Campus Update – Exposure Locations

December 14, 2021, 11:35am

To the Campus Community,

Late yesterday we received more information from Nova Scotia Public Health regarding the recent confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus on December 7. This information included campus exposure locations and more detailed timings. Individuals who were identified as being in these locations have been contacted, and Public Health is following up with anyone who has been deemed to be a close contact.

The potential campus exposure locations are:

Student Culture and Heritage Centre CE258

BIOL 2203

December 7

8:45am to 10:00am

Cape Breton University Library

December 7

10:00am to 5:00pm

Arseneau Britten Building A118 Laboratory

BIOL Lab Exam Section 14

December 7

5:30pm to 7:00pm


If you have not been contacted by Public Health, but were in one of these locations during the specified time, Public Health has provided the following requirements, regardless of your vaccination status:

  • We recommend you get tested (PCR COVID-19 test not a rapid/take-home test) at least 72 hours after the exposure whether or not you have symptoms.
  • You are NOT required to self-isolate or to be tested, unless you develop symptoms.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the last exposure until December 21. Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, or two or more of the following: fever (i.e. chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
  • Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a PCR COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result. For those who require COVID-19 testing, call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

We continue to monitor the situation very closely and expect that we may see more connected cases in the coming days. For this reason, it is imperative to continue to follow the guidelines that have been put in place on campus and in the community including, wearing a mask, physical distancing where possible and staying home if you are sick.

As we move forward, all campus exposure listings will be posted at along with any other important related information. As always, please proceed with kindness and take care of one another.



Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett

Chair of the Return to Campus Committee

Associate Vice-President, Academic & Research