Health Protocols

Brandon University has adopted a number of health protocols to ensure we keep our community as safe as possible.

Remember the Five Key Actions:

By now, these actions should be familiar to you. Each one helps reduce the risk of virus transmission, and when consistently practiced together, they can help keep our community safe.

Mask protocol

Wearing masks helps reduce viral transmission and keep each other safe. Brandon University requires that everyone wear a face mask whenever indoors on campus, if you could be in the company of other people. For example, if you are alone in your office you may not need a mask. But at all other times, a mask should be work. This includes shared working spaces, hallways, and common areas.

Cloth, reusable masks will be made available to all faculty and staff, as well as students required to be on campus. Masks will be distributed by the Deans/Directors; if you have not received yours, please make arrangements with your Dean/Director.

Wearing a mask and staying safe:

  • You must wear a mask at all times while indoors at BU, except when you are alone in an enclosed, private space, i.e. your office. Masks can also be removed temporarily only while seated for dining in the Down Under.
  • Wearing a mask is shown to dramatically reduce viral transmission. Your mask should be properly fitted over your nose and mouth.
  • Faculty or staff with a medical reason that prevents them from wearing a mask should contact Acting Chief Human Resources Officer, Kristen Fisher, at fisherk@brandonu.ca or 204-727-7416.
  • Students with a medical reason that prevents them from wearing a mask should contact the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator, at magnussonm@brandonu.ca
  • You should continue physically distancing at a minimum of 2 metres when possible, washing your hands regularly, and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces.

Learn more about wearing a mask

Personal Protective Practices

(adapted from federal guidance for PSIs)

  • Stay informed, be prepared, and follow public health advice;
  • Practice good hygiene (hand hygiene, avoid touching face, respiratory etiquette);
  • Avoid greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;
  • Staying home and away from others if symptomatic or feeling ill;
  • Maintaining physical distancing (two meters/six feet apart from others) as much as possible;
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects that you frequently touch, like your smartphone screen, or shared keyboards or office equipment; and
  • Reduce personal non-essential travel.

Signage

Signage has been posted throughout the campus to help instruct and guide individuals. It communicates important information, such as COVID-19 symptoms, hygiene respiratory etiquette, and it should be consulted regularly. Directional signage has also been posted to manage traffic flow changes, including elevator capacities.

Other

You should also be aware of additional protocols related to