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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Our campus is open and your comfort and safety are our top priorities.

New Protocols (Updated January 21, 2022)

In keeping with new protocols announced by the Government of Nova Scotia, we are implementing the following measures, effective immediately.:

  • Academic Courses - On Monday, January 24, faculty, staff and students will be coming to campus. Classes will be delivered in the format listed on Self-Service Banner, or as indicated by your instructor. All in-person learning will comply with the university’s COVID-19 protocols, including the updated masking requirements and protocols outlined below. Classes that are set to be delivered online will continue in that format.
  • Campus Open:  Student resources and services are open and available to students, including but not limited to residence, food services, advising, library services, IT helpdesk, and Athletics and Recreation. Faculty members may access their offices, labs or other spaces as needed.
  • Masks: Masks are required to be worn by students at all times in common areas (hallways, lobbies, washrooms), classrooms and study spaces. Faculty are permitted to remove their masks to lecture as long as they can maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more. Food is not permitted in classrooms; however, you can take your mask off momentarily for a sip of your favourite beverage such as water or coffee. Students, faculty and staff may remove masks to consume food in food service areas such as the Tim Horton’s seating area, Starbucks seating area, Dockside Dining Hall, Student Centre Food Court and other designated areas. Consumption of food and drink will continue to be allowed in the Atrium, Patrick Power Library, Arts Commons and Hari Das Commons.  When you have finished eating, please put your mask back on and follow hygiene practices including hand washing.
  • Employees continue to work both on campus and remotely. Saint Mary’s University has implemented flexible work plans, allowing staff and faculty to work safely on campus and from home. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.
  • Events, Conferences and Gatherings must be cancelled, postponed or conducted virtually. This measure is in place in order that we prioritize in-person teaching, learning and research.  It remains in place until at least February 14, 2022.
  • Homburg Centre and The Dauphinee Centre continue to operate. There are no changes for Athletics and Recreation. Consistent with provincial guidelines, proof of vaccination is required to enter the Homburg Centre, the Gorsebrook Lounge and The Dauphinee Centre.
  • Residence Services will continue to operate. There are no changes to on-campus housing and residence protocols or services.

To learn about measures for vaccination, masking, social distancing, and more please visit the COVID-19 Policy and Vaccination Requirements Protocols and FAQ's webpages.