Modified Level 2 – Return to Campus Plan

Timestamp: Sunday, April 25, 2021. 9:20pm

To CBU Student Community, 

Late this afternoon, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of Nova Scotia, announced new COVID-19 restrictions for Nova Scotia and strongly recommended other public health measures to keep our communities safe. These new restrictions were sparked by rising COVID-19 cases and new variants in the Province.  

In light of today’s announcement, Cape Breton University will pivot from its original plan to move to Level 4 of its Return to Campus Plan to a modified Level 2 starting tomorrow (Monday, April 26, 2021.) These new measures will be in place for two weeks. The health and safety of our students, employees and the entire Cape Breton community remains our priority. Thanks to the excellent work of the Return to Campus Committee, we were ready to respond quickly. 

Return to Campus Plan – Level 2 (modified)

  • All classes for the spring semester that are scheduled to begin on May 3, 2021, will begin online. We will reassess in two weeks and, based on public health measures, decide when it is safe to start in-person classes. Please email your professor with any questions you might have.


  • Employees will work remotely unless their job function must be performed from campus. There will be no disruption to service during this two-week timeframe. We remain committed to providing a quality student experience.
  • CBU events are postponed with the exception of the Nova Scotia Health vaccination clinic and Pop-up Rapid testing, and if or when CBU administration deems an event necessary. 


  • Student services options for in-person are by appointment only, including library, student affairs, athletics facilities and admissions. Virtual services are available to ensure no disruption in services for students. 


  • Possibility for one-on-one faculty-student or faculty-dean meetings when approved by the Dean.


This is a pivotal time for our Province. If we are going to defeat this wave of the virus, we must all continue to do our part. This is not the time to get complacent. Follow public health protocols, participate in asymptomatic testing, and watch for your opportunity to get vaccinated. Stay safe and be kind to one another. 

Yours very truly,


David C. Dingwall

President & Vice-Chancellor

Cape Breton University