COVID FAQ - September 21, 2021
Why has Burman implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program?
As of September 20, 2021 Alberta has mandated entities to follow one of these 2 options: Implement the Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of vaccination or negative test result, plus mandatory masking, to continue operating as usual, or Comply with all public health restrictions as outlined in Order 42-2021.
The restrictions outlined in Order 42-2021 included having to cancel most activities in the gym, social activities, cafeteria, strict limitations to dormitory and student lounge use along with a requirement to be in 2-3-person cohorts. The decision to implement the REP was determined to be the best way forward for Burman to continue to offer an in-person experience on campus and the freedom for life to continue as close to normal as possible.
If I am not vaccinated what are my options under Alberta’s REP?
While the REP does require proof of vaccinations, the program also provides choices for those who are not vaccinated in that it allows for medical exemptions or proof of a negative rapid test result for campus involvement.
Will I have to pay for my covid test if I do not vaccinate?
Burman will cover the cost for the 72-hr. rapid tests for those who choose them. During the Fall Term Burman will reimburse the cost of the rapid testing for those students, faculty and staff through the end of the first semester.
Will the Cafeteria still be open?
Cafeterias located on the premises of the eligible post secondary educational institution are permitted to provide indoor food and beverage service. The Vedge will remain open.