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COVID precaution notification: Wallace McCain Learning Commons, Sept 20
To: The Dalhousie University community
From: Frank Harvey, Provost and Vice-President Academic
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Re: COVID precaution notification: Wallace McCain Learning Commons, Sept 20
Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community. Based on their findings, there may have been a low-risk community exposure at the Wallace McCain Learning Commons on Monday, September 20th between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Public Health will only follow up directly with close contacts that are determined through its investigation. Where there is potential community exposure, Public Health also issues precaution notifications and exposure notifications. For this exposure, Public Health is issuing a precaution notification, which means there is minimal risk to the public.
If you were present at the Wallace McCain Learning Commons at the date and timeframe above, there are specific instructions you must follow based on your vaccination status. Please refer to this PDF for instructions.
Please note that, in Nova Scotia, you're considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you have any 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or 2 doses of a combination of COVID-19 vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada, 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or a complete series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization.
We continue to strongly advise all members of the Dalhousie community to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. There are signs of community spread in the Central Zone (Halifax) among unvaccinated 20-to-39-year-olds who are engaging in social activities. Getting vaccinated is crucial to keeping yourself and your friends and community safe.
A reminder that all students, faculty and staff are required to complete the Campus Check process, and that those who do not provide proof of full vaccination are required to undertake twice-weekly testing. If you have not yet completed your Campus Check, please do so right away.
We also encourage everyone in the Dal community to take advantage of on-campus rapid testing that is available to all students, faculty, staff and subcontractors. Learn more here.
For more information, visit the COVID-19 Information and Updates website.
Provost and Vice-President Academic
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.
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