COVID-19 Updates: Important information for the AUArts community
March 22, 2020 (Noon) - CAMPUS-WIDE LOCK DOWN BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 23 STARTING AT 12PM/NOON SHARP.
See also: COVID-19 Updates: Important information for Students
See also: Frequently Asked Questions
Dear AUArts Community;
As the pandemic crisis amplifies, we have made the difficult decision to lock down the campus with no access to ALL faculty, staff, visitors and students – this includes both undergraduate and graduate students.
CAMPUS-WIDE LOCK DOWN BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 23 STARTING AT 12PM/NOON SHARP.
This means that no one will be able to enter the campus building except for a few authorized staff who are essential to keep critical services running.
With the lock down of campus, we recognize that there may be even more challenges for those who may need access to on-campus computing, bookstore, tools or similar. Students continuing with coursework who find themselves unable to complete outstanding work due to the building closure are advised to complete the Excused Absence Form and send it to email@example.com.
Students are advised to provide specifics on what resources or equipment would normally be required to complete outstanding work within the email. We will assess each request on a case by case basis and be in touch as soon as possible.
We understand the inconvenience this decision creates for many of you. We did not take this decision lightly, however, it is of paramount importance that we ensure everyone remains healthy and safe.
Please continue to stay home for your own personal health and safety. If you have any questions regarding this situation, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Daniel Doz
President and CEO
March 20, 2020 (8:00 PM) - Reduced building access, ConEd update, SAIT Residence update, Government supports, and health resources (PDF)
March 18, 2020 (8:30 PM) - Faculty & staff working remotely; watch for updates via email, the website, and the AUArts Safe App (PDF)
March 17, 2020 (8:00 PM) - Building access hours, facilities remaining open, and reaching faculty (PDF)
March 16, 2020 (5:00 PM) - Additional info on classes and studios suspended from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21 (PDF)
March 15, 2020 (8:00 PM) - Additional info on classes and studios suspended from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21 (PDF)
March 15, 2020 (Noon) - Classes and studios suspended from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21 (PDF)
March 13, 2020 - Post-secondary institutions in Alberta to remain open (PDF) (Please see March 15 update - all classes and studios are suspended from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21.)
March 12, 2020 - Campus events cancellation notice (PDF)
- March 11, 2020 - Address to the AUArts community from Dr. Daniel Doz, AUArts President and CEO (PDF)
Please refer to the following list of information and support resources related to COVID-19:
- Request for Academic Accommodations
- AUArts Excused Absence Request & Declaration
- Up-to-date information for Albertans is available on the AHS website.
- Health Link 811 *Health Link 811 is experiencing a high volume of calls, so please be patient.
- AUArts Safe App
- Welltrack - Interactive Self-Help Therapy
- Government of Alberta regarding student loan payment deferral
- Government of Alberta
- Government of Canada - federal income supports
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
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.