Potential Positive Case Notification

To the CBU Community,

I am writing today to inform you that we have recently become aware of a potential positive COVID-19 case connected to Cape Breton University through one of our contractors. This person was working on campus, but is now self-isolating while awaiting test results. We expect to know more within a 48-hour period.

It is important to note this person has been working on the Campus Linkway Project, and was isolated to this part of campus, including only using the A-Wing entrance. This person did not visit any other areas of campus.

Please be assured all safety measures put in place by the Return to Campus Committee are indeed being followed, and anyone who was on campus is at an extremely low risk.

Out of an abundance of caution:

  • Anyone who was on campus within the last 48 hours AND was in contact with this person, has been asked to get tested and stay home until they receive negative results.
  • While we wait to learn more from Public Health, anyone else who would like to participate in asymptomatic testing, is encouraged to do.
  • Please know that you are not considered a contact just by being on campus. Contact tracing will be handled by Public Health IF this case is determined to be positive.
  • All campus construction has been halted for at least a 48-hour period.

Asymptomatic pop-up testing is happening at Centre 200 this week from 3-7pm.

We know this may cause some concern and I want to reiterate that there are mental health supports available, should you wish to use them. When we know more about this developing situation we will be in contact.

As always, we will take direction from and trust in the guidance of our health leaders, including the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, and Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang.

Remember to be kind and protect each other by staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask and respecting physical distancing. It is more important now, than ever that we keep each other safe by working together and adhering to public health protocols. We are in this together.


Gordon MacInnis

Vice-President of Finance and Operations