Updates for the U of A community for the week ending April 9

AstraZeneca vaccines available at UHC Pharmacy; vaccines & U of A: what you need to know; Alberta reintroduces Step 1 restrictions; International Quarantine Support Grant; personal health safety routine check-in

09 April 2021

Posted: April 9, 3:30 p.m.

AstraZeneca vaccines available at UHC Pharmacy

The University Health Centre Pharmacy has a limited supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Check the UHC Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccinations webpage to reserve a spot now. Visit the UHC Pharmacy website in advance of booking an appointment to ensure vaccines are available. The AstraZeneca vaccine is currently available for Albertans between the ages of 55 and 64 years who do not have chronic medical conditions (phase 2B of Alberta’s vaccination rollout). All visitors to U of A campuses must follow all campus safety protocols. Visit the Campus Safety Checklist to find out what you need to know before and during a visit to U of A campuses.

COVID-19 Vaccines and U of A: What You Need to Know

The U of A supports vaccine use in response to COVID-19, and as we plan for Fall 2021 vaccines are a key component to ensuring our communities and campuses remain safe as we increase in-person offerings in September. The Public Health Response Team has addressed your questions about COVID-19 vaccines and the U of A.

Alberta reintroduces Step 1 public health restrictions

This week Alberta reintroduced a series of Step 1 public health restrictions to reduce the rising spread of COVID-19. As a result, effective April 7, 2021, University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities are limited to 1:1 pre-booked training opportunities, youth programming, and/or rentals. See the Campus & Community Recreation website for additional information. Campus & Community Recreation continues to also offer several virtual options for fitness, dance, martial arts, meditation, and eSports.

See the full April 6 U of A COVID-19 update for more information >>

International Quarantine Support Grant 

International students travelling to Canada may be eligible for an International Quarantine Support Grant of $500 to offset expenses related to mandatory quarantine requirements upon entry to Canada. Funding will be available for students travelling between April 1 and December 31, 2021, or until quarantine requirements are no longer required. For more information, see the International Quarantine Support Grant webpage. Please direct all quarantine-related inquiries and questions to isolate@ualberta.ca.

Personal health safety routine check-in

Fall 2021 may still feel like it is a world away, yet our seemingly small actions today will help us achieve longer-term successes; this includes our safe transition to in-person activities where possible in September. Use the below checklist to see where you can make improvements or special adjustments to your own personal safety routine over the next few weeks:

  • Work remotely
  • Choose remote, pickup or curbside options
  • Minimize any in-person interactions
  • Monitor your symptoms every day
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay physically distanced from people outside your household
  • Stay home when sick
  • Get vaccinated as soon as you can



General inquiries: U of A Public Health Response Team, phrtinfo@ualberta.ca 

COVID-19 Rapid Response support for on-campus supervisors, instructors and activity coordinators: U of A Rapid Response Triage Team, phrt.triage@ualberta.ca