Université Sainte-Anne announces COVID-19 plans; N.S. reports 3 new cases

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Université Sainte-Anne has five campuses, including this one in Halifax. (Brian MacKay/CBC - image credit)
Université Sainte-Anne has five campuses, including this one in Halifax. (Brian MacKay/CBC - image credit)

Students and staff at Nova Scotia's Université Sainte-Anne will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or take regular tests before entering the university's campuses this fall, the school said Tuesday.

The new rule takes effect Oct. 15.

The university made its announcement as Nova Scotia reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The province has 65 active cases and nobody in hospital with the virus.

All the new cases are in the central health zone. Two are related to travel and one is connected to an earlier case.

Nova Scotia's health authority did 1,702 tests Monday.

Université Sainte-Anne will offer rapid testing

The French-language university said it will offer rapid testing at its Halifax and Church Point campuses. The university has five campuses in Nova Scotia.

"Students and staff who have not received two doses of the vaccine or who choose not to show proof of vaccination will be required to undergo a rapid test twice per week and present the test result," spokesperson Rachelle LeBlanc said in a news release.

Sainte-Anne also urged staff and students to get a regular COVID-19 test if they've been around someone with the virus, were at an exposure site, or have symptoms of the disease.

Everyone on campus will have to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing, the university said.

COVID-19 plans have also been announced for Dalhousie University, NSCC, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD, Cape Breton University and Saint Mary's University.

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