Testing & Reporting

COVID-19 Rapid Screening

UBC Okanagan is offering COVID-19 rapid screening at on-campus clinics from July 5 to August 27, 2021 as part of a pilot project supported by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Eligibility Criteria

The clinics are available to UBC Okanagan students, faculty, staff and anyone who works on campus. Students in residence, student athletes as well as faculty and staff who perform crucial services and/or provide in-person services will be prioritized.

Rapid screening is only available to those who are symptom-free. The test is performed via a shallow nasal swab.

Those who tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days are excluded.

In order to participate, participants must provide consent and remain on site approximately 15 minutes following their test until results are provided.

Participation is voluntary. Members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in rapid screening two times per week.


Scheduled Rapid Screening Clinics on Campus

Participation in the scheduled on-campus rapid screening clinics is by appointment only.

Scheduled clinics are Mondays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. in UNC200 (UNC Ballroom).

Book your appointment. Please bring photo ID and your Provincial Health Number to your appointment.


Pop-up Clinics on Campus

Pop-up rapid screening clinics are Wednesdays from 9am-11am. The clinics are drop-in and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please bring photo ID and your Provincial Health Number.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, July 7 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gym
Wednesday, July 14 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gym
Wednesday, July 21 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gym
Wednesday, July 28 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gym
Wednesday, Aug 4 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. COM
Wednesday, Aug 11 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. COM
Wednesday, Aug 18 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. COM
Wednesday, Aug 25 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ADM Main Foyer

The clinics are organized by Health, Safety and Environment in partnership with the School of Nursing and support from the Faculty of Medicine and the BC Centre for Disease Control Rapid Testing Point of Care team.

For more information on the clinics, contact Health, Safety and Environment at hse.ok@ubc.ca

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 or believe that you have the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you call to advise the UBCO Health and Wellness team. We will work with you to ensure you have the proper supports and health care required to manage the virus.

Notification & Contact Tracing

Notification of COVID-19 cases, and potential exposures, within our community is managed by public health authorities, not by UBC.

If UBC is asked by public health authorities to notify our community members of a confirmed case, we will do so by distributing material prepared by those public health authorities. Only those identified through contact tracing as “needing to know” will have access to this information. Learn more about the contact tracing process.