Royal Roads University's response to COVID-19
Getting information about COVID-19 from reliable sources is essential.
- 811 (care-related questions in BC)
- 1.888.COVID.19 (info line in BC)
- 1.833.784.4397 (info line in Canada)
On-campus classes and residencies moved online
All on-campus classes at Royal Roads University, including residencies have moved online until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program offices will contact students affected by this change with updates and information.
On-campus residencies (two- to three-week study intensives) scheduled to start before June 30 will also move online. For residencies scheduled to start after June 30, the university will make decisions on whether to move online by Apr. 30.
“At Royal Roads, our top priority is student safety. We are working hard to maintain a quality learning experience for our students as they move to complete programs,” says Royal Roads University President and Vice-Chancellor Philip Steenkamp. “We continue to follow the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. Royal Roads is ideally suited to make this shift, as a university where most classes are routinely held online.”
Staff and faculty to work from home if possible
All faculty and staff who can temporarily work from home are doing so. Some staff must remain on campus due to the nature of their work (gardeners, custodial services, etc.) or to support essential services. Employees should speak to their manager or dean about their work arrangements.
The health and safety of our community
The health and safety of our community and the public at large is our top priority.
The outbreak of COVID-19 and recent pandemic declaration means we are all in a rapidly evolving situation.
If you have care-related questions call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 if you are in BC. If you are outside BC follow the directions of your local health authority. Canadians can call the Public Health Agency of Canada toll-free phone line at 1.833.784.4397 for answers to general questions about COVID-19.
The university encourages students, faculty and staff to reach out for help if needed. Students can contact Counselling Services to speak to a professional, confidential counsellor. Faculty and staff can contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program.
Social distancing and other recommendations
To prevent transmission, public health officials recommend that you:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- Avoid touching your face
- Practice social distancing (keeping 2 meters between people)