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An early start to the holidays

December 11, 2020 – Don Bureaux

Good afternoon everyone,

It’s nice to share a little good news when it comes along so I’ll start this week’s update by bringing your attention to a recent change to our Academic calendar for the Fall term. NSCC will close for the holidays at the end of the business day on Tuesday, December 22 rather than at noon on Thursday, December 24 as originally planned. My sincere hope is that we will all be able to use this added time to rest and rejuvenate. The entire NSCC community, students and employees, have certainly earned it after a Fall term like no other.

Access to COVID-19 testing for people with no symptoms

Public Health has asked that we help get the word out on asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, now available throughout the province. Asymptomatic testing can help detect positive cases in people who don’t have symptoms and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is an opportunity for Nova Scotians to help keep each other safe, especially as we approach the holidays.

A reminder that we are now two weeks into added restrictions for parts of Halifax County and Hants County which have been extended until Wednesday, December 16. As previously noted, learning and working are deemed essential activities and may continue as usual provided all Public Health and NSCC guidelines are followed.

Winter term is around the corner

Once we’ve had the chance to safely ring in 2021, we’ll be ready to begin the Winter term with employees returning to work on Monday, January 4 and programs resuming or starting on Tuesday, January 5. Individual courses may start anytime between Tuesday, January 5 and Monday, January 11. Students will be advised by end of day today (December 11) of any changes to individual course start dates.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued cooperation in keeping each other and our communities safe. Let’s continue to keep our social circles small and follow public health measures including wearing masks, physical distancing, hand washing and staying home if we feel unwell.

Sincerely,

Don Bureaux



Last updated on: January 19, 2021 08:45 AM