UBC has announced that rapid COVID-19 screening tests will be available for students and staff who live and work in first-year residence.
The voluntary tests will begin on February 9 and will continue until April 8.
“We’re thrilled to tell you that, beginning on February 9, 2021, rapid COVID-19 screening tests will be available for all students who live in first-year residence (Orchard Commons and Totem Park),” Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS) wrote in an email to first years on Monday afternoon.
The program is a collaboration between federal and provincial governments, Providence Health Care, VCH, the UBC School of Nursing and SHCS.
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