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Protecting yourself and the NSCAD community

To fight community spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe, we must work together using every means at our disposal. It’s critical that everyone take charge of their own health through regular testing, adhering to updated COVID-19 protocols, and by self-isolating if positive.

  • If you are unwell with any illness, stay at home.
  • Continue to carefully watch for COVID-19 symptoms and, if they develop, stay home and complete the online assessment or call 811.

 Unsure of what to do if you test positive?

 How you can help keep NSCAD safe

  • Those eligible for the booster are strongly encouraged to make an appointment.
  • Those with children in the five-to-11 age group should get the first and second doses of vaccine. 
  • Familiarize yourself with public health protocols, including self-isolation requirements – click here for details.

As of July 1, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required on NSCAD campuses. There may be members of the university community who choose to wear masks, and we support everyone’s right to do so.
  • Masks continue to be required for the Extended Studies summer camps.
  • Students, faculty and staff are not required to provide proof of full vaccination to work and study on campus, although the university emphatically supports vaccines and the importance of full vaccination. This requirement may change based on health and safety risks to our community and NSCAD will consider reinstating a vaccine requirement if necessary.
  • NSCAD will continue to update the COVID tracker on and offer rapid antigen test kits at the Service Centre while they are available.


Update on international travel, testing, quarantine and borders

Depending on specific exemptions for vaccinated travellers, international students planning to travel to Canada to attend classes at a post secondary institution may be required to complete additional testing and quarantine requirements.

Please visit the Government of Canada COVID-19 travellers’ awareness resource page for details on any requirements for your specific situation.

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 Advanced Education.


  • Visit NSCAD’s Wellness page to learn what services are available and how to access them.
  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
  • Good2Talk Nova Scotia: 1-833-292-3698 (Professional counsellors provide free and confidential telephone counselling to post-secondary students.)

Send your questions to and we’ll forward your request for information to the appropriate person.