Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing. To date, based on the information available to us, CBU has implemented a number of preventative measures to help limit the spread of the virus. Our response has been guided by our commitment to the health and safety of the campus community and informed by the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Government of Canada.

CBUSU Food Bank Receipt Reimbursement Program

We have adapted the food bank services available during these unprecedented times and $20 will be provided towards students’ grocery orders dated after March 13th.

Forms can be found on our website
Simply fill out the form in a word processor, and send it as an attachment to with a copy of the accompanying receipt (as proof of purchase) for us to process the request. A photo of your current student ID must also be included. All reimbursements will be carried out via e-transfer to your bank account – please allow a few days for processing.

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COVID-19/Health Related FAQs

For General FAQs about COVID-19, visit the CBU website.

For more information, please consult the following websites:

Global Affairs Canada (Travel Advisories)

Public Health Agency of Canada

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Outbreak Update

Other Resources:


Keep Me Safe program.

International SOS

More Student Resources:
Campus/Student Services FAQs
Admissions FAQs
International Students FAQs
Residence FAQs
Rent Deferral FAQs

Other questions? Email

CBU Response and Decisions

Since mid-January, CBU has been working closely with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness to ensure our response aligns with the recommendations being made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

In early March, President Dingwall established a Pandemic Planning Task Force to focus on response and contingency planning should the COVID-19 situation worsen. The Task Force includes members from various areas within the university such as academics, residence, enrolment services, operations, facilities management, communications, human resources, student affairs and more. The Task Force currently meets weekly, with sub-committees meeting daily, to make informed decisions as the situation evolves.

To date, based on the information available to us, CBU has implemented a number of preventative measures to help limit the spread of the virus. These measures are outlined below:

1. CBU campus facilities are now closed. Services for employees, students and the community have moved to remote delivery. This includes the CBU library, computer labs and Tim Horton’s. Library services are being offered digitally.
Campus facilities will be locked except for the Campus Centre entrance. Employees needing to come to campus must sign-in at the Campus Security Desk. There should be no reason for students to come to campus. Residence students are to stay at residence.
2. All employees are required to work remotely to support CBU operations unless deemed an essential service by senior leadership. Those who are required to be on campus for their work, your health and safety are our top concerns. Department leaders have developed continuity plans with social distancing and health and safety protocols as mandatory components. Essential services include campus security, facilities management, finance office, IT services, residence, research equipment maintenance and animal care.
3. No in-person courses will be offered for the Spring/Summer semester. Spring/Summer courses will be offered online. All those who are unable to begin their classes in May have been contacted and deferred to September intake.
4. Students and employees must communicate electronically or by telephone.
5. Students needing to connect with Student Affairs, the Registrar’s Office or Enrolment Services can email or phone 1-888-959-9995.
6. Max Bell Health Centre remains open regular hours; however, appointments are only being scheduled via phone or email. No drop-in appointments are permitted.
7. Counselling Services continue via remote delivery and now include evening hours twice a week. (8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:30 am – 8:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday).
8. Residence remains open for students who are unable to return to their home. Nova Scotian students have been directed by the Premier to return home, which will free up more space to improve social-distancing in the residences. Campus Security will enforce the SOE order in residence to ensure all social distancing directives are adhered to.
9. A meal hall schedule has been developed in order to manage numbers in Harriss Hall and additional measures have been implemented to help keep our students healthy and safe. Additional information will be sent directly to residence students.
10. All research activities that cannot be sustained remotely must be suspended. All campus-based research must be suspended. The ORGS intranet page will be the primary resource of information regarding all research activity. Check regularly for updates.
11. Events and Large Gatherings: CBU has decided to cancel all upcoming events until further notice.
12. Spring Convocation: Spring Convocation and associated celebratory events have been cancelled. We will be celebrating virtually on our new Convocation Website beginning on May 9.