COVID-19

All Updates

In response to the recently announced case of COVID-19 in Wolfville and the resulting high number of people seeking COVID-19 testing, Public Health’s Mobile Health Units will be in Wolfville on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. Public Health is encouraging anyone without symptoms who wants to get tested for COVID-19 to drop in.

Nova Scotia Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Acadia University’s Student Union Building on January 18, 19 and 20 between 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Dear members of our campus community:

Acadia University was notified today of a new positive case on campus. The individual tested positive after completing a 14-day quarantine (self-isolation) period. The student has been on campus to attend classes on January 18, 19, and 20. We thank the student for following public health protocols and wish them good health.

Students are returning in-person and online

Acadia University continues to be in Phase 4 of our Return to Campus Safely Plan.

During the Winter Term, Phase 4 allowed for a gradual return of students so they coould complete 14-days of self-isolation (quarantine) required for people entering Nova Scotia from everywhere except Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Self-isolating students must complete a daily digital check-in and can also expect routine visits from local law enforcement to ensure compliance.

Students not requiring quarantine (self-isolation) are allowed into their residence on January 17. Classes begin on Monday, January 18.

Acadia University students, faculty, and staff only are invited to COVID-19 pop-up rapid testing on campus on January 19th. To be tested, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Asymptomatic (do not have any symptoms of COVID-19)
  • Have not had any contact with a known positive case of COVID-19
  • Have not left Atlantic Canada in the past 14 days
  • Were not present at any exposure locations noted by Public Health
  • Are over the age of 16
  • NOT in quarantine

While we have been very diligent in taking health and safety measures, Acadia University is not immune to COVID-19. Today, January 10, 2021, the University became aware that a campus community member tested positive for COVID-19. The case is related to travel, and a student has been quarantining (self-isolating) as required in residence. The student has not experienced symptoms, and we are grateful to them for following health advice for testing and quarantine. Nova Scotia Public Health is monitoring the situation.

The Province of Nova Scotia has announced a change to public health directives relating to travellers from New Brunswick that will impact students.

Acadia has plans in place to support our residence students from New Brunswick during quarantine (self-isolation). Off-campus students from New Brunswick also have access to support through the Acadia Students’ Union.

 

To protect yourself, your friends, and your community, Acadia University and the Government of Nova Scotia strongly encourage students that have arrived in Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Canada to be tested for COVID-19 on day 6, 7, or 8 after your arrival in Nova Scotia. Asymptomatic testing is an important way we can all help reduce community spread.