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Changes to mask requirements in instructional spaces as of May 1

Posted by Kim Brooks, Provost and Vice-President Academic (Acting) on April 25, 2023 in News


To:             Dalhousie students, faculty and staff

From:        Kim Brooks, Provost and Vice-President Academic (Acting)

Date:        Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Re:             Changes to mask requirements in instructional spaces as of May 1

We have just completed our first fully in-person academic year in four years — thank you to everyone for your efforts and support in helping reach this important milestone.

I’m writing to update our Dal community on changes to COVID procedures that will apply going forward.

Effective Monday, May 1, masks will no longer be required in indoor instructional spaces during scheduled teaching time. Masks continue to be welcome in all campus spaces and we encourage those who wish to continue wearing them during instructional time to do so.

Masks will still be required in some clinical learning settings. This includes select courses and programs in our health Faculties (Medicine, Health, Dentistry) — details of which will be communicated by those Faculties directly. They will also continue to be required in all health-care settings including Student Health and Wellness clinics, the Dental Clinic, Dal Physiotherapy Clinic, etc.

Students, faculty and staff whose circumstances require them to seek an accommodation related to COVID-19 are encouraged to do so. Students should contact the Student Accessibility Centre and faculty and staff should contact Accessible Employment.

During the past couple of years, the approach to COVID-19 management and mitigation in our broader community has undergone many changes, and we’ve all learned a great deal about how best to look after ourselves and those we share space with. We expect our students, faculty and staff to continue to bring those lessons into our classrooms and all campus spaces as we move forward together into the spring/summer term and the next academic year to come.


Kim Brooks
Provost and Vice-President Academic (Acting)

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.