Thanksgiving Weekend Covid Reminders

Thanksgiving Weekend Covid Reminders

Dear King’s Students,

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching this weekend, and the Fall Study Break taking place November 8–12, you may be considering travel plans to visit family and friends. We hope you will be able to celebrate and socialize safely while following the necessary Public Health protocols, including the difficult choice to avoid travel in some cases.

Below are important reminders on current restrictions (subject to change):

As of October 4, everyone who travels from anywhere outside Nova Scotia (including from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) needs to complete the Safe Check-in Form and may need to self-isolate when they arrive in or return to the province, based on vaccination status. Testing is also encouraged after travel, and in some cases required.

New Brunswick is seeing a surge in cases. As of October 8 at 6 p.m., non-essential travel to parts of New Brunswick is not allowed.

If you have Covid symptoms, complete a Covid-19 Self-Assessment online to be screened for testing – if you feel unwell, do not travel. If you don’t have symptoms, stop by our Screening Clinic on campus for a self-swab test in person with a volunteer or take one home.

Please remember that indoor gathering limits remains at 25, and that safe socializing helps protect yourself and those around you. You can also check the potential exposure sites, which Public Health updates regularly.

As we head into the long weekend, take some time to relax and celebrate your achievements from the first month of term. Keep up the good work! Thank you for following current Public Health guidelines and for all you do to take care of one another.

Don’t forget there are health and wellness supports available if you or a friend are ever in need.

I wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy long weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Katie Merwin
Dean of Students

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