COVID-19 Frequently asked questions 

For the 2021/2022 academic year, public post-secondary institutions are required to follow the province’s COVID-19 Return-to-Campus guidelines [PDF].

On Sept. 7, 2021, VCC resumed in-person, on-campus services for employees, students, and the public. Some departments are offering both on-campus and online services. Details about each service area can be found on their individual webpages.

The most up-to-date COVID-19-related information from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) is available at the Government of B.C.'s COVID-19 website.

If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please call 8-1-1 or visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for information and guidance.  

Face coverings (medical or non-medical masks) are currently required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).

At VCC, this applies to all indoor public areas on campuses including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, libraries, cafeterias (when not eating), classrooms, and labs. 

Please remember, there are those for whom wearing a mask is not an option. Wear a mask if you are able, and respect those who cannot.

If you are feeling unwell, do not come to a VCC campus. Please stay home and consult with a doctor or nurse practitioner or use the B.C. COVID-19 Self-assessment Tool for help in determining your next steps. You can also call 8-1-1 for help with assessing your symptoms.

COVID-19 testing centres can be found across the province. Search for a nearby site using the B.C. COVID-19 Collection Centre Dashboard.

Vaccination is the best line of defence we have against COVID-19. VCC strongly encourages all students and employees who are eligible and able, to get vaccinated

Vaccine clinics are organized by each health authority. Search by community to find a drop-in clinic near you.


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