Update on testing options and vaccine clinics

Testing and vaccination continue as part of Acadia’s multi-layer approach to COVID-19 health and safety 

Regular COVID-19 testing and vaccination are important measures to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and its variants. Acadia has scheduled an October 19 vaccination clinic on campus for October 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Fountain Learning Commons Great Room.  

In addition, the University continues its collaboration with Nova Scotia Public Health to include self-swab COVID-19 rapid screening program and take-away testing kit options for our students, employees, and campus contract employees (Sodexo and Chartwells).

There are two ways you can get tested on-campus:

  1. Attend a rapid test site or
  2. Pick up a take-away test  

Testing can also be done at many locations across the province through the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Who can get tested at Acadia?

The Acadia rapid testing clinics and take-away test kits are available to our students, employees, and campus contract employees (Sodexo and Chartwells).

Those being tested also need to meet all the following requirements:

  • Be asymptomatic (do not have either new or worsening cough or more than one symptom of COVID-19)
  • Have not had any contact with a known positive case of COVID-19
  • Have not left Nova Scotia in the past 14 days (except for travel to approved jurisdictions), unless you are fully vaccinated or are partially vaccinated and followed quarantine protocols
  • Were not at any exposure locations noted by Public Health  

People who do not meet these requirements or should seek out testing through the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

On-campus Rapid Test Clinics are available twice per week:

Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m., Manning Memorial Chapel (Basement)
Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Acadia Athletics Complex (Wolfville Room - enter through main doors)

Take-Away Test Kits are available once per week:

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wheelock Dining Hall

A take-away test kit is a rapid test you can take and complete on your own time. For take-away test kits, you review the results yourself after about 15 minutes. View instructions [PDF] or watch the video.

No appointment is needed. These test clinics are only available to members of the Acadia University campus community (students, faculty, staff, and campus employees of Sodexo and Chartwells). Members of the public should continue to arrange testing with Nova Scotia Public Health.

For more information, contact Acadia Occupational Health Nurse Caroliina Landry by email caroliina.landry@acadiau.ca or by phone 902-585-1878. You can also email covid19testing@acadiau.ca.

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Need Answers?

Contact residencelife@acadiau.ca 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.