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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

Government of Alberta reintroduces public health measures starting on April 7

New Government of Alberta public health measures start on Wednesday, April 7

Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 26

Return to campus committee; Cameron Library individual study opens; vaccines not currently available on campus; safety measures still in effect

Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 19

Minister of Advanced Education encourages a return to campus this fall; practicum students in clinical areas eligible for vaccines in Phase 2C; U of A field research continues within public health restrictions; and, the province’s Critical Worker Benefit.

Preparing for Fall 2021: An Update

Alberta is encouraging all post-secondary institutions to prepare for a full return to on-campus learning this Fall. The U of A will continue to prioritize health and safety as we plan.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 12

COVID-19 response one year later; Alberta COVID-19 restriction changes this week

Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 5

Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout; Cameron Library individual study; low intensity fitness on campus; University Health Centre open for virtual and in-person

March 1 COVID-19 update: Government of Alberta moves to Step 2

Alberta is moving into Step 2 of easing public health restrictions. There will be no immediate changes to campus activities.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending February 26

Fall Term 2021 update; residences are accepting applications; Phase 2 vaccine rollout; Alberta’s Step 2 possible for next week

Fall 2021 Planning Update

Provost & Vice-president (Academic) Steven Dew shares an update on the approach for the U of A’s 2021-22 academic year.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending February 19

Virtual Spring 2021 Convocation; international student services; final exams during the COVID-19 emergency

Updates for the U of A community, week ending February 12

Quarantine measures update for air travellers; work-remotely directive extended through August; employee resource hub for getting through the pandemic; COVID-19 variants and vaccines — what you need to know; updated Mask FAQs

February 5: COVID-19 update — Campus Activity Changes Effective February 8

Step One at the U of A will see small increases to campus activities, including one-time and occasional visits to campus, limited general work-on-campus exceptions, and 1:1 sport and recreation training.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 29

Spring and Summer 2021 terms will be primarily remote; new remote learning task force; new Canadian travel restrictions; new Alberta public health measures plan; and more.

Spring and Summer 2021 terms: current approach continues

Given the current public health environment, the safest approach for our community during this spring and summer will be to continue with a combination of remote and in-person learning.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 22

Approved research on campus again; other U of A temporary restrictions continue, for now; Library Curbside Pickup is reopening; AHS alternative care centre in Butterdome is ready; Mask policy: What is an enclosed single-user space?

Update on temporary on-campus research restrictions

Effective January 22, the U of A has lifted its temporary safety measures for on-campus research

Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 15

Enhanced safety measures still in place; check-in when on campus; tracking COVID-19 on campus; required safety eCourse; masks are mandatory

Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 8

Continuation of temporary safety measures, post graduation work permit extensions, travel reminders and updates, the start of Winter 2021 classes, are all included in the first COVID-19 digest of 2021.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 18

Required campus safety course for Winter 2021; start of term guides; what’s open during holiday season; Butterdome is a care centre contingency plan; and this is the last COVID-19 info digest of 2020.

Butterdome a part of Alternate Care Centre contingency plan

Today, Alberta Health Services announced the University Pavilion (Butterdome) could be used as an Alternate Care Centre if needed.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 11

This week’s edition includes information on: U of A impacts from province-wide measures; temporary on-campus research ramp down; studying is a ‘social gathering’; Library Curbside Pickup winter closures; HR support

Temporary on-campus research ramp down, Dec 14, 2020 - Jan 11, 2021

Based on the current public health crisis and new provincial restrictions, the university's Public Health Response Team has made the difficult decision to temporarily ramp down on-campus research from Dec. 14, 2020 - Jan. 11, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

COVID-19 U of A Community Update

Only critical services and activities on campus; temporary on-campus research ramp down; Cameron Library advance bookings; on-campus recreation closed; Residences are open; campus dining and retail; U of A Botanic Garden open, and Luminaria continues.

New Provincial COVID-19 Measures & Impact on the U of A Community

Today, the Government of Alberta announced new, stronger province-wide public health restrictions. These measures will impact all of those in Alberta, including the U of A community. The new measures are expected to be in place until at least Jan. 4, 2021. Additional U of A details will be available tomorrow (Dec. 9).

Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 4

This week’s edition includes information on: COVID-19 increases on campus; enforcement during COVID-19; mask use FAQ; and, important reminders for travelling international students.

Safety Measures and Enforcement during COVID-19

Community and campus safety are a shared responsibility. Our primary focus is on educating and informing community members and visitors of the safety measures needed to keep our community safe during the pandemic.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 27

Delayed start for Winter 2021 term; new provincial COVID-19 measures; new temporary measures for on-campus research, and other updates to campus and community activities as a result of enhanced safety measures.

Delayed Start for Winter 2021 Term

In order to continue to adapt and support the university community, we have made an important decision to delay by one week the start date for the Winter 2021 term.

New Temporary Safety Measures for U of A On-campus Research

To respond to current COVID-19 resource, safety, and community needs, the U of A is implementing temporary enhanced safety measures for our on-campus research community, November 26 — January 11

New Provincial COVID-19 Measures & the U of A

Today, Alberta’s Premier announced that the province will be implementing enhanced public health restrictions to help reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 within the province. As we have throughout the pandemic, the U of A community will do all that we can to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 20

This week’s edition includes information on: contact tracing on U of A campuses; how pay works during required self-isolation due to COVID-19; updated Return to Campus Plan template; updated approval process for on-campus events; keep doing your part for health & safety.

Contact tracing on U of A campuses

Both Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Alberta have recently updated their contact tracing processes.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 13

This week’s edition includes information on: new provincial restrictions; clarification regarding U of A singing, dance, and theatre activities; remote work during winter semester; a new email address to contact the triage team; and, mask updates: three layers, styles, and student exemption procedures

New Provincial Restrictions Effective November 13

This afternoon the Premier announced a number of new COVID-19 health restrictions, including some that apply specifically to Edmonton and will impact a number of activities at the U of A.

Remote Work Continues Through Winter Semester

Faculty and staff members who are currently working remotely will continue to do so for the Winter semester.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 6

This week’s edition includes information on: additions to the list of Winter 2021 in-person courses; a new approach to contact tracing if you test positive; guidelines for reading week travel; tracking COVID-19 on U of A campuses; and, ensuring on-campus research space is prepared.

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

This week’s edition includes information on: new mandatory 15-person social gathering limit; COVID-like symptoms from flu shots; one-time or occasional campus visits; and Halloween tips.

Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 23

This week’s edition includes information on: Winter 2021 in-person courses; mask requirements in classrooms, meeting rooms, and labs; international student travel restrictions; asymptomatic testing paused; safety protocol enforcement; and Here@UAlberta.

Update to face mask requirements on campus

To best ensure the health and safety of our community and provide additional clarity on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) on our campuses, the university has updated its on-campus face mask policy.

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.

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

This week’s edition includes information on: new voluntary public health measures in Edmonton; World Mental Health Day; updated travel info for international students; and, a U of A sick protocols flowchart.

Updates for the U of A community for the week ending October 2

This week’s edition includes information on: New travel processes for international students; St. Joseph’s College Men’s Residence outbreak; fall convocation; Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund info sessions; making safe Thanksgiving plans; and, a reminder about how to access open buildings on campus.

St. Joseph’s College residents fully recovered & isolation complete

No additional cases associated in the St. Joseph’s College Men’s Residence outbreak

Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 25

This week’s edition includes information on: Winter 2021 planning, an update on the outbreak at St. Joseph's, an update on athletics activities, and details about Stage 3 of the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund.

Announcement on the Winter 2021 semester

U of A President Bill Flanagan confirms the winter 2021 semester will be a combination of in-person, remote and online instruction.

Outbreak of COVID-19 in St. Joseph’s College Residence

Today, Alberta Health Services (AHS) notified us that five members of our campus community have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is based within the Men’s Residence of St. Joseph’s College on North Campus.

Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 11

This week's updates include a dedicated email for employment questions, dos and don'ts of staying connected, and details on how you will be informed about a COVID risk on campus.

Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 4

This week’s edition includes: Safety measures updates, information about asymptomatic testing, guidance for facilitating new research staff member orientation, a guide to what's open on campus, and a reminder to minimize your time on campus.

Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 28

This week’s updates include: what’s open on campus, how to access campus buildings, a new check-in tool if you’re on campus, library services this fall, and your Fall 2020 term hub: Campus Life.