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Extending pause on all on-campus activities

May 11, 2021 – Don Bureaux

Good afternoon,

With the recent extension to the provincial lockdown announced on Friday, I wanted to provide clarification about NSCC operations during this period. We are extending our pause on all on-campus learning and activities to Friday, May 28. This aligns with the provincial timeline for the current lockdown. Online learning continues and work placements that can continue, should continue. Employees who can work from home should continue to do so.

We understand this extension to the lockdown comes with additional challenges for students in certain programs and courses. Our Academic team is working through each of these to support the continued progress of students through this period. We will share updates as soon as possible.

Campus Access

All NSCC buildings will remain closed to everyone but essential staff between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. Students may access our buildings by appointment through Student Services or through live chat on Connect. Employees whose work is essential to College operations and must be completed on site will still have access. This includes but is not limited to, work that supports building operations and maintenance, year-end financials, payroll, purchasing and technical support. If you have concerns or questions about your requirement to be on site, please contact your supervisor.

Please note the latest Public Health directives for testing and self-isolation.

Additional notes on access to our buildings:

  • Where there are day care operations, these can continue. Parents and clients should contact individual operators with questions.
  • Any student with an on-campus supplemental should contact their faculty to discuss alternatives.
  • Our testing centres will pause operations until at least May 28. This includes GED testing.
  • Women Unlimited will postpone all on campus activity until at least May 28 but where we can continue to support virtually, we will.
  • Construction and inspections will be permitted to continue.

Food security

The government is investing $1.3 million to help ensure vulnerable Nova Scotians get the food they need during the third wave of COVID-19. This funding will be provided to Feed Nova Scotia, smaller food banks and charitable organizations and Family Resource Centres across Nova Scotia. If you or anyone you know, needs support, please take a moment to learn more.

We can do this

We are seeing some relief in the numbers. This is an encouraging sign that our collective efforts and sacrifices are helping to stop the spread. It’s not easy and I know so many of us are navigating changes not just for ourselves, but for our families, friends and communities. It’s okay to ask for help – please know these resources are available for students and employees.

With gratitude,
Don

Last updated on: August 16, 2021 04:33 PM