COVID-19 Update — Measures on Campus

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

As the Government of Alberta has eased the restrictions put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Lethbridge has created a plan for the easing of restrictions on our campus. The U of L’s Calgary campus, housed at Bow Valley College, will follow the college’s protocols and we will communicate those to our community members as soon as possible.

Vaccine mandate
The University’s vaccine mandate for students and employees accessing campus will remain in effect until February 28. Until this date, green QR codes are still necessary to access campus. Vaccination will not be a requirement for registration in the Summer or Fall 2022 semester.

Effective immediately, those accessing fitness facilities or community events in the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness or other campus venues will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination as the provincial Restrictions Exemptions Program has expired.

In alignment with the provincial directive, the vaccine mandate will expire on our Lethbridge Campus beginning on March 1. At that time, proof of vaccination will no longer be required for students, employees, or community members accessing the Lethbridge Campus. Nonetheless, the U of L wholeheartedly embraces the value of vaccination in keeping the members of our campus community, their loved ones, and the broader community safe. Please remember we are a highly vaccinated community and this high level of vaccination helps protect us all.

Knowing that many students made decisions to attend the University in the Spring 2022 semester based, in part, on masking requirements, the U of L will continue with its current masking requirements within all campus buildings until the end of the Spring 2022 semester. After that time, wearing a mask will be optional, unless public health restrictions again require it.

Reporting positive COVID-19 cases
The University no longer requires members to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the ULeth Safe app. If you have COVID, please follow the Alberta Health Services isolation information and guidelines for close contacts.

The University is still planning to reopen its campus to primarily in-person learning, except for courses explicitly timetabled as online, on Monday, Feb. 28, depending on the resolution of the current faculty labour situation.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. Our top priority remains the health and safety of the members of our campus community. As always, we appreciate your cooperation in helping keep everyone safe.

Mike Mahon, PhD
President & Vice-Chancellor


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