Non‐Medical Masks on Campus

Last updated: July 23, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, the Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton lifted the majority of public health measures and specifically, those related to non-medical face masks (masks).

On U of A campuses, current requirements to wear masks are limited to the following situations:

  • In accordance with the Government of Alberta Stage 3 public health measures, non-medical face masks are required when travelling with two or more individuals in a university vehicle.

Non-medical masks are no longer mandatory in any other locations on the U of A’s campuses, however faculty, staff, and students who individually choose to wear them are encouraged to do so.

Public health requirements may still change depending on local COVID-19 transmission rates and vaccination levels. The U of A will continue to follow the advice of public health authorities on public safety measures, and post updates as applicable. As always, the safety of the university community will remain our top priority.

General HSE PPE requirements

This policy does not supersede any regular health, safety and environment (HSE) requirements to wear higher protection personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respirators. Please see Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment for additional information on general workplace safety requirements.

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