Some Nova Scotia universities to continue masking next year

Some Nova Scotia universities plan to extend mandates for students and staff to wear masks during the winter semester beginning in January, writes Anjuli Patil for CBC News.

On Wednesday 30 November both Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College made similar announcements to require masking in classrooms.

“This directive is informed by input from our COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Council and aligns with Nova Scotia Public Health’s continued recommendation that masks should be worn in crowded indoor spaces,” Frank Harvey, Dalhousie’s provost and vice-president academic, wrote in a post on the school’s website. Masks will also remain mandatory at King’s in campus classrooms, though lecturers and instructors will continue to be allowed to remove their masks. Mask wearing will also be mandatory in the library, except when seated alone for reading or study.
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