Updates for the U of A community, week ending April 30

Fall 2021 course schedule now available; expanded restrictions in Edmonton; employee resources for managing family responsibilities during the pandemic; Alberta finishing Phase 2 of vaccine rollout

30 April 2021

Posted: April 30, 2:30 p.m.

Fall 2021 course schedule now available

Current and prospective students can now find the courses they are interested in and see if they are planned as in-person or online offerings. See this week’s message from Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Steven Dew >>

Expanded public health restrictions in Edmonton

The Government of Alberta has introduced expanded, targeted restrictions for hotspot regions, including Edmonton. As a result, starting Friday, April 30, the following provincial restrictions also came into effect on our Edmonton campuses:

  • All indoor recreation facilities must close.
  • All indoor fitness activities are prohibited. 
  • All youth and adult indoor sport and recreation activities are prohibited.

Despite indoor programs being paused for at least two weeks, Campus and Community Recreation continues to offer virtual options for all community members, including fitness, dance, martial arts, meditation and eSports.

Employee resource: Family support during the pandemic 

As part of the new hotspot restrictions in Edmonton, Grades 7 to 12 shift to online learning effective Monday, May 3. As needed, U of A employees can discuss flexible work options with their supervisors and HR representatives. Find family support tips and resources during the pandemic >>

Alberta finishing Phase 2 of vaccine rollout

Starting April 30, Alberta opened vaccine eligibility up for the final groups indicated in Phase 2 of the provincewide vaccine rollout program. Phase 3 is the rollout of vaccines to the general public. 

For those currently eligible, the University Health Centre Pharmacy is expected to reopen for vaccine appointments during the week of May 3, 2021 for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccines and U of A: What You Need to Know >>



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