As you may be aware, China and other countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the spread of a newly detected Coronavirus. At this time, the government has assessed the public health risk associated with the virus as “low for Canada and for Canadian travelers”. If anything changes, we will keep the community updated online.

As a reminder to our community, the advice from health agencies on avoiding the spread of infection is:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Please see below for UBC's official update.

UBC's campus update