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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)


UPDATE (July 2, 2021): On July 1, the province moved into Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan. Red Deer Polytechnic will adhere to the provincial guidelines, with some modifications as identified below: 

Everyone visiting our campuses (students, employees and guests) will be required to: 

  • Check in each day you are on campus using the COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Alberta Daily Health Checklist using the SAFE RDC App
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly. More than 300 hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout our campuses. 
  • Stay home if you are ill. If you suspect your illness may be related to COVID-19, then visit the Alberta Health Services website for more information, or contact Alberta Health link at 811. 

Strongly Encouraged 
In an effort to continue ensuring the health and safety of everyone in our campus community, the following practices are strongly encouraged: 

  • Wear a face covering  
  • Maintain a two-metre physical distance from one another
  • Consider receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

While doctors strongly encourage Albertans (who are 12+) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, individuals must make their own decision as it best suits their health and wellness circumstances. If you have questions about the vaccine, please consult a health professional. 

In accordance with the Stage 3 guidelines, Red Deer Polytechnic will be offering programs and services in person starting July 1. Some services may also continue to be offered virtually, as necessary.  

Additional details will continue to be provided in the coming days. Please visit this webpage regularly and stay connected with our social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) for further updates.  


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

Learning at RDC

Following Alberta Health and enhanced RDC protocols, our College is offering a mix of online, in-person and blended programs and services.

Fall 2021 Term
Spring and Summer 2021 Terms
Apprenticeship Information 
COVID-19 Illness Reporting Procedures
Service Updates

Returning to Campus 

The following links provide important resources for what students, employees and guests need to do before coming to campus, as well as training that you will need to complete. 

Coming to Campus
RDC's COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan 
COVID-19 Information and Training for Partners and Contractors
COVID-19 Information and Training Video

Staying Up-to-Date 

Summer Update (July 2, 2021) - On July 1, the province moved into Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan. Red Deer Polytechnic will adhere to the provincial guidelines, with some modifications... read more

Read All COVID-19 Updates from RDC

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 RDC)
Travel Information

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

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