COVID-19 Update for August 13: What Alberta’s updated health response means for NAIT

Posted: Aug 13, 2021 1:21 PM   |  Updated: Sep 3, 2021 5:31 PM

On July 28, the Government of Alberta announced that they will begin to gradually bring COVID-19 measures in line with other respiratory viruses. This meant removing most quarantine and isolation requirements, refocusing contact tracers on high-risk settings, removing mandatory masking orders, and changing testing practices. 

Today, the province announced that they would be extending the timeline for many of these changes until September 27. 

NAIT is reviewing the provincial health guidance shared today to determine how it impacts our campuses and the health and safety measures that will be in place for the start of the fall term. We will share more soon in the coming days. 

In the meantime, everyone coming to NAIT is reminded to 

Masks continue to be required in classrooms, lecture theatres, labs and workshops, as well as Health Services offices. Although not required, we strongly encourage masks in all indoor public spaces on our campuses. 

Get vaccinated

We strongly encourage members of the NAIT community to get fully vaccinated before the start of the fall term. This is the best way to help protect yourself and others. Please visit the Government of Alberta’s vaccine page to book your shot and for more information about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.  

NAIT is currently working with Alberta Health Services to offer on-campus vaccination clinics in September for those who have not yet been vaccinated or require a second dose. We will share information on dates and locations as soon as possible. 

Stay informed 

You can find the latest information on NAIT’s response to COVID-19 at nait.ca/covid19

Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep our community safe. 

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