Health and Safety Guide

We’re closely following public health practices, but we need your help to minimize any risks. Below is a Campus Safety Checklist that highlights critical information for on-campus students, instructors and employees this semester. You can also find full COVID-19 Safety Measures.

As always during the COVID-19 pandemic, the information included here is subject to change according to provincial or institutional safety measures.

Before Coming to Campus
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Do a daily health check

If you're feeling sick, stay home, notify your supervisor or instructor and follow Alberta Health Services' advice.

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Use a mask

Face masks are not required, but are strongly recommended, on U of A campuses, especially in high-traffic and high-capacity areas.

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Stay informed

Visit the U of A COVID-19 information website regularly to learn what resources or safety protocols apply to you.

While on Campus
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Practice good hygiene

Cleaning and sanitation protocols are followed on campuses, with a focus on washrooms, high-touch surfaces and high-traffic areas. Departments are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing: workbenches, laboratory benches; desktops and cabinets; fume hoods; laboratory research, athletic and maintenance equipment; studios and specialized work and instructional spaces.

Wash or sanitize your hands before and after touching surfaces. Some seating areas with tables and chairs may not be cleaned between individual use.

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Make space whenever possible

Respectful physical distancing and smaller groups are encouraged whenever possible. Masks are strongly recommended indoors.

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Learn about COVID-19 rapid response and sick procedures

If you have had any COVID-19 symptoms during the past 5 days, you are expected to stay home and not come to campus until your symptoms have resolved and you are feeling better.

If you're required to isolate or receive a positive PCR or Rapid COVID-19 test result AND have been on campus in the past 10 days, please follow the university's procedure for staff and students who are ill.


911 for Police/Fire/Medical Emergency

After 911, call UAPS at 780-492-5050

Review for a full listing of U of A emergency information and procedures