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On Thursday, March 10, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a change to the face coverings order, effective Friday, March 11. Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s College announced on the Thursday that everyone should continue to wear their masks until the Colleges made a formal decision.
In line with UBC’s decision, Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s College will continue to require that all students, faculty, staff and visitors wear masks in all public indoor areas until April 30. Public indoor spaces include areas such as classrooms, labs, hallways, stairwells and elevators, libraries, and Plato’s Cave.
With just a few weeks of classes remaining before we enter the final exam period, it was decided to not change the mask requirement partway through the semester. Students, faculty and staff expressed the desire to be cautious to ensure there are no disruptions to the last few weeks of classes and final exams.
Our priority is to provide the best educational experience for all students while minimizing the risks of infection for everybody. As always, we will continue to monitor updates from Dr. Bonnie Henry and her team, and we are prepared to adjust our COVID-19 response should circumstances change.
Thank you to all in our community for your continued commitment to keeping our campus a safe place to learn and work. The support and care you show for one another everyday is one of the many things that makes our community such a special place.