Residence remains open for students who are unable to return home. Students are required to stay in their own rooms and visitors are not permitted at this time.

Absolutely. Social-distancing remains top of mind and will be enforced by Campus Security. It is crucially important that all students living on residence respect this and stay at a distance of six feet away from each other at all times.

Meal hall will remain open with limited hours of operation and a set schedule. The Campus Centre Cafeteria and Tim Hortons are now closed. 

Yes, students will be permitted to get groceries, however groups of students will not be able to go together. Students are expected to return directly to residence after visiting the grocery store.

Those who do not adhere to the rules will be fined $250 by CBU, for each violation, effective immediately. During this state of emergency, the police are authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act related to self-isolation and social-distancing. Fines for violating orders under the Act for individuals start at $1,000 per violation, per day. The Cape Breton Regional Police Service will be doing additional on-campus rounds.

If you require health services, the MaxBell Health Centre is operational and available for remote assessment from Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please do not go to the Health Centre or the Emergency Room without first speaking to someone by email at or phone at (902) 563-1359. All international students have 24/7 access to a mobile doctor through GuardMe at

If you are feeling anxious, in addition to resources at the Max Bell Health Centre, there are tools available to you through the HealthlyMindsNS program at