Food Services is Open!
UBCO Food Services is open to serve students, staff, faculty and visitors to campus this summer and fall.
The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with the virus. UBCO does not currently have any confirmed cases among its faculty, staff and student community.
What We're Doing
UBC is regularly receiving and proactively responding to updated information from the Provincial Medical Health Office, BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), BC Ministry of Health and Interior Health. We continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We encourage you to stay up-to-date through ubc.ca, and continue to practice social distancing.
As always, safety and security remain our highest priorities. In response to COVID-19, UBC Food Services has taken the following additional precautions:
Increased frequency of cleaning in high-touch areas, including POS screens
Hand sanitizer stations are available in all major locations
Staff are reminded to wash their hands frequently and with proper hand-washing techniques
Staff are asked to stay home if they are ill or have flu symptoms
What to Expect at Food Service Locations This Fall
Sunshine and Comma will be open for the Fall semester to serve students on campus, with a number of safety protocols in place.
Currently, Sunshine is enacting the following protocols:
- All guests will be required to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask before entering.
- One line will be dedicated to grab-and-go (take-out only) food and drink options. Another line will be dedicated to made-to-order food options, which will be available for take-out, or dine-in.
- Floor decals and signage instruct customers to stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from one another at all times.
We have a wide variety of made-to-order dishes for dine-in or take out, as well as grab-and-go items for those in a hurry.
Convenience and grocery items like chocolate bars, salty snacks, bread, milk, laundry soap are also available.
- Self-serve beverage dispensers (hot and cold) are turned off. Water is available at stations near the entrance.
- All pastries that were previously open to self-serve are now wrapped. No open food is exposed to customers.
All food will be served in disposable containers. Reusable containers - including Green-to-Go boxes - are not being accepted at this time.
Sanitize Before Entry
All guests will be asked to use hand sanitizer - which will be provided outside servery entrance - before entering Comma and Sunshine.
Floor decals, stantions and signage will indicate spacing and flow of traffic, with guests being asked to keep 6 feet (2 metres) apart at all times.
Masks at Sunshine
Guests at Sunshine will be asked to wear a mask at all times, except while eating in the dining room. Make sure to bring yours from home!
Dine-In or Take out?
There will be a some seating available at Sunshine for guests who would like to eat in the dining room, with a limit to the number of people per table.
What Else You Can do:
COVID-19 is transmitted through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects. Here’s how our guests can help preventing the spread of COVID-19:
Wash your hands frequently for 20-30 seconds using soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Abstain from touching your eyes, nose, and/or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
Sneeze or cough by covering your mouth and nose with the crease of your elbow, then wash your hands
Stay home when you are ill, or if you have flu-like symptoms like a fever or cough.
Bigger spaces, fewer faces. Keep your hang-outs small, and give space to people outside your bubble.