The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing, global public health emergency.
The health and safety of students, staff and faculty, and the public are the first priority for NSCAD University’s decisions and actions throughout all phases of the pandemic. All communications distributed by NSCAD work to support our community and follow direction from government and health authorities. Visit this page regularly for updates on NSCAD’s response to the pandemic.
As we prepare to welcome new and returning students to NSCAD’s Fall 2020 semester, we remind everyone that our campus operations and course delivery will look different this year to meet the requirements of public health directives.
In particular, it is extremely important that students coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada:
Details are included through the following links.
Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19
Following the new Province of Nova Scotia directive effective July 31, NSCAD requires the use of non-medical masks or face coverings in all indoor common spaces on our campuses to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
In addition to wearing a mask, the best way to protect yourself and others is to always practice social distancing, regardless of age, health and fitness levels, travel history or other risk factors. It’s important to remain calm, support each other, and remember that no one is immune.
Here’s what you can do to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:
What does it mean?
Social distancing means staying about 2 metres (6-7 feet) away from other people as much as possible, which is:
How long will social distancing last?
The global reality for everyone is that it’s not going to be over anytime soon. There are many factors that will determine just how long it will take before daily routines start to seem normal again.
Currently there are no vaccines to protect you against COVID-19, and the characteristics of the coronavirus make it very different from the common flu virus.
Following social distancing guidelines and maintaining healthy habits are necessary steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. NS Public Health Authority will direct and adapt social distancing guidelines for everyone in the province; how long they will have to follow these guidelines largely depends on much everyone is willing to do to stop the spread of the virus, and for how long they are willing to do it
Since February 10, 2020, NSCAD’s Crisis Management Committee has planned for, and responded to, the pandemic as it evolves, following direction from Nova Scotia Public Health Authority and the province’s Chief Medical Officer, and Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education.
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