COVID-19 Update – October 25, 2021 – BCCDC Modelling of Asymptomatic Testing + Revised Contact Tracing / Notification Protocols

Please note the following COVID-19 updates for October 25, 2021:

COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines Update:

The October 25, 2021 version includes:

    • Updated BCCDC Return to Campus Public Health Guidance (Attachment 2 of the Guidelines) including:

·   BCCDC modelling that the benefit of routine asymptomatic testing diminishes as immunization rates increase; and,

·   Revised contact tracing and notification protocols.

    • Updated program specific vaccination status considerations for individuals in health care locations for training or research purposes.
  • The RTC Guidelines will continue to be updated periodically, as necessary, to align with evolving guidance.

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response.  Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

COVID-19 Resources:

·        COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines are hosted on government’s public website.

·        Guidance and recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer are available online at the COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information website.

·        If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.

·        WorksafeBC guidance is available on communicable disease prevention plans.