Some NS universities will continue to mask up for the winter semester

Some Nova Scotia universities are planning to extend mandates for students and staff to wear masks during the winter semester starting in January.

On Wednesday, Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College made similar announcements requiring mask-wearing in classrooms.

« This guidance is informed by feedback from our COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Board and aligns with Nova Scotia Public Health’s ongoing recommendation that masks be worn in crowded indoor spaces, » Frank wrote. Harvey, provost and academic vice-president of Dalhousie, in an article. on the school website.

Masks will remain mandatory at King’s in campus classrooms, although lecturers and instructors will continue to be permitted to remove their masks. Wearing a mask will also be compulsory in the library, except when sitting alone to read or study.

« This decision will, I’m sure, relieve some and frustrate others, » William Lahey, the King’s president, wrote on the university’s website.

« Experiences of the pandemic have varied greatly from person to person, and so have our levels of tolerance for the restrictions and policies introduced to mitigate its risks. This decision was not made at the slight. »


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