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Staying safe on campus in 2022
University of Regina

Return to Campus

Find out what you need to know about everything on campus, including access to building entrances, parking, public transit passes, residence, masks and safety guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

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Campus Information

Accessibility and Accommodations

Campus Store

All information about the Campus Store is on their website.

Entrances, Exits and Maps

Public entrances are open. Students may move freely throughout the campus.

Campus Map

Campus Map and Directions

Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (and Aquatics Centre)

The Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (FLC), the Aquatics Centre (AC), and the locker room facilities (LR) (including showers) are open for use by all members of the general public.

Food Services

The following food services are currently open:
  • Culinary Station (Riddell Centre)

  • Grill & Co. (Riddell Centre)

  • On the Go Packaged Fresh Sandwiches and Salads (Riddell Centre)

  • The Lazy Owl – takeout only (Riddell Centre)

  • Tim Hortons (Riddell Centre)

  • Extreme Pita (College West)

  • Subway (Laboratory Building)

  • Mia Fresco (Campion College)

  • Robin's Donuts (Campion College)

  • Luther Cafeteria (Luther College)

Health, Safety and Wellness

Learn more about available health, safety and mental wellness resources.

Ill Student Response Procedures

This information is located on the Health, Safety and Wellness website.

Library

All information about the Library is on their website.

Masks

Please review the following section for details pertaining to the University's masking requirements, which will remain in place until further notice
  • Faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including vendors, contractors, and members of the public are required to wear an appropriate face mask on all campuses in indoor public spaces, i.e., upon entering buildings, hallways, lobbies, stairwells, and elevators;
  • Indoor public spaces are any enclosed spaces, other than a private home or dwelling including classrooms, labs, studios, administration offices, student union building, University Library and other common areas;
  • Masks are also required in indoor sport and recreational facilities, including gyms, ice arenas, pools, court or field facilities; however they are not required by individuals participating in, or officiating, a sporting or aquatic activity for the duration of the activity only, provided they are subject to the proof of vaccination policy;
  • Masks are not required in student residences, or while alone in private offices, office cubicles or other enclosed settings to which members of the public do not normally have access; however, when more than one person is in the enclosed setting, masks must be worn by everyone in the space; and
  • Masking is required in meeting spaces. Virtual meetings remain an option.

Please bring your own acceptable mask (see below) whenever possible. Medical masks and respirators are available for purchase by departments or faculties at UR Stores. Acceptable masks are widely available at common retailers.

Face Mask Use

An appropriate face mask:

  • Fully covers the mouth, nose and chin, a face shield or visor is not an acceptable alternative to wearing an approved mask
  • Single-use non-medical masks made with at least three layers of tightly woven, breathable material, including an effective filter layer
  • Single-use medical masks or respirators (KN95, N95, P100) are acceptable
    Note: Some people are at higher risk of more severe disease or outcomes if they get COVID-19. If you are at higher risk, it is important to wear a well-fitting medical mask or consider wearing a respirator. Medical masks and respirators are available through UR Stores.
  • Cloth masks used alone are NO LONGER CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE, although they can be used to double mask over top of a single-use, non-medical mask as listed above.
  • Should fit snugly against the front and sides of the face

Masks should not:

  • Be shared with others
  • Impair vision or interfere with tasks
  • Be placed on children under 2 years of age
  • Be made of plastic or other non-breathable materials or have exhalation valves
  • Be secured with tape or other adhesives
  • Be made of materials that easily fall apart (e.g. tissues)
  • Be placed on anyone unable to remove them without assistance or anyone who has trouble breathing

Face Mask Requirements

Face coverings such as bandanas and gaiters do not meet these requirements. Masks fit people differently depending on their face shape; choose a mask that fits snugly and does not require adjustment/touching.

Appropriate Masks

Non-appropriate Masks

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We are all responsible for modelling and encouraging compliance. If you see someone who is not wearing a face mask, remind them that it is required. They may have forgotten and appreciate the reminder. And, if they refuse, please refer them to their supervisor, manager, or other person responsible for the area. It is important to show kindness to those who are unable to wear a mask while keeping in mind that unfounded non-compliance with the requirement to wear a mask may be subject to appropriate action. We are confident however, that awareness and education will suffice to ensure compliance.

What Type of Mask to Choose

In general, while non-medical masks can prevent the spread of COVID-19, medical masks and respirators provide better protection and are more appropriate for certain situations. See the Public Health Agency of Canada’s information about mask use for details. Medical masks are recommended for those who have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, are caring for those with symptoms, or are risk of more severe disease or outcomes from COVID-19. Respirators are also an option for these situations, and do not require fit testing when used in community settings.

For those that wish to use medical masks or respirators in the workplace, they are available for purchase at UR Stores.

Fit is a vital factor in mask choice. While respirators are designed for the most effective fit, sizing is important. Alternatively, double masking by using a cloth mask over top of a single-use disposable mask can provide improved fit compared to a single mask. Ensure the mask or respirator of choice fits snugly against the face, covering the nose and mouth; without any gaps for best protection.

Questions?

For questions, comments, or concerns, contact Health, Safety and Wellness:

Parking and Public Transit

All parking on University of Regina properties is paid parking.

Parking Permit

  • Students, faculty and staff require parking permits in Resident, M, and Z lots, and parkade access
  • Permits are available through the Parking Services Online Application
  • Accessible parking stalls will be enforced

Public Transit

Residence

  • Housing Services will remain open for all semesters.
  • Strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols will be in place for those staying in residence. It is important to note, however, that beyond providing the essentials, very few on-campus services will be available.
  • We are currently accepting residents for all semesters, and members of our team remain on-site 24 hours/day to provide support and assistance
  • Find out more at Housing Services, including answers to your most frequently asked questions about living in residence!
  • Or call our Housing Services team at 306-585-5450 to discuss or arrange accommodations if required.

Safety Guidelines

The use of face masks is one piece in a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. For complete information see the Masks tab on this page.

When masks are used, it remains vital that wearers comply with hand hygiene, physical distancing, and other infection prevention and control measures that are critical to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.

A mask is intended to trap droplets that are released when the wearer talks, coughs or sneezes. Face masks are most likely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus when they are widely used by people in public settings.

Regardless of masking, members of the campus community must continue to:

  • Stay home if you are ill or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19
    • Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, headache, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), muscle joint aches and pain, loss of smell or taste, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, runny nose.
  • Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If water and soap are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol base.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Follow public health directives.
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e. coughing/sneezing into elbow)

Knowledge about the transmission of COVID-19 and measures to prevent infection is accumulating every day. Emerging data and studies regarding risk of community spread, asymptomatic transmission, efficiency/standard testing of masks, as well as many more topics necessitate changes to local, federal, or global health advice on methods to prevent the spread of illness. As more information becomes available, advice and prevention strategies will continue to evolve.

Visitors to Campus

Periodic visitors to campus from the wider community are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results when attending an on-campus event or activity. However, visitors are encouraged to self-conduct rapid antigen tests prior to coming to campus.