Informational updates related to COVID-19

Given the dynamic nature of the current COVID-19 situation, we will be providing a series of shorter updates on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available.

LATEST: MARCH 9, 2022

From the President: Update on vaccine mandate and masking standard

I am writing to provide an update on the university’s COVID-19 guidelines.

As we have throughout the pandemic, we continue to respond to changing circumstances and guidance from government and public health agencies. Now that the City of Edmonton has made the decision to repeal its masking bylaw throughout our municipality, and with many public-sector entities rescinding their own mask mandates, wearing masks on our campus will no longer be mandatory. We still strongly recommend that you continue to wear masks in high-traffic areas or in other areas where you are in close proximity to others. We also ask that you join us in respecting the choices of your fellow students and university employees regarding masking.

The vast majority of our campus community has met the requirements of our vaccine mandate. As such, there will no longer be a requirement for students, employees or visitors to campus to provide proof of vaccination status or rapid test results. We thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy, and urge you to stay home if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

The above changes regarding masking and vaccine requirements are effective March 14, 2022.

Change has been a constant throughout this pandemic and can be stressful. I ask that you continue to treat one another with kindness and respect as we adjust to these newest changes.

As always, please continue to check your email and the university website for updates related to the university’s response to COVID-19.

Dr. Annette Trimbee
President and Vice-Chancellor

Protection from Discrimination

Every member of our university community has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be welcomed and supported on our campus. No person should be targeted in any way or subjected to discrimination resulting from a perception that they may be a carrier of a communicable disease based on factors including perceived disability, race, ancestry or place of origin.

If anyone has been targeted based on any of these or other factors, the behaviour should be reported to the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity or the Confidence Line.

Email Office of Human Rights Diversity and Equity: humanrights@macewan.ca

Confidence Line