Campus updates

COVID-19 information

Updated September 18, 2023

Mount Allison is a mask-friendly campus and supports everyone who wishes to wear one in any situation. Masks will not be required on campus during the fall term. 

If you are feeling unwell, even with mild symptoms, please stay home. Follow the New Brunswick COVID-19 guidelines if you test positive for COVID-19.

Rapid tests are available for students, faculty, and staff who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. E-mail to request a rapid test pickup. The kit is to be picked up by an individual who is not symptomatic. 

We will continue to monitor the public health environment and make amendments to our protocols as necessary.  

Ventilation and Air Quality

Mount Allison follows ventilation standards based on the guidelines published by the leading HVAC authority, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Numerous improvements have been made to ventilation and air quality in buildings around campus and we continue to monitor and make adjustments as required.  

These updates include:  

  • Increasing mechanical ventilation system filters to higher efficiency ratings. We will continue to use higher efficiency filters moving forward. 
  • Enhanced maintenance and inspection of ventilation systems.
  • Adding air purifying HEPA filtration units to gathering spaces in older buildings that do not have mechanical ventilation.  

CO2 Monitors 

As per guidelines set out but ASHRAE, although CO2 monitors can be a useful tool, they do not provide an accurate assessment of indoor air quality and are not a good measure of viral transmission. More details can be found in ASHRAE Position Document on Indoor CO2.  

Mount Allison does not advise the installation of any appliances that are not CSA approved. If you have questions about air quality or are looking for guidance for air purifying in your space, please contact Facilities Management at


Email This account is monitored during business hours and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Health-related questions should be directed to Tele-Care by calling 811.