New vaccine and testing requirements for staff and students at Université Sainte-Anne

Please refer to the COVID-19 Preventative Measures page for the most up-to-date information (in French).

Church Point (NS), August 31, 2021- As we learn to live with COVID-19 and adapt to the new variants that are circulating, Université Sainte-Anne wants to do what we can to ensure that the health and safety of the university community remains a priority. 

That means new vaccine and testing requirements will be in effect starting October 15.

The University is in the process of implementing the following requirements:

  • Students and staff will be asked to show proof of vaccination before accessing any of our five campuses.
  • 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.

Rapid testing will be offered at the Church Point and Halifax campuses for those who are asymptomatic and will be encouraged for all individuals, even those who have received two doses of the vaccine. In addition, it is necessary to make an appointment for regular testing for COVID-19 if:

  • Public Health determines you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case and need to be tested
  • you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • you were at a potential exposure site and Public Health has advised you to be tested immediately.

More information about rapid testing locations and how to schedule an appointment for a vaccine will be released soon.

We would like to remind the university community that the COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines (French only) page on our website includes all important information about the status of the situation on our campuses. Wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and frequent hand washing and sanitizing are requirements that remain in effect across our campuses.

We anticipate that you will have many questions regarding these new measures, and we will do our best to answer them in the coming days.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we work out these details and thank all students and staff for continuing to do their part to keep our community safe.

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

For more information      

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel.: 902-769-2114 Extension 7222