Managing during COVID-19

Current Status — UPDATED February 11, 2021

To minimize the number of people on our campuses and prevent the spread of COVID-19, all work that can be conducted remotely must continue to be conducted remotely until at least August 31, 2021. The only exceptions are:

One-time and occasional visits to campus can be permitted by supervisors and managers according to the above criteria. See the Approval Processes for Returning to Campus section of the Safety Measures General Directives for more information.

See the latest COVID-19 Information for the U of A Community »

Leading teams working remotely

Review information about managing employees working remotely.

Managing safe returns to campus

Learn more about managing safe returns to campus.

What to do if an employee feels ill

If one of your staff, students or participants have informed you that they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are legally required to isolate AND have been on campus in the last 14 days, contact the U of A Triage Team as soon as possible. Email your name and the number where you can be reached to Bookmark for this and other rapid response protocols during the pandemic.

If an employee experiences COVID-19 symptoms, advise them to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS). If testing confirms a COVID-19 diagnosis, they should follow AHS’ instructions. A doctor’s note is not required. 


Pandemic Pay Guidelines

Read about payroll and time tracking, isolation pay and leave guidelines during the pandemic.

Supporting faculty and staff with family responsibilities during the pandemic

Read about how to help your faculty and staff find balance.

Managing foreign nationals

Some restrictions now apply to foreign nationals who plan to work at the University of Alberta. 

Vacation and vacation carryforward

Encourage faculty and staff to identify opportunities to schedule time off.


Take note of the resources available to you and your team.

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