MSVU COVID-19 protocols


Mask use is strongly recommended in common indoor areas on campus starting June 25; masks are no longer be mandatory in classrooms, computer labs, the Library, lobbies, elevators, the dining hall, etc.).

Please be advised that effective June 25. Masks will continue to be mandatory in MSVU’s Health and Counselling Offices (including Career Counselling), and Accessibility Services. This means that masks must continue to be worn at all times in these particular areas, including for the duration of appointments and in reception and waiting areas.

Vaccine mandate and on-campus rapid testing paused

Also based on our evolving context, including protocols across similar organizations (including provincial and federal governments), we will be suspending the vaccine mandate at MSVU effective May 1 (including suspension of the use of the visitor declaration form).

Update on other protocols

Classroom capacity limits continue: Classroom capacity limits will continue throughout both summer sessions. Capacity limits in other spaces on campus will be lifted effective May 1.

Meetings: In-person meetings can take place. That said, meeting organizers may still opt for virtual or hybrid meetings in consultation with attendees and, in particular, if safe physical distancing can’t be maintained.

Events permitted: Events are permitted on campus, and masks are recommended. Distance between attendees should be facilitated to the greatest extent possible – though it is no longer required, in keeping with provincial protocols.

Exposure notices

Nova Scotia Public Health has changed its approach with regards to exposure notices and contact tracing. Due to that shift, MSVU will no longer be in a position to issue exposure notices for classrooms or other shared spaces, unless that information/request is provided directly by Public Health.

Quiet locations on campus where students can take online courses

Should changes to modes of delivery for any of your courses result in an on-campus class next to an online class in your schedule, you don’t have to rush home in between. There’s a list of quiet locations on campus where you take online courses.