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COVID-19 updates and resources

 

 

The health and well-being of the campus community is a shared responsibility. This website will help you learn more about what you can do and what Mount Royal is doing due to COVID-19.

Coming to campus? Please remember we all have different comfort zones. Be courteous and supportive of others’ choices, particularly as it relates to masking and respectful distancing.

 

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and the campus community

If you have not yet been vaccinated or received your second dose, please visit the AHS website for more information. MRU strongly requests people attending campus be vaccinated.

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Frequently asked questions about vaccination

Will getting a vaccine be mandatory for employees, for students and for others regularly on campus? If not, why?

Vaccination is very much encouraged but is not mandatory. Mandatory vaccinations are not allowed under current legislation in Alberta.

 

Will we need to inform MRU if we have received a vaccine?

No. Personal health information, including vaccination, is confidential.

 

Why is MRU encouraging vaccination when it is a person’s individual choice?

Based on science, Mount Royal encourages everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible, as the best way to protect themselves and the community from serious illness due to COVID-19. Without mass vaccination, the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 increases.

 

What if a person doesn’t feel comfortable learning or working on campus if others are not vaccinated?

Individual perceptions of risk can vary greatly, and some members of our campus community will be less comfortable than others with returning to campus. This is understandable. Students can speak with Access and Inclusion Services or their academic advisor about options. Employees seeking an accommodation on protected grounds can follow the usual accommodation process but should also discuss their concerns with their manager. The University is following all public health guidance and putting protocols in place to reduce congestion and manage the flow of people well.

 

Where can I get more information on the vaccines and the rollout of them?

Alberta Health has information about the vaccine rollout in the province. Health Canada is another reputable source of information about COVID-19 and vaccination.

 

Current health measures affecting campus

As of July 29, 2021, the following health measures apply to campus:

  • If you are a student on campus for Spring or Summer classes, please follow the restrictions below.
  • If you come to campus:
    • Before you come, review the employee orientation or the student orientation
    • Be vigilant about self-monitoring for symptoms and stay home if you feel unwell.
    • For students and employees, ensure you have a valid OneCard and use it to get into campus buildings.
    • Aligning with current provincial regulations and municipal bylaws, Mount Royal no longer requires mask wearing in shared and public indoor spaces. Masks may still need to be worn based on the activity or the environment. If you are unsure, please ask your instructor or staff in that area.
    • Sanitize your hands before entering and when leaving any space.
    • Maintain a respectful distance between yourself and others.
    • Practise proper hand hygiene and wash your hands frequently.
    • Be aware that there are currently no restrictions or regulations for cubicles, office areas and meeting rooms.
      • Ask your manager if there are any changes to traffic flow in your office.
      • Speak with your manager if you feel uncomfortable in your area. If required, EH&S can assess your office area.
      • Be aware of different comfort levels when meeting with others. Maintain a respectful distance. Consider meeting in rooms/spaces that will allow for additional spacing or meet online.
      • Be respectful of individual preferences when meeting in person with all employees, students, contractors and visitors.
    • Adhere to all signage and floor markings.
    • Physically distance from others when eating. This typically means only one person should sit at a table unless the individuals are from the same family.
  • Mount Royal strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated.

* Managers will assess workspaces with assistance from Environmental Health and Safety if needed.

 

Important updates

Important updates about Fall 2021 course registration

Registered students

While most classes will be delivered in person, review your schedule to identify how each of your courses will be offered. If you wish to view your weekly schedule/timetable you may do so by logging into MyMRU → Register & Pay → My course schedule.

  • If you’re unable to come to campus for the in-person classes included in your schedule, alternative sections may be available online. You can work with your Academic Advisor to discuss your options.
  • If you are able to attend in-person classes but have an online option in your schedule, please consider changing your course selection to an in-person course to leave room for those who cannot attend classes in person.
  • If there is a course that you need but it’s full, add yourself to the waitlist (until Aug.16).
  • You can still make changes or add or remove courses until Sept.14.

Unregistered students

To ensure you get the courses you require this fall, we encourage you to register as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. This helps us plan for a safe return to campus while providing the broadest set of options to students.