COVID-19 Update: March 17, 2020

News Staff - Tue Mar 17, 2020

The UASU is taking the following steps to limit in-person interactions in all of our operations in order to limit the risk within our community. Although this necessarily involves the closure of some spaces and businesses, we’re doing our best to keep our most essential services running in ways that are both safe and accessible.

  • The Peer Support Centre will remain open to support you. Walk-in sessions will not be available, but appointments for a phone session can be made at

  • Safewalk will be closed until further notice.

  • The Landing Society's drop-in hours and in-person programming will be suspended until further notice. Reach out to if you need some support during the closure.

  • InfoLink’s CAB, main-floor SUB, and Student Connect desks will be closed. The International Services Centre (Telus), will close at 4:30 today and remain closed indefinitely. Student Life Central (SLC), and the Onecard Service Centre (HUB) will remain open.

  • Student Group Services' Winter 2020 Group Leader Orientation (GLO) Skills sessions are canceled. Groups who are only missing GLO Skills will be granted temporary recognition.

  • Sustain SU's bike library will be closed, the Reusable Dish Program will be unavailable, and the SUB Farmers Market will be halted until further notice.

  • All UASU Events are canceled until further notice.

  • SUB will remain open 24 hours/day, although the food-court vendors may have reduced hours.

  • SUB meeting spaces will remain open for use and catering is still taking place. However, as per the Office of the Dean of Students, University of Alberta, all student group events have been canceled. Contact if you have questions.

  • Services such as LEAD and Discover Governance will no longer be conducting in-person programming.

  • The UASU Elections for Council and GFC positions remain scheduled March 18 & 19, and will go ahead online as planned. All public forums are canceled.

  • Our bars, Dewey's and Room at the Top, will be closing as of Wednesday (March 18th).

  • SUBmart will remain open with reduced hours to ensure that students in residence and university staff have access to their basic needs.

  • SUBprint will remain open for online submissions and in-person project pickups. Order-at-the-counter services have been suspended.

  • We will be partnering with the Dean of Students to provide academic resources within SUB such as computer access.

  • The University of Alberta Campus Food Bank’s new hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

We apologize in advance for the disruptions we know these changes will cause, but in order to tackle this public health crisis, these steps have become absolutely necessary. We will continue to work hard to keep everyone updated about our operations as the current situation evolves, but no matter what is going on, University of Alberta students will remain our absolute priority.

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