Red Deer Polytechnic students won’t require masks on campus when the summer term starts Monday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic students won’t require masks on campus when the summer term starts Monday. (Contributed photo)

Masks no longer required at Red Deer Polytechnic campus

The institution said in a press release that face coverings are still encouraged

Red Deer Polytechnic has adjusted its services and operations as the province moved into Stage 3 of its reopening plan.

In a news release Friday, the institution said masks are no longer mandatory on campus but are still encouraged. Masks are also not required in classrooms. RDP continues to recommend that any individuals on campus wear a face covering. They are also asking anyone at the school to try and maintain two metres from one another, when possible.

Individuals coming to Red Deer Polytechnic are still required to check in daily using the SAFE RDC App and to maintain good hygiene practices, such as washing their hands often. Anyone who feels sick should stay home.

The summer term at the polytechnic begins Monday, with courses and programs continuing in several different ways – in-person, online, and blended.

This fall, the institution has scheduled a variety of online and in-person courses, to help provide options to suit its students’ preferences.

Fitness opportunities are also returning to campus, with the fitness centre, squash courts, and running track all open over the summer.

The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre will also offer spin classes and Tabata (high-intensity interval training).