COVID 19 and Communicable Disease Prevention

COVID 19 and Omicron variant:

As the COVID world is constantly changing with the emergence of the Omicron variant, please visit this information area regularly to help keep our college community safe.

College of the Rockies follows the guidance and recommendations from B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, the B.C. Government, WorkSafeBC and Interior Health to ensure the health and wellbeing of students, employees and campus visitors.


Learn More:

Updated Information from the Provincial Health Officer and Ministry of Health

What can I do to help stop the spread of the new Omicron variant?

Be Prepared for the Flu Season

Having a cold or the flu is not fun! You’re sneezing, coughing, aching, and tired – but you can treat the symptoms! Cold symptoms tend to get worse over a few days. Flu symptoms are more severe than cold symptoms and come on faster. For either illness, it is important to rest and drink plenty of fluids to feel better.

Cold and flu viruses spread easily in the late fall and winter. Wash your hands often to protect yourself from catching and spreading a cold or the flu. You can lower your risk of catching the flu by getting the flu vaccine every year. If you do catch a cold or the flu, try to stay away from others to avoid spreading the disease.


Vaccine Clinics

 Flu vaccine clinics in our area


Quick Links


Communicable Diseases – Symptoms and Treatment

Colds

Influenza (Seasonal Flu)

The Government of British Columbia released the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines on Monday, July 5 which supports the full return to in-person education, research and on-campus services for B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. Additionally, the Return to Campus Public Health Guidance was issued on September 1, 2021 and updated January 25, 2022 by the BC Ministry of Health.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)