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New self‑isolation requirements for travel from New Brunswick

Posted by Verity Turpin, Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting) on January 8, 2021 in News

MEMORANDUM

To:            Dalhousie Students

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

Date:        Friday, January 8, 2021

Re:            New self-isolation requirements for travel from New Brunswick

The Nova Scotia provincial government has just announced a change in public health directives relating to self-isolation requirements. Anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick after Saturday, January 9 at 8 a.m., must now complete a 14-day self-isolation period upon arrival in Nova Scotia.

Anyone who started their travel in Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador, and who are travelling through New Brunswick with minimal or no stops, will not be subject to the 14-day self-isolation period. Try not to make any stops in New Brunswick. If a brief stop is necessary, please ensure you practice public health protocols such as keeping a physical distance of 2 metres away from other people, wear a non-medical mask, and wash or sanitize your hands often.

Anyone arriving in Nova Scotia from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador need to:

  • Complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form before arriving.
  • Self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the province.
  • Complete a digital check-in daily during self-isolation.

You can find detailed information on requirements for self-isolation on the provincial government website.

You are also strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test on day 6, 7, or 8 of self-isolation. Schedule your test using the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

If you arrived from New Brunswick or had visitors from that province in the past 14 days:

  • You are encouraged to get tested immediately and consider a second test five to seven days later.
  • You are encouraged to self-isolate while waiting for the first test result.

If you are affected by this new self-isolation requirement and have in-person classes:

  • If you arrive in Nova Scotia after 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 9:
  • Please refrain from attending your in-person classes until after your 14-day self-isolation period.
  • Contact your instructors for further guidance.
  • If you arrived from New Brunswick or had visitors from that province in the past 14 days:
  • Please refrain from attending your in-person classes until you receive a negative test result.
  • Contact your instructors for further guidance.

Anyone in Nova Scotia who thinks they have symptoms of COVID-19 should do the COVID-19 self-assessment. You can call 811 if you cannot complete the self-assessment online.

More information can be found on the provincial government’s Coronavirus website.

If you have questions, please contact covid19@dal.ca.

Thank you again for your continued support in keeping our communities healthy.

Sincerely,

Verity Turpin
Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting)

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people.

We acknowledge the histories, contributions, and legacies of the African Nova Scotian people and communities who have been here for over 400 years.