In a January 3, 2022 Q&A, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang (DSc ’21) indicated the province is in the Omicron wave, which means a change in public health guidance. Dr. Strang stated the province’s goal is not to prevent spread of COVID-19, but slow down the spread to limit the number of people needing hospitalization. By springtime, he expects the situation to have settled as the province moves into the endemic or "living with COVID" phase.
The latest information released by Nova Scotia Public Health is prioritizing case and contact management for only the highest-risk settings. Post-secondary institutions including student residences are not currently on the list of highest-risk settings. Acadia will no longer be receiving official notifications of positive COVID-19 cases amongst our campus communities from Public Health. For this reason, as of January 4, 2022, we have suspended reporting on our case count web page.
The data below was last updated on December 21, 2021, and remains available as an archive.
We will archive any messages sent to campus related to case activity. When a case is not considered a risk to the general campus population, it will not be sent as an update to campus.
Public Health will on occasion send small-scale exposure notifications directly to a group on campus (like a class or workgroup) - those notices are intended for close contacts only and do not warrant others being notified as there is no perceived risk. Nova Scotia Public Health exposure updates and case counts for the general public are available online. Acadia University is located in the Western Zone.