About COVID-19

What is coronavirus/COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered Coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Acadia University uses the names Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 interchangeably in our communications.

Acadia's Pandemic Response Plan

Our Pandemic Response Team is monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and working in partnership with all relevant authorities. Our goal is to help our university community be safe, comfortable, and productive.

Download the Pandemic Response Plan (PDF) 

Are there any websites that provide additional information on COVID-19 symptoms, self-protection and travel advice?

For additional information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms, how to protect yourself, and current travel advice, please refer to the following:

Government and World Health Agencies

University Information and Resources

Printable Information Sheets