COVID-19 General Information
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COVID-19 Residence (updated March 19)
COVID-19 Students (updated March 18)
COVID-19 Campus (updated March 16)
COVID-19 Events (updated April 1)
COVID-19 Library (updated March 19)
Presidents Message (updated March 24)
COVID-19 (previously known as the coronavirus) has recently been declared a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. At this time there are no known cases in Nova Scotia. AST is continuing to monitor the on going situation and will post new updates on this page as information becomes available.
We are communicating directly with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang and will be following any recommendations given.
AST has established a COVID-19 Response Team and will be meeting regularly to discuss this ongoing situation. AST has implemented extra cleaning as a precautionary measure to reduce the possible spread of this virus.
-Wash hands thoroughly for 30 seconds to two minutes.
-Cough or sneeze into your arm rather than hand. If you cough or sneeze into a tissue, dispose of it immediately.
-Stay home from work, school or any activities if you are ill.
-Clean high touch surfaces often.
-If you have travelled outside of Canada self isolate right away. If you begin to feel sick visit: https://when-to-call-about-covid19.novascotia.ca/en for an assement and to learn when to call 811.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms include: coughing, fever, difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- What is my risk of catching COVID-19?
Currently there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. The current risk to Canadians is low at this time. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
- Is AST well supplied with proper cleaning supplies?
Yes, AST is well stocked with proper cleaning supplies. There are hand sanitizer dispensers installed in all campus buildings as well Lysol wipes available in the kitchen for staff and faculty to wipe down workspaces.
- Are extra cleaning measures being implemented?
Yes, the Facilities team is working diligently to reduce any possible spread of the virus.
- Who should I contact if I have concerns?
Please contact Linda Moxsom-Skinner at email@example.com or 902-496-7940.
This email address is for any questions that students of AST would have on their accounts with us in regards to:
- the balance of their accounts
- the charges in their accounts such as tuition, scholarships, bursaries, student loans, etc.
- withdrawals of bursary funds
This email address is for any questions that students of AST and residents we house would have on their accounts with us regards to:
- the balance of their rent accounts
- setup of payment options
- vendor/supplier questions
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