Health and Wellness

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Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 16

This week’s edition includes information on: when and how to book your influenza immunization, updated processes for exceptional international business travel applications, and information about what to do if you feel sick.

U of A medical students offering emergency child care to physicians and front-line health workers

More than 150 doctors and health-care workers have signed up for service offered by third- and fourth-year students temporarily pulled from clinical rotations.

How to stay active if you’re staying at home

Sticking with routines and playing active games with the kids can help you stay physically and mentally healthy when fitness facilities are closed.

Social distancing: What it means and what you should do about it

Goal is to reduce risk of transmitting COVID-19 rather than cut off all social contact, says U of A infectious disease expert who provides tips on what to do and what to avoid.

Questions and answers from the U of A community - March 15, 5:00 p.m.

Updated March 15, 5:00 p.m. - Since announcing that the U of A is moving to remote delivery of all in-person classes and exams, there have been a number of questions from our community. The most pressing questions, and answers to those questions, are listed in this update.

Update 5: Campuses open; pandemic planning well underway at the U of A, March 11, 9:00 p.m.

The World Health Organization declared the pneumonia outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic. The risk of contracting the virus in Alberta remains low. For more information, see the latest Government of Alberta update. With advice today from Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, our campuses currently remain open.