Updated Jan. 20, 2021

In this section you will find the most current information about campus operations in the 2020-21 academic year at Mount Allison.

The University has implemented a wide range of health and safety measures across every aspect of its operations. Our actions will continue to be informed by the health and safety guidelines and recommendations of the provincial government and New Brunswick Public Health. This section will continue to be updated and important updates will be communicated directly to students, faculty, and staff through e-mail.



New:

  • As a result of the Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) being in the Red level, the following changes to University operations are effective immediately and until further notice:
    • Classes will be moved online where possible, including all lectures and tutorials. The intention is to return to the scheduled, blended learning model once the province removes Zone 1 out of the Red level.
    • In-person elements, including labs, studio work in fine arts, and applied music, will continue as planned unless you are contacted by your professor. Should you be unable to attend in-person elements for any reason, please contact your professor to see if an accommodation is possible.
    • All campus buildings remain closed to the general public.
    • The Athletic Centre, pool, and Fitness Centre are closed.
    • Faculty and staff are encouraged to work from home, where possible.
    • The library will be operating online only until further notice.
    • Student services — including wellness, counselling, academic advising, and academic support — will continue to be offered virtually, as normal.
    • The bookstore and print and mail services remain open regular hours.
    • Residences will remain open under revised restrictions and dining services will continue to be provided in Jennings Hall.
    • If you plan to be in Sackville for the winter term, but have not yet arrived, please consider your travel plans carefully. Do not travel if you are ill, have been instructed by Public Health to monitor yourself for symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or who has had a recent test.
       
     
  • Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is currently in the Red level of the NB recovery plan. In this phase of the recovery plan: 
    • Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors on campus.
    • Everyone is asked to stay in their single household bubble — your close contacts should include only those with whom you live.
    • Available services are limited to those that are essential and individuals are asked to only leave home for essential reasons.
    • Essential travel only is recommended in and out of Red zones.
    • You are advised to keep track of contacts and any places you have visited on a daily basis to assist in contact tracing if required.
    • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get tested.
    • Read the province's full news release.
        
     
  • Information on arranging day 10 testing during your self-isolation period, as well as what to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19, can be found on the health and safety preparedness page.
      
  • The province has set up a toll-free information line and e-mail address to help answer non-health related questions, including questions about compliance with the state of emergency. Find out more.
      
  • The Government of Nova Scotia has announced new travel restrictions for those arriving in Nova Scotia from New Brunswick. However, it has noted that anyone who enters New Brunswick only to drop off a post-secondary student will not need to self-isolate upon their return if they: do not stay overnight, wear masks and maintain physical distancing while in New Brunswick, make minimal stops, and use contactless services. Further information on travel and self-isolation is available on the Nova Scotia website.

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Find out more about plans for the 2020-21 academic year for:

For faculty and staff: information for faculty and staff can be found on the Faculty & Staff Gateway.

Masks are mandatory on campus


Update on University operations   

Provincial state of emergency
On March 19, 2020, the Province of New Brunswick declared a state of emergency in the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency remains in effect.

Currently:   

  • Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is currently in the Red level of the NB recovery plan. In this phase of the recovery plan:
    • Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors on campus.
    • Single household bubbles only are permitted — i.e. your close contacts should include only those with whom you live.
    • Essential travel only between zones is recommended.
    • You are advised to keep track of contacts on a daily basis to assist in contact tracing if required.
     
  • New Brunswick has announced that anyone travelling into the province must now self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, unless exempt.  

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Further information

Non-health related questions
The province has set up a toll-free information line and e-mail address, which offers services in both languages, to help answer non-health related questions, including questions about compliance with the state of emergency. The number, 1-844-462-8387, is operational seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The e-mail address is helpaide@gnb.ca. Concerns about workplace safety should be directed to WorkSafeNB.

For questions related to travel restrictions during COVID-19, please call 1-833-948-2800.  


Important contacts 

  • Academic advising
    For course selection advice or questions about transfer credits: book a virtual appointment with an academic advisor or email advisor@mta.ca  
  • Registration Helpdesk
    For technical assistance navigating registration in Connect@MtA: reghelp@mta.ca or (506) 364-2269. 
  • Residence/dining hall
    Contact resroom@mta.ca for questions about residence or meal plans
  • Course content/format
    For information about specific course content or course format, contact the instructor who has been assigned for that course — their name is listed in the timetable.
  • Admissions
    For information about offers of admission, transcripts, registration deposits, deferral requests: admissions@mta.ca or (506) 364-2269