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Self‑isolation for students leaving and returning to the Atlantic region

Posted by Verity Turpin, Acting Vice-Provost Student Affairs on October 5, 2020 in News


To:                 Dalhousie students

From:            Verity Turpin, Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting)

Date:             October 5, 2020

Re:                 Self-isolation for students leaving and returning to the Atlantic region

With the Thanksgiving holiday happening this weekend, and the Fall Study Break taking place November 9–13, it’s understandable that many of you currently in Nova Scotia may be considering travelling to your homes outside of the Atlantic region to visit with family and friends. However, due to the rise in cases of COVID-19 in other areas of the country, please consider spending Thanksgiving and Study Break here with friends.

Leaving the region may raise your risk of infection and the risk of infecting others. If you travel outside Atlantic Canada, you will be required to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-In Form and self-isolate for 14 days upon your return.

We are so fortunate to be in a province that currently lists only three active COVID cases, and it’s up to all of us to do what we can to help keep the numbers low. You have done an amazing job so far—including already self-isolating, being tested for COVID-19 in some cases, wearing masks in public places, and remaining in small groups—and I’d like to thank you for these contributions to keeping our community safe.

As we head into the long weekend, take some time to relax and celebrate your achievements from the first month of this unusual and challenging term. And let’s keep up the good work! When joining friends and/or family in small groups this weekend, please follow current public health guidelines.

If you have any questions about travel and self-isolation related to COVID-19, please send them to covid19@dal.ca.



Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people. We also acknowledge the histories, contributions, and legacies of the African Nova Scotian people and communities who have been here for over 400 years.