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Easing of Campus Restrictions - February 25, 2022
On March 1, 2022, Alberta will enter Step 2 of the government’s easing of restrictions. On March 1st, Burman will be following the government of Alberta’s directive of no longer requiring indoor masking.
As a community we understand that there may be some who are more comfortable with continuing to wear a mask. As a campus let us all work together and respect each other and the decisions and preferences that each individual makes. In consideration for those who choose to continue to wear masks, Burman will provide N-95 masks (on a needs basis). N-95 masks provide extra protection to the users when non-masked individuals are in the same area. The N-95 masks can be picked up from the following areas (please see the appropriate office):
- Academic Admin Office - Faculty
- Human Resources - Staff
- Students Services - Students
We encourage all members of our campus family to please continue to be respectful of each other’s choices.
- Office Spaces - Certain offices or spaces on campus may prefer their area to be a mask zone, please respect their choices and wear a mask in those areas.
- Classrooms - A professor may prefer that their classroom/lab be a masked area. We encourage students in this space to be respectful and adhere to the request of masking in that specific classroom/lab space.
Mandatory Testing for non-vaccinated individuals will end on March 1, 2022.
Physical distancing is still recommended (where possible), as well as continuing to practice proper hand hygiene and other measures that will help limit the spread of of COVID-19.
Changes to Campus Measures - February 10, 2022
Removal of the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP)
- Self-Assessment on the Burman Alert App and a “GREEN” badge will still be required to attend campus events.
Daily Self-monitoring & Managing Absences - February 3, 2022
Please continue to be vigilant in self-monitoring for symptoms and stay home and rest if you feel unwell. Continue to daily fill out the assessment form on the Burman Alert app.
Isolation helps prevent the spread by reducing the number of people you could infect by staying home and avoiding others. If you test positive or have symptoms not related to a pre-existing condition, you are legally required to isolate as outlined below:
- Fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Janssen): Starting the first day of symptoms or positive test, isolate for a minimum of 5 days or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. Following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home for up to 5 more days (10 total). This means you must eat or drink alone, away from others.
- Not fully vaccinated (1 dose or less): Starting the first day of symptoms or positive test, isolate for 10 days or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.
- If you test negative and have symptoms, you should still stay home and away from others until symptoms resolve.
Additionally, we are also changing our reporting procedures to more efficiently facilitate dealing with the COVID-19 cases, so that all students can still access classes online while isolating and faculty members can know more quickly who is isolating and will be joining classes virtually.
Reporting for Missing Class or Work Due to COVID-19
- Community students who are absent for reasons related to COVID-19 or its symptoms should report their absences to the office of Academic Administration. Email email@example.com. Once you report to the Office of Academic Administration, your professors will be contacted and they will provide a virtual connection for your classes.
- Dorm students who are absent for reasons related to COVID-19 or its symptoms should report to their Dean on Duty. Once you report to the Dormitory Dean, your professors will be contacted and they will provide a virtual connection for your classes.
- Staff, please report your Covid-19 related absence to your direct supervisor and HR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Faculty, please report your Covid-19 related absence to the office of Academic Administration. Email email@example.com.