COVID-19 Decision Making

What do I do if...

We understand the campus community has questions about the necessary steps to take in various COVID-19 related situations. We’ve created this page as a resource for a number of scenarios, each explained below. If you have additional questions, please contact at healthservices@cbu.ca or 902-563-1359.

For additional frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQ box at the bottom of this page. 

What do I do if...

Step 1: Self-isolate right away. You can find information on how to isolate here. 

Step 2: Inform those you live with to follow the steps here. 

Step 3: Inform your close contacts. Contact tracing is no longer handled by Public Health. Please inform anyone you were in contact with 48 hours prior to symptom onset or your first positive test. A close contact is someone you were within six feet of for more than 15 minutes indoors, anyone you coughed or sneezed near, anyone you care for, and anyone who touched, kissed or hugged you. You can tell them to visit this page. 

Step 4: If you tested positive on a rapid test, Nova Scotia Health is asking that you email publichealthpoct@nshealth.ca with your name and contact information. You will receive a response with instructions on how to register for public health’s daily check in service. You can also fill in the Report and Support Screening form here. If you tested positive on a PCR test, you will receive a text or call with the same instructions. Be sure to register and complete the daily check-ins during your isolation. 

Step 5: Notify your professors that you will be missing class. They will work with you to ensure you catch up on any missed work. 

Step 6: Complete your isolation period. If you are fully vaccinated, this means 7 days after your first symptoms or positive test; you can leave on the morning of the 8th day if you are no longer experiencing symptoms. If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, this extends to 10 days.

 

Step 1: Self-isolate right away. You can find information on how to isolate here. 

Step 2: Inform those you live with to self-isolate. They can follow the steps here. 

Step 3: Contact tracing is no longer handled by Public Health. Please inform anyone you were in contact with 48 hours prior to symptom onset or your first positive test. A close contact is someone you were within six feet of for more than 15 minutes indoors, anyone you coughed or sneezed near, anyone you care for, and anyone who touched, kissed or hugged you. You can tell them to visit this page. 

Step 4: If you tested positive on a rapid test, Nova Scotia Health is asking that you email publichealthpoct@nshealth.ca with your name and contact information. You will receive a response with instructions on how to register for public health’s daily check in service. You can also fill in the Report and Support Screening form here. If you tested positive on a PCR test, you will receive a text or call with the same instructions. Be sure to register and complete the daily check-ins during your isolation. 

Step 5: Notify your students of any class cancellations or changes to the class schedule. You are not required to inform your students that you have tested positive unless they are considered close contacts as outlined above. 

Step 6: Complete your isolation period. If you are fully vaccinated, this means 7 days after your first symptoms or positive test; you can leave on the morning of the 8th day if you are no longer experiencing symptoms. If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, this extends to 10 days. 

Step 1: Self-isolate right away. You can find information on how to isolate here. 

Step 2: Inform those you live with to follow the steps here. 

Step 3: Inform your close contacts. Contact tracing is no longer handled by Public Health. Please inform anyone you were in contact with 48 hours prior to symptom onset or your first positive test. A close contact is someone you were within six feet of for more than 15 minutes indoors, anyone you coughed or sneezed near, anyone you care for, and anyone who touched, kissed or hugged you. You can tell them to visit this page. 

Step 4: If you tested positive on a rapid test, Nova Scotia Health is asking that you email publichealthpoct@nshealth.ca with your name and contact information. You will receive a response with instructions on how to register for public health’s daily check in service. You can also fill in the Report and Support Screening form here. If you tested positive on a PCR test, you will receive a text or call with the same instructions. Be sure to register and complete the daily check-ins during your isolation. 

Step 5: Notify your professors that you will be missing class. They will work with you to ensure you catch up on any missed work. You are not required to inform your professors that you have tested positive unless they are considered close contacts as outlined above. 

Step 6: Complete your isolation period. If you are fully vaccinated, this means 7 days after your first symptoms or positive test; you can leave on the morning of the 8th day if you are no longer experiencing symptoms. If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, this extends to 10 days.

Step 1: Determine whether your symptoms are reflective of COVID-19. You can visit this page for a full breakdown. 

Step 2: If you have COVID-19 symptoms, isolate right away and complete the COVID-19 Self Assessment to determine what kind of testing you require. 

Step 3: Monitor your symptoms carefully and consider taking notes with the time and date for future use. 

Step 4: Follow the steps given after completing the COVID-19 Self Assessment. 

Step 5: If you are told to book a test and you have followed the steps given but received a negative test result, this does not mean you should immediately come back to campus. It is cold and flu season, and you should always stay home if you are not feeling well.

Step 6: If you will miss classes while waiting for your test results or because you are home sick, please notify your professors.

Step 1: Determine whether your symptoms are reflective of COVID-19. You can visit this page for a full breakdown. 

Step 2: If you have COVID-19 symptoms, isolate right away and complete the COVID-19 Self Assessment to determine what kind of testing you require. 

Step 3: Monitor your symptoms carefully and consider taking notes with the time and date for future use. 

Step 4: Follow the steps given after completing the COVID-19 Self Assessment. 

Step 5: If you are told to book a test and you have followed the steps given but received a negative test result, this does not mean you should immediately come back to campus. It is cold and flu season, and you should always stay home if you are not feeling well.

Step 6: If you will miss classes while waiting for your test results or because you are home sick, please notify your students.

The contact tracing and exposure process has changed. We are no longer required to publish exposures on campus nor do students need to inform CBU if they have tested positive for COVID-19. The student will be responsible for telling their classmates or professors if they fit the description of a close contact. 

 

Step 1: If a student notifies you that they will be missing classes due to having COVID-19, having to isolate as a household contact or due to an unrelated illness, please proceed with your standard accommodation for sick days.  

Step 2: Refer to the resources shared by the Centre for Teaching and Learning for accommodation options and recommendations. 

Step 3: If you meet the description of a close contact, follow the provided instructions on this page. If you do not meet the description of a close contact, proceed as usual and monitor yourself for any symptoms. 

Please note, you have no responsibility to notify other students in the class. If any of the students’ classmates are considered close contacts, they will be notified by the student themselves. If anyone contacts you and is unsure if they are considered a close contact, please direct them to this page. If the student who is positive is concerned about how to contact people and asks for your assistance, use your judgement and assist them as you see fit or direct them to healthservices@cbu.ca if you are unsure.

The contact tracing and exposure process has changed. We are no longer required to publish exposures on campus nor do students need to inform CBU if they have tested positive for COVID-19. The student will be responsible for telling their classmates or professors if they fit the description of a close contact. 

 

Step 1: If your classmate has notified you directly because they consider you a close contact, please review the description of a close contact and follow the steps on this page. 

Step 2: If you do not meet the description of a close contact, proceed as usual and monitor yourself for any symptoms.

  • If someone in your household has tested positive, please follow the steps on this page. The instructions you need to follow will differ based on your individual living arrangements. For non-household exposures, continue reading below. 
  • If you are fully vaccinated and have symptoms, self-isolate immediately and book a test. You can follow the steps on this page. 
  • If you are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms you may be able to consider going to school and work. Please review this page to see which restrictions apply to you. If symptoms develop at any time or you test positive you must isolate immediately. 
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and have symptoms self-isolate immediately and book a test. You can follow the steps on this page. 
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms self-isolate immediately and follow the steps on this page. 

If you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days but have had a new exposure and do not have symptoms, you are not required to isolate. If you have symptoms, please stay home until they have passed. Public Health does not recommend testing for individuals recovered within the past 90 days.

Please accommodate missed time to the best of your ability as we move through this pandemic together. For general advice on how measures can be integrated into your in-person classes, read this document.