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Reminder: Campus mask protocols remain in place until April 30

Posted by Frank Harvey, Provost and Vice-President Academic on March 21, 2022 in News


To:                  The Dalhousie University community

From:              Frank Harvey, Provost and Vice-President Academic

Date:               Monday, March 21, 2022

Re:                 Reminder: Campus mask protocols remain in place until April 30

With Nova Scotia lifting many COVID measures this week, we’d like to remind everyone that masks must continue to be worn in indoor common spaces on campus until April 30.

Mask protocols

Mask requirements apply to all students, faculty and staff as well as visitors and campus contractors. If you are inviting or bringing other people to campus through your work, please make sure to inform them of Dal’s continuing mask requirements.

Spaces where masks must be worn include:

  • Buildings 
  • Classrooms 
  • Research spaces 
  • Libraries 
  • Washrooms 
  • Common study areas 
  • Shared meeting spaces 
  • Athletics facilities (except while exercising) 
  • Food establishments (except residence dining halls) 
  • Hallways, stairwells and elevators 
  • Indoor events and gatherings

As communicated earlier this month, masks are no longer required in residence spaces or residence dining halls as of March 21.

Distancing provision for events, gatherings and meetings

As of March 21, at indoor events, gatherings and meetings held in dedicated spaces (ie. away from the general public or Dal community), masks can be removed if physical distancing (6 ft / 2 m) is maintained. We continue to strongly encourage that masks be worn as much as possible in these settings. At gatherings and meetings in smaller groups, please be respectful of others — ask other participants if they are comfortable with you or others removing their masks.

Also as of March 21, food and drink can be served at events, gatherings and meetings provided distancing can be maintained.

Poster download

We are updating posters around campus to reflect the continued mask protocol. If you’d like to post some in your own workspace, you can download a copy here [PDF].

For more information on masks and the latest COVID resources, visit Dal’s COVID-19 Information and Updates page.  


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 recognize that African Nova Scotians are a distinct people whose histories, legacies and contributions have enriched that part of Mi’kma’ki known as Nova Scotia for over 400 years.