COVID-19 Update for Jan. 3: In-person labs and shops postponed until January 10 to allow for additional time to fully implement enhanced safety measures

Posted: Jan 3, 2022 5:53 PM   |  Updated: Jan 3, 2022 7:12 PM

In light of rising cases of COVID-19 driven by the rapid growth of the Omicron variant, NAIT is postponing the return of in-person labs and shops for degree, diploma, certificate, apprenticeship and continuing education programs until January 10. This will allow additional time to fully implement enhanced safety measures in areas where on-campus learning is required to meet learning outcomes.  

Students with in-person shops and labs scheduled this week can expect to hear from their programs shortly about alternate online learning that may take place.  

Online lecture and theory classes, including those already moved online until at least January 21, will continue as scheduled. 

Supporting campus safety and well-being  

The health, safety and well-being of the NAIT community remain our top priorities. We thank you for your patience and resilience as we continue to respond to the ever-changing realities of the pandemic.   

As always, NAIT’s response to COVID-19 is informed by public health guidance, the trajectory of the pandemic and the needs of the community. We continue to take steps to support a safe and healthy campus.   

We appreciate that Omicron has added additional uncertainty and are aware of the toll the continued stress can have on our well-being and mental health. We encourage you to reach out for any support you need.  

We all have a role to play, whether on campus, at home or in the community, in helping limit the spread of COVID-19, and we ask all members of the NAIT community to do their part and continue to follow health and safety measures.   

We will share more information with you as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can find the latest information on NAIT’s response to COVID-19 at nait.ca/Covid19.  

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. 

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