Mask Requirements at UNBC campuses and facilities

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, non-medical masks must be worn by those who are able in all communal space on campus (except as described below) or where physical distancing cannot be maintained, including the following:

  • All indoor communal space such as hallways, elevators, stairways, atriums and high-traffic areas.
  • Classrooms, lecture theatres, teaching laboratories, and other indoor instructional settings (Faculty/instructors can remove their mask while at the front of the classroom/lecture theatre/lab teaching.).
  • In all shared open suite/office space that serves the public.
  • While travelling for University business in a motor vehicle or bus with more than one occupant.
  • While working in all health-care related patient settings.
  • In communal space at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.
  • In communal space in the Dining Hall and while picking up meals.
  • Within Residence communal space (outside of suites).
  • Within the bookstore and the library.

Masks are not required in some instances, such as the following:

  • When working alone in private offices.
  • Faculty/instructors can remove their mask while at the front of the classroom/lecture theatre/lab teaching and two-metres away from students.
  • When working alone in usually shared space (provided it does not serve the public).
  • For meetings and seminars in small meeting rooms.
  • When working behind a plexiglass barrier.
  • When students are seated at tables and eating meals/drinking in the Dining Hall.
  • Students living in Residence within their suites.