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Residence COVID-19 Information

MRU continues to follow guidelines issued by campus leadership and the provincial and municipal governments. Please see below for the latest updates to our mask and guest policies.

Mask Policy (In Effect Until April 30, 2022)

Effective March 14, there will be a change to COVID-19 masking requirements on campus. In alignment with recent provincial government protocols, wearing masks will no longer be required; however, MRU strongly recommends you continue to wear a mask until the end of the Winter Term as an additional layer of protection. 

Guest Policy

Residents may have other residents and external guests visit them, within the parameters of our guest policy and AHS guidelines.  Please note that our guest policy may change at any time in response to changes in provincial, municipal or campus health measures.

Residents are responsible for their external guests’ behaviours, including their commitment to keeping our community safe from COVID-19. This means external guests must comply with campus measures, including wearing a mask in all public spaces within Residence and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.

As of October 4, MRU policy requires everyone who is on campus to be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof of vaccination. Anyone on campus may be required to provide such proof by Residence Services, Security Services or other MRU officials. This includes guests coming to residence.

It is your responsibility, as a resident, to ensure any guests you invite to campus can provide the required proof.  Guests who cannot or will not provide proof will be required to leave campus immediately and their host will be subject to consequences under the residence conduct system.

Any concerns with guests regarding COVID-19 measures will be addressed through the residence conduct system, with possible sanctions including (but not limited to) loss of guest privileges, reassignment to another unit or eviction.

We know having guests is important but we also need to keep residents as safe as possible.  Outbreaks in residence will likely result in a suspension of everyone’s guest privileges so we need everyone to be vigilant and work together to keep us all safe.

Reporting Symptoms

Students that are presenting core COVID-19 symptoms (fever, new onset of cough or worsening of chronic cough, new or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste) are expected to contact Residence Services immediately.

Student Residents can update their Health Status on the Residence Portal. Updating your Health Status will inform our ResLife team of your condition.

Symptomatic students and those who test positive for COVID-19 are required to temporarily move units to help minimize the spread of the virus to other areas within Residence.

Residence Services has dedicated rooms to allow for symptomatic isolation as needed. Arrangements will be made to ensure students are receiving the necessary resources and support during this time. MRU will provide contact information for academic support as well.

For more information on isolation and symptoms please visit alberta.ca/covid19.

Public health requirements may change if there is an increase in local transmission rates. Provincial regulations and municipal bylaws will inform the COVID-19 measures that Mount Royal puts in place in the fall and these will be communicated in advance.

Vaccinations

All students, staff, faculty and visitors aged 12 years or older must be fully vaccinated to be on campus.

We strongly encourage all residents to get their booster vaccinations as soon as they are eligible.

 

Thank you and please contact Residence Services if you have any questions.

For more information on MRU protocols, please visit MRU's COVID-19 information page.



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