Return to Campus Update – March 3

To the CBU Community,

From the very beginning, we have always ensured our own return to campus plan aligned with provincial policy and was backed by science. We have always taken guidance and direction from Nova Scotia Public Health and from Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang. This time will be no different and we will further align our own plan with the provincial reopening phases.

For campus, this currently means:

  • Events and gatherings can take place, as long as they follow the capacity rules as outlined in each phase and are properly booked through the Event Management booking portal.
  • The visitor sign-in and proof of vaccination are no longer required.
  • Masks are still required and can only be removed when actively eating or drinking, or when seated in a physically distanced meeting.

On March 21, when the province enters Phase Three of their plan, CBU will follow suit and enter a Return to Campus Level 5. This means that as of March 21, all restrictions will be lifted. Please note that the province will make this decision based on epidemiology and hospitalizations, as well as COVID-19 activity in long-term care facilities.

We are very aware that this does not mean COVID-19 has been eradicated, rather it means we as a community, are learning to live with it. Ensuring we carry on with best practices and good health hygiene will serve us well as we move forward. This means that even after March 21, mask-wearing and proper handwashing will still be encouraged, and if you are sick, please stay home.

As always, please be kind and take care of one another.



Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett

Chair of the Return to Campus Committee

Associate Vice-President, Academic & Research