Check for symptoms every day before going onto campus. Anyone with cold-like symptoms or other symptoms of COVID should not come to work. However, there is no longer a requirement for you to record that you have completed the daily self assessment. There is a UBC Safe Vancouver app (https://srs.ubc.ca/health-safety/ubc-safe-vancouver-app/) or the BC CDC site (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en) for help with the assessment.
What is the notification process for confirmed cases of COVID-19?
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. The current guidance advises individuals who test positive to contact their own close contacts. More information on steps to take, including when and how to notify your close contacts, can be found on the BCCDC website: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/if-you-have-covid-19.
The BC Centre for Disease Control says, If you are managing your illness at home you can end isolation when all three of these conditions are met:
- Fully vaccinated: At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from test date if you did not have symptoms. You should wear a mask even in settings where a mask isn’t required and avoid higher risk settings, such as long term care facilities and gatherings, for another 5 days after ending isolation. Fully vaccinated means you received both doses of a 2-dose series (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna vaccine) more than 7 days ago, or have received a single dose of a 1-dose series (e.g. Janssen/Johnson and Johnson) more than 14 days ago.
- Not fully vaccinated: At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from the day you tested positive if you did not have symptoms.
- Fever has resolved for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
- Symptoms have improved. Continue to isolate for longer if you have a fever or are not feeling better.
When you end isolation, you are not considered contagious. However, it can take longer to recover from the illness. Most people recover within two weeks. Some people with more severe symptoms can take up to twelve weeks or more to feel entirely better. If you are unsure or concerned, connect with your health care provider, call 8-1-1, or go to an Urgent and Primary Care Centre to be assessed.