COVID-19 campus community update

Tuesday, June 14 at 5 p.m.

As of Wednesday, June 15, the province is entering Step 3 of its response to COVID-19 and removing remaining health measures. While the requirement to isolate when symptomatic or ill with COVID-19 will be lifted, the province recommends that the practice continue.

Mount Royal recommends that University students, staff and visitors do not come to campus if they are symptomatic or ill with COVID-19 or any other communicable illness. Staying home contributes to creating the safest environment possible for colleagues, students and members of the Mount Royal community.

Employees are still encouraged to complete the Employee Self-Isolation Report Form if they are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19. Students on campus this semester who are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to submit an Early Support COVID Report. This allows the University to monitor and respond as needed to the situation on campus. If you are an employee and you are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive, please work with your supervisor/manager to determine if you are able to work from home or to discuss the appropriate leave as per the Collective Agreement or Terms and Conditions of your employment. Students, let your instructor know your situation.

In addition, Mount Royal continues to recommend mask wearing while indoors on campus. Please note, masks are still required in some areas.

With the closure of G100 on Main Street, masks and voluntary rapid testing are now available at the Cougars Campus Store. Also, if you haven’t done so yet, please consider getting a booster for added protection. Those aged 12 and older can receive a third shot, while eligible groups can get a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.

Employees are able to access resources for support by referring to the Wellness at Work webpage. Students can access medical and mental health services through Wellness Services.

Please continue to look out for each other in line with MRU’s culture of mutual respect.