AUArts COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update

January 12, 2023: As we begin 2023 and the new semester, there is a new variant of COVID-19 circulating in Alberta. To keep our AUArts community as safe and productive as possible, we remind everyone NOT to come to campus if you are feeling unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 & Short-Term Illness Reporting Process
    • Students: If you require to miss class due to COVID-19 or another short-term illness, please refer to your course syllabus for requirements specific to that course. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, and have been on campus within the last 48hrs, please send an e-mail to and include the date, time, and location when you were last on campus.
    • Faculty/Staff: Please refer to the AUArts COVID-19 Control Process Map.
  • Masks
    Health Canada currently recommends wearing masks in indoor settings as “masks are one of the most effective individual public health measures that we can use to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19.” Masks are available at the Security Office and the Info Desk.
  • Cleaning Protocol and Hygiene
    We currently have enhanced cleaning protocols in all indoor settings and on high touch surfaces. A reminder that items that are loaned, or made freely available for use by multiple individuals, such as tools, equipment, materials and supplies, should be regularly cleaned and disinfected. Additional hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the building. You are also encouraged to wash your hands frequently to stop the spread.
  • Vaccinations
    We strongly encourage all members of the AUArts community to get vaccinated for flu and COVID-19.
  • Respectful and Healthy Work and Learning Environment
    Everyone accessing the campus is urged to use respect for those around them. Your comfort level may not be the same as those around you. Compassion for others is key, and each individual is encouraged to find their own comfort level and be courteous to those whose personal circumstances and comfort may not match their own.
  • Resources and Support
    We appreciate that these remain challenging times and you are encouraged to use the support resources available:
    • Students: Support resources are available through Counselling & Wellness and the extended health benefit plan administered by the AUArts Students’ Association.  If you require accommodations due to illness and need to stay home, please talk to your instructor directly. 
    • Faculty & Staff: If you need support please see Infolab for more information on how to access the many resources available through Homewood Health. Contact Homewood Health at 1-800-663-1142 or

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.