COVID-19 Update for Oct: 5: Upload your proof of vaccination to NAIT Alert by Oct. 8

Posted: Oct 5, 2021 10:13 AM   |  Updated: Oct 6, 2021 11:41 AM

After Friday, October 8, NAIT will begin our proof of vaccination program as we work toward full implementation of our vaccine policy, which goes into effect November 8 and will continue through the 2021/22 academic year, at minimum.

This means after October 8, proof of at least a first dose or of a negative test result is required to be on any NAIT campus.

After October 8, those coming to campus must:

  • provide proof that they have received at least a first dose of a World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior; or
  • show proof of a negative test result (tests must be privately paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid tests completed within the previous 72 hours); or
  • demonstrate an approved accommodation from NAIT and compliance with any terms of that accommodation, including rapid testing

Use the NAIT Alert app to upload proof of at least a first dose or to initiate an accommodation request. More information will be provided soon on how to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

If your accommodation request is pending, you may attend campus if you are able to show proof of a negative test result within the previous 72 hours each time you are on campus.

To meet the requirement to be fully vaccinated by November 8 in order to be on campus, everyone will need to receive their second dose as soon as possible and no later than October 24.

Upload your proof of vaccination through NAIT Alert

The easiest way for staff and students to provide proof of vaccination is through the NAIT Alert app. You can also access NAIT Alert through your browser. You can upload photos of vaccination documentation using the vaccine verification tool within the app. In the app, select “COVID Information” and then “Vaccine Verification” to get started.

Once your proof of vaccination is verified by NAIT Risk Management Services, you will receive a green NAIT vaccine QR code within the NAIT Alert app that you will be able to use to easily show your vaccination status. The green NAIT vaccine QR code, which can be printed, is the only acceptable form of proof in order to come to campus. You will only need to upload proof that you are fully vaccinated once during the 2021/22 academic year.

Your vaccination status must be confirmed by NAIT Risk Management Services through this process before coming to campus. Please submit your application at least 48 hours prior to coming to campus.

Visit nait.ca/vaccine for step-by-step directions for verifying your vaccine status and for vaccine FAQs.

Requesting an accommodation

Under the protected grounds set out in the Alberta Human Rights Act, NAIT will reasonably accommodate students and staff who cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Students and staff must use the NAIT Alert app to initiate the accommodation request process. NAIT will follow up with students or staff who indicate they would like to request an accommodation and will provide an overview of the process and the appropriate forms.

Anyone needing to request an accommodation should do so as soon as possible.

More information on how to request an accommodation can be found at nait.ca/VaccineAccommodation.

Currently, the accommodation request process only applies to staff and students.

Winter term students

Degree, diploma and certificate program students who have blended or in-person learning in winter term must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination through NAIT Alert by December 8, 2021.

Apprentices, with the exception of those in the Parts Technician program, which is completely online, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination through NAIT Alert four weeks prior to the start of your apprenticeship program.

Students enrolled in continuing education courses offered in person at NAIT must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination through NAIT Alert before the start of your class.

Seek support, stay informed

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we respond to the ever-changing realities of COVID-19. We encourage you to reach out for any support you need.

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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