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President's update - New Public Health Directives

November 24, 2020 – Don Bureaux

Good evening everyone:

Late this afternoon, the provincial government announced 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and introduced new restrictions in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to help control the spread COVID-19 in our province. The restrictions will come into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 26 and continue for two weeks until midnight December 9 with the possibility of extension.

Among these restrictions is a request that Nova Scotians avoid all non-essential travel in and out of western and central HRM. I wanted to clarify for all NSCC students and staff, that traveling into and out of western and central HRM for the purposes of learning or working is deemed essential and can therefore continue as usual.

There are also new limits on gatherings in public spaces and in private, retail spaces. These do not apply to learning spaces such as labs and classrooms.

I would ask every member of our College community to review these new restrictions and continue to follow public health advice regarding gathering limitations, mask-wearing, hand-washing and self-isolation.

Finally, I want to acknowledge that these are stressful and trying times for us all, especially as we approach the final weeks and days of our fall term. Please continue to keep yourselves safe and make use of the supports available for students and employees (links to Connect). 

Sincerely,

Don Bureaux

Last updated on: January 19, 2021 08:43 AM