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NAIT classes to be held online for start of 2022 winter term

The health and safety of the NAIT community remains a top priority

With infection rates soaring in Alberta in the wake of the Omicron variant, NAIT will continue to offer nearly all lectures and theory classes until at least February 25. Enhanced safety procedures are in place for shops and laboratories that require personal participation.

“Since the pandemic began, NAIT’s priority has been the health and safety of the campus community,” says President and CEO Laura Jo Gunther.

“Although there is a lot that is unknown about the Omicron variant, we know that it is highly contagious and less susceptible to vaccines. Until we know more, we will act with extreme caution and continue to follow the advice of public health experts to keep our campus safe.”

All students will hear from their school or program about updates and impacts on scheduled learning on campus.

Changes for the winter

Beginning in the winter semester 2022, NAIT students, staff, and visitors can expect the following:

  • Safety measures will continue and in some cases be reinforced. These include the constant use of masks, as well as approved face shields or eye protection and physical distancing whenever possible
  • Some programs may reduce class or group sizes
  • Employees who do not need to be on campus will continue to work from home arrangements where possible

NAIT will reassess the effects of the Omicron variant in the coming weeks.

“We must do everything we can to protect each other.”

The risk of transmission of COVID-19 has remained low on the NAIT campus throughout the pandemic. The Polytechnic will continue to take steps to reduce these risks and support a safe and healthy winter.

“We should do everything we can to protect each other,” Gunter says. “Leadership at NAIT will continue to monitor the situation, follow public health guidelines, and act in a way that best protects the campus community.”

For more information on NAIT’s ongoing response to the pandemic, please visit nait.ca/Covid19.

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