Your Safety on Campus
Posted: Jan 4, 2021 5:18 AM
| Updated: Oct 8, 2021 2:54 PM
To protect the NAIT community and minimize disruptions to learning, we have updated our campus requirements for the fall term. 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 fall term.
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
Starting Oct. 12, Protective Services will operate structured rotating entrance checks. As we work toward Nov. 8, we will increase entrance checks on campus. Please give yourself extra time to get to your classes or work area as there could be delays during busy times.
Staff and students, please be ready to show your photo identification and green NAIT vaccine QR code in the NAIT Alert app, which indicates your proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test has been verified.
Visitors, please be ready to show your photo identification and either a paper or electronic record from the health provider that administered the vaccine, a government-issued record of your vaccination history, or proof of a privately paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid test completed within the 72 hours before coming to campus.
Find out more about NAIT's vaccine requirement: nait.ca/vaccine.
Everyone coming to NAIT campuses, including students, staff, contractors and visitors, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 8. This is the best way to help protect yourself and others. Learn more.
Please visit the Government of Alberta’s vaccine page to book your shot and for more information about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
Wearing a mask or face covering
We require everyone on our campuses to wear a mask or face covering in all indoor public spaces.
Maintain physical distancing
Ensure you are maintaining at least 2 metres physical distance between others on campus.
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
In response to provincial public health guidance, NAIT has updated guidance to programs and business units as they plan for continued safe operations on campus.
Leaders are required to follow the NAIT COVID-19 General Safety Guidance and complete hazard assessments for their area by identifying and assessing risks and implementing appropriate infection prevention measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure.
View the NAIT COVID-19 General Safety Guidance and learn more on the Planning Resources page.
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 – under review
NAIT is responding to cases of COVID-19 impacting members of our community. Our response is outlined in our Rapid Response Planning Framework, which is currently under review and provides detail on 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-19 Cases Dashboard.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols
Our enhanced daily sanitation procedures, following Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines, ensure that all spaces are thoroughly cleaned to help limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
We are following an enhanced schedule for cleaning of high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces, including:
Use of Avmor EP 66 or EP 50 disinfectant has been implemented for increased sanitation and improved longevity of disinfectant properties.
Sanitizer and disinfecting spray
Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray are available across campus.
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.