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Masks to be required in MSVU classrooms and student labs this fall

The face coverings will once again be required as of September 4
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Mount Saint Vincent University

When students return to Mount Saint Vincent University next month, masks will be mandatory in classrooms and student lab spaces.

According to a message from the school's president and vice-chancellor, the face coverings will once again be required as of September 4.

Dr. Joël Dickinson said the decision is "in keeping with our institution's commitment to community and accessibility."

"This stage of the pandemic is in some ways our most challenging for the disproportionate impacts it is having," she stated.

"For many, a return to gathering in person is now a reality. But for those for whom the risk of severe disease from COVID-19 is high, the continuing pandemic and evolving protocols pose a significant challenge."

Instructors and students can remove masks while teaching or presenting, and medical exemptions can be granted by registering with the school's Accessibility Services.

In most other indoor common areas of the campus, masks will be strongly recommended.

Masks are currently not mandatory in indoor public spaces of Dalhousie University, University of Kings College, Saint Mary's University or NSCAD, with the exception of health care settings, however UKings says its masking pause is subject to change.

Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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