The Hub Advice on coronavirus outbreak situation

Advice on coronavirus outbreak situation

The World Health Organization has declared the current outbreak of novel coronavirus as a global health emergency.

As of Jan. 31, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of coronavirus in Alberta, where Athabasca University’s four campuses are located, so there is very little risk of exposure.

The safety of our learners and team members is a top priority.

What precautions should I take?

We encourage learners and team members to take precautions and follow any instructions provided by the relevant public health authority in your jurisdiction.

To protect against respiratory illnesses such as coronavirus, Alberta Health Services recommends using good hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing and staying at home if you are feeling ill. More information about coronavirus can be found on the Alberta Health Services website.

The Government of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with coronavirus as low for Canada and for Canadian travelers. More information can be found on the Government of Canada website.

The World Health Organization website provides information and guidance regarding the current outbreak.

What can I do if my studies are directly affected?

We recognize that as a digital university, we have learners all around the world, including in affected countries. If your studies are being directly impacted by the current outbreak, please contact our Information Centre at 1-800-788-9041 (toll-free in Canada/U.S.) or 1-780-675-6100 (International) to discuss what supports may be available.

Athabasca University will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the AU community as necessary.

  • January 31, 2020