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Location tracking

UNB is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our faculty and staff. Although we have made great progress in reopening our campuses, there are additional necessary steps we need to take to keep each other safe as we work together to reduce the risk of COVID-19 cases in our community.

Collecting location information

UNB is collecting location information for the purposes of supporting New Brunswick Public Health. We will provide New Brunswick Public Health with the names and contact information of people in our buildings to support contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.

UNB’s privacy team has been working closely with New Brunswick Public Health to ensure compliance with the guidelines and we have developed the following process to support contact tracing on our campuses.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate student location tracking will be recorded through mandatory in-person class attendance records, class lists and bookable spaces such as dedicated study spaces.

Graduate students

The process of location tracking for graduate students differs on each campus.

At UNB Saint John, all graduate students must tap their ID card on the designated card readers placed at building entrances. 

In Fredericton, in-person graduate student location tracking in a classroom setting will be recorded through mandatory in-person class attendance records and class lists. Graduate students working in research labs are asked to scan the QR code using your mobile phone when entering the building or completing the building location webform

Location tracking guidelines by campus

Location tracking at UNB Fredericton will be traced by scanning the QR code using your mobile phone when entering the building or completing the building location webform. Posters with the QR code and URL to the webform have been placed at all entrances of UNB Fredericton’s buildings.

If you do not have a mobile device or access to a computer while on campus, you must keep a journal to record the date and time of the buildings you visit each day. This can be done either electronically or on paper via the Mandatory Order COVID-19 Collection Form. Location tracking information that is older than 21 days may be destroyed.

You are required to resubmit the webform or scan the QR code when changing locations and remaining in a new building for an extended period of time. You do not need to report buildings that you travel through to reach your destination. You are not required to sign-out when you leave the building.


Saint John campus tracking

Location tracking at UNB Saint John will be traced using UNB ID cards. Faculty and staff must tap their ID card on the designated card readers placed at building entrances. Yellow “building check-in” posters will indicate where the card readers can be found.

Faculty, staff and graduating students are required to check-in when changing locations and remaining in a new building for an extended period of time. You do not need to report buildings that you travel through to reach your destination. You are not required to sign-out when you leave the building.

All faculty, staff and graduating students are required to obtain a UNB ID card. While you are waiting to receive your UCard, you must keep a journal to record the date and time of the buildings you visit each day. This can be done either electronically or on paper via the Mandatory Order COVID-19 Collection Form. Location tracking information that is older than 21 days may be destroyed. Contact David Gillespie at 648-5505 to ensure your UCard is activated.

Designated readers will be located at:

  • Athletics Building, room 122
  • Canadian Rivers Institute, room 118 and KCI entrance
  • FM Building, two north doors
  • Ganong Hall, south exit and first floor breakout room
  • Hazen Hall, 09B and first floor breakout room
  • KC Irving Building, room 001
  • Oland Hall, G07 and quad door
  • Student Centre, Whitebone Lounge
  • The Commons, main door
  • Ward Chipman Building, room 028

Note: Annex A/B will require departmental logbook to be maintained.


Visitors to campus

UNB faculty, staff or students hosting visitors must keep a record of external individuals attending meetings or visiting our campus. You will be required to provide the names and contact information of all visitors on specific dates if contacted by New Brunswick Public Health. Visitor logs may be recorded electronically or on paper via the Mandatory Order COVID-19 Collection Form.

Location tracking information that is older than 21 days may be destroyed.

Events and gatherings

The organizer of events and gatherings will be required to keep a record of individuals in attendance and collect contact information for each guest. UNB and food vendors will be required to provide location tracking information to New Brunswick Public Health if COVID-19 cases present at UNB.

Privacy

UNB is committed to protecting your personal information. The information collected will be used for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes and only be shared with New Brunswick Public Health in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19 at UNB.

See guidelines on collecting location tracking data.