Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities

This message was sent to faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan.

23 August, 2021

A message from Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor

In recent weeks, many members of the UBC community have expressed concerns that additional public health measures should be introduced for the return to campus in September. 

The UBC Board of Governors and the UBC Executive have taken your concerns very seriously. I would like to emphasize again that the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff remain our first priority. We understand this is a time of stress for members of our community and we have been actively engaged with the provincial government, communicating these concerns on your behalf. 

Today, the BC provincial government announced that the BC Vaccine Card will be introduced by a new order from the provincial health officer. The order will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access a range of activities, including indoor ticketed sporting events, indoor and patio dining in restaurants, fitness centres, casinos and indoor organized events, such as conferences and weddings. The BC Vaccine Card will come into effect on September 13, 2021. You can read the full announcement at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0053-001659.

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