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Health and Safety on Campus

The safety of our SAIT community is important and it takes all of us to protect it.

SAIT will continue to assess the ongoing health situation in our province and make necessary adjustments to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Help keep our community safe

If you've tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms unrelated to a pre-existing condition, isolate and don't attend campus. Learn more at sait.ca/covid19.

Do not come to campus if you:

  • have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being tested
  • have one or more core COVID-19 symptoms.

If you're unsure about whether to come to campus, stay home and consult Alberta Health Services.

Before coming to campus

Anyone coming to campus should monitor their health status for possible symptoms of COVID-19 every day to help protect others and prevent the spread.

If you have a pre-existing condition or require more support visiting campus, contact Accessibility Services (for students) or Employee Services (for employees) to find out what accommodations might be available to you.

While you're on campus

SAIT continues to promote healthy and safe learning, working, and living environment.

Mask wearing at SAIT

The mask mandate has been lifted. Though masks are no longer required, please consider wearing a mask for an added layer of protection indoors in both public and private settings, especially around those not in your household. People at risk of severe outcomes should wear medical masks when in settings with people outside of their household.

Please be kind. SAIT community members are expected to respect the right of those choosing to wear a mask.

Rapid testing

SAIT is supplying home rapid antigen test kits. Employees and students are invited to pick up a package of five tests every 14 days while supplies last. You will be asked to show a form of valid SAIT identification for tracking purposes. Please contact HSE.Services@sait.ca for more information. Rapid test kits and masks are available at:

  • Campus Security, 24/7 at the Eugene Coste Building – Q100
  • Saitsa Resource Centre, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm at the Stan Grad Building — MC107

Note: Test kits have been repackaged using proper hygiene practices, including the use of gloves and masks, to align with the Government of Alberta’s guidelines on the Rapid Testing Program (which limits five tests per person for a 14-day period). Items in the packages (test strips, swabs and individual buffer solution) all remain in their sealed packaging.

COVID-19 hygiene

In addition to wearing a mask and getting vaccinated, practicing good hygiene habits can protect you and those around you from spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your face.

Please continue with proper community health and hygiene habits, including frequent handwashing and respiratory etiquette.

  • For those on campus in labs or other work settings, continue to be mindful of personal and social distancing.
  • Do your part in minimizing congestion in hallways, avoid taking the elevator if you can take the stairs easily.
  • Disinfect work areas, tools and equipment before and after use.

What we're doing to keep you safe

  • Facilities Management is performing the following air filtration recommendations from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE):
    • SAIT is installing the highest Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rated filters that each system can accommodate. As we upgrade a system’s ability to bring in more air and push that air through the system, we will also upgrade filtration.
    • Based on class schedules, we have programmed our air systems to increase the number of air changes before and after occupancy to flush the air from the buildings.
    • During occupancy, we will introduce as much outside air as possible.
    • Facilities Management will continue routine maintenance to ensure air handling units are running at optimal performance.
  • Health promotion and awareness efforts will continue. COVID-19 is a vaccine-controllable disease, and we will continue to promote and support all recommended initial vaccine doses and boosters for our community members.
  • Rapid antigen test kits and masks are available. 
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed in service locations where there is regular potential for close contact with others.