Red Deer Polytechnic cancelled all in-person classes, labs, shops and seminars on Thursday and they will remain cancelled through Sunday.
Instructors were adjusting delivery to online, wherever possible, to help provide learning continuity for students.
The cancellations came into effect to adjust course and service delivery to the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the province on Wednesday.
The polytechnic said more information will be provided on Friday afternoon to students, employees and other members of the institution’s community about course and service delivery for Monday, and the rest of next week and ongoing.
Online and blended class delivery at RDP will continue as outlined in the fall 2021 timetable.
The polytechnic said services will continue to be offered through a blend of in-person and online delivery, with current COVID-19 protocols remaining in place for everyone’s health and safety.
Current protocols include individuals requiring face coverings within all indoor spaces at the institution’s campuses, physical distancing of two-metres, use of a daily RDC COVID-19 check-in app, illness reporting, good hygiene and more.
RDP estimates 6,200 full-and part-time credit, collaborative and apprenticeships students will enroll for the 2021/2022 academic year.