COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) information

Updated May 28, 2020

For Mount Allison-specific information regarding COVID-19, visit:  

Additional questions can be sent to covid19@mta.ca 


The Government of Canada has announced support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19

New programs include:

  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which would provide support to students and new graduates who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Canada Student Service Grant, which will help students gain valuable work experience and skills while they help their communities during the COVID‑19 pandemic

The Government of Canada will also expand existing federal employment, skills development, and youth programming, as well as programs to help students continue their studies in the fall.

For more details, visit Support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19 (Government of Canada)


Update on University operations 

Spring/summer term 
  • No in-person spring/summer courses are being offered, but self-directed learning (SDL) courses are available — see a full list of courses offered and how to apply
  • Spring/Summer term courses will be offered to all current Mount Allison students and Grade 12 students attending Mount Allison in Fall 2020

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: 

  • The campus is closed to the public and campus buildings remain locked.
  • Those conducting research may request permission to return to working on campus. For more information on the steps to take, visit the return to campus activities page.
  • Those who are able to work from home should continue to do so. Employees who need access to a building should seek permission, during business hours, from their dean or director. Students should e-mail covid19@mta.ca.

Reminders:


What should I do if I am feeling ill?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should call Tele-Care at 811.
This provides access to bilingual, registered nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tell them your symptoms and travel history. They will assess your situation, offer advice, and determine whether or not testing for COVID-19 is required. 

New Brunswick Public Health has also created a symptom checker for those experiencing symptoms associated with a health problem that is not related to COVID-19:


Self-assessment tools
New Brunswick Public Health has developed a self-assessment tool to help you determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

The tool does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is intended for self-assessment purposes only.

The Government of Canada has also developed a self-assessment tool.


eVisitNB
If you need a medical appointment, you can now connect with a New Brunswick physician online through eVisitNB. The service is currently free to anyone located in New Brunswick.

For more information on how to book an appointment, see eVisitNB’s step-by-step guide at: https://www.evisitnb.ca/how-it-works


What is the difference between self-monitoring, self-isolation, and isolation?

More information can be found at:

If you are feeling anxious or are worried because of the news about the coronavirus, we encourage you to contact the Wellness Centre (wellness@mta.ca) or Anne Comfort, director, accessibility and student wellness (acomfort@mta.ca).

Know the difference poster