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Health measures affecting campus

As the pandemic develops, Mount Royal may be required to make operational changes on fairly short notice. Stay informed by regularly checking this web page.

This information is current as of Jan. 19, 2022.

  • All students, faculty, staff and visitors aged 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated to be on campus.
  • Students, faculty and staff must swipe their OneCard to access the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
  • Food is not permitted in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre, except in Barrow. Drinks are allowed, but must be covered with a lid at all times. Students should only lower their mask temporarily to drink.
  • No food or drink in study rooms.
  • No food or drink in classrooms.


Daily health screening and managing absences

  • Be vigilant about self-monitoring for symptoms and stay home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have symptoms or if you test positive by PCR testing or by rapid antigen testing, you must isolate for at least five days from when your symptoms started or until they resolve (whichever is longer). For fully vaccinated people who have just completed the five-day isolation and no longer have symptoms, masks must be worn at all times outside of home for an additional five days. Check additional testing and isolation requirements that may apply to you:
  • Employees must complete the self-isolation/case report form when experiencing symptoms. Supervisors will co-ordinate time off or remote work arrangements when an employee reports a need to quarantine, whenever possible.
  • Students should inform their instructors if they are ill and submit a student COVID-19 self referral.


Masks on campus

  • Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces on campus. This includes, but is not limited to, classrooms, labs, hallways, and meeting and study rooms. Do not eat or drink while walking in hallways.
  • All members of the campus community must wear a type of mask consistent with AHS guidelines. You are encouraged to use, at minimum, a triple-layer mask — two layers of a tightly woven fabric with a middle layer of a filter-type fabric — a three-layered surgical mask or an N95 mask to help prevent COVID transmission.
  • Watch Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, present step-by-step instructions for putting on, wearing, taking off and disposing of a non-medical mask.
  • Gaiters or 'buffs' are not accepted. Plastic face shields can be worn only with an accommodation approved through Access and Inclusion Services (students) or HR (employees).
  • The only exceptions to wearing masks are when you have a valid accommodation, or you are:
    • in a single-user space (e.g., office, cubicle, study room)
    • alone in a shared space
    • using an equivalent or higher protection personal protective equipment
    • in a cubicle with a wall or other barrier between people and not providing services to anyone
    • in personal Residence units
    • actively eating or drinking in designated areas
    • participating in an activity where a mask cannot be worn, such as swimming and performance arts
  • Masks are not required outdoors.


Physical distancing

  • Maintain two metres of physical distance when you are on campus — this includes hallways, tables, and study and eating areas. The only exception is when you are in classrooms and labs.


Cleaning and traffic flow — Do your part

  • Sanitization stations are set up at each entrance. Sanitize your hands before entering and when leaving any space.
  • Practise proper hand hygiene and wash your hands frequently.
  • Directional signage can be found throughout campus. Adhere to all signage and floor markings.
  • Depending on the activity or environment, there may be additional health measures. Ask your manager or instructor.