COVID-19 Update: Masks still encouraged on campusPosted on: Mar 9, 2022
Dear CUE Community,
When I announced CUE’s return to campus plans, I shared that we would continue the campus mask requirement while the municipal bylaw was still in effect. Yesterday, the City of Edmonton announced the masking bylaw has been repealed.
Since then, we have made the decision that the mask requirement will no longer be enforced on CUE’s campus. This decision aligns with the current provincial health guidance and the expectations communicated by the Minister of Advanced Education. There may be some exceptions made for upcoming events and any mask requirements will be communicated in advance to attendees.
Although masking and physical distancing will not be enforced on campus, both practices will still be encouraged wherever possible. When I’m in public spaces on campus, I will continue wearing a mask. I understand people make different decisions and I ask that you please respect the choices of others in the community.
CUE’s previous proof of vaccination requirement ensured that our campus community was fully vaccinated. This measure, in addition to our overall small on-campus population and small classes, will continue to protect our community.
We all play a part in keeping our campus safe – thank you for all your efforts to date. Please continue to pay attention to the following precautions to keep our community healthy.
If you are not feeling well, do not come to campus and make sure to follow AHS isolation requirements.
Practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies will continue to be made available across campus.
While proof of vaccination is no longer required to be on campus, we encourage everyone to get their booster vaccines when they are eligible.
As always, we will continue to monitor the pandemic, public health guidance, and the needs of our community. We are prepared to adjust CUE’s response as needed in order to prioritize health and safety.
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility, and for helping to make the transition back to campus successful. Please continue to support others in the community as we navigate the pandemic. If you need support, I encourage you to reach out to the many CUE resources available to you.
Tim Loreman, PhD.
President and Vice-Chancellor