COVID-19 Update for May 26: What Alberta's Open for Summer Plan means for NAIT

Posted: May 26, 2021 3:46 PM   |  Updated: Jun 7, 2021 3:22 PM

Earlier today, the Government of Alberta shared details of their new roadmap for easing public health restrictions in the province. The Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan begins with stage 1 on June 1. All other public health measures remain in place until further notice.

Impact to NAIT

NAIT has reviewed the details of stage 1 to determine its impact on our operations. Effective June 1, the following changes will impact our community: 

  • Outdoor social gatherings are permitted, to a limit of 10 people. Staff and students on campus must continue to follow public health guidelines, including keeping 2 metres apart and/or wearing a mask. We continue to ask that students, staff and visitors leave campus after their scheduled activity.  
  • Retail capacity increase to 15% fire code occupancy. Shop AT NAIT will increase their capacity to 15%.

There are no further impacts to NAIT in stage 1. All other public health restrictions remain in place, including all on-campus safety measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, and staying home when sick. 

What’s next

Stage 2 of the government’s plan includes the reopening of libraries, increase of in-person learning for post-secondary institutions, removal of the work from home order, and the reopening of indoor dining. It’s expected that stage 2 may come into effect in mid-June. 

We will be evaluating what stage 2 means for NAIT staff and students and will share more information in the coming weeks at nait.ca/covid19.

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.
  • Take the AHS COVID-19 Self-Assessment each day before you come to campus or if you become ill and follow instructions from Alberta Health Services. Self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 if advised.

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 and our doors open. 

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