Changes to COVID-19 Isolation and Testing Requirements

Notice to Residents: In response to the Omicron variant of concern, COVID-19 testing and isolation requirements are evolving.

05 January 2022

In response to the Omicron variant of concern, COVID-19 testing and isolation requirements are evolving.

In Alberta, if you have symptoms or if you test positive by PCR testing or by rapid antigen testing, you must isolate for at least 5 days (fully vaccinated) or 10 days (not fully vaccinated) from when your symptoms started or until they resolve (whichever is longer).

Check additional testing and isolation requirements that may apply to you:

If you are isolating, please email res.support@ualberta.ca to request isolation support and include your phone number to help us respond to you quickly. Residence is unable to accommodate isolation required due to international travel so alternate arrangements must be made.

What is staying the same?

Continue to follow the COVID-19 expectations and guidelines for residents, including:

  • Guests in residence are expected to be fully vaccinated and CampusReady
  • Continue to wear a mask except when in a private unit or when eating or drinking
  • Respect physical distancing guidelines of two metres wherever possible

The Lister and Peter Lougheed Hall dining halls remain open and operational with safety measures in place.


For the latest information about COVID-19 on campus, refer to COVID-19 Information for the U of A Community