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Update: Self‑isolation/quarantine and testing after January 4, 2021
To: Dalhousie Students
From: Verity Turpin, Vice Provost, Student Affairs (Acting)
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Re: Update: Self-isolation/quarantine and testing after January 4, 2021
The Nova Scotia provincial government has announced an update to the rules for post-secondary students arriving in Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These rules are the law in Nova Scotia as part of the public health order under the Health Protection Act.
All students entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival and starting Jan. 4, post-secondary students should get one COVID-19 test on either day 6, 7 or 8 of their self-isolation.
There are specific instructions below for students in residence, international students, and off-campus students.
Students in residence
- Students will receive an email from the Residence Office after they check into their self-isolation rooms that will explain the options for testing in more detail.
- Students will receive more information about testing from one of our International Centre advisors after arriving in Nova Scotia.
- Students should get one COVID-19 test on either day 6, 7 or 8 of their self-isolation. Please book your appointment up to 3 days in advance by completing the COVID-19 self-assessment.
- If you need help with transportation to/from your testing appointment, please call 1-844-996-0694.
- Although testing is voluntary, we expect students to help protect their households and communities by getting tested.
All students entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada must complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form. This includes students coming from all other Canadian provinces/territories and from other countries.
International students have particular self-isolation requirements (PDF) and must register with the International Centre before making travel plans. International students must also use the federal government’s ArriveCAN app (or call 1-833-641-0343) to provide their information to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Visit the Immigration and COVID-19 Updates page for more information about travelling and quarantine.
If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment. You can call 811 if you cannot complete the self-assessment online.
Please review the following fact sheets for post-secondary students:
- Attending university or college during COVID-19 (PDF)
- International post-secondary students during COVID-19 (PDF)
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many other mandatory public health measures in place in Nova Scotia. Please familiarize yourself with the rules in Nova Scotia. We also encourage you to follow @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ for the latest information.
We want to thank all of our students. Your continued cooperation and commitment to following the public health rules and advice plays an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting)
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- Travel over the February Study Break
- Return to Campus and COVID‑19 updates ‑ January 2021
- Planning for spring/summer and fall terms
- COVID‑19 case identified in off‑campus student community
- COVID‑19 testing during self‑isolation
- New self‑isolation requirements for travel from New Brunswick
- Quarantine plan for Dalhousie international students