Mask Requirements at UNBC campuses and facilities

Keeping in line with Dr. Henry’s advice, masks are not required at our campuses and worksites. However, we strongly recommend that you continue to wear masks in all indoor public areas, including classrooms, laboratories, lobbies, hallways, stairwells and elevators. We also encourage you to be thoughtful and respectful of others’ choices in this regard.

Recommended Mask Types

  • Certified respirators such as N95, KN95 or CAN95.
  • Certified medical masks such as ASTM F2100 and EN 14683.
  • Three-layer non-medical disposable masks.
  • Cloth masks (made from three layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric).

The BCCDC and Health Canada state that masks should be well constructed, well fitting and worn properly and our recommendation is that you choose the mask that provides you the best protection, whichever that may be.

Where we recommend you wear a mask

We recommend that you continue to wear masks in all communal spaces on campus, including the following:

  • 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.).
  • 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.