Masks will no longer be required on UCalgary campuses, starting May 1.

Masks still required in some settings

As we have throughout this pandemic, the University of Calgary is taking a campus-wide approach to required health and safety measures. As such, there are a few specific instances where masks will still be required. They include:

  • Clinical settings required to follow Alberta Health Services masking requirements.
  • Transportation in university vehicles to align with City of Calgary bylaws for mask use on public transportation

Masks are still recommended

Masks are still strongly recommended for use on campus, and everyone should feel comfortable continuing to wear a mask.

While individuals are not permitted to create masking mandates, they may invite others to wear a mask when entering an enclosed research, work, study or teaching space. Continuing to respect and support people’s decision to wear a mask is strongly supported and encouraged.

The University of Calgary wholeheartedly embraces the value of vaccination in keeping you, your loved ones, and our broader community healthy. Everyone is urged to keep up with booster vaccinations as they become available, and follow recommended health guidelines. This combined with regular handwashing, physical distancing and keeping rooms well ventilated can together help limit virus transmission.

And as always, continuing to remain home when sick remains a key method to help keep the campus community safe.

We will be continuing to watch the public health situation closely and will keep you up to date on any further changes.


How to use a non-medical mask

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Health, provides step-by-step instructions for putting on, wearing, taking off and disposing of a non-medical mask.

Choosing the right non-medical mask for wearing in public

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Health, talks about what to look for in a non-medical mask and shares some dos and don’ts of wearing them.

Mask tips:

  • Before putting on the mask, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Check the mask for damage; if damaged, discard.
  • Open mask fully to cover from nose to below the chin.
  • Place over nose, mouth and chin and secure to your head with ear loops.
  • Adjust if needed to make sure your nose, mouth and chin are fully covered.
  • Avoid touching the mask while wearing it; if you need to adjust your mask, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water before and after you touch it.
  • Keep your nose, mouth and chin covered at all times, until you are ready to remove the mask.

Mask FAQs

Updated April 2, 2022: Masks will no longer be required on UCalgary campuses, starting May 1.
Masks still required in some settings

Masks will no longer be required on UCalgary campuses, starting May 1.
Masks still required in some settings
As we have throughout this pandemic, the University of Calgary is taking a campus-wide approach to required health and safety measures. As such, there are a few specific instances where masks will still be required. They include:

  • Clinical settings required to follow Alberta Health Services masking requirements.
  • Transportation in university vehicles to align with City of Calgary bylaws for mask use on public transportation

Masks are still recommended
Masks are still strongly recommended for use on campus, and everyone should feel comfortable continuing to wear a mask.

While individuals are not permitted to create masking mandates, they may invite others to wear a mask when entering an enclosed research, work, study or teaching space. Continuing to respect and support people’s decision to wear a mask is strongly supported and encouraged.

The University of Calgary wholeheartedly embraces the value of vaccination in keeping you, your loved ones, and our broader community healthy. Everyone is urged to keep up with booster vaccinations as they become available, and follow recommended health guidelines. This combined with regular handwashing, physical distancing and keeping rooms well ventilated can together help limit virus transmission.

And as always, continuing to remain home when sick remains a key method to help keep the campus community safe.

We will be continuing to watch the public health situation closely and will keep you up to date on any further changes.

Masks are still required while travelling in a UCalgary vehicle or on UCalgary business when you have a passenger, as aligned with provincial rules around shared vehicles and public transit. University faculty, staff and students will still be expected to wear masks when attending medical clinic environments.

University will not be providing non-medical masks for staff and students on campus.