Your Safety on Campus


Posted: Jan 4, 2021 5:18 AM   |  Updated: May 5, 2022 9:37 AM

The risk of transmission of COVID-19 has remained low on NAIT’s campuses throughout the pandemic, and we continue to take steps to minimize this risk and to support a safe and healthy campus. 

Each of us has a shared responsibility to keep our community safe. On this page, you will learn more about current health and safety measures and how you can help keep our campuses safe. 

For what you need to know and do when coming to campus, read the information applicable to you: 


Health and safety measures on campus

 Get vaccinated

We encourage everyone coming to our campuses to be fully vaccinated and to get their booster shots as soon as they are eligible. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains the best way to prevent severe illness and death, and booster shots can prolong immunity to improve protection and limit spread. 

 Wearing a mask or face covering  

We strongly recommend masks be worn in all indoor public spaces on our campuses and at NAIT facilities. Masks continue to be required in Health Services offices or where masks are part of the standard personal protective equipment. Learn about our current masking protocols.    

 Maintain physical distancing

We encourage you to maintain at least 2 metres of physical distance between yourself and others in common areas and retail spaces.

 Ventilation 

We have upgraded our air filtration in many areas on campus to the recommended Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) levels. We are driving more outdoor air wherever possible, and as our air intakes are typically on rooftops or away from where people are, there is minimal likelihood of entering viral particles.  

 Stay home if you are sick

Staff and students continue to be supported if they are sick and need to isolate. (Albertans are legally required to isolate if they have core symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.) 

 Planning for a safe campus  

Leaders are required to complete hazard assessments for their area by identifying and assessing risks and implementing appropriate infection prevention measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure. 

 Safety declarations 

NAIT staff and students, as well as those visiting and working on our campuses, are required to complete a COVID-19 declaration acknowledging their responsibility to follow NAIT and provincial requirements. 

 Training for staff and students 

We have developed training for staff, students and contractors that will help them: 

Staff and students are required to complete RCT 100 Safety Training (each term for students and annually for staff). 

 Rapid Response Planning Framework 

NAIT is responding to cases of COVID-19 impacting members of our community. Our response is outlined in our Rapid Response Planning Framework, which details how we will report and manage cases of COVID-19 at NAIT in accordance with provincial guidelines. 

Information about positive cases of COVID-19 affecting our community can be found on the COVID-19Cases Dashboard

 Sanitizer and disinfecting spray 

Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray are available across campus. 

 Signage 

Signage regarding hygiene, cleaning and current safety measures is posted across our campuses. Use the QR code on campus signs to access the latest safety information. 

 Regular, timely communication 

We are committed to keeping the NAIT community informed as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue to check  nait.ca/covid19 for the latest information and updates. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep the NAIT community safe.