March 20, 2020 — Campus Update for Students in Residence
As Acadia University continues to follow the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health with respect to our response to the coronavirus pandemic, we must now inform all Nova Scotian students remaining in residence to vacate their rooms by Sunday, March 22, 2020.
In his press briefing yesterday, Premier Stephen McNeil indicated that he could not stress enough the importance of Nova Scotian students who are remaining in university residences to return to their home community, saying, “… we expect you to leave.” University students from Nova Scotia who are still living in residences need to go home to provide space for social distancing for students from outside the province who are not able to travel.
In order to comply, we also request all students from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island go home as soon as possible.
Residences and meal hall remain operational for students who do not have alternative living arrangements, or the ability to get home given travel restrictions. Any student unable to depart campus must contact Residence Life as soon as possible to arrange approved accommodation.
We understand the developments of the past week have been difficult and unsettling. We deeply regret the inconvenience and disruption the spread of the coronavirus has caused. Our actions, based on advice and direction received from public health and government officials, are necessary to keep our students, employees, and community safe and healthy.
We wish you safe travels and good health as you journey to your home communities. Please continue to practice appropriate social distancing during your travels and when you get home.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for residence-related COVID-19 inquiries, and visit our Student Services page for mental health support and more.
Employees should speak with their direct supervisor.