Testing & Reporting

COVID-19 Rapid Screening

Rapid Antigen Test Distribution

In an effort to support the continuity of on-campus learning, instruction and research, UBC is making COVID-19 rapid test kits available for students, faculty and staff.

One kit (five COVID-19 tests) is available per member of the UBC community. You may be asked to provide UBC identification in order to receive a kit.

  • Students: Pick up at Student Connect, UNC 206; Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Residents: Pick up at Main office and Front Desk, Nechako 254; 24/7.
  • Faculty and staff: Faculties and departments will be provided test kits for distribution to faculty and staff.

Any questions can be directed to ready.ok@ubc.ca.

Rapid Testing Program

UBC’s required COVID-19 Mandatory Rapid Testing Program ended March 1, 2022 (see the UBC Broadcast).

Reporting COVID-19 Exposure

Faculty and Staff

If you suspect you have been exposed to, or contracted COVID-19 at UBC or through your association with UBC, please notify your supervisor and report the incident through the Centralized Accident/Incident Reporting System (CAIRS).

WorkSafeBC has provided COVID19 claims-related information for workers on their website: COVID-19 Claims WorkSafeBC info.


Contact Health, Safety and Environment at hse.ok@ubc.ca or 250.807.8516 and a safety expert will provide guidance on any immediate follow-up measures.


Anyone who is concerned they, or someone they have been exposed to, may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their health care provider or call the Nurses Help Line at 8-1-1.

If you have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, the UBCO Health and Wellness team will work with you to ensure you have the proper supports and health care required to manage the virus.

Notification & Contact Tracing

Effective: April 11, 2022

UBC will continue to follow the direction provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and public health authorities, with regard to notification of COVID-19 cases.

Any members of our UBC community who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are asked to follow the guidance of the BCCDC. More information on steps to take, including when and how to notify your close contacts, can be found on the BCCDC website.