The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health emergency.
The health and safety of students, staff and faculty, and the public are the first priority in all of NSCAD University’s decisions and actions throughout all phases of the evolving 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 plans for 2020.
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.
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, remember that no one is immune, and avoid behaviours that risk spreading the coronavirus.
Advice from government health agencies
What does it mean?
Social distancing means staying about 2 metres (6-7 feet) away from other people as much as possible. That’s the length of:
How long will social distancing have to 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 including:
COVID-19 is an international pandemic that must be taken very seriously. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campuses is our foremost priority.
Since February 10, 2020, NSCAD’s Crisis Management Committee has planned for, and responded to, the COVID-19 situation as it evolves, based on direction from NS Public Health, the Chief Medical Officer of NS, CONSUP, NS Labour and Advanced Education and national authorities.
Dr. Aoife Mac Namara addresses faculty and staff on their collective effort to respond to the unprecedented disruptions caused by COVID-19 [click here for an ASL + closed caption version]
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