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COVID-19 updates and resources

Return to campus resources for managers and chairs

As a manager or chair you will be supported as you return to campus and prepare for the return of staff and faculty before the fall semester begins. There are tools, resources and checklists to help you.

Please note that the government pandemic restrictions will continue to evolve over time and MRU may choose to put in place protocols that are not required by the government.

 

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Manager or chair checklist

By end of May

  • If you are a manager determine with your director or associate vice-president when, restrictions permitting, you will return to campus in June
  • If you are an associate dean or chair, determine with your dean when, restrictions permitting, you will return to campus
  • If possible and as appropriate, check in with members of your team: some may have mixed feeling about returning to campus
  • Advise anyone who believes they are unable to work on-campus for reasons related to a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act to complete and submit a workplace accommodation form as soon as possible. The accommodation process has not changed. If you have questions about the process or timeline, speak with Heidi Peterson, Ability Management Consultant
  • Remind staff and faculty of resources to support their well-being

When you return to campus

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Employee checklist

Before you return to campus

Associate deans, chairs and all faculty should also:

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Office cleaning checklist

Keeping work areas clean and knowing who is responsible for what is part of the return to campus plan. Environmental Services (custodial) cleans public areas, including high-touchpoint surfaces and the front reception areas of a front-facing office.

The manager or chair

Each employee

  • Keeps their own workspace clean and sanitized with the supplies provided by EHS
  • Wipes down any common area surfaces such as kitchen appliances and surfaces, photocopier and meeting rooms before and after each use
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Physical space readiness checklist

Preparing physical spaces, like reconfiguring work spaces and deciding movement within the area, is important. A manager survey and input from Provost’s Council helped inform assessment of areas.

  • Review the COVID-19 hazard assessment sections related to physical spaces
  • Contact Peter Davison to discuss and possibly schedule an onsite walk through
  • Contact EHS to determine signage required, including meeting space occupancy
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Enforcing protocols and supports

Protecting the health and well-being of people on campus is a shared responsibility, but as a leader you are expected to enforce protocols, including mandatory masking and sanitizing. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public and shared spaces. There is more information in this FAQ. Please know that you are not alone. There are people to support you including your dean, director or associate vice-president, and those listed below.

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Other information and resources