29, 2020

Second round of COVID-19 emergency bursaries now open
Posted on Jun 3, 2020

LinkedIn Learning now available to all VCC students
Posted on May 28, 2020

Step up with Craftsman, Deeley to support COVID-19 emergency bursaries
Posted on May 27, 2020

Students impacted by COVID-19 find financial help through VCC
Posted on Apr 29, 2020

New government programs support student summer jobs during COVID-19
Posted on Apr 23, 2020

Double your support for VCC students on Giving Tuesday Now
Posted on Apr 21, 2020

Free, 24/7 counselling service now available for B.C. post-secondary students
Posted on Apr 16, 2020

VCC immigrant entrepreneurs sew face masks to fight COVID-19
Posted on Apr 9, 2020

Media Release: VCC opens kitchens to support food security during COVID-19
Posted on Apr 6, 2020

B.C. brings in more emergency supports for Indigenous students
Posted on Apr 3, 2020

VCC donates 60,000 pieces of PPE to the fight against COVID-19
Posted on Apr 2, 2020

Government increases emergency funding for B.C. post-secondary students
Posted on Apr 2, 2020

 

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