CORONAVIRUS

Campus Operations

Latest campus information

September 21 updates:

  • Physical distancing: In addition to the requirement to wear masks, physical distancing must be maintained in all non-instructional spaces. 
  • Proof of vaccination: Anyone coming to campus must provide proof of vaccination or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within the last 72 hours. 
  • Uploading negative rapid test results: Safe@MacEwan (via the app or the web version at myportal.macewan.ca) can now be used to upload both proof of vaccination and rapid test results.

    More information on the Safe@MacEwan app
  • Anyone who cannot provide proof of vaccination must show proof of a negative test completed within the last 72 hours. Rapid tests are available at a cost at many nearby pharmacies.  
  • Rapid testing program for students, faculty and staff who qualify for vaccine  accommodation: Students who have a valid request for accommodation should use this form. Employees can contact their Employee and Labour Relations Consultant
  • On-campus verification of vaccination status: MacEwan is implementing a system to confirm vaccination declarations and negative test results for people on campus and expects to have full, formal enforcement in place by early October.

Other safety measures

The university also asks members of our community to continue do their part to contribute to the safety of everyone on campus by following best practices for:

  • Regular and thorough hand hygiene: hand washing and/or using hand sanitizer.
  • Good respiratory etiquette: coughing or sneezing into your bent elbow or into a tissue and immediately disposing of the used tissue


Vaccines recognized to come on campus

You must get your first dose of a WHO-approved vaccine no later than September 20 and must be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021.

You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the recommended number of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada and/or the World Health Organization:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
  • Sinopharm (Beijing BIBP) - Covilo / BBIBP-CorV
  • Sinovac - CoronaVac
  • Bharat Biotech COVAXIN

OR

  • 14 days after receiving one dose of a Health Canada-approved mRNA vaccine in addition to a non-Health Canada approved vaccine. 

As per recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), anyone who received one or two doses of a non-Health Canada authorized vaccine and plans to work or study in Canada should be offered one additional dose of an mRNA vaccine soon after arrival in Canada. These individuals should wait a minimum of 28 days after their last vaccination dose before receiving the additional dose of the mRNA vaccine in Canada. Those who received three doses of a non-Health Canada authorized vaccine should not receive additional doses. See details at PHAC.

How to book vaccination in Alberta if needed

Students can book a vaccine with AHS through the regular booking options.

You can also book an appointment through the Alberta Health Services website, by calling 811, at doctor’s offices and at many pharmacies.

How to submit proof of vaccination if you were vaccinated outside Canada

If you received a vaccine other than those approved by Health Canada, choose “other” in the Safe@MacEwan app and upload your vaccination records. MacEwan will review your records and contact you if further details or action is required.

Temporary accommodation for international students 

New international students arriving in Canada between October 31, 2021 and January 3, 2022 can apply for a temporary accommodation to undergo rapid testing while they get vaccinated in Canada. This is a temporary accommodation available to new international students who could not access WHO-approved vaccines before coming to Canada for the winter 2022 term.