Masks or face coverings required on campus
A mask or face covering must be worn at all times in all indoor public spaces on university property.
Masks or face coverings must be worn in all non-public spaces on campus where it is not possible to be physically distanced by at least 2 metres.
Find out more at the Campus Operations page.
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.
Notifications to the university community
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.
Notifying individuals who may have been exposed
If a member of the campus community receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, MacEwan will work with AHS to facilitate contact tracing with any people that the affected individual was in close contact with. AHS will contact these individuals directly to advise them of next steps. 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.
Notifying the campus community
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.
While this fall on campus will look and feel a little different, we are excited to welcome back our students for the 2020/21 academic year.
Students' schedules are now updated with details about course delivery mode: online, face-to-face on campus or in a hybrid model (a combination of online and face-to-face). Check out the Fall 2020 Academics page for information about this and other questions related to studying at MacEwan this fall.
And whether students will be on campus or studying online, they will continue to have access to the many support services they need to succeed: for information on supports for students, see Services for Students.
Campus will be open this fall, and we are putting measures in place to protect the health of our community, including providing students with personal protective equipment in some instructional spaces (labs, for example), increasing cleaning protocols, reconfiguring learning spaces to limit capacity, planning traffic flow patterns in hallways and limiting seating in common areas. See "Campus Operations" for details about safety measures and operational updates.
We understand that there are still many unanswered questions about the upcoming term and thank everyone for your patience and understanding. Please continue to check this website for updates.
Protection from Discrimination
Every member of our university community has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be welcomed and supported on our campus. No person should be targeted in any way or subjected to discrimination resulting from a perception that they may be a carrier of a communicable disease based on factors including perceived disability, race, ancestry or place of origin.
If anyone has been targeted based on any of these or other factors, the behaviour should be reported to the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity or the Confidence Line.
Email Office of Human Rights Diversity and Equity: firstname.lastname@example.org