Updates for the U of A community, week ending July 9

09 July 2021

Posted: July 9, 4:40 p.m.


Effective July 1, 2021, the Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton lifted the majority of public health measures related to non-medical face masks. During Stage 3 of the provincial reopening plan this summer, the U of A’s Public Health Response Team encourages all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear face masks while on U of A campuses.

Current requirements to wear masks are limited to the following situations:

  • In accordance with the Government of Alberta Stage 3 public health measures, non-medical face masks are required when travelling with two or more individuals in a university vehicle.
  • Masks are required in specific university locations, like labs, based on the outcome of unit-level hazard assessments; these locations will be identified directly to employees by their supervisors.

Stay up to date with the latest information regarding non-medical masks on U of A campuses by visiting the COVID-19 website.

Research During Stage 3

Effective on July 1, our U of A research community began to take steps to re-open on and off-campus research activities. For the latest updates, please visit the COVID-19 Research website.

Updates for Travellers

Starting July 5, some travellers may be exempt from certain quarantine requirements. To qualify, you need to meet the following:

Learn more by visiting UAI’s Travel to Canada During COVID-19 webpage.

Take Your Shot and Get Fully Vaccinated

Vaccination bookings for both first and second doses can now be made in Alberta. The booking schedule for second doses is based on the timing of your first dose; second doses can be booked at least 4 weeks after you’ve received your first dose.

People who are profoundly immunocompromised and meet the eligibility criteria can book their second doses earlier.

Second doses boost our immunity and provide the greatest protection against COVID-19 and the identified variants. While first doses are a step towards limiting the impacts of COVID-19, the second dose is needed to experience the full benefits of available vaccines.

Learn more about getting vaccinated on North Campus here.

(Includes information about vaccines available through the University Health Centre and the UHC Pharmacy.)

For information about off-campus vaccination bookings, visit the Alberta Health Services website.

Preparing for Fall 2021

A gentle reminder that employees will be reintegrated into on-campus work as part of a phased re-entry process. Anyone currently working remotely should plan to continue until their supervisor notifies them otherwise. Supervisors will provide employees with at least 30 days notice when their turn to transition to on-campus work arises.

For a refresher on the vision for Fall 2021 visit The Quad.

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.