COVID-19 Update for May 4: Students scheduled to be on campus Wednesday, May 5, should stay home

Posted: May 4, 2021 9:33 PM   |  Updated: Jun 7, 2021 3:22 PM

The Government of Alberta announced this evening that all post-secondary learning must shift online effective Wednesday, May 5 for at least 3 weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are working through the impacts of these newly announced restrictions.  

For tomorrow, May 5, we ask the following of students and staff:  


  • Students who were scheduled to be on campus should stay home. In person classes, shops and labs are cancelled. You will hear more from your instructors as we make decisions about how to address the impact to on-campus learning.  

  • Classes that are currently delivered online will continue as scheduled. 


  • All instructors stay home. In person classes, shops and labs are cancelled. Online learning will proceed as planned. 

  • For all other staff within the academic portfolio: 

    • If your work is connected to in-person learning stay home. In person classes, shops and labs are cancelled.

    • If your work is not connected to in-person learning, and NAIT previously required you to work on campus, come to NAIT as usual. 

  • Other staff who are scheduled to work on campus should check with their supervisors about whether to come to campus as scheduled tomorrow or whether they will be able to work from home.   

NAIT services 

Check the What’s Open on Campus page for the current status of facilities and how to access services. 

More to come 

We appreciate the uncertainty today’s news has created and ask for your patience and understanding as we work through the implications for the NAIT community. We will have more information to share with you on May 5.  

Please do your part to slow the spread  

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

Stay informed  

You can find the latest information on NAIT’s response to COVID-19 at    

These continue to be uncertain times. We encourage you to reach out for any support you need

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

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