UPDATE: Understanding health measures in residence

23 September 2021

Alberta has declared a public health emergency and the university has implemented new measures to ensure the safety of our campus community.

Here’s what you need to know right now to understand how the university measures impact living in residence.

Vaccines mandatory on campus - November 1

Starting November 1, the university will require everyone on campus to be fully vaccinated unless they have obtained a valid medical or human rights exemption. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccinations and the U of A and be sure to continue checking your email. The university will send out more information on providing proof of vaccination by October 4.

Residents who meet vaccination requirements can remain in residence. Further information for residents that do not meet requirements will be provided by the university before November 1.

Guests in residence are expected to be fully vaccinated

Visitors to campus, including residence, are expected to be fully vaccinated. Residents are responsible to inform their guests of this requirement. Visit Information for Campus Visitors to learn more.

Wear your mask

You must wear a mask in residence except when in a private room/unit or actively eating and drinking. To learn what else you can do to keep our community safe, visit the Expectations of Residents.

Feeling unwell? You must isolate.

If you feel sick the university requires you to “stay home” (in your private residence room) and follow the isolation instructions. Isolation support in residence, including meal delivery, is provided to residents at no additional cost.

A huge thank you to all our residents who have recognized a symptom and began isolating in residence.

Getting tested for COVID-19

If you are a close contact or symptomatic, don’t head to the Rapid Testing Station. Instead follow the online instructions to book an appointment with Alberta Health Services.

Stay up to date

As expectations change, find updated information from residence on the Living in Residence During COVID-19 webpage. For the most up to date information and guidance from the university, visit the Latest UAlberta Updates.