COVID-19 resources & information

Safely returning to campus

Douglas College is preparing to welcome a limited number of students and employees back to the campus in the Fall. This page provides resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members.

Both campuses are open and students may visit to support their course work; however, in support of physical distancing, we encourage you to attend the campus only when necessary.

DO NOT come to campus if:

  • You are sick. Complete a daily self-assessment
  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have been outside the country or been in contact with somebody who has been outside the country in the last 14 days

When visiting the campuses:

  • Stay only as long as necessary
  • Follow all posted safety and directional signage
  • Wear a non-medical face mask in public areas or where physical distancing of at least 2m is not possible
  • Report all on-campus illnesses to Security before leaving the campus

Campus update

September 21: Winter 2021 Semester Update

Douglas College’s top priority continues to be the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and students as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, the College will be delivering the Winter 2021 semester in much the same manner as the Fall 2020 semester.

This means that the majority of Winter 2021 courses will be delivered remotely. As is the case this Fall, a few classes, labs and tutorials will be permitted to go ahead on campus and in-person as long as:

  • students and faculty are able to meet in small groups and appropriate physical distance measures are in place; and,
  • instruction cannot reasonably be delivered in an online format.

A specific class’s mode of delivery (remote learning, in-person, hybrid or some combination) will be identified clearly in the catalogue in the run-up to registration in November. Additional information may also be provided in the course section notes, so please review your course selection carefully when registering.

Limited student services available on campus

Limited in-person services are available on campus. Prior to travelling to campus, please check the appropriate area’s website page (links on the right under Student Services) to confirm hours and service availability.

Fitness Centre and Recreation

  • New Westminster campus is offering in-person training and practice sessions, drop-in activities (e.g. table tennis, badminton, etc.) and fitness centre access by appointment


  • Library takeout service is available at both campuses and provides access to print and equipment collections. Requests for material can be placed online or via email and picked-up in-person at either New Westminster or Coquitlam.

Additional student services are available online or through remote options. Information can be found by clicking on the department areas under Student Services to the right.