Dear St. Mary’s Community,

In preparation of the upcoming 2022 Winter Academic Term, the University wishes to re-affirm our continued commitment to the health & safety of our community and to welcoming students, staff and faculty on campus for in-person classes and services in the new year.

For the 2022 Winter Academic Term, the University will continue to participate in Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program and the mandated safety protocols outlined within the current provincial health orders. Below highlights the key protocols that will remain in place:

  • Mandatory masks usage in all indoor public spaces
  • St. Mary’s students, faculty, staff and visitors will continue to be required to use the St. Mary’s Safe App to formally establish their vaccination and/or regular rapid testing results. Details on how to access are available here.
    Web version of the program can be found here.
  • St. Mary’s will continue to accept regular rapid testing as an alternative to vaccinations.
  • Building access will remain limited. Anyone non-compliant with the University’s COVID-19 safety requirements will not be permitted on campus.
  • Mandatory mask usage in all indoor public spaces.
  • All non-essential employees who do not need to be on campus are still required to work from home.
  • Individuals experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms are not to come to campus and must get tested through Alberta Health Services.
  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 must submit a COVID incident report immediately via the St. Mary’s Safe App. Faculty and/or staff members are to inform their supervisor.
  • The ongoing pandemic continues to require us to be flexible. We will continue to closely monitor any changes or recommendations put forth by Alberta Health Services and will communicate any changes as required. We encourage you to regularly monitor your StMU email, visit the StMU website for additional details, and email with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for all that you are doing to help our community remain healthy and safe.


Dr. Gerry Turcotte