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COVID-19 updates and resources

Faculty and staff

Mount Royal’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of the campus community. Government health restrictions continue to evolve so please refer to current campus protocols.

The health and wellbeing of the MRU community is everyone’s responsibility.

 

Return to campus

Planning to deliver most programs in person in the fall continues pending health restrictions at that time. Employees will transition back to campus before students arrive, starting with managers and other leaders, and then staff and faculty.

 

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On campus activities

Employees are only able to return to work on campus on an ongoing basis as part of an approved plan. If you are unsure whether or not you are approved to return to campus please check with your manager or chair.

As an employee on campus, here is what you need to know:

  1. Ensure you have your OneCard.
  2. Complete the one-time, required COVID-19 on-campus orientation before returning to campus.
  3. Refer to current campus restrictions.
  4. As of April 14, The Table at MRU will be closed for the spring and summer months. Select vendors are open in Wyckham House. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from various vending machines located around campus.
  5. Starbucks at East Gate is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  6. Parking information is available at mru.ca/parking.

Working in a new normal

Faculty and instructor toolkit for the Spring/Summer

These resources may be useful to instructors in the preparation for alternative delivery:

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Frequently asked questions

Please check back regularly as information changes based on directives from health authorities and continuing developments on campus.

 

Frequently asked questions about returning to campus for employees

As employees have questions about returning to campus, Human Resources has developed a FAQ. If you have a question that you do not find in the FAQ and your manager or chair does not know the answer, please email returntowork@mtroyal.ca.

 

I have Human Resources questions related to the impact of COVID-19 on my work. Where can I get these answers?

Visit the Human Resources COVID-19 info page for more information.

 

How do I get help with my technology needs?

Please go to the ITS COVID-19 info page for more information. You can also refer to faculty and research apps and staff apps, plus online tutorials.

 

How do I make sure that I can protect my health while working from home and on campus?

Please go to the Environmental Health and Safety COVID-19 info page for more information.

 

What guidance should I give to vendors and contractors that are on campus at Mount Royal?

Contractors and vendors should follow Alberta Health Services guidance, along with directions from their employer and current campus restrictions.

 

What are the rules for University-related travel?

Mount Royal has suspended University-related travel outside of Alberta for all employees (faculty and staff) and students unless approved by a vice-president.

 

What purchasing activities can I do and can I use my P-card?

Any decisions about spending on critical goods should be based on the assumption that the expenses are critical to program and service delivery. These restrictions also apply to office supplies (e.g., Grand and Toy), and other blanket orders with suppliers; all goods must be delivered to Central Receiving. As always, please adhere to the University’s Purchasing Policy.

 

Is in-house mail service still operational?

Internal mail is being delivered two days per week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Pickups for outgoing mail are Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon: any mail you wish to go out on those days needs to be dropped off before 2:15 p.m. Please do not go to the back mailroom to pick up or drop off mail. We now have the gated window at K105 open and secured, while adhering to physical distancing measures. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For all questions please call the mailroom at 403.440.6910 or email jballance@mtroyal.ca.

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