COVID-19 Information update - Mar. 11

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

As the COVID-19 health situation continues to evolve, the University of Lethbridge’s Campus Safety office has engaged all areas of campus through its emergency response plan. For all questions related to the COVID-19 situation on campus, direct inquiries to

The World Health Organization has now declared COVID-19 a pandemic situation and cases have been detected in Alberta. Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Health are carefully monitoring the situation and have taken the necessary steps to find cases and prevent the ongoing spread of the virus.

We urge our faculty, staff and students to remain calm, rely on factual information from Alberta Health Services and Campus Safety and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of the illness. Keep in mind that while COVID-19 can cause serious illness, many patients have only mild symptoms. Frequent and thorough handwashing and contact/droplet precautions are the best protection against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19.

Caretaking Services continues to clean diligently, to fill and refill sanitizer stations throughout the University and is well stocked in supplies going forward. A closer look at their cleaning practices can be found here.

To try to contain the spread of illness, AHS advises that If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to the University Health Centre, a physician’s office, a health-care facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link 811 first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

The University has expanded its non-recommended travel advisory to include 10 countries. The U of L strongly recommends that employees and students avoid all non-essential university travel, specifically to China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.

As well, the University requires all travellers returning to Canada from any of the above-mentioned countries to self-isolate for a period of 14 days before returning to campus.

Campus Safety continues to bring together relevant campus units on a regular basis to ensure quick action can be taken as this dynamic situation continues to evolve. The safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance.

Anyone with further questions can contact


Doug Mackie | |