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COVID-19 procedures and protocols for Fall 2022:

For more information on the following guidelines, read our full update here.

  • Dalhousie will continue to prioritise in-person learning experiences for our students this fall in all Faculties, Schools, Departments and programs, and will work to ensure best practices for staying safe and healthy as we deliver on this important commitment to our students.
  • Masks will be required in all indoor classrooms and instructional spaces, supported by the high-quality ventilation standards set throughout the pandemic. Masks continue to be welcome in other indoor spaces and are strongly recommended in libraries and learning commons as well as gathering spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (for example, hallways, lobbies and elevators).
  • All members of our Dalhousie community are expected to stay home when sick. Dalhousie has procedures in place to support students, faculty and staff in doing so.

As we have done throughout the pandemic, we continue to consult closely with Nova Scotia Public Health and will be prepared to re-implement enhanced COVID safety measures in the future if required.

COVID-19 resources

We all have a responsibility to look after our own health and safety and the health and safety of our Dal community. This includes staying home if you're sick.

Learn more: How to protect myself and others (Nova Scotia Health)


If you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19:
Follow instructions at

If you test positive for COVID-19:
Follow provincial instructions at
Complete the Nova Scotia Report and Screening form to help identify if additional supports are needed.
Students: Follow your instructor and/or program’s policy to supporting student illness and missed classes, including the Student Declaration of Absence process as applicable.
Faculty and staff: Follow standard procedures for illness in line with employee agreements and Dal's COVID-19 Guideline for Employment (login required)
Residence students: Contact the Residence Life team by phone (Halifax 902-220-9038 / Truro 902-956-0750) so we can immediately help support your self-isolation.

If you need proof-of-recovery from COVID-19:

Dalhousie contact information

  Health-related inquiries
Travel-related inquiries
Dalhousie students Student Health and Wellness
902-494-2171 (Halifax)
902-893-6369 (Truro)
International Centre
902-494-1566 (Halifax)
902-893-6672 (Truro)
Dalhousie faculty and staff
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Campus ventilation

A continued focus on ventilation and air quality helps prevent the transmission of airborne diseases. Dal’s Facilities and Environmental Health & Safety teams have reviewed ventilation in every learning space (600+), along with research and office spaces across campus, guided by current engineering best practice as well as with COVID-19 guidance from specific ventilation and facilities groups such as ASHRAE and APPA and REHVA. Read more on Dal News.