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Acadia University is pleased to provide our students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn and work together safely. We follow the direction of Nova Scotia’s Public Health Authority and expect all employees, students, contractors, and visitors to campus to do the same.
Masking and social distancing are no longer required. Wearing a mask is still strongly encouraged, and masks may still be required at certain events. We also encourage you to assess yourself for symptoms before you come to campus, and stay home as required.
Students living on-campus in residence experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact Acadia Safety and Security for information, guidance, and support.
Thank you for doing your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Symptoms can vary from person to person and in different age groups. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, can lead to death. Current information suggests most people don't experience severe illness or need to be hospitalized.
You need to self-isolate and complete a COVID-19 self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you've had or you're currently experiencing:
Follow the prompts to determine if you require a rapid test or a PCR test.
If you are experiencing symptoms, please isolate and stay home. Isolating means that you remain in your personal residence room or personal space (off-campus), avoid all contact with others, and do not allow others to visit you. You can use the washroom and disinfect, but wear a mask when you need to walk through common areas and do not share kitchen facilities. This is required by the Province of Nova Scotia Emergency Act and there can be fines starting at $2422.
You can use the province's COVID Day Tracker to help keep track of your symptoms and isolation timeline.
If you are a student and need to self-isolate:
If you are an employee or contractor working on campus and need to self-isolate:
Anyone coming to campus should continue to complete a daily symptom check. Effective April 30, we continue to encourage you to wear a mask and ensure you are fully vaccinated, but masks and social distancing are no longer mandatory.
Be prepared for changes as we move through the Omicron wave/sixth wave of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Some services and departments may require a change in hours of operation, move to an appointment-only or remote model. We encourage you to contact the department or visit their website before visiting.
The provincial government has completed its three-phase reopening plan, and almost all province-wide restrictions (gathering, social distancing, etc.) have been dropped. Some restrictions remain in place in high-risk settings, such as healthcare and continuing care.