COVIDSafe Campus UCalgary

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Register now for a COVIDSafe (Thrive) Drop-in Session

This drop-in session is open to staff, faculty and students at the University of Calgary who require assistance and support with completing/updating attestations and vaccination uploads within Thrive Health.

We encourage participants to review the Thrive Health User Guide prior to attending the session. Trainers will be available to address and resolve questions and issues that may arise. 


Session overview

  • How to access Thrive Health
  • How to complete an attestation
  • How to upload proof of vaccination
  • Information on what is considered an approved proof of vaccination upload
  • How to check the system has successfully recorded your attestation and vaccination upload
  • Information on when to update your attestation

Session Details 

  • Online via Zoom
  • 2 x drop-in sessions in the month of December 2021 from 11-11:45am
  • Dec. 1 (closed) and Dec. 8

Zoom log in information will be provided to you via email in advance of the session. Please note that registrations will close at 9am on the day of each scheduled drop-in session. 

Rapid Testing

All UCalgary students, faculty, staff and others who are unwilling or unable to be vaccinated must participate in a rapid testing program before coming to campus or attending in-person activities. Those who are fully vaccinated and attest to this are exempt from the program.

The Rapid Testing and Vaccine Status Program launches on Sept. 1, 2021. Non-invasive, at-home rapid antigen testing kits will be made available by online appointment at distribution sites on main campus, Foothills campus and Spy Hill campus. Individuals will have to self-administer the test and then photograph and upload the results. 

All participants must be enrolled and have completed and uploaded their first test by Sept. 14, 2021. Ongoing twice-weekly testing is mandated until at least Dec. 31, 2021.

Read the rapid-testing FAQ here. 

Watch a video on how to complete rapid-testing

Vaccination Status

Those who are fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccine can disclose their vaccine status online before September 14 to be exempt from rapid testing. The University of Calgary is using a web-based app from a third-party vendor to record and manage vaccine status. 

Starting Sept. 1, UCalgary community members must log into the portal and complete a vaccine declaration to be released from rapid testing requirements. Future proof of vaccination will be required as part of regular program audits.

Providing a false statement is considered serious misconduct under the University’s Code of Conduct and the Student Non-Academic Misconduct Policy, and individuals will be subject to discipline for providing a false attestation.

All students, staff and faculty are required to upload their proof of vaccination immediately on the Thrive Health Portal. 

Masks mandatory on campus

To promote a healthy and safe learning, working and living environment in accordance with Alberta Health requirements, non-medical face masks must be worn in all indoor areas on University of Calgary campuses.

Masks may be removed only under the following conditions:

  • Alone at a workstation and separated by a physical barrier from all other persons
  • Instructing/presenting in a class, lab or work setting if stationary and separated by at least 2m distanced from all other persons
  • Attending a workplace meeting where all attendees are stationary and at least 2m distanced from all other persons
  • Consuming food or drink
  • While actively participating* in: a physical fitness activity; a worship service at a place of worship on campus; or performance arts activity (theatrical/drama, vocal/singing or dance) where it is not possible to where a face mask. For a full list of exemptions for performance arts activities, click here.

*Masks are required to be worn until just before and replaced immediately after the activity or condition listed above.

UCalgary students on campus in non-medical masks

Woman received her vaccine

Accessing vaccines on campus

Varsity Pharmacy in MacEwan Student Centre has vaccines available to staff, faculty, students and the general public. Book by calling Varsity Pharmacy at 403.282.0100.

Vaccines are also available through Student Wellness Services by booking an appointment online.