EH&S COVID-19 Information

Environmental, Health and Safety continues to work with other areas on campus to monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and take appropriate precautions to limit the impact to our campus community.

Human Resources (HR) oversees the management of self-isolation and quarantine requirements related to COVID-19. Visit the HR COVID FAQ and Resource page for more information.


Working on campus  |  Wearing a mask properly, including N95  |  Frequently asked questions


Working on campus

All employees are required to complete, and record completion of, certain tasks and training as part of working on campus. You can find more information here.


Wearing a mask properly, including N95


Frequently asked questions

What are my rights with regards to refusal of unsafe work during COVID-19?

The Right to Refuse Dangerous Work is a component of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Alberta. You can review the legislation online here. The MRU Unsafe Work Refusal procedure can be found here.


Employees have a right to refuse unsafe work, but it must be based on a reasonable assessment of the risk. What is considered 'reasonable' and who defines this?

It is defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Alberta.


What are the on-campus safety protocols?

  • Review Mount Royal’s COVID-19 website for the latest updates.
  • Mount Royal strongly recommends that everyone on campus wears a three-layer mask while indoors.
  • Be courteous: support and respect the choices of others, and maintain a respectful distance. Choose your time in high-traffic areas based on personal comfort.
  • Disinfect your hands with sanitizer upon entering the building.
  • Wash your hands frequently and for a minimum of 20 seconds (or apply hand sanitizer), particularly if you have touched items in public or common areas.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you feel unwell, and avoid close contact with others who are sick.


What are the cleaning protocols?

Cleaning practices and protocols have been enhanced following the Alberta Health Services’ guidelines and including prioritizing high-touch and high-traffic areas.

Additional details are available here.


How do I obtain additional safety or cleaning supplies for my work space on campus?

Safety and cleaning supplies such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and reusable and disposable masks are available for employees working on campus. To request supplies for your area, please complete the Safety and Cleaning Supplies Request form, and someone from the EH&S team will be in touch.


COVID cleaning supply SDS

To request supplies for your area, complete the Safety and Cleaning Supplies Request form.