Education and Enforcement

Campus safety is a shared responsibility. The university expects all members of its community and campus visitors to know the current campus protocols before coming to campus. University planners, managers, supervisors and instructors should actively support their teams, classes, event attendees and colleagues through education and sharing health and safety protocols throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enforcement of mandatory Government of Alberta restrictions

During the provincial state of public health emergency, the Government of Alberta has granted certain Alberta peace officers and community peace officers temporary authority to enforce public health orders—this includes our team of University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) officers, who help keep our campuses safe. If you do not follow mandatory restrictions as outlined in public health orders, you could be subject to fines.

Instances of Non-compliance

Non-compliance with campus safety protocols can result in denied access to campus, removal from campus and if repeated non-compliance, actions may result in discipline up to and including a student’s expulsion and/or exclusion or an employee’s termination.

As of November 30, 2020 the enforcement procedures have been updated to include measures to ensure compliance, up to and including discipline and fines. Please see the Enforcement Procedure to Enhance COVID-19 Safety Measures General Directive Compliance for more information.

Non-compliance concerns in your work area or class can be reported to your supervisor/instructor. Non-compliance incidents regarding U of A Safety Measures outside of your work unit or class can be reported as “near misses” using the HSE incident reporting portal.