Mask mandate extended until further notice to continue to slow the transmission of COVID-19
Although Halloween is over, just a reminder we are still required to wear masks in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C.
Mask Mandate Extended
“The requirement to wear masks in indoor public spaces is being extended during this time of higher transmission of COVID-19 in communities,” Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer recently announced. “This important layer of protection will help make all of us safer, along with practising hand hygiene regularly, staying away if sick and, most importantly, getting fully vaccinated.” More details of the order can be found here.
This is also a great time to remind the JIBC community that eating in classrooms (or meetings) during class (meeting) time is not allowed. Removing masks at a time and place when others are unable to remove themselves from the situation is not appropriate (momentary mask removal to take a sip of water/beverage is ok, so long as the mask is immediately replaced).
Cafeteria Safety Protocols
The cafeteria has excellent safety protocols in place and we should all feel comfortable enjoying the wonderful food and beverages the Junction Café has to offer.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that while in the cafeteria masks should only be removed while you are seated and actively eating or drinking. Also, please do not socialize between tables or congregate at serving stations or the entrance. Keep washing your hands and practising social distancing.
Student Safety Ambassadors
The Student Safety Ambassadors are now on campus to provide information and friendly reminders of JIBC health and safety expectations. We greatly appreciate all their efforts.
The JIBC COVID-19 Safety Orientation document can be found here.
We will continue to keep you informed as we adapt and respond as public health guidance. We’ve all done a great job of keeping each other safe so let’s keep it up.