Stay up-to-date with Acadia's reopening plan and learn how you can help keep our community safe.
Acadia University is pleased to provide our students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn and work together safely. We work closely with public health and government officials to ensure our plans meet or exceed their requirements.
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:
We are closed to the general public, with the following exceptions:
Exceptions are also in place for those transporting students, contractors, and service providers.
All university-sponsored events have been postponed, cancelled, or moved online.
Externally organized events that rent Acadia space (such as the Festival Theatre or Convocation Hall) have continued to be allowed at the discretion and risk of the event organizers.
Be prepared for changes as we move through the Omicron wave. Some services and departments may require a change in hours or operation, move to an appointment-only or remote model. We encourage you to contact the department or visit their website before visiting.
Anyone coming to campus should continue to complete a daily symptom check.
All members of the campus community and visitors must comply with Acadia’s mask policy, physical distancing, and other health measures. Acadia reserves the right to maintain restrictions on campus that may exceed those in place off campus and for the province in general.
In light of recent COVID-19 outbreaks and the threat of the new Omicron variant, physical distance and gathering limits are returning to help protect Nova Scotians and the health system over the next few weeks. There are a variety of enhanced measures in place.