Tracking COVID-19 on our Campuses

To keep our community informed, the University of Alberta is posting the number of on-campus community members who have reported a positive COVID-19 test during the last six weeks.

NOTE: Not all cases reported below were active, acquired or transmitted on campus. These numbers reflect only members of our community who have reported to the Rapid Response Triage Team that they have tested positive and have been on a campus recently. In the majority of cases, community members are already safely self-isolating at home or have had no close contacts while on campus.

Number of confirmed positive cases of our on-campus community members during the last six weeks:

Last updated: October 15, 2021
Dates Number of cases
October 3—9 4
September 26—October 2 11
September 19—25 14
September 12—18 30
September 5—11 61
August 29—September 4 29
August 22—28 3

If you have been on campus in the last 14 days AND have received a positive PCR test result from AHS, you’re asked to do the following immediately:

  • Students and community participants — contact the U of A’s Rapid Response Triage Team by emailing Provide your name and a phone number to be reached at.
  • Employees contact your supervisor immediately. Supervisors will contact the U of A’s Rapid Response Triage Team for you by emailing Supervisors must include their own name and phone number to be reached at.

The University of Alberta has more than 40,000 students and 15,000 employees who are currently residing across Canada and in many countries around the world. It is not possible for the institution to track or total the number of our community members who have been affected by COVID-19.

Historical Information

Since March 1, 2020; last updated: October 8, 2021
Total number of confirmed positive cases of our on-campus community members 440

COVID-19 Notices

Below are the university-wide or general COVID-19 notifications to date.

See the U of A Protocol for Notifications Regarding Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 for how and when you will be notified about COVID-19 occurrences on U of A campuses.

U of A Rapid Response

This webpage supports the U of A’s comprehensive COVID-19 Rapid Response Plan, which mitigates against the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses in the event of an exposure or outbreak.

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