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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)


UPDATE – December 8, 2021: Rapid Testing and Online Learner Exemption for Winter and Spring 2022

Further to our announcement on December 2 about the institution’s vaccination program for Winter and Spring 2022 Terms (January 1 to June 30, 2022), we are pleased to share the following information: 

  • Negative COVID-19 rapid test submission process:  
    • For current and returning students, as well as current employees, who are not fully vaccinated (or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status to RDP).  
    • These individuals are required to submit rapid test results (paid for by the individual). 
  • Online learner exemption application process:  
    • For online learners who attest that they will participate 100 per cent online and will not engage in any face-to-face environment at any of RDP’s campuses, learning centres or other non-RDP facilities. 
      • This includes any in-person contact for the purposes of assessment for admission, assessment of learning outcomes, research, work-integrated learning, practicum/clinical placements or otherwise. 

Please note that for the remainder of Fall 2021 Term, current protocols and processes with the vaccination program will continue. This includes that all individuals who are not fully vaccinated can continue to complete approved rapid tests within 72 hours before arrival at our campuses or learning centres.  

Reminder: Verifying Vaccination Records  

Red Deer Polytechnic is implementing digital vaccination verification for all students and employees in Winter and Spring 2022 Terms using the SAFE RDC app. All employees and students are required to upload their vaccine documents in December. 

Learn more about vaccination verification timelines and other details.  

Read previous COVID-19 Updates here


Our community matters to us. As Red Deer Polytechnic responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to follow health and government directives while making decisions to ensure our students and Polytechnic community are safe and well served.

Learning at Red Deer Polytechnic

Winter 2022 Term (January to April 2022)
Fall 2021 Term (September to December 2021)
Apprenticeship Information 
COVID-19 Illness Reporting Procedures

Returning to Campus 

The following links provide important resources for what students, employees and guests need to do before coming to campus. 

Coming to Campus
Vaccine Program
Face Coverings Information
Staying Healthy in Fall 2021

Supporting Health and Wellness  

We have compiled a list of helpful resources related to COVID-19, with everything from Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services links to mental health resources.  

COVID-19 Illness Reporting Procedures
General Information and Resources 
Strategic Success for Businesses During COVID-19 (online micro-credential offered through Red Deer Polytechnic)
Travel Information
Vaccination Program at Red Deer Polytechnic

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

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