As outlined in the provincial government’s Open for Summer plan, we may see no public health restrictions this fall if vaccine targets are met.
We anticipate some COVID-19 safety measures could be in place at NAIT this fall. The safety measures will be informed by the needs of our community and the public health guidance we receive. All staff and students will be provided clear direction on what they need to do.
Staff and students have been safely working and learning on campus throughout the pandemic and we will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our community as we make decisions about fall and beyond. In September 2020, we had an average of 5,900 students, instructors and lab technicians on campus each week. That rose to 7,100 in winter term.
Multiple layers of infection prevention measures (masks, face shields, physical distancing, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols, for example), coming to campus guidelines (daily health checks, staying home when sick and daily check-ins) and protocols for responding to positive cases on campus have helped us keep the risk of on-campus transmission of COVID-19 low.
Safety planning is an ongoing responsibility of all supervisors, and all business units operating on campus will require safety plans that reflect current guidance and COVID-19 safety measures. As COVID-19 safety measures are finalized for fall, further support and guidance will be provided to business units in completing these plans.
Learn more: Your Safety on Campus, Coming to Campus Guidelines and Response to COVID-19 Cases