COVID-19

All Updates

The Government of Canada has released new guidance that students who plan to study in Canada in Fall 2021 should complete their study permit application by May 15, 2021 to ensure that they receive an approval by August 6, in time to attend for the Fall semester.

Acadia University is taking the following steps as part of a province-wide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Effective at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28 until at least May 12:

All classes and labs will move to remote delivery only until at least May 12. Faculty will work with students to determine how they will continue their studies during this period.

Parents/guardians entering Nova Scotia by vehicle to pick up a student and take them home as quickly as possible are considered essential travellers.

We ask that any parents/guardians coming into Nova Scotia to pick up a student follow these important health and safety guidelines:

Thanks to our community and our Province's creativity, versatility, and commitment, Acadia has successfully weathered the pandemic to date. Our response and learnings over the past year have put us in a strong position for continued success and a return to the more traditional on-campus experience in the fall of 2021, for which Acadia is famous.

Effective this coming Monday, March 1, 2021, Acadia University will offer students a less restrictive study experience in the Vaughan Memorial Library. New signage will explain protocols and occupancy limitations in private study rooms.

The library joins a list of locations considered mask-exempt to allow students to remove their masks indoors, provided they are seated and physically distanced from others.

 

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.