An online reporting tool 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. More information on using the form is on the Campus Operations page.
Newly Reported Positive Cases to University
Effective Friday, November 20, the university will regularly provide updates of reported positive COVID-19 cases on campus.
The numbers below include only known positive cases of individuals who were recently on campus. These cases were voluntarily reported either through MacEwan's COVID-19 reporting form or direct reports to the university’s Health, Safety and Environment office. The chart will be updated every Friday.
Last updated: February 26, 2021
|Reporting week||Cases reported this period||Total reported to date since September 1|
|January 29-February 4||3||53|
University Response to COVID-19 cases
MacEwan University continues to follow the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMO) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) in developing guidelines and processes related to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Case Management (CCM) team is in place to support the university’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Plan. With a comprehensive understanding of the university’s COVID-19 response protocols, the team’s role is to help advise students, faculty and staff on COVID-19 related situations. The team works with stakeholders at the university to assesses each situation and provides recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The CCM team will notify students, faculty, and staff who are directly affected by COVID-19 on campus and documents the university’s response.
If a member of the campus community receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, MacEwan will follow AHS guidelines and work with the Faculty and/or administrative area to facilitate quick notification to any people that the affected individual was in close contact with. MacEwan will not publicly disclose any information about individuals who test positive for COVID-19, in compliance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation.
MacEwan will not make public announcements about individual exposures or cases unless AHS determines there is risk to the community. The university and AHS will assess each situation to determine if there is a risk of exposure to any part of the campus community and, if so, specific individuals (e.g. employee group, students in a class) will be directly notified of any risks. If an outbreak of COVID-19 (two or more cases linked by location) occurs on campus, the university will work with AHS to issue a public notification.