MaKami College COVID-19 Protocols and Updates

MaKami College will always prioritize the health and safety of our students, employees and the public.

MaKami College will always prioritize the health the safety of our students, employees and the public. In order to help maintain the safety and health of everyone on our campuses, we have created the following COVID-19 resource for all students and staff.

We will update this page regularly as circumstances change, so please check back frequently for the latest information.

MaKami COVID-19 FAQs

Yes, MaKami College is still enrolling students for our Licensed Programs. To book a tour, please phone Edmonton: 780.468.3454 or Calgary: 403.474.0772. Or visit our Pre-Approval form to find out if you qualify for one of our programs now!

All MaKami staff and students are required to follow a number of protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, following the latest guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services.

These protocols currently include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Daily questionnaire and temperature checks on arrival
  • Sanitizing touch points and workstations
  • Limiting capacity

Masking is optional on all MaKami campuses.

If you feel unwell, do not come to school. Please let your instructor, SAS or reception know.

Classes are running in a blended format, with theory and practical instruction and lab classes online and/or in person. Practicums, field work and other activities that must be hands-on or in -person have been permitted to continue as well.

If you notice someone is symptomatic, say something! Please let MaKami staff know immediately. MaKami College has a Rapid Response Plan that has been approved by AHS and will act appropriately based on the scenario presented.

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Useful Resources 

COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing Locations
Information on symptoms, testing options and eligibility.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines
Latest updates on quarantine and isolation guidelines according to Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Vaccine Information
Information on the latest vaccines available, side effects and more.

Commonly Used Terms

Close Contact

A close contact is anyone who, during the infectious period of the case:

  • lived with or was within two metres of a person who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more of cumulative contact over a 24 hour period, (multiple interactions for a total of 15 minutes or more), even if a mask was worn during that contact, or
  • had direct contact with infectious bodily fluids of a person who has COVID-19 – for example shared items such as drinks, personal hygiene items, cigarettes, vapes, lipstick, eating utensils, or was coughed or sneezed on, or
  • provided direct care for a person who has COVID-19, or
    had physical contact with a person who has COVID-19, such as handshake, hugging, kissing, or sexual activity

Learn More About Close Contacts

Household Close Contact

Who Is a Household Contact of a COVID-19 Case?

People are household contacts with the person who tested positive if they:

  • live together
  • are sexual partners
  • received or provided care
  • are physically close together, often and for a long time

Household contacts are at higher risk of getting sick with COVID-19 because of how much and what kind of contact they have with the person who has COVID-19. Their recommendations for household contacts are different than other close contacts.

Learn More About Household Contacts and what to do if you are one.

Quarantine limits potential spread from people who have been exposed to COVID-19 but have not yet developed symptoms or tested positive. Close contacts of positive cases are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days  according to Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines. However, MaKami College requires all double vaccinated close contacts of positive cases to quarantine for 5 days. Unvaccinated close contacts of positive cases are required to quarantine for 19 days. Both must monitor symptoms and not return to school if they are symptomatic after these timelines.

Federal border measures still apply for all international travellers entering Canada.

Isolation helps prevent the spread of Covid-19 by reducing the number of people you could infect if you have symptoms or test positive by staying home and avoiding others.

Effective January 3, Albertans are legally required to isolate as outlined by Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines:

  • Fully vaccinated: Isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer, if symptoms are not related to a pre-existing condition. For 5 days following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home.
  • Not fully vaccinated (1 dose or less): Isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer, if symptoms are not related to a pre-existing condition.
  • If you test negative and have symptoms, you should still stay home and away from others until symptoms resolve.

Last updated: January 25, 2022

Contact Technical Support 

MaKami College is constantly improving their technology to ensure they are able to utilize the best teaching and learning tools for staff and students. Every student is given a new iPad which is pre-loaded with their school applications and learning materials.

All of MaKami College massage therapy school’s technical support is provided by the MaKami IT Department at the Edmonton Main Campus. If you are a student seeking support, email them directly at [email protected].

The IT technical support team can also be reached by phone.

The times and numbers are:
Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 8 PM
Edmonton: 587-401-2453
Calgary: 587-333-8679

Giving Back to Our Community

Our community has always been good to us and we want to do our part to give back and help out where we can. MaKami College will be providing face masks and food hampers to front line workers and members in our city who are in need of a helping hand.

If you or someone you know is in need of a food hamper or face masks, please click here and let us know and we will do what we can to help out.

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