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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan and the U of R

  • On May 7, the Province of Saskatchewan, through the Ministry of Advanced Education, provided draft Principles and Protocols for Re-opening of the Post-Secondary Education Sector.
  • As updated June 30, 2020, these principles and protocols include:

Guiding Principles for the Re-Opening of Saskatchewan’s Post-Secondary Sector

  1. Student, faculty, and staff health and safety is paramount.
  2. All public health guidelines and protocols will be followed.
  3. Institutions will continue providing quality educational experiences for learners and make best efforts to ensure the ongoing participation of vulnerable learners.
  4. Institutions will strive to ensure academic and student health and wellness support services are available to all students.
  5. Priority should be given to programs that support critical areas of the labour market, such as the health sector.
  6. In-person, applied, hands-on programs and research should be given priority when considering a return to campus.
  7. Saskatchewan institutions will make efforts to cooperate and collaborate to enhance program delivery and support students.
  8. Institutions will communicate timely, consistent information to students, staff and the public.

General Protocols for Post-Secondary On-site Program and Service Delivery

  1. Follow Established Rules
  2. Health and Safety Awareness
  3. Delivery Pre-planning
  4. On-site Management
  • In addition, the University has been advised of the following:

Limitations, Restrictions, and Health Standards that Must Be Met during Recovery

Re-Open Saskatchewan models a phased-in approach to slowly and responsibly lift restrictions on businesses and services. In relation to the University’s Recovery Plan, the following specific restrictions must be addressed:

  • Non-essential international travel is strongly discouraged;
  • Individuals identified by a Medical Health Officer as a close contact of a person or persons with COVID-19 must go into self-isolation for 14 days from the last date of exposure;
  • Individuals who are household members or contacts of a person or persons with COVID-19 must immediately go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days and call HealthLine 811if they become symptomatic;
  • Protective measure for vulnerable populations. Vulnerable individuals, such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions, should continue to exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures, such as public outings;
  • Individuals should continue working from home if they can do so effectively;
  • Physical distancing must be maintained, wherever possible;
  • People must stay at home when they are sick;
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection should take place in workplaces, public spaces, and recreational facilities;
  • Frequent handwashing and sanitizing; and,
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where available and appropriate.

Beginning September 1, 2020, non-medical masks/face coverings will be mandatory at the University of Regina in all public and shared spaces where two-metre physical distancing may be difficult to maintain (washrooms, hallways, classrooms, laboratories, studios, shared offices and workspaces, stairwells, elevators, etc.).

The Health, Safety & Wellness team prepared comprehensive information and guidelines regarding masks/face coverings and their usage on our campuses.

The University of Regina continues to work closely with our provincial advisors and will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and communities as we prepare for Fall 2020 and beyond.