COVID-19 Updates

Health and Safety

Safety and Cleaning Practices


We need to work together to keep our campus community safe.

We have changed our operations, services, and cleaning practices to make sure that our campus stays healthy. However, this is truly a group effort. Students, staff, and faculty all have to take individual responsibility to follow precautions and protocols.

Protecting Your Health

Monitoring Campus

  • Cases on Campus

    Acadia University will track positive cases of COVID-19 that involve members of our university community present on campus. Upon being notified by public health authorities, the University will post notices of positive COVID-19 cases on this page. There is currently no evidence of community spread on our campus.

  • Vaccination Status

    Acadia announced its vaccination policy in July, which strives to achieve the highest levels of vaccination amongst the campus community through a variety of methods. Although vaccination is not mandatory, ongoing surveys of students and employees indicate that Acadia will achieve very high rates of vaccination in our community, and that we will be well beyond the 75% full-vaccination level that Public Health has set as the target for population immunity and the move to Phase 5 of the re-opening plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if someone on campus contracts COVID-19?

If a student in residence is awaiting COVID-19 test results (typically available within 48 hours), they will be required to quarantine (self-isolate) within their assigned residence room and only leave to attend a designated washroom for their use only until cleared or recovered. Acadia staff will ensure the student is supported with wellness checks and food provisions. Public Health will work in collaboration with Safety and Security, Acadia’s Occupational Health Nurse, along with the Occupational Health and Safety Department to conduct contact. Students living in a double room will be moved to separate quarantine locations while awaiting test results.

Any faculty, staff, or students off-campus awaiting COVID-19 test results are also required to quarantine (self-isolate) away from campus until cleared or recovered. Safety and Security will notify Acadia’s Occupational Health and Safety Nurse of COVID-19 health issues in the campus community.

For more information, visit our Outbreak Plans page.

Will I know if I am exposed to COVID-19 on-campus?

In case of potential exposure to COVID-19 on campus, Nova Scotia Public Health contact tracing staff will reach out to individuals who were potentially exposed with the assistance of Acadia. We will also communicate as needed and directed by Public Health, and track confirmed cases on campus.

What cleaning protocols are in place to protect me?

There are currently no documented cases of acquiring COVID-19 from surfaces. Disinfectant will be supplied upon request for private offices. Disinfectant will be available in all classrooms for use prior to using any space. High-touch areas will continue to be cleaned twice daily.

What if my COVID-19 test is negative and I still have symptoms?

Go directly home, and wear a mask and physically distance yourself from others. Do not come to campus: stay home or in your residence room. If you are in residence, stay in your room except to use the washroom.

I am a member of the Acadia University community and have questions regarding COVID-19 and my health and safety.

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please contact Acadia's Occupational Health COVID-19 Nurse, Caroliina Landry, at caroliina.landry@acadiau.ca or 902-698-9221.