Campus Operations

Re-entry information

MacEwan University has fully reopened its doors to faculty, staff and students and is committed to providing a safe environment as we return to campus. 

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

  • 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

Vaccinations

The university will not require students or employees to provide proof of vaccination when coming to campus. While the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary in Alberta, Alberta Health Services recommends all Albertans be vaccinated as soon as they are eligible to help protect themselves and their communities.

COVID-19 self-monitoring and reporting

Although increasing vaccination rates have resulted in a reduction of COVID-19 cases and lower hospitalization rates, new variants of COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy among some individuals mean that COVID-19 remains a concern.

The university will continue to follow AHS recommendations and processes for reporting and self isolation.

Self-Monitoring

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

Reporting

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

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

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.

Masks or face coverings on campus

On July 1, 2021, the province lifted regulations and recommendations for wearing masks and physical distancing. The City of Edmonton has also rescinded its masking bylaw. In accordance, the university rescinded its mask policy: the wearing of masks or face coverings is no longer required on campus. We acknowledge that some individuals may choose to continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing. We ask that you join us in respecting and supporting the choices of other individuals.

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

Campus buildings are open and operating under summer hours.

mStore 

The mStore is open in Building 6.

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

Sport and Wellness has reopened. Find out more on the Sport and Wellness website.

Parking

All university parkades and lots are open.

Parking Services Offices

Operating virtually through 780-497-5875 or parking@macewan.ca

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

Visit the Parking Services website.