The health and safety of students, staff and faculty, and the public are the first priority for NSCAD University’s decisions and actions throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.
As we welcome new and returning students to NSCAD’s Summer 2021 semester, we remind everyone that our campus operations, course delivery and social activities will look different this year to meet the requirements of the latest provincial public health directives.
As measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 gradually change, everyone must continue to follow public health directives for gathering and social distancing.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 14, permanent Nova Scotia residents and people travelling for essential reasons must apply to enter the province.
Read the province’s announcement and details on the application process here.
All students coming to Nova Scotia are required to:
These students should also get one (1) COVID-19 test on day 6, 7 or 8 of their self-isolation. Please book your appointment up to three days in advance by completing the COVID-19 self-assessment. If you need help with transportation to/from you testing appointment, please call 1-844-996-0694.
All international students planning to travel to Canada to attend classes at a post secondary institution will be required to complete additional testing and more stringent quarantine requirements.
When international students finish their three-night quarantine after arriving in Canada, they must complete their quarantine period after arriving in Nova Scotia for a total of 14 continuous days of quarantine in Canada (they don’t have to restart the quarantine period). After 14 continuous days, they can leave quarantine.
NSCAD requires the use of non-medical masks or face coverings at all times in all indoor common spaces on our campuses.
In addition to wearing a mask, the best way to protect yourself and others is to always practice social distancing and follow these health guidelines:
If you are ill, have symptoms of flu like a fever or cough, you and everyone in your household must self-isolate in your home for 14 days
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.
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 Health Authority, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education.
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