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COVID precaution notifications: September 27 and 28

Posted by Frank Harvey, Provost and Vice-President Academic on October 1, 2021 in News

MEMORANDUM

To:                   The Dalhousie University community

From:               Frank Harvey, Provost and Vice-President Academic

Date:                Friday, October 1, 2021

Re:                    COVID precaution notifications: September 27 and 28

Public Health is investigating confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community. Based on their findings, there may have been low-risk community exposure at multiple campus locations.

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 these exposures, Public Health is issuing precaution notifications, which means there is minimal risk to the public.

If you were present at one of the locations listed below at the date and timeframe indicated, there are specific instructions you must follow based on your vaccination status. Please refer to the linked PDFs for further instructions.

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. Anyone who has 1 or 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that's not approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization can book an appointment to get 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated in Nova Scotia. Without the extra dose, you will not be considered fully vaccinated for this purpose.

We continue to strongly advise all members of the Dalhousie community to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. There is community spread in the Central Zone (Halifax) among 20-to-39-year-olds who are engaging in social activities. Getting vaccinated is crucial to keeping yourself, your friends and colleagues, and your community safe.

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.

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.

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Information and Updates website.

Sincerely,

Frank Harvey
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.