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COVID-19 Information & University Updates

In an effort to keep our Algoma University community informed, this page has been created to provide our students, faculty, and staff with the latest information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As we look towards the start of the new academic year and begin to welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff to all three of our campuses, we wanted to provide an important update regarding pandemic-related health and safety on campus this fall.

Public Health authorities in Ontario have recently announced they are now treating COVID-19 like other respiratory illnesses such as the common cold and flu. As such, Algoma University will continue to follow Ontario Public Health Guidelines when it comes to isolation requirements. Students and employees are being strongly encouraged to complete a daily self-assessment on the Algoma U TrakrSafety App before coming to campus.

The University continues to closely monitor and follow the direction of the Public Health teams where all three of our campuses are located (Algoma Public Health, Peel Public Health, Porcupine Public Health).

Should you have any COVID-19 related questions, please contact covid@algomau.ca

Current Status

(Updated November 18th, 2022)

The Algoma University community has done a tremendous job in keeping each other safe throughout the course of the pandemic. We are excited to welcome students back to campus, to in person learning and events.  In order to keep each other safe during this time, we ask everyone to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Continue to self monitor and screen for symptoms before coming to campus. If you are feeling unwell, stay home and get well! 
  2. We are a mask friendly campus. We encourage people to continue to wear masks, particularly in places where distancing cannot be maintained (such as events and classroom settings). 
  3. Stay up-to-date with vaccines.  Public Health continues to emphasize being vaccinated is the number one defense against COVID-19.  Vaccines are widely available at local pharmacies or through local clinics.

We ask that you continue to follow the direction of Northern College and to work with your direct supervisors to develop your back to campus planning.

The Algoma University community has done a tremendous job in keeping each other safe throughout the course of the pandemic. We are excited to welcome students back to campus, to in person learning and events.  In order to keep each other safe during this time, we ask everyone to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Continue to self monitor and screen for symptoms before coming to campus. If you are feeling unwell, stay home and get well! 
  2. We are a mask friendly campus. We encourage people to continue to wear masks, particularly in places where distancing cannot be maintained (such as events and classroom settings). 
  3. Stay up-to-date with vaccines.  Public Health continues to emphasize being vaccinated is the number one defense against COVID-19.  Vaccines are widely available at local pharmacies or through local clinics.

For further details on the current campus information and access to resources, please view the campus-specific Student FAQs: Sault Ste. MarieBramptonTimmins.

We thank you for your continued adherence to these measures. Our collective efforts will continue to make a difference.

Quarantine/Arrival Information

Through the efforts of the Quarantine Readiness Team, Algoma University has been registered with the Government of Canada as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with a Provincially Approved Quarantine Readiness Plan. This plan outlines the steps required when an international student attempts to enter Canada as a member of the Algoma University community, and provides details on how our institution is prepared to support these students.

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Vaccines

Our vaccine policy has been paused. However, we must be prepared to pivot should the need be required due to increased case counts or growing concerns as we enter the fall semester. 

We are also currently finalizing the scheduling of campus immunization clinics in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton.

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Online/Remote Learning

A lot of things are on hold right now, but your education doesn’t have to be.

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Register for your courses

Registration for 2022 Winter courses now available.

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Staying Connected

Thanks to technology, the campus community continues to support one another.

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Safety Tips and Reminders

Urgent actions are required to protect the health and well-being of our community. This video series offers tips and reminders on how to keep yourself and those around you safe. Together, we can stop the spread and ensure the lockdown ends as quickly as possible.

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Pandemic Task Force

Meet our collaborative Algoma University Pandemic Task Force committee

The Algoma University Pandemic Task Force is a collaborative committee that holds the responsibility to help guide and review decisions regarding any active Pandemic to ensure that the safety of the Algoma University community and the academic success of our students is at the forefront of all decisions.

Should you have any questions for the Task Force, please email covid@algomau.ca

Virtual COVID-19 Suggestion Box

Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve our COVID-19 response at Algoma University? Fill out this form and let us know.

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