COVID-19

All Updates

Public Health is encouraging everyone who lives in, or has travelled to, the communities between Wolfville and Berwick, and surrounding communities to get tested. The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in New Minas and Canning for the next four days to provide an opportunity for community-based testing.

The Government of Canada is implementing several additional restrictions, including additional mandatory COVID-19 tests and the use of ArriveCAN for all travelers arriving via land or air. International travelers arriving by air will be required to book a 3-night stay in a government-approved hotel.

While I extend best wishes for a pleasant long weekend and study break, I share Public Health’s concern over the potential spread of the virus, especially with the presence of the more aggressive mutations. I strongly agree with Public Health’s advice to you to avoid leaving Nova Scotia. To help contain the spread of the Coronavirus and prevent the need for further restrictions, please stay locally at home or in residence here in Wolfville during the break.

As we move forward in these uncertain times, we would like to provide several additional areas of the Athletics Complex that have been closed since March 2020. Beginning Monday, February 8th, the pool, walking track, racquetball court, and squash court will be available on an appointment basis. The rink will also be available for rental.

Public Health is encouraging post-secondary students – and all Nova Scotians – to get tested regularly as part of living safely with COVID-19. Even if you have not traveled, even if you have not been at a location listed in an exposure notice, even if you do not have symptoms (asymptomatic) – you can help keep people safe by getting tested regularly.

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