Updated August 19, 2022
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.
Effective Thursday, September 1, we will re-introduce an indoor masking requirement until the Thanksgiving weekend. We will re-assess the situation at that time to determine if the masking requirements should continue. This measure is being introduced to help us enjoy the start of the school year safely and to ensure that we do our best as a community to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as students arrive on campus.
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
- the Vaughan Memorial Library (except for study spaces once seated)
- common areas (except residences, study spaces, and the Students’ Union Building) such as hallways and elevators
- service area waiting rooms like the Health, Counselling, Accessible Learning, and Residence Life offices
We also recommend that students, faculty, and staff check ahead when attending other areas on campus for specific mask requirements. Please read the President's Message for more details.
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.