COVID-19 Updates

Student Life

Safety Pledge

Students returning to campus are required to review and confirm their commitment to the Student COVID-19 Safety Pledge.

As a member of the Acadia community including the Town of Wolfville and surrounding communities, it is my responsibility to help protect those around me by “flattening the curve” and preventing the spread of COVID-19. I recognize that by voluntarily returning to campus and the broader university community, and attending in-person classes, I am doing so in full awareness that I am accepting the risk that I might contract COVID-19 from a student, an employee of the university, or a member of the public. I also acknowledge that I may endanger the health of others if I am carrying the virus and all reasonable precautions must be taken by me.

Although Acadia University will undertake reasonable steps, as required by the Nova Scotia Public Health authorities, to minimize all related risks, the risk of contracting COVID-19 cannot be eliminated. I understand and accept my responsibility to do all that is required of me and to comply with all policies, procedures and directives that the University may develop from time to time.

During this critical time period, to protect myself, preserve medical resources and help protect others (especially those who are most vulnerable), I pledge to:

  • Strictly adhere to all University and NS Public Health Directives
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) whenever possible
  • Wear a mask in all common areas including classrooms and when physical distancing cannot be guaranteed
  • Perform a daily self-assessment based on provincial guidelines. Public Health provides criteria for when people should be tested for COVID-19. Complete the province's online assessment if you feel you have symptoms related to COVID-19, and follow the instructions you are given. If the internet is unavailable, you can still call 811 to be assessed by a nurse.
  • Practice these requirements even if I do not feel sick
  • Practice these requirements at all times, whether I am on campus or off-campus

I acknowledge that if a fail to follow this pledge, I put myself and others at the university community at risk, and that I could be subject to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to be bound by the COVID-19 pledge, and I will take all reasonable steps to comply with this pledge and any related policies, directives and public health orders.