Stay Home when you are unwell

Stay home when you are unwell

If you are unwell, stay home, take care of yourself and keep our campus community healthy. By taking care of yourself today, you’ll be in better shape to accomplish your goals tomorrow. Missing out on a day of classes or work can be frustrating, discouraging or anxiety-inducing. Remember that taking care of yourself is always beneficial. We are encouraging all members of the campus community to stay home if they are feeling sick.

Take care at home

Here are some things you can do to take care of yourself from home:

  • Rest. You can only be as productive as your body will allow.
  • Evaluate your symptoms. If you need to, seek medical attention.
  • Keep the things that make you feel better close at hand. Everyone has a different routine and needs for coping when they’re unwell. Everyone has different needs when they are unwell. Fluids, comfy clothes, medication, healthy foods and activities to unwind are all good things to have on hand.
  • Don’t put pressure on yourself.

Information for Students 

If you are sick:

  • Contact your instructor. As you are able, keep your instructor advised of when you will be well enough to return to class.
  • Connect with academic accommodations and wellness services (outlined below) for any required support.
  • Follow the procedures for missing classes/exams.
  • If you start to feel better, restart your academic activities with work you can do from home first: check in with your course syllabus, look for your class notes on eClass and connect digitally with your instructor or a classmate to get up-to-date on what you missed.

Academic accommodations and wellness services

Information for Instructors

Various supportive health and wellbeing resources are available to all U of A employees. Access these resources directly and confidentially depending on your needs.

Additional resources:

Information for Staff

Various supportive health and wellbeing resources are available to all U of A employees. Access these resources directly and confidentially depending on your needs.

If you are sick, advise your supervisor or team/relevant colleagues about your absence and follow the appropriate steps.