Province announces new restrictions effective May 5, 2021

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.

On Wednesday, May 5, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced significant restrictions that will take effect immediately and remain in place for at least the next three weeks. Operations at the University of Lethbridge will be affected by these new measures.

All post-secondary institutions must move their activities online. Classes that are fully in person or have an in-person component and that are scheduled for May 5 will be paused for one day to allow for this transition. All scheduled online classes will proceed as planned.

By Thursday, May 6, all University classes will be online or alternative arrangements will be made. For any major course changes, students will receive direct communication from their instructor or dean's office.

Our Calgary campus, located at Bow Valley College, remains closed with no face-to-face offerings.

Students who are currently registered in off-campus clinical, internship, co-op, or practicum placements can continue these activities subject to the requirements and health protocols of the placement setting. Students in off-campus placements are encouraged to contact their supervisors with any questions about requirements or health protocols.

To ensure online learning is accessible for all students, the University will continue to provice work spaces, computers and Wi-Fi access in Anderson Hall, and health and wellness services by appointment. Any student who is on campus, whether studying or living in residence, must comply with all public health measures.

Essential employees, contract or permanent, may continue to work on campus, adhering to all Alberta Health protocols. If your role does not require you to be on campus, please work from home. It is critical we ensure our campus remains safe for employees who are requlired to undertake their work in person.

Anyone engaged in research activity occurring in campus research spaces that has already been deemed essential or time sensitive, and who has followed the proper process for approval and attestation regarding public health protocols, may continue.

All who can work from home must work from home, and any person working or studying on campus must mask for all indoor settings, practice two-metre physical distancing, be diligent with hand washing and utilize adequate physical barriers as appropriate.

It is critical we take these new measures seriously and undertake the necessary actions to keep our campus community safe. Everyone is strongly encouraged to consider getting vaccinated as soon as you are eligible. Our actions today matter for the longer-term outlook for our University. We are continuing to plan for a significantly more in-person setting this fall, but this can only be achieved if we collectively continue to act responsibly.


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