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Reopening CUE for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Working at CUE in 2020-21

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is dedicated to keeping our community informed. The health and safety of our employees continues to be our top priority, and we are committed to fostering a workplace that allows us to be successful while adhering to public health guidelines and recommendations.

All employees who are able to work from home are to do so until further notice. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

Latest Updates:

Updated January 5, 2021

  • All employees who can conceivably work from home are to do until further notice. This is mandatory regardless of personal preferences and employees should discuss their arrangements with supervisors. Additionally, all on-campus meetings and events are to be moved to a virtual format. Unless it is unavoidable, there should be no in-person meetings until further notice.
  • We have developed a set of protocols, which may change as circumstances dictate, that will act as a condition for on-campus attendance. Employees should only be going to campus for absolutely necessary reasons. It is important that students, faculty, and staff are familiar with all protocols, as your presence on campus implies an understanding and acceptance of each condition. All protocols are being strictly enforced.
  • Instructors of on-campus classes may consider moving online until further notice. This is not mandatory, as we have protocols in place; however, we recognize the current situation is challenging. Please inform your Department Chair of any changes.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic had created a new normal that includes significant hardships. Your health and wellbeing are important to us—please do not hesitate to reach out to your supervisor if you are experiencing challenges.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program has resources, supports, and services for permanent faculty and staff. Please visit lifeworks.com or call 1-877-207-8833. If you or a loved one is in crisis, please call 911 (for emergencies) or 780-482-4357 (Edmonton Distress Line).
  • Each area has developed its own plan in responded to COVID-19. Please maintain open lines of communication with your supervisor to ensure you know what is expected as the situation continues to evolve. If you have specific questions that have not been answered to date, please reach out to your supervisor.

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