If You are Sick


Posted: Jan 4, 2021 5:19 AM   |  Updated: Aug 18, 2021 2:14 PM

As COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community, we remind the NAIT community to follow provincial direction to stay home if you get sick, self-isolate and get tested if advised. Review the instructions on this page to understand what to do if you get sick. Learn how NAIT responds to active cases of COVID-19 on our campuses.

Coming to campus sick or with symptoms puts others at risk.

On this page:


What to do if you are sick

Stay home if you are not feeling well. If you get sick while on campus, go home.  


Mandatory isolation

  • You are legally required to isolate for a minimum of 10 days if you test positive for COVID-19 or have any core symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.  
  • If you are unsure of your requirement to isolate, contact 811 for information and clarification. Alternately, you can contact NAIT Health Services at 780.471.8733 or healthservices@nait.ca.

Let your supervisor or instructor know you will be absent

You are not required to disclose your personal health information. You are not required to obtain a doctor’s note.

  • Contract instructors, inform your supervisor 
  • WIL students and staff, inform your WIL supervisor or program coordinator  
  • Clients, visitors and tenants, inform your NAIT contact  
  • Guests of a tenant, inform your tenant contact 

Please know you will be supported through your absence and, for students, in making up missed labs and assignments. 

Complete a COVID-19 incident report through myCority if you test positive for COVID-19

  • Submitting a report through myCority will send it directly to Health Services
  • This is required by anyone who has been on campus within the previous 14 days. Students currently in WIL placements are also expected to complete this step. 
  • A NAIT Health Services nurse will follow up with you.
  • Keep NAIT Health Services updated with any instructions from Alberta Health Services.

Returning to campus after you've been sick


Information for supervisors and instructors

If you are a supervisor or instructor who has been notified a staff member or student is sick: 

  • instruct the student or staff member to stay home or go home; being on campus sick puts others at risk
  • advise the person to take the Alberta Health Services’ COVID-19 Self-Assessment and follow instructions from Alberta Health Services, if they haven’t already  
  • advise the person to complete a COVID-19 incident report through myCority if that person has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been on campus within the previous 14 days.
    • Please complete the report on their behalf if they are unable to do so – at a minimum, provide the person’s name, the date they became sick and a contact phone number so that NAIT Health Services can follow up.
  • work with the student or staff member to manage that person’s absence from NAIT; remind full- and part-time staff that they can access their general illness leave for self-isolation.
  • learn more about NAIT’s Rapid Response Planning Framework and your responsibilities under the plan