COVID-19 Positive Case Notification

To the CBU Community,

I am writing today to inform you that we have recently become aware of a positive COVID-19 case connected to Cape Breton University. The student recently arrived in Cape Breton and has been isolating on-campus since that time, following all mandatory public health requirements. The student continues to isolate with the proper health, mental health, and academic resources in place as an efficient support system.

Any contact tracing required is being managed by Public Health, and those considered to be close contacts have been notified. As always, we will continue to take direction and work closely with Public Health. To respect the privacy of this student, we will not be releasing any further information.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to this student, who followed all mandatory protocols in the interest of staying safe and well, and keeping others in our community safe and well. Because of the work of the Return to Campus committee, all of the proper policies and protocols are in place for the continued health, safety and well-being of those who work on campus and those who are visiting our campus. As a host site for Nova Scotia Health’s Community Vaccination Clinic, and one of the largest employers on Cape Breton Island, protecting the good people of the CBU community, and beyond, is always our number one priority.

It is proven that asymptomatic testing helps identify cases before symptoms ever arise, allowing us to better protect each other, and regular testing is strongly encouraged by healthcare professionals. The decision to be tested regularly not only protects our own health but also protects the overall health of our entire community. Anyone who wishes to participate in asymptomatic testing can do so by booking an appointment online.

As always, remember to be kind and protect each other by staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask and respecting physical distancing. We will continue to keep each other safe by working together.

Yours very truly,

David C. Dingwall

President & Vice-Chancellor