COVID-19 Update: What to Expect at the U of A During Alberta’s Stage 2

On June 10, Alberta will be entering the second stage of the Government of Alberta’s re-opening process.

09 June 2021

Posted: June 9, 5:00 p.m.

Tomorrow (June 10) Alberta will be entering the second stage of the Government of Alberta’s re-opening process. As has been shared, the plan is optimistic and relies heavily on vaccination rates within the province - we encourage everyone to take your shot and get fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Here’s what Alberta’s Stage 2 will look like at the U of A:

  • Everyone currently working from home must continue to do so until notified otherwise as part of the upcoming phased re-entry process.
  • Masks and physical distancing are still required on all U of A campuses.
  • The Summer 2021 term will carry forward as originally scheduled. Check Bear Tracks to confirm if your classes will be online or in-person.
  • All previously approved research will be able to resume with physical distancing in-place. Click here for details.
  • The U of A’s sport and recreation facilities will have a phased reopening schedule. The phased reopening will begin on June 14 with Saville Community Sports Centre - Indoor Tennis Centre, Foote Field the Van Vliet Complex Aquatics Centre-West Pool (rentals). The next phase will start on June 21. Further details will be shared later this week.
  • The Library has re-launched curb-side pick-up and will reopen the first floor and basement of the Cameron Library for individual study from June 14. Advanced bookings will be required.
  • Outdoor social gatherings of up to 20 people, with physical distancing, can occur on our campuses. 
  • Retail can resume to ⅓ of fire code capacity. Information on retail outlets (including those in SUB and HUB) will be available online later this week.
  • Both indoor and outdoor restaurants/food courts can allow for 6 people per table, with physical distancing.

At this time though, we must all continue to hold on as we get both doses of our vaccinations, practice physical distancing, wear our masks, stay home when feeling unwell, and move within our existing social bubbles.

As we hear more about Stage 3, we will provide our community further information and guidance. Thanks go out to everyone for your continued patience and resolve to help see us through the pandemic.

General inquiries: U of A Public Health Response Team, 

COVID-19 Rapid Response support for on-campus supervisors, instructors and activity coordinators: U of A Rapid Response Triage Team,