Like people around the world, the King’s community has refrained from gathering together during the Covid-19 pandemic. Returning to campus in September 2021 marks a major milestone on the path back to the in-person experience of King’s–from attending lectures to Quad life–that we have all missed.
Keeping our community safe is vital as we work toward this goal. Full vaccination for those who are able, in combination with regular, rapid Covid-19 testing and following Public Health guidelines are crucial steps to ensure a safe and successful return to campus.
Dalhousie University has announced its intention to implement vaccination and testing requirements this fall.
It will require students, faculty and staff accessing the Dalhousie campus, including students, faculty and staff from King’s, to show either that they are fully vaccinated or to be tested twice weekly.
We are pleased to offer a screening clinic on King’s campus, throughout the fall semester beginning Wednesday, September 8. The clinic is open to King’s staff, faculty, and students who are asymptomatic.
The screening is free and no appointment is necessary. This will be a self-swab clinic. Participants will be instructed by volunteers on how to swab themselves. Participants must wait for their results for 15 minutes after they have been screened.
Take-home screening kits are also available for pick-up at the screening clinic.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fridays: 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: KTS Lecture Hall (2nd floor, New Academic Building)
Dalhousie University runs a rapid testing clinic and also offers take-away test kits.
Monday to Friday, 12-4 p.m.
Location: Macdonald Building, University Hall
The Nova Scotia Health Authority offers rapid testing at a variety of locations near King’s campus.
Check out our Q & A with President, Bill Lahey and King’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Officer, Jordan Roberts for a talk about vaccines. Watch to see how King’s implements community care and bodily autonomy into our pandemic plan.
513 students, faculty and staff responded to our July 2021 vaccination survey. As we return to campus keeping everyone safe is vital and we are pleased to have a community working together towards that goal.
|513||students, faculty and staff responded|
|5||getting first and/or second vaccination after arriving in Nova Scotia|
|3||cannot vaccinate for medical reasons|