Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 31

This week’s updates include what you need to know about wearing masks on campus, updates to U of A safety protocols, sick procedures, an extension for CRCEF applications, and where to find risk advisory bulletins.

31 July 2020

Posted: July 31, 4:00 p.m.

Here are this week’s updates for the U of A community:

Wearing masks on our campuses 

Starting August 1, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces in Edmonton. The U of A also requires anyone on all of our campuses, owned and leased properties, and in university vehicles to wear a mask or face covering. Read what you need to know about masks on U of A campuses.

U of A safety protocols updated

Since being released on June 4, 2020 there have been some key updates to the university’s Safety Measures General Directives, in response to a number of updated public health measures. This resource provides guidance on the expectations for employees, faculty, university planning groups, students, contractors, and visitors in preparation to ensure a safe return to teaching, learning, research, work, and life on our campuses.

What to do if you become sick

This U of A Emergency Procedure includes convenient reference sheets for both students and employees with information about what to do should you become sick. In the event of a single case or outbreak of COVID-19 at the U of A, the university will activate its Rapid Response Plan, which involves the affected employees or students, their supervisor/instructors, and several U of A support groups.

Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund – deadline extended to August 4, 2020

The government has extended its CRCEF application deadline and as a result the university has extended its internal application deadline to August 4. Program eligibility is very broad, therefore we strongly encourage all faculty members to assess any non-government funded activities in their research program(s) for potential eligibility. Visit the university’s CRCEF webpage to review the eligibility criteria and to submit an application.  

COVID-19 Risk Advisory Bulletins

It is crucial that all members of the University community are aware of and follow public health and safety workplace requirements. The Insurance and Risk Assessment team has gathered risk advisory bulletins tailored to various work categories, such as field research, remote learning lab-based assignments, and student placements.