COVID-19 Updates

Revised January 18, 2022

Today’s Public Health call helped to clarify the current mandate for schools during New Brunswick’s Level 3 measures. In compliance with these guidelines, St. Stephen’s University will extend online learning until January 30th. We know this is disappointing, but we are hopeful that these restrictions will be lifted as expected, and when they are we will happily open our doors and return to in-person classes with covid-safe practices in place. Thanks for hanging in there as we navigate this terrain! If you have any questions or concerns, do reach out to the Dean of Students ([email protected]).

Revised January 14, 2022

Many of you may be concerned about the new restrictions going into effect in New Brunswick tonight, and wondering how they will impact us. We want you to know that the Level 3 restrictions do not have an immediate effect on post-secondary schools beyond following the Healthy and Safe School Guidelines, and our Covid Operational Plan.

As such, we currently expect that SSU will resume in person classes as planned, on January 24thbut we will re-assess before the end of next week. SSU will continue to ensure that all students, staff and faculty mask continuously and distance in all public areas. We will also provide single table seating options in the dining room, and will encourage those who can work from home to do so.

If you have any symptoms of covid, we ask that you inform your Dean of Students, isolate, and book a rapid test. We also strongly encourage that everyone who is available for a booster, register to get one as soon as possible. You can book an appointment for your booster here

SSU will move all classes online for the first two weeks of the semester, with in-person classes expected to resume on January 24th.

All students in residence are welcome to return to SSU when residence opens on January 11th. For the first seven days, we will request that everyone living in Park Hall remain masked and distanced in all common areas.

We will hold an online orientation for all students, faculty, and staff on January 12th. Our first Fireside Chat of the term will also be online.

For the health and safety of everyone, please be diligent to monitor the following symptoms:

  • fever

  • new cough or a cough that is getting worse

  • sore throat

  • runny nose

  • headache

  • new-onset fatigue

  • new-onset muscle pain

  • diarrhea

  • loss of taste or smell

Should any of these symptoms occur, it is important to book a rapid test right away. You can register and book an appointment here.

Student Quarantine Plan

Thank you for doing everything you can do to keep those living and working at SSU safe. Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns about your arrival/return, you are welcome to reach out to the Dean of Students ([email protected]) or to any of our staff/faculty with specific needs/requests. We will navigate these times together.

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