Dear members of the UBC community:
As you know, all students, faculty and staff must complete an online, confidential declaration of vaccination status at rapidtesting.covid19.ubc.ca/. It’s quick and easy to complete the declaration.
I’d like to thank the many members of the UBC community who have already completed the declaration. If you haven’t completed it yet, please do so by Friday, September 10.
UBC is requiring COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. When you complete the online declaration form and indicate that you are fully vaccinated, you will be exempt from rapid testing. You will receive further communication outlining how to verify your vaccination status with the appropriate documentation.
If you indicate that you are not fully vaccinated, or you choose not to disclose your status, you will receive further communication about UBC’s Rapid Testing Program and the next steps you need to follow.
I understand that many of you may have questions or concerns about the declaration of vaccination status or about the rapid testing program. Please see rapidtesting.covid19.ubc.ca/faq/ for answers to your questions.
Starting September 13, you will need proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses in British Columbia, both on and off campus. The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card. Once you get the card, you will be able to see a movie, go to a party, a nightclub or restaurant, or attend an indoor sporting event. You can get your card at www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html.
I want to thank everyone who has safely returned to campus and has been complying with provincial and UBC health and safety guidelines; I appreciate your responsible and respectful approach to this academic year.
Again, thank you for doing your part to ensure a safe and happy start to the fall term.
Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor