Update: Royal Roads University’s response to coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Updated Feb. 7: Four cases in BC

The university continues to monitor the outbreak of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease and is closely following advice from public health officials. We will keep this page updated as the situation unfolds.

There are four reported cases of 2019-nCoV in British Columbia. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the risk to people in British Columbia and Canada is considered low.

If you have questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus, visit HealthLinkBC. You can also call the Government of Canada 2019-nCoV information line at 1-833-784-4397. If you have a health concern, need non-emergency assistance getting medical help, or need medical translation services, you can call HealthLinkBC’s 8-1-1 information line free of charge.

For more information on Royal Roads University’s response to the virus, read the university’s FAQ.

Royal Roads advises against travel to China

Students, faculty and staff of Royal Roads University are advised to avoid travel to China at this time.

Faculty, associate faculty and staff scheduled to travel to China for university business should contact their manager or dean. Students should contact the staff or faculty member arranging their trip.

Global Affairs Canada’s Travel Health Notice for China has practical information and recommendations.

Staying healthy

BCCDC and HealthLink BC recommend some precautions you can take to avoid catching respiratory illnesses, with frequent hand washing at the top of the list.

If you recently travelled to Canada from China, PHAC asks you to monitor your health. If you become sick, avoid contact with others except a health care professional.

Read more about novel coronavirus in Canada.