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COVID-19 Guidelines for SCPA Classrooms, Studios, and Performance Spaces

Note – these guidelines will be updated on an ongoing basis as conditions evolve.

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As of 1 May 2022, the wearing of masks is no longer mandatory at the University of Calgary, in order to align with regulations in the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta. Exceptions include clinical settings. 

However, the University and the School of Creative and Performing Arts strongly recommend the use of masks in all indoor settings in order to protect all of our community within ongoing pandemic conditions—in particular, those who are immunocompromised or otherwise at risk. It is important that the decision to wear a mask by others should be respected and supported in all contexts. Students are encouraged to consult with their instructors regarding the specific masking recommendations within their individual course settings.

Students and instructors should not attend class if they are symptomatic or test positive themselves (whether or not they are symptomatic). Maintaining everyone’s health, safety and wellbeing as we navigate this continuously evolving situation is a collective effort; it’s in all of our best interests to treat one another with care and respect.

For the most current UCalgary practices and protocols associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, please refer to the University’s COVIDSafe Campus page.


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