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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Site last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:19 pm ADT

Provincial State of Emergency

The Province of Nova Scotia has declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Understand more about this state of emergency

We are working closely with Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer and following government protocol to prepare and respond to the developing COVID-19 situation. We are committed to providing our College community with the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 and NSCC's response

College operations

College facilities, including campuses, are closed to all but employees until further notice. 

Academic programs

NSCC is suspending in-person classes from March 23 – April 3 to prepare for alternative forms of learning, such as online. Learn more, including about changes to work experience. 

Events and rentals

All non-essential College and College-hosted events are cancelled until June 1. We are also no longer accepting rentals.

Student supports

We realize this is a challenging and stressful time. Learning and other supports are available.

International students

Get answers to questions about study permits, impacts on study and work placements and more.

Employee information View all the latest information and support for employees including guidelines for working from home, HR related questions, teaching supports and more. (Links to Connect)

Health and travel advisories

If you're feeling unwell

Nova Scotia’s department of health has several recommendations if you’re feeling unwell. 

Protecting yourself and others

The Chief Medical Officer and physicians across Canada responding to the virus have indicated that currently the best precautions to protect yourself and others are the same you would take to avoid the flu. 

Travel advisories

The Government of Canada has issued an official travel advisory asking Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. 

Self-isolation upon return to Nova Scotia Employees and students who travel outside of Nova Scotia are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon return, as per provincial requirements. Employees and students are expected to work/learn from home during self-isolation.

Cybersecurity reminder

Please be extremely mindful of those already taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation online in 3 primary ways:

  • By creating new phishing attempts under the guise of COVID-19, trying to trick you into clicking links to new "information" or "helpful services"
  • By creating new phishing attempts that emulate college business processes, ie: workflows, attached documents, etc.
  • By preying on increased email traffic and a more frantic user population desperately trying to keep up with communications

Please slow down, remember your training, take a breath and consider that any email could be malicious right now.

General Questions

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