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COVID-19 case identified at NSCC Akerley Campus

Apr. 30, 2021 – Statement

On Friday [Apr. 30], Public Health notified NSCC of a positive COVID-19 test connected to a member of the Akerley Campus community.

The individual was last on campus on April 27, 2021. Anyone considered a close contact of the individual will receive a provincial Public Health notification via email.

The individual is self-isolating and receiving direction and support from Public Health. They are aware that they may not return to NSCC until they’ve received advice from Public Health that it is safe to do so. As always, NSCC can’t share details about the individual due to privacy legislation.

With existing lockdown rules (effective now through May 12), the campus will be closed this weekend and open again Monday only for essential staff and service providers. Any further updates will be shared through NSCC email, our COVID-19 website, and on social media.

NSCC Akerley Campus will continue to work with Public Health and encourages everyone to stay committed to all precautions advised by Public Health and the College to help protect each other and our communities from COVID-19.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 130 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 91% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 90% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Kathleen Cameron, NSCC Manager, External Relations