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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.
  • Familiarize yourself with public health protocols, including self-isolation requirements – click here for details.

As of September 1, 2022:

  • Masks will be required in the library and in all indoor classrooms, studios and shops at all three NSCAD campuses.  Like last year, three (3)-ply or KN95 masks are recommended.   
  • Masks will continue to be required for all Extended Studies courses.  
  • Masks are strongly encouraged in other common areas of our campus as well as the Art Store and the Anna Leonowens Gallery; please respect everyone’s personal decision. 
  • Although students, faculty and staff are not required to provide proof of full vaccination to work and study on campus, we strongly recommend everyone be up to date with their vaccinations, including boosters (depending on age group). 
  • Please stay home if you are sick and only return to campus once you no longer have any symptoms. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, please contact  NSCAD will continue to update the COVID tracker.  
  • NSCAD will continue to offer rapid antigen test kits and KN95 masks for staff and faculty at the Service Centre. The test kits that were provided last year are now confirmed to be still fully effective until the end of the calendar year (2022) despite having an expired date on the test device. Rapid antigen test kits are also available at HRM public libraries. 
  • NSCAD will continue to offer enhanced cleaning protocols and frequent HVAC filter replacements. 


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.