COVID-19 Response

Information for the campus community

June 3 update

New re-entry protocols take effect as designated researchers return to campus

An additional group of researchers will begin returning to campus soon under a rigorous new set of health and safety protocols, allowing them to move forward on campus with timely research vital to fighting the pandemic and solving other societal challenges.   Read more.

Decisions on university-related international travel

In order to protect the safety and well-being of UCalgary students, faculty, staff, and postdocs, the university is continuing to take precautionary measures around international travel. Read more. 

Update for summer camps 2020

The University of Calgary is moving ahead with 2020 summer camps starting in July.   Read more.

We will continue to update the campus community as our re-entry planning is finalized. Please submit any questions or feedback to . Your suggestions are greatly appreciated and will help inform re-entry protocols and communications as we transition through the summer and fall.

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Reminder: Main campus secured effective Thursday, April 2

Starting April 2, buildings on main campus will be transitioning to electronic or key access only. Faculty and staff who normally can access our buildings with their Unicard or issued keys can still do so.

For those who have items on campus (e.g. in your locker) and who are unable to retrieve them, processes are being set up to allow retrieval at a later date. These processes will be communicated in a future update.

Working on campus

As was shared earlier with the campus community, we remind everyone that only those who need to be on campus should be on campus. If your studies or work require you to come to campus in person, please practice the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, such as: Keep at least six feet (the length of a bicycle) from others. Avoid overcrowding in elevators or other enclosed spaces. Wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces.

We also ask that you take safety precautions that reflect how quiet campus is right now. If you have to come to campus in person, please let somebody know where you’ll be and how long you’ll be there, or come with a (six-foot-away-from-you) buddy. Please don’t be surprised if a member of our Campus Security approaches you to see if you’re OK. Your safety is important to us. 

Working from home

Effective Sunday, March 22 all faculty and staff who can perform their work from home should do so, until further notice. Only those that are performing functions that require them to be on site should work on campus. 

Need IT help? How to use Office365, map to a network, use VPN/MFA from home etc.
Improve Your Ergonomic Approach at home. Learn more. 

Employees who require their desktop computing equipment at home are required to complete the IT Equipment Agreement

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