The Nova Scotia Government’s decision to introduce a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the province from New Brunswick will impact a number of St. FX University students. The measure comes into effect at 8 o’clock Saturday morning. The directive was announced Friday afternoon following a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick.
In a letter to students, the university’s Vice-President of Students, Eilzabeth Yeo says among the
changes is the start of in-person classes at St. FX has been delayed until January 25th. All classes will begin online on January 13th and will continue on-line until the 25th when in-person classes begin. Classes scheduled to be online for the entire semester will remain online.
New Brunswick students, both on and off campus must return to Antigonish no later than Sunday. This will allow enough time to complete the mandatory 14 day quarantine before in-person classes begin on the 25th.
Yeo says students from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are asked not to return to Antigonish until Sunday, January 24th. They will not be subject to a 14-day self-isolation. However, for those starting their travel from PEI, they are advised not to make any stops in New Brunswick. If a brief stop is necessary, students are asked to practice public health protocols such as keeping a physical distance of two metres from other people, wear a non-medical mask and wash and sanitize hands often.