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Keeping ourselves and our communities safe - April 2021

April 26, 2021 – Don Bureaux

Good morning everyone:

Over the last several days, we’ve continued to see COVID-19 case numbers climb in our province and watched the list of exposure sites continue to grow. Thousands and thousands of Nova Scotians have answered the call to action by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, to get tested. This is an important step in keeping ourselves and our communities safe and, once again, Nova Scotians are rising to the challenge.

When cases are identified at our campuses and learning centres, we will continue to follow the advice of Public Health. We will work to support the notification of close contacts and our campus community as we did with Akerley Campus yesterday. If needed, we will pause activities to allow time for any additional steps identified by Public Health that go beyond the COVID-19 safety protocols we already have in place at our campuses and learning centres.

Stay safe

Please do not come to a campus if you are feeling unwell. Visit the self-assessment website or call 811 and follow their advice. If you must come to a campus or learning centre for your work or studies, please continue to wear a mask, wash or sanitize your hands frequently, keep your distance and, where that’s not possible for specific learning situations, wear the required PPE. Please take advantage of the wellness supports available to students [intranet login required] and employees [intranet login required].

Stay informed

Watch for provincial government updates. Given how quickly this information can change, I would ask that all students and employees keep a close watch for NSCC email updates and advisories posted on our COVID-19 website and on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Stay connected

If you find yourself personally affected by COVID-19, because of the illness, testing, isolation requirements – please notify your supervisor (for employees) or your faculty or student services advisor (for students) so that we can do our best to help you navigate through your situation.

Once again, we are faced with uncertainty and the fears and anxiety that come with it. We have learned so much in the past year about how to protect ourselves and each other. We’ve done what it takes to stop the spread before – let’s do it again. Please – stay safe, stay informed, stay connected.

With gratitude,
Don Bureaux



Last updated on: May 12, 2021 01:37 PM