5 steps to stay safe on campus

September 1, 2020 | Campus Life

Though most of MacEwan’s courses have moved online amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some remain fully or partially on campus for practical reasons. Additionally, students may want to go to campus to visit the library or access other services (though most services are available online).

If you find yourself on campus, we want you to know that your safety is our top priority. Here are the steps we’re all taking together to keep our campus community safe.

Wear a mask

Wearing a mask helps you protect others from getting sick. At MacEwan, masks are mandatory in all public, common spaces such as hallways, atria and seating areas, and any area where social distancing is not possible. If you’re taking any in-person classes, your professor will let you know what the rules are for wearing masks within the classroom – it will vary depending on the class.

Masks are available for purchase on campus at the mstore, The Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness, the MacEwan Residence front desk and in many vending machines across campus.

Keep your distance

You already know to stay two metres away from others, and we’ve taken some steps to make that easier. You’ll find directional arrows on our floors so you know which side to walk on. When students are on campus for face-to-face classes, instructional spaces (labs and classrooms) will be set up to help students and faculty maintain proper physical distancing. Masks and/or other protective measures will be put in place in situations where physical distancing is not possible.

Wash your hands

Forgot your hand sanitizer at home? We got you covered. Bathrooms in every building are well stocked with soap, and hand sanitizer stations are located strategically around campus. Even so, consider bringing your own hand sanitizer to make sure you always have quick and easy access.

If you’re sick, report it and stay home

Familiarize yourself with COVD-19 symptoms, and screen yourself for them before coming to campus. If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, you must follow these steps:

  1. Stay at home
  2. Notify your professor(s)
  3. Complete the AHS self-assessment or call 811 for screening and testing
  4. Get tested if directed by AHS to do so

If you think you might miss an in-person or online class, assignment or exam due to illness or isolation, contact your professor to discuss your options.

Stay informed

As the pandemic develops, we may be required to make operational changes on fairly short notice. Stay informed by regularly checking MacEwan.ca/Coronavirus.

To get the latest developments and recommendations related to COVID-19 in Alberta. visit Alberta.ca/COVID19.

We are all in this together! Stay safe, and welcome back!

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