Self-isolation

Due to the high transmission rate of COVID-19, one of the best things you can do to control the spread is minimize contact with other people. Self-isolation, even if you aren’t showing any symptoms, will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends a 14-day quarantine (self-isolation) if you:

  • Recently returned from travel outside of Canada
  • Have been exposed to someone with, or suspected of having, COVID-19
  • Have been directed to self-isolate by a public health authority

This self-isolation resource from the Public Health Agency of Canada provides good information on how to self-isolate, what you can do while at home, effective handwashing and disinfecting processes, and how to monitor yourself for symptoms.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has created general advice on self-isolation for colleges, universities, and students.

Here are some tips to help you stay cyber-healthy while self-isolating.


Stay safe, observe the best practices, and help Canada overcome this pandemic.