Columbia's Response to the Pandemic

We are committed to creating a safe atmosphere for students, faculty, & staff. Check here for the most up to date news on our approach to addressing the pandemic.


Resources for Students


CBC COVID Policies & Procedures


CBC Covid Safety Plan


Symptoms & Assessment Protocol

If you are a student, faculty, or staff and are experiencing symptoms, you need to immediately self-isolate and contact the COVID Care Coordinator.

All students, faculty and staff are required to do a daily health self-assessment using this tool on the BC Thrive Health website. If for any reason you are experiencing symptoms that could be linked to COVID, this assessment tool will provide you with a recommendation for possible testing and/or isolation.

Health & Safety Plan

Columbia recognizes the importance of worker safety as businesses look to resume operations following COVID-19 related work stoppages or interruptions. The following COVID-19 Safety Plan outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures we have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We ask that everyone follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of our workplace.

*Please note that this plan is currently being updated for the 2021-22 academic year. 


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Mask-Wearing at CBC

Following the Health Ministry's recommendation, masks are required in indoor spaces for those 12 years and older.

BC Government - Mask Wearing

Comprehensive Operational Plan

A few years ago, the Columbia Bible College community crafted a vision statement that declared our desire to “embody and promote God’s kingdom vision of transformation for the church and world as reflected in Scripture, and develop Christ-followers who are maturing spiritually, academically, and ethically – inspired and able to positively impact their careers, churches, and communities.” This remains our goal and focus for the year ahead.

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced considerable uncertainty, anxiety and even conflict into our world. This is one of the reasons why we believe that the learning, discipling and maturing that happens at Columbia is more necessary than ever. Even though the year ahead is going to look different, and require a willingness to forego some of our ‘normal’ patterns of life, we know that by working together this can be a great year!

The following framework describes what it will look like for Columbia to provide a safe, healthy, and transformational education and discipleship experience. Columbia will provide on-campus living and in-person classes for Fall 2020.

*Please note that the plan for the 2021-22 academic year is currently being updated. 


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