Updated December 16, 2022
Acadia University is pleased to provide our students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to learn and work together safely. We follow the advice of Nova Scotia’s Public Health Authority and our Occupational Health and Safety Committee. We expect all employees, students, contractors, and visitors to campus to do the same.
We have extended our mask mandate for the winter term. Acadia is taking these measures to ensure we do our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
The University expects to drop masking requirements completely after April 30, 2023, unless epidemiology changes or Public Health requirements change.
THE WEARING OF MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING INDOOR AREAS:
- all classrooms, labs, and other learning spaces, including academic sections of the Athletics Complex
- other areas on campus may have specific mask requirements, please respect them
Vaccination is your best shot
Although proof of vaccination is not required to attend campus this fall, in keeping with Public Health guidance, you are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having any booster shots that you are eligible to receive in your home province or country.
Being fully vaccinated not only protects yourself from serious illness but it also helps reduce the spread of the virus when your symptoms are kept to a minimum. We also encourage you to monitor your health for signs of symptoms and to take precautions as appropriate. Washing your hands regularly and wearing a mask in indoor public spaces are great ways to reduce your potential for catching the virus and spreading it to others.