COVID-19 Update: Introduction of Restriction Exemption Program
On Wednesday, the Government of Alberta introduced new public health measures. We appreciate your patience as the university reviewed and prepared to implement the new measures. As always, the safety of our campus community is our top priority.
Effective Monday, September 20, MacEwan will be implementing the province’s Restriction Exemption Program, which is applicable for anyone 12 years or older. This means that all classes – in-person, and online – will continue as scheduled for the Fall term. Start dates for Registered Fitness courses and Sport Leagues have been delayed and registration has been extended by one week.
The following applies to the entire MacEwan University campus, including Sport and Wellness.
Beginning on Monday, September 20:
- In-person classes will continue for the Fall term.Online classes will remain online.
- Masks continue to be mandatory in the facility, except while exercising. Masks must be worn when moving between pieces of equipment or while patrons are on the pool deck.
- Physical distancing, while patrons are the facility (including during exercise), is encouraged.
- The province’s Restriction Exemption Program takes effect. Everyone 12 years of age or older will be required to provide proof of vaccination to be on campus and visit Sport and Wellness.
If you are fully or partially vaccinated
- Download the Safe@MacEwan app (Apple Store or Android). If you have already downloaded the app, a recent automatic update will enable you to upload proof of vaccination.
- Upload your proof of vaccination.
- Your proof of vaccination can be in paper form (received from your pharmacist or clinic at the time of vaccination) or in digital form from the Alberta Health Services My Health Records website. If you are accessing proof of vaccination using MyHealth Records, there may be a delay due to a high volume of activity on the site. Please upload proof of vaccination as soon as you can.
If you are unvaccinated
- You must get your first dose no later than September 20 to come to campus. Vaccinations are safe, available at no cost, and limit the spread and impact of COVID-19.
- If you are unable to submit vaccination verification or cannot be vaccinated due to medical or protected grounds, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours.
The university will implement a verification system to confirm vaccination declarations and negative test results and to ensure the integrity of this program. The latest information and updates on MacEwan’s COVID-19 response are available at MacEwan.ca/Coronavirus. We thank you in advance for your ongoing cooperation and support.
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