MSVU COVID-19 protocols


Effective Monday, May 8, masks will no longer be required in instructional spaces on campus (i.e. classrooms and student labs). Mask use will still be encouraged in crowded indoor public spaces or should you have cold symptoms (like a cough or runny nose). Masks will continue to be available for those who need them (at the Assisi Security Desk, Library Circulation Desk, Registrar’s Office, and Athletics & Recreation main desk). Free COVID-19 rapid test kits are also available at these locations.

Masks 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. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are asked to bring their own masks when attending campus.

For those in need of a mask, they will continue to be available for pick-up at the Assisi Security Desk (Assisi Hall main entrance), Library Circulation Desk (Main floor, EMF), Registrar’s Office (Room 207, Evaristus Hall), and Athletics & Recreation main desk (2nd floor, Rosaria Student Centre).

Stay home if you’re sick

Another important means of protecting our community is to stay home if you are sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not come to campus, even if you have tested negative on a rapid test (you may not get a positive rapid test result until a few days after the onset of symptoms). If you do test positive for COVID-19, you should complete the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Report and Support Screening form. Please also contact your instructor or supervisor to make arrangements for your absence.

Review common symptoms of COVID-19 
Information on when those with COVID-19 are considered recovered is available 

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.