On August 6, Interior Health (IH) expanded the health measures for the central Okanagan first announced July 28. Unless otherwise noted, these restrictions come into effect at 10 p.m. August 6, and are in place until further notice.
The following measures apply to UBC Okanagan. Further restrictions and additional information about the announcement can be found at interiorhealth.ca.
There is a regional mandatory mask order for all public indoor spaces in the central Okanagan communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Kelowna and Lake Country. The order applies to individuals older than 12 years of age.
That means that all students, faculty, staff and visitors to UBC’s Okanagan campus are required to wear a mask while in any university indoor common spaces AND in spaces that are high traffic and/or require close proximity to others.
Non-essential travel into or out of the central Okanagan should be avoided, regardless of vaccination status.
Indoor high-intensity group exercise is suspended, while indoor low-intensity group exercise is permitted with group size limits.
Events and gatherings
- Indoor organized gatherings are limited to no more than 50 attendees and require a Safe Event Plan, starting Monday, August 9, at 9 a.m.
- Outdoor organized gatherings are limited to no more than 50 attendees and require a Safe Event Plan, starting Monday, August 9, at 9 a.m.
- Indoor personal gatherings may only include five people or one other household, starting Monday, August 9, at 9 .a.m.
- Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people, starting Monday, August 9, at 9 a.m.
Additionally, some types of activities, including some core business and educational activities, will require a Safe Event Plan. For more information about what types of bookings require a Safe Event Plan, visit Bookings and Events or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about UBC’s response to COVID-19, updates, FAQs and resources, visit ubc.ca. For UBC Okanagan-specific updates, visit ok.ubc.ca/covid19.