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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 third shot/booster are strongly encouraged to make an appointment ASAP
  • Those with children in the five-to-11 age group should get the first and second doses of vaccine ASAP
  • All other public health protocols (masking, hand washing, physical distancing, gathering limits) should be strictly adhered to
  • Familiarize yourself with public health protocols, including self-isolation requirements – click here for details

As measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 change, everyone must continue to follow public health directives for gathering and social distancing.

On March 4, 2022, the Province of Nova Scotia announced it would end the pandemic-driven state of emergency on March 21 along with all remaining public health restrictions related to COVID-19, including indoor masking.

Masking appropriately will continue to be an essentialt measure for NSCAD on campus.

For two years, we’ve done a great job of keeping our NSCAD community safe on campus. We will continue to take every precaution to ensure a safe in-person working and learning environment can continue throughout our campuses for everyone.

Here are NSCAD’s COVID-19 protocols as of May 1, 2022:

  • Masking requirements remain in place (this includes any visitors to campus)
  • Students, faculty and staff will not be 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
  • Events on campus must still be approved prior to any planning, and priority will be given to academic events
  • Summer courses will return to 100% capacity
  • NSCAD will continue to update the COVID tracker on and offer rapid antigen test kits at the Service Centre while they are available



Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to access important, up-to-date information regarding NSCAD’s COVID-19 response and protocols.


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.

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 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.