Coming to Campus this Fall
Life has been very different since March 2020. As we begin to welcome people back to RDC’s campus this September, we are taking every precaution to help protect people from exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Our top priority will always be the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, stakeholders and community members. We take this priority very seriously, and to help protect people we will:
- Prepare a COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan, including a COVID-19 Exposure Incident Form
- Establish RDC-specific COVID-19 rules for our campus
- Require all people on campus to complete the mandatory COVID-19 training
- Limit the number of people on campus at any time
- Coordinate and schedule the movement of people on campus
- Provide online class delivery and services where possible
Can I come to RDC if I’m not feeling well?
No. We each have a very important responsibility not to spread COVID-19, and everyone should stay home if they are ill.
Do I have to wear a face covering on campus?
Yes. Beginning on August 24, face coverings must be worn at RDC in all common areas, whenever a two-metre distance cannot be maintained and by everyone over two years old. Everyone coming to campus is responsible to provide their own face coverings.
However, some students, staff and guests would be exempt from this requirement. These include:
- Persons who are unable to place, use or remove a mask without assistance;
- Persons unable to wear a mask due to mental, medical, physical, or sensory concerns or limitations;
- Persons providing care or assistance to a person with a disability where a mask would hinder that caregiving or assistance (e.g., person who is working with a deaf individual who needs to see lips in order to read them)
In order to be considered exempt, a person must contact Health, Safety & Wellness Centre by Health [dot] Safety [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email) or by phone at 403.342.3427 and provide documentation.
More information can be found on the RDC COVID-19 Updates page.
Is there anything else I have to do when I come to campus?
Yes. Each day, every person who comes to campus must complete the COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Alberta Daily Health Checklist using the SAFE RDC App.
RDC’s COVID-19 Training is a requirement for everyone who will be coming to campus. It provides information about COVID-19, RDC’s rules and the responsibilities we each have to prevent the spread of the infection. The training is mandatory for all those who will be coming to campus.
Students, faculty and staff who are coming to campus can access the mandatory COVID-19 Training, which is located under the My Courses tab on Blackboard. This training sets a foundation for the safety culture we all have a responsibility to be part of.
Please note the following details:
- The training will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
- It is mandatory for everyone who is coming to campus: this is the same for those who are on campus regularly, and for those who may come occasionally.
- Students who come to campus are required to take this training, ideally prior to the first day of labs or shops, but students will have a grace period of up to their third day on campus to complete.
- Make sure to read all of the information within the training, including the content under the Start Here page. This will help make sure you don’t miss anything.
- Not familiar with Blackboard? The Library has created information on how to login to Blackboard and a useful guide to help you navigate the platform.
Partners, contractors and visitors can complete the COVID-19 Training and Information Powerpoint, provided by their RDC contacts or available on the website.
For complete information on our planning, please see the RDC’s COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan.
Looking for more information? Check out the following pages:
RDC Main Campus
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5