AUArts COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022: The province of Alberta moved into the final stage of lifting COVID-19 public health measures, removing the legal requirement to isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19. View the current Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines.

    Despite these changes, if you are feeling unwell, please continue to stay home to ensure that we are keeping the AUArts campus healthy. Employees can follow the Control Process Map if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms. Employees should contact if they require any specific guidance about their personal situation.

    We want to remind everyone that it is essential that we all continue to be respectful and understanding of those who choose to wear masks for personal reasons and want to maintain physical distancing.

    Please note that these measures can change at any time. Please watch for announcements on the AUArts Safe app or in your email.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Face Mask Protocol and Campus Access Update
    The mandatory campus Face Mask Protocol ends Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Additionally, starting Thursday, April 28, 2022, the AUArts campus will open again to public access during the day (8 AM - 5 PM).
  • Friday, February 18, 2022: AUArts has new COVID-19 health and safety measures effective March 1, 2022, in response to new directives from the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Alberta government’s public health measures announced on February 8, 2022.
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022: Minister of Advanced Education Message
    Demetrios Nicolaides, Feb. 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022: COVID-19 Policies and Procedures Remain in Effect
    Following today's government announcement, no changes are currently being made to AUArts’ COVID-19 policies and procedures.
  • Monday, January 17, 2022: Return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24
    With the exception of the School of Critical and Creative Studies, AUArts will return to campus in-person learning on Monday, January 24, as was announced before the holiday break.
  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021: Urgent Winter Semester Omicron Update
    All courses will be taught online from Monday, January 10 to Friday, January 21, with an expected return date of Monday, January 24, 2022.

Past Updates

COVID-19 Procedures 


Please refer to the following list of information and support resources related to COVID-19:

If you are ill, please stay home. If you are on campus, please wash your hands frequently and well. Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.