Updated Feb. 9, 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.
- Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) returned to the Orange level of the provincial recovery plan on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
- On-campus elements will resume as regularly scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 11. If you have questions about your specific courses, please contact your professor directly.
- Submitting the Campus Access Form before coming to campus remains mandatory in the Orange level. The form does not need to be completed by residence students to access residences and dining hall. If you answer 'YES' to any of the questions on the form, you cannot come to campus. Please self-isolate as instructed and/or book a COVID-19 test.
- If you come to campus every day, the form needs to be filled out every day.
- You only need to submit the form once a day — you do not need to resubmit if you access another building while on campus or if you leave for lunch and return.
- The form data will ONLY be used for Public Health contact-tracing purposes, if required. The data will be deleted once no longer required for contact tracing.
- The Athletic Centre, pool, and Fitness Centre is now open for students, faculty, and staff only.
- There will be active screening by staff, mandatory mask-wearing when not using a piece of exercise equipment, and increased physical distancing depending on the activity.
- The locker rooms in the Fitness Centre and Athletic Centre remain closed.
- More information on current protocols is available at mountiepride.ca.
- Teams can resume activities keeping within the current Public Health protocols.
- The free Mounties Move program is still in place for all members of our community.
- The basement, ground, and main floor of the R.P. Bell Library and the Music Library are now open. If you wish to spend time in the library, you need to book a seat or a room using the library's online booking system.
- Under the Orange level, your household bubble can now extend to include an agreed upon ‘Steady 10’. However, we encourage everyone to continue to limit your close contacts as much as possible and keep track of the locations you visit for contact tracing, if required.
- Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and and outdoors when physical distancing can't be maintained.
- Necessary travel only is recommended in and out of Orange zones.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get tested.
- Two-step active screening remains in effect for anyone entering an academic or administrative building on campus until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8.
- Step 1: Complete the Campus Access Form before coming to campus. If you answer 'YES' to any of the questions on the form, you cannot come to campus. Please self-isolate as instructed and/or book a COVID-19 test.
- Step 2: Visit an active screening station when you arrive on campus and before you enter any building, even if you have key access. After 4:30 p.m., active screening locations are available at the Library, Music Conservatory, Student Centre, and Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts.
- Those who travel from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick regularly to attend school or work are now required to arrange weekly testing for COVID-19. Travellers are only permitted to enter the province for school or work and should not be making other stops in the province, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, etc. Testing may take place in New Brunswick or in Nova Scotia, by appointment, and can be booked at:
Find out more about plans for the 2020-21 academic year for:
- Academics & course registration
- Athletics & recreation (programming & facilities)
- Campus and classroom changes
- Financial resources (available MtA and government financial supports)
- Health & safety information & preparedness
- Health & safety resources (videos, posters, links to additional external resources)
- International students FAQ
- MtA Sackville Bubble (including full text of the community commitment)
- Residence & off-campus housing (including move-in dates, entry into New Brunswick, and self-isolation)
- Response plan
- Student support & services
- Technology information & updates (including recommendations for internet connectivity and hardware)
For faculty and staff: information for faculty and staff can be found on the Faculty & Staff Gateway.
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.
- Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is in the Orange level of the NB recovery plan. In this phase of the recovery plan:
- Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors when physical distancing can't be maintained.
- Your household bubble can include an agreed upon ‘Steady 10’. However, we encourage everyone to continue to limit your close contacts as much as possible.
- Necessary travel only in and out of Orange 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.
- Continue to check your mta.ca e-mail account regularly for updates.
- Updates on municipal services and facilities in the Town of Sackville
- Town of Sackville information for students and families
- The most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at the following websites:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerns about workplace safety should be directed to WorkSafeNB.
For questions related to travel restrictions during COVID-19, please call 1-833-948-2800.
- Academic advising
For course selection advice or questions about transfer credits: book a virtual appointment with an academic advisor or email email@example.com
- Registration Helpdesk
For technical assistance navigating registration in Connect@MtA: firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-2269.
- Residence/dining hall
Contact email@example.com 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.
For information about offers of admission, transcripts, registration deposits, deferral requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-2269