Yesterday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that Alberta is adopting aggressive new public health measures including asking organisers to cancel all large gatherings with more than 250 attendees to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Though the directive said that Alberta schools and daycares can remain open with steps taken to ensure no more than 250 individuals are in the same room at any given time.
In light of this, the University of Alberta is suspending all classes for the day. The University of Alberta will remain open on Friday, with all services available and all staff at work.
The University of Alberta is consulting with public health experts, government officials and other post-secondary institutions to determine whether classes can be resumed on Monday, March 16th. An update will be provided no later than Sunday, March 15th.
In addition to The University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge are also suspending classes.
— University of Alberta (@UAlberta) March 13, 2020