COVID-19 Update for June 18: What Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan means for NAIT

Posted: Jun 18, 2021 1:54 PM   |  Updated: Jul 12, 2021 3:26 PM

Earlier today, the Government of Alberta announced that stage 3 of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan will begin on July 1. The move to stage 3 in 2 weeks’ time comes now that 70% of Albertans aged 12 and up have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Stage 3 will see virtually all public health restrictions lifted; isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 will remain.

NAIT will review the changes announced today by the Government of Alberta to determine how they impact our campuses. We will share more information with our community prior to the start of stage 3 on July 1.

In the meantime, everyone coming to campus must continue to follow NAIT’s coming to campus checklist as well as the public health measures, including keeping 2 metres apart, wearing a mask and staying home when sick.

Impact to NAIT 

Today’s announcement confirms that our planning is on track for creating a more vibrant campus this fall while ensuring the health and safety of our community.  

Stage 2 of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, which started on June 10, permits all in-person learning to resume. We are planning to safely increase on-campus activity this fall and evolve our education and services to continue to blend virtual and in-person delivery. Students have received information from their programs about how their learning will be delivered this summer and fall. 

Current work arrangements will also continue for now, and leaders are communicating with their teams about transitions required to support increased on-campus activity this fall.

We will share more information in the coming weeks about the services that will be open on campus this fall.

Keep our campuses safe

Help us continue to keep our campuses safe by doing the following: 

  • Stay home if you are sick or a close contact of a positive case. Coming to campus sick puts others at risk. 

  • Check-in each day and at each location where you spend more than 15 minutes. This will allow us to contact people on our campuses who are considered close contacts of positive cases of COVID-19. 

  • Download the NAIT Alert app for easy access to the check-in form or scan the check-in QR code that can be found on posters in common areas on our campuses.

While the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary in Alberta, we encourage members of the NAIT community to get their vaccine as soon as they are eligible. 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. 

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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