COVID-19 Safety Plan

The Mana Conference is implementing the following measures to ensure a safe conference experience

  • Health and safety measures will be in place as issued and/or recommended by federal, state, provincial and local/university of Alberta Environment Health and Safety authorities, including the conference venue.
  • The Conference follows Health Canada's guidelines for vaccination requirements.
  • All mandatory public health restrictions were lifted on June 14, 2022, and it is no longer required to wear a face mask while outdoors or in public indoor settings. However, for everyone’s safety, all conference participants are strongly recommended to wear masks for the duration of the meeting.
  • Food & Beverage: Where possible, we will favor serviced buffets, food served pre-packaged or in closed containers.
  • Cleaning & Hygiene: High-touch areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitized. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned at key locations throughout the event.
  • Social Functions: When available, all gatherings will follow the current regulatory guidelines and event policies, such as distancing, hygiene, and mask wearing.
  • COVID Protocol Communication: Health and safety guidelines will be communicated on the Conference website, on the conference mobile app when available, in pre-event messaging, and on-site event signage.
  • Rapid Testing Kit: Limited Covid rapid testing kits will be available at the conference registration desk.
  • Random COVID-19 tests on arrival, if selected.
  • Use ArriveCAN.

Recommendation if Tested Positive

  • Notify the registration desk or the MANA organising commitee.
  • Call 911 if you experience severe and potentially life-threatening symptons, such as difficulty breathing.
  • You should leave the conference hall as soon as possible and contact the MANA organising committee if you require first aid, PPE, or any other assistance.
  • Follow AHS guidelines for isolation and quarantine
    • Isolation and quarantine recommendations have been simplified as of July 1, 2022, to be more consistent for all Albertans.
    • People who have symptons and/or tested positive should be isolated at home for 5 days from the start of symptons.
    • Wear a mask for the next 5 days while in indoor spaces with other people.

Tracking COVID in Alberta

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Please be aware that the safety protocols may change as the situation evolves.

For more information, visit the following links:
COVID-19 online testing clinic information: COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 isolation guidelines: AHS Isolation guidelines
COVID-19 information updates from Alberta Health Service: AHS Guidelines
COVID-19 University of Alberta updates: UFA COVID update
COVID-19 Canada travel guidelines: Canada Travel guidelines
COVID-19 vaccination information: Canada Vaccinations