Campus Operations

Re-entry information

As we return to campus, we're continuing our commitment to providing a safe and healthy learning and work environment. 

We urge you to continue to exercise best practices for minimizing the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distancing: keep a 2-metre (6-foot) distance between you and others

  • 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.


COVID-19 self-monitoring and reporting


If you show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat):

  1. Stay at home
  2. Notify your supervisor or instructor
  3. Complete the university’s COVID-19 reporting form
  4. Complete the AHS self assessment or call 811 for screening and testing
  5. Get tested as directed by AHS


An online reporting tool, the COVID-19 reporting form, is in place to assist the university in responding appropriately when a person who has been on campus has experienced COVID-19 like symptoms, has been confirmed as a positive case or is self-isolating as per the Chief Medical Officer’s orders.

If you are unsure what to do, check out the decision trees for employees and students for guidance. 


Students who are absent from class for any reason should report their absence according to the procedures determined by their individual instructors. Any student who is absent for reasons related to COVID-19 should also report their absence using the COVID-19 reporting form.


Employees should continue to report all absences from work using the established processes for their area. If an absence is related to COVID-19, the employees should also report their absence using the COVID-19 reporting form

Contractors and volunteers

Contractors and volunteers should inform their MacEwan contact person who will complete the COVID-19 Reporting E-form on their behalf.

Visitors to campus

Visitors are asked to report to Security Services who will complete the COVID-19 Reporting E-form on their behalf.

Masks or face coverings on campus

A policy and a standard have been established regarding the use of masks or face coverings at the university.

  • A mask or face covering must be worn at all times in all indoor public spaces on university property.

  • Individuals must provide and use their own masks or face coverings.

  • The mask or face covering must be in good condition and durable enough to allow it to function effectively while the individual is on university property. An individual may require multiple masks each day.


The standard does not require individuals to wear a mask or face covering:

  • when an employee is within an area designated for the employee by the university and not for public access, or is within or behind a physical barrier,

  • when an individual is actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity, but they must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres while engaged in these activities,

  • when an individual is actively eating or drinking, but they must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres while engaged in these activities,

  • if an individual has a medical condition which inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering,

  • where the individual is unable to remove or replace a mask or face covering without assistance. 

  • Instructors may remove a mask or face covering while actively teaching if physical distancing of 2 metres can be maintained.

Employees requiring an accommodation should contact Human Resources. Students requiring an accommodation should contact Access and Disability Resources.

Related Policy and Standard:

Communicable Diseases and Pandemic Policy

Mask or Face Covering Standard

Reporting violations

If you have concerns or become aware an individual is not complying with quarantine/self-isolation requirements or other public health orders, please contact Alberta Health Services by

You can also report on-campus concerns to MacEwan Security at 780-497-5554.

Configuring physical spaces

The university is evaluating all its common areas, learning and working spaces and is developing comprehensive guidelines and standards for safely bringing students and employees back to campus.

Measures focus on physical distancing and include:

  • reconfiguring furniture and space layouts,

  • installing physical barriers and

  • implementing traffic-flow patterns.

Cleaning and disinfection

Cleaning your hands

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will be available in public areas, work areas and learning spaces across campus.  

Cleaning our campus

Facilities Operations will double its usual daily frequency of cleaning and disinfecting all public and common areas including classrooms, labs, washrooms and exercise areas.

Cleaning of high touch points (includes: door handles and levers, light switches, toilet handles, faucets and taps, elevator buttons and railings) will also be doubled in frequency.

Areas/departments responsible for offices, personal workstations, meeting room locations and shared equipment will have cleaning and disinfection practices in place. Specific cleaning and disinfection protocols for areas that require additional instructions and attention will be developed by the departments. These areas include, but are not limited to, laboratory spaces, fitness studios and workshops.

Cleaning products will be available to employees and students to regularly clean commonly used surfaces in learning and office spaces.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A process is in place to guide areas in identifying existing and potential hazards related to COVID-19.

If the use of PPE is deemed necessary, it will be provided to students and employees. More information about personal protective equipment is available on our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) site.

Non-medical masks

Students and employees may choose to wear non-medical (cloth) masks (which are not considered PPE) at their own discretion for general use and in common areas.

For more information

Visit the HSE Respiratory Protection site.

Operational updates

Building access

Building hours Fall/Winter:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on statutory holidays.


The mStore has now reopened in its location in Building 6.

Curbside pickup is still available.

Find out more on the bookstore website.

Technology Support

On-site study space and laptop commons (7-297) will be closed Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. until further notice. The university will revisit this decision at the end of May.

Student Printing on-site is only available by appointment through Print Services.

Allard Commons (11-437) is closed until September

Technology Support is available through Tech Support chat.

Tech Support chat

Sport and Wellness

Update: May 6, 2021

On May 4, Premier Kenney announced additional restrictions put in place to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 for hot spot regions, which includes the City of Edmonton. All indoor fitness and recreation facilities remain closed for all in-person fitness, including by-appointment and one-on-one or household-based training. All outdoor sports and recreation activities are now prohibited, except with members of your household, or your two close contacts if you live alone. This includes all group physical activities, such as team sports, fitness classes, and training sessions.

These restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks and will be extended if necessary.

Sport and Wellness


All university parkades and lots are open.

Parking Services Offices

Operating virtually through 780-497-5875 or

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit the Parking Services website.