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September 28      12:15 PM

As of today, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified over the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 28, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 27.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 863 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 27.

To date, Nova Scotia has 93,039 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. One person is currently hospitalized in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty-one cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Oct. 4

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 25 11:05 AM

As of today, Sept. 25, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 24. The news release is also available in French.

Rather than considering each request individually, we are now asking specialized workers who meet our criteria to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form before they come to Nova Scotia. They will be able to do their specialized work and they must self-isolate while they are not working. For more information, please see the attached FAQ.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 25, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 24.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,015 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 24.

To date, Nova Scotia has 90,719 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. One person is currently hospitalized in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty-one cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currekatently experiencing:
— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:
— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Oct. 4

Additional Resources:
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 24      1:15 PM

As of today, Nova Scotia has one active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 24, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 889 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 23.

To date, Nova Scotia has 89,930 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. One person is currently hospitalized in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty-one cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Oct. 4

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 23      12:10 PM

With apologies, yesterday’s update was not sent.

As of today, Nova Scotia has one active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, provided an update yesterday. A video recording of the media briefing and an audio recap from Dr. Strang are available.

Government announced restrictions in long-term care homes are being eased further to allow residents to enjoy visits with family in their homes. See the news release in English or French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 23, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 972 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 22.

To date, Nova Scotia has 89,037 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. One person is currently hospitalized in ICU. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty-one cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Oct. 4

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 21      2:15 PM

As of today, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified over the weekend. There is one probable case involving a Dalhousie University student who has received indeterminate test results. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Health Minister Randy Delorey announced today that government is preparing for future cases of COVID-19 with recommendations from two reviews of outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

One review was of the outbreak at Northwood’s Halifax campus. The other was of broader infection prevention and control within the long-term care sector. You can read the news release, see review documents, and watch a recording of the media briefing.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Confirmed Cases, One Probable Case of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 21, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 20.

The province is reporting one probable case of COVID-19 involving a Dalhousie University student who has received indeterminate test results. The student recently returned from travel outside the Atlantic Bubble, lives off-campus and has been self-isolating, as required.

Based on public health assessment, this case is being treated as though it is a lab-confirmed positive to ensure all precautions are taken.

Indeterminate test results do not provide a negative or positive. They may occur because someone previously had COVID-19 and the virus is still detectable in their system, or someone has been tested before the virus is fully detectable. In these situations, public health conducts further assessment, including whether someone had or has symptoms or was recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, to inform how the case is treated. Since probable cases are not confirmed to be positive, they are not included in the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 587 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 20.

To date, Nova Scotia has 87,928 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty-one cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Oct. 4

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 17      2:25 PM

As of today, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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As of today, Sept. 18, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 17.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,166 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 17.

To date, Nova Scotia has 86,031 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty-one cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure safety measures and other important actions can continue. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, Sept. 20 and extend to noon Sunday, Oct. 4, unless government terminates or extends it.

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Oct. 4

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 17      11:15 AM

As of today, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 17, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 962 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 16.

To date, Nova Scotia has 85,288 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 16      12:10 PM

As of today, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 16, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 902 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 15.

To date, Nova Scotia has 84,747 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 15      11:00 AM

As of today, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 15, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Sept. 14.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 866 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 14.

To date, Nova Scotia has 84,089 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 14      11:30 AM

As of today, September 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified over the weekend. The news release is below and also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 13.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 765 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 13.

To date, Nova Scotia has 83,576 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and twenty cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 11      12:55 PM

With apologies, our update was not sent yesterday.

As of today, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on September 9 or 10. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 11, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 10.

Public health is managing and investigating a case of COVID-19 that is in Nova Scotia but had been identified in another province. Since the person tested positive in another province, the case is not included in the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,212 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 10.

To date, Nova Scotia has 82,189 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and nineteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 9      11:55 AM

As of today, Nova Scotia has three actives case of COVID-19. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today at 1 p.m. This update will be livestreamed. Afterwards, you will be able to watch a recording of the media briefing or listen to an audio recap from Dr. Strang.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 9, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 801 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 8.

To date, Nova Scotia has 81,092 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eighteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose/ nasal congestion

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

September 8      12:45 PM

As of today, Nova Scotia has three actives case of COVID-19. One new case was identified over the weekend (September 6). The news release is below and is also available in French.

Government announced today that designated caregivers can help care for and support residents in long-term care homes. Designated caregivers can be family members, spouses, friends or other support people. They must be associated with specific caregiving tasks like personal care support, mobility or help with eating, and have an established caregiving relationship with the resident prior to COVID-19. Read the news release in English or French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Sept. 8, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Sept. 7.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 861 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 7.

To date, Nova Scotia has 80,682 negative test results, 1,086 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eighteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 was recently updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia. Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

SEPTEMBER 4 1:58 PM

 

As of today, Sept. 4, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 3. The news release is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed, Symptoms for Testing Updated

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As of today, Sept. 4, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 3.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 869 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 3.

To date, Nova Scotia has 78,302 negative test results, 1,085 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and fifteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, Sept. 6 and extend to noon Sunday, Sept. 20, unless government terminates or extends it.

Beginning today, the list of symptoms being screened for COVID-19 is being updated to reflect the epidemiology in Nova Scotia.

“When we broadened the list, we said we would continue to monitor how COVID-19 presents and adapt the list of symptoms if needed,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “We have reviewed the symptoms that our confirmed cases were presenting with and are confident that having a narrower list will still allow us to identify people with COVID-19.”

Visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had, or you are currently experiencing:

— fever or cough (new or worsening)

Or:

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

— sore throat

— runny nose

— headache

— shortness of breath

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 20

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

SEPTEMBER 3 12:01 PM

As of today, Sept. 3, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

As of today, Sept. 3, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,335 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 2.

To date, Nova Scotia has 77,685 negative test results, 1,085 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and fourteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

SEPTEMBER 2 3:58 PM

As of today, Sept. 2, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 1.The news release is below and is also available in French.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health,  provided an update today, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.

The news release is below and is also available in French. You can watch a recording of the media briefing or listen to an audio recap from Dr. Strang.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

NEWS RELEASE:

As of today, Sept. 2, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 961 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 1.

To date, Nova Scotia has 76,935 negative test results, 1,085 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and fourteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

 

NEWS RELEASE:

As students and staff return to class on Sept. 8, a plan is in place to respond to a potential COVID-19 exposure in school.

“I want to welcome our new and returning students and staff back to school, in what will be a year to remember,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Although your day will look different, we are committed to providing the experiences, opportunities and moments that make school special for you and your teachers.”

Government has invested $40 million to support the return to school. Additional investments by the federal government will also ensure schools remain a safe environment for students, teachers and staff.

“Schools are vibrant and social communities, so it is important that we all do our part to support the safe return of students and staff to school. Families should monitor the health of their children daily and keep them home if they feel ill,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing a COVID-19 exposure, but we are ready to respond quickly if or when it happens in a school.”

Managing a case or cases of COVID-19 in a school will depend on the level of exposure and the risk to students, staff or essential visitors.

The risk levels are high, moderate and low. Each risk level has an appropriate and corresponding response based on public health guidance:

— an individual is at high risk if they are a close contact. A close contact is someone who was in close and prolonged contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 up to 48 hours before symptoms presented. This could include everyone in the class

— an individual is at moderate risk if there has not been prolonged contact and they have maintained two metres or six feet from the confirmed case. This would include all students and staff in a shared space who were able to physically distance

— an individual is at low risk if they have had limited or casual contact with a confirmed case. This could be incidental contact such as walking past or near the individual in a hallway or other common area

Public health and the education system are taking a cautious approach in responding to COVID-19 cases in schools, to slow the spread of the virus and keep students and staff safe. Key elements of the response to a case will include:

— public health will immediately launch an investigation to determine and arrange testing for all close contacts. Close contacts may include everyone in the class, school bus, or before and after school program

— all close contacts will be required to self-isolate at home while waiting for results. If they are negative, they need to complete their 14-day isolation; if they are positive, they have to isolate as a case and follow public health guidelines

— all families at the school will be notified about the exposure and measures being taken

— school closures due to COVID-19 will occur on the advice and recommendation of public health and only if there is deemed to be a risk to all staff and students

— students required to self-isolate will be supported to continue their learning until they can return to school

Students who become ill while at school will be monitored, isolated away from other students and a family member will be called to pick them up.

In addition to new public health measures for September, there are several other changes students and families will see:

— the Provincial Student Attendance and Engagement Policy will be relaxed so that no student is penalized for absences due to illness this year

— modified guidelines are in place to support the delivery of music class, band and physical education

— families with children with special needs will continue to be supported. A new inclusive education policy announced last September will come into effect and the back to school plan ensures that students can access the support they need, where they need it, while observing COVID-19 safe practices

— the Nova Scotia Pre-primary Program will be fully implemented across the province and this includes busing for all eligible pre-primary students

— more students across the province will become eligible to ride the school bus, as the student transportation policy comes into effect with new provincial criteria for eligibility

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotia Back to School Plan: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/back-to-school-plan.pdf

Nova Scotia Back to School site: www.novascotia.ca/backtoschool

Provincial Student Attendance and Engagement Policy – Suspension of Loss of Credit Decisions: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/covid19andattendanceen.pdf

Inclusive Education Policy: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/inclusiveeducationpolicyen.pdf

School Transportation Policy: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/schooltransportationpolicyen.pdf

 

 

September 1  2:34 PM

As of today, Sept. 1, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Aug. 31. The news release is below and is also available in French.

As of yesterday, Aug. 31, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, Aug. 30. The other new case was identified late day, Aug. 31. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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SEPTEMBER 1 NEWS RELEASE:

As of today, Sept. 1, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Aug. 31.

Yesterday, Aug. 31, the province identified and reported a case in the Western Zone. The individual is a student attending Université Sainte-Anne and did not properly self-isolate. As with all cases, public health is working to identify close contacts. This case was included in yesterday’s case update.

“The positive and probable cases we announced yesterday are the reason we have a testing strategy in place for post-secondary students. It’s helping us detect and manage cases early,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “The testing strategy does not replace the need to follow other public health measures. The combination of testing, self-isolating and digital check-ins will help to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff, and their neighbouring communities.”

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 767 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 31.

To date, Nova Scotia has 76,211 negative test results, 1,085 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and fourteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

AUGUST 31 NEWS RELEASE:

As of today, Aug. 31, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, Aug. 30. The other new case was identified late day, Aug. 31.

The Aug 30 case is in the Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The individual has been self-isolating, as required. The Aug. 31 case is in the Western Zone and is a student attending Université Sainte-Anne. More information will be shared about this case in tomorrow’s case update.

The province is also reporting two probable cases of COVID-19 at two universities. The students, one at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and one at Acadia University in Wolfville, have received indeterminate test results. Both students are from outside the Atlantic bubble, live off-campus and have been self-isolating, as required.

Based on public health assessment, these two cases are being treated as though they are lab-confirmed positives to ensure all precautions are taken. They will be tested again before their 14-day self-isolation period is finished, as part of the testing strategy for post-secondary students.

Indeterminate test results do not provide a negative or positive. They may occur because someone previously had COVID-19 and the virus is still detectable in their system, or someone has been tested before the virus is fully detectable. In these situations, public health conducts further assessment, including whether someone had or has symptoms or was recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, to inform how the case is treated. Since probable cases are not confirmed to be positive, they are not included in the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 862 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 30.

To date, Nova Scotia has 75,707 negative test results, 1,085 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and thirteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 28      1:15 PM

As of today, August 28, Nova Scotia has five actives case of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Two New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 28, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Thursday, Aug. 27.

The new cases are in the Northern Zone and are connected to previously reported cases.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,058 Nova Scotia tests on Aug.27.

To date, Nova Scotia has 73,837 negative test results, 1,083 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and thirteen cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 27      12:13 PM

As of today, August 27, Nova Scotia has five actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 27, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 770 Nova Scotia tests on Aug.26.

To date, Nova Scotia has 73,145 negative test results, 1,081 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eleven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 26         3:52 PM

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, today announced easing restrictions in long-term care, allowing some large gatherings, and set group size for before-and-after school programs. The news release is below and is also available in French.

You can watch a recording of the media briefing or listen to an audio recap from Dr. Strang.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

HEALTH/WELLNESS/COVID-19–Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs

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Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, Aug. 26, that Nova Scotia is further loosening restrictions for long-term care residents. This was one of several items announced as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response in Nova Scotia.

Residents of long-term care homes can now leave for medical appointments accompanied by family members and the cap on the number of people a resident can identify to visit indoors has been lifted. As well, community-based adult day programs can resume with an approved plan that meets public health guidelines. These programs are operated by independent community organizations and offer activities such as music, painting, exercise, crafts and games.

“This pandemic has been very difficult for residents of long-term care, as well as those who love and care for them,” said Premier McNeil. “With low case numbers, we can further ease some of the necessary restrictions that have been in place in long-term care, and on programming for seniors and adults living with disabilities. Residents need the connections with family and their communities for their physical and mental well-being.”

Other items announced today include:

— before- and after-school programs are permitted to have cohorts or groups of 15 children without maintaining physical distance of two metres or six feet. Different groups of 15 must maintain physical distance. This is part of a host of measures in place for programs to operate safely, including masking, hand hygiene and increased environmental cleaning

— government is working with four venues – Centre 200, Scotiabank Centre, Riverside International Speedway and Scotia Speedworld – on opportunities to host larger audiences than our current gathering limits allow. These four facilities will be able have a total audience that includes multiple groups: of 200 people for indoor events and of 250 people for outdoor events, but only if they meet strict criteria and have an approved, detailed plan. The plan must include how they intend to keep each group separate in its own ‘bubble’ at the venue

“Each change we make to our restrictions is a balance between the risk of COVID-19 and opportunities for us to safely resume important social, educational and economic activities,” said Dr. Strang. “COVID-19 will be with us for some time – that’s the reality we’re living in. As a province, we’ve done so well together. Please stay vigilant.”

Quick Facts:

— there are 133 licensed long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia

— there are three types of before- and after-school programs: programs offered by regulated child care providers, recreation-based programs offered by organizations like YMCA and EXCEL, and the Nova Scotia Before and After Program

— the locations of the four venues are: Centre 200 in Sydney, Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish County, and Scotia Speedworld, near the Halifax airport

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 26      11:57 PM

As of today, August 26, Nova Scotia has five actives case of COVID-19. One new case was identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, June 3, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 26, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The new case is in the Northern Zone and is connected to a previously reported case.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 621 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 25 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 72,532 negative test results, 1,081 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eleven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 25      11:33 PM

 

As of today, August 25, Nova Scotia has four actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 25, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 24.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 547 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 24 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 71,958 negative test results, 1,080 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eleven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 24      11:30 AM

As of today, August 24, Nova Scotia has 7 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday – the news release is below and is also available in French. One new case was identified Saturday (English/French news release); one death and two new cases were reported Sunday (English/French news release).

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 24, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, Aug. 23.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 498 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 23 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 71,479 negative test results, 1,080 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eight cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 21     12:15 PM

As of today, August 21, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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As of today, Aug. 21, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, Aug. 20.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 641 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 20 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 70,315 negative test results, 1,077 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. One person is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and eight cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, Aug. 23, and extend to noon Sunday, Sept. 6, unless government terminates or extends it.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Sept. 6

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 20     1:00 PM

As of today, August 20, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Also today, Premier Stephen McNeil, after consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced that post-secondary students entering the province from outside Atlantic Canada will require testing for COVID-19 along with 14 days of self-isolation. Read the news release in English or French. More information is available online and in the fact sheet attached.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 20, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

The new case is in the Central Zone and is currently under investigation by Public Health.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 575 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 19 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 69,762 negative test results, 1,077 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. One person is currently in hospital. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 19     1:00 PM

As of today, August 19, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 19, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The new case is in the Northern Zone and is currently under investigation by Public Health.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 448 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 18 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 69,312 negative test results, 1,076 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 18     11:15 AM

As of today, August 18, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 18, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 17.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 300 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 17 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 68,901 negative test results, 1,075 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 17     12:15 PM

As of today, August 17, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified over the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 17, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, Aug. 16.

The new case is in the Northern Zone and is connected to one of the cases reported last week.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 221 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 16 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 68,638 negative test results, 1,075 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 14     11:15 AM

As of today, August 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. One new case was identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

At noon today, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update to announce more details of the back to school plan. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Thursday, Aug. 13.

The new case is in the Northern Zone and is currently under investigation by public health.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 582 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 13 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 67,712 negative test results, 1,072 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 13     12:45 PM

As of today, August 13, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 13, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 509 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 12 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 67,310 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

cough or worsening of a previous cough

sore throat

headache

shortness of breath

muscle aches

sneezing

nasal congestion/runny nose

hoarse voice

diarrhea

unusual fatigue

loss of sense of smell or taste

red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 12     12:45 PM

As of today, August 12, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 12, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 351 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 11 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 66,843 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 11     11:00 AM

As of today, August 11, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 11, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 10.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 170 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 10 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 66,589 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 10     11:15 AM

As of today, August 10, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified over the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 10, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, Aug. 9.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 289 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 9 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 66,315 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and seven cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 23

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 7     11:45 AM

As of today, August 7, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 7, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, Aug. 6.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 403 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 6 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 65,608 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and five cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 6     12:00 PM

As of today, August 6, Nova Scotia has two actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 6, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 598 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 5 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 65,159 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and five cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 5     11:15 AM

As of today, August 5, Nova Scotia has two actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 5, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 253 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 4 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 64,778 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and five cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to August 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

August 4      11:00 AM

As of today, August 4, Nova Scotia has 2 actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, Aug. 4, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 3.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 219 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 3 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 64,497 negative test results, 1,071 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and five cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 30    2:45 PM

As of today, July 30, Nova Scotia has no actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 29. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Non-medical masks are now mandatory on public transportation and will be mandatory in indoor public places starting tomorrow, July 31. Please continue to check our website where we are adding more information and resources. Attached are some resources to help you prepare:

  • Updated mandatory mask FAQ
  • Face Mask Required sign to post in businesses and workplaces
  • How to Wear a Mask poster

Government announced today that reusable masks are available at public libraries and 23 museums for people who have difficulty accessing them. Small businesses can contact NSEconomy@novascotia.ca to get limited supplies of masks to give to customers for the same reason. See the news release in English or French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 30, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 29.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 448 Nova Scotia tests on July 29 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 63,212 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 31   3:50 PM

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, gave a COVID-19 update today, July 31. You can watch a recording of the media briefing or listen to an audio recap from Dr. Strang.

Attached are updated FAQs on the mandatory mask policy for indoor public places and public transportation. You can also find information about masks on our website.

July 31   11:00 AM

As of today, July 31, Nova Scotia has two actives case of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on July 30. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update at noon today. It will be livestreamed at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Two New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 31, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Thursday, July 30.

The new cases are in the Central Zone and are Nova Scotians who travelled outside Canada. The individuals have been in self-isolation since returning to the province, as required.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 456 Nova Scotia tests on July 30 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 63,647 negative test results, 1,069 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. There are currently no people in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required. Wearing a non-medical mask is now mandatory in most indoor public places.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 29    11:15 PM

As of today, July 28, Nova Scotia has no actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 28. One additional death was determined to be related to COVID-19. The news release is below and is also available in French.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 29, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, July 28.

Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 64. A female in her 60s with underlying medical conditions died several weeks ago in the Eastern Zone. Her death has been under investigation since then to determine if COVID-19 was a factor. She was not a resident of a long-term care home.

“My thoughts are with this individual’s family and loved ones who have been grieving these past weeks,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This virus has taken a toll on us, but Nova Scotians are strong. We must continue to work together and follow the public health advice as we open our economy, communities and businesses.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 418 Nova Scotia tests on July 28 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 62,861 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

“I echo the Premier’s condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “The individual’s case of COVID-19 was previously reported. We have updated the numbers to reflect the death.”

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 28    1:45 PM

As of today, July 28, Nova Scotia has no actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified yesterday, July 27. The news release is below and is also available in French.

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The following is an update on how to access services at our Access Nova Scotia Centres and on Registry of Motor Vehicle extensions and services.

 

Avoid waiting in line. Stay safe. Renew online.

Renewing your licence plate sticker online is fast and easy! And it saves you a call to book an appointment and avoids waiting in line. It takes less than 10 minutes. Once complete, you will receive proof via email that your registration has been renewed until your new sticker and permit arrive in the mail. Find other online services.

Call for an appointment 1-800-670-4357

Transferring a vehicle? Need a new licence plate? These are just some examples of the services you will need to make an appointment for at an Access Centre. We are experiencing a high volume of calls, so we ask you for your patience.

 

Visit an Access Centre and wait in line

If you wish, you can visit an Access Centre without an appointment and wait in line. Find updates on office hours and service changes.

Update from Registry of Motor Vehicles

Effective immediately, driver licences expiring in August 2020, will have a five- month extension from the original expiry date. This means, if your driver licence expires August 15, 2020, it is now valid until January 15, 2021.

The interim permit issued with the Online Vehicle Permit Renewal service via email can now be used as proof of registration.

Follow @ns_servicens on Twitter for our latest news. We hope this information is helpful. Looking forward to serving you.

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Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 28, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 27.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 219 Nova Scotia tests on July 27 and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 62,576 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and four cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 27    12:45 PM

As of today, July 24, Nova Scotia has no actives case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified over the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 27, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, July 26.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 200 Nova Scotia tests on July 26 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 62,332 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and no active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and four cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 24   2:15 PM

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31. The news release is below and available in French.

Please see the following for more information:

FAQs attached

Recording of the media briefing

Audio recap from Dr. Strang

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

HEALTH/WELLNESS/COVID-19–Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places

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Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, July 24, that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31.

“As we open our economy, our schools and our communities, we must continue to be vigilant to minimize the impact of a second wave of COVID-19,” said Premier McNeil. “Wearing a non-medical mask in most indoor public places is a key part of how we protect each other and support our local businesses so they can stay open for the long run.”

Indoor public places include:

— retail businesses

— shopping centres

— personal services businesses such as hair and nail salons, spas, body art facilities, except during services that require removing a mask

— restaurants and bars, except while people are eating or drinking

— places of worship or faith gatherings

— places for cultural or entertainment services or activities such as movie theatres, concerts and other performances

— places for sports and recreational activities such as a gym, pool or indoor tennis facility, except while doing an activity where a mask cannot be worn

— places for events such as conferences and receptions

— municipal or provincial government locations offering services to the public

— common areas of tourist accommodations such as lobbies, elevators and hallways

— common areas of office buildings such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, but not private offices

— public areas of a university or college campus, such as library or student union building, but not classrooms, labs, offices or residences

— train or bus stations, ferry terminals and airports

Children under two are exempt, as well as children aged two to four when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt. Schools, daycares and day camps continue to follow their reopening plans.

People are asked to use their own masks. Government will help with initial supplies of masks for people who cannot bring their own.

“Nova Scotians have made a habit of all the other core public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and now it’s time to also make a habit of wearing a non-medical mask in most indoor public settings,” said Dr. Strang. “I have confidence that Nova Scotians will do the right thing and take care of each other by wearing masks in these settings.”

Quick Facts:

— information about wearing a non-medical mask can be found at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/staying-healthy/#masks

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 24    11:45 PM

As of today, July 24, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 23. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today at 1 p.m. This update will be livestreamed.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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As of today, July 24, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 23.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 677 Nova Scotia tests on July 23 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 61,626 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, July 26, and extend to noon Sunday, Aug. 9, unless government terminates or extends it.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to Aug. 9.

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 23    12:30 PM

As of today, July 23, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 22. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 23, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 22.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 438 Nova Scotia tests on July 22 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 61,239 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 22    1:45 PM

As of today, July 22, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 21. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Today, Education and Early Childhood Minister Zach Churchill and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced the province’s back to school plan. Students will return to school on September 8 with public health measures in place.

Learn more:

English news release

French news release

Back to School Plan

FAQs attached

Recording of the media briefing

Audio recap from Dr. Strang

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 22, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, July 21.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 528 Nova Scotia tests on July 21 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 60,702 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 21    1:00 PM

As of today, July 21, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 20. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Education and Early Childhood Minister Zach Churchill and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, will announce the province’s back to school plan on Wednesday, July 22 at noon. The announcement will be livestreamed.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 21, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 20.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 266 Nova Scotia tests on July 20 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 60,351 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 21    12:00 PM

As of today, July 21, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 20, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, July 19.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 357 Nova Scotia tests on July 19 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 60,072 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and three cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 17   1:15 PM

As of today, July 17, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 16. The news release is below and is also available in French.

In a media briefing today, Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced that some visitor restrictions in long-term care homes are being eased and non-medical masks will become mandatory on public transportation. The news release is available online in English and French. Please see the attached FAQs for more information.

Yesterday, the federal and provincial governments announced that Nova Scotia will receive more than a quarter of a billion dollars under the $19-billion federal-provincial-territorial Safe Restart Agreement. The news release is available online.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 17, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 16.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 491 Nova Scotia tests on July 16 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 59,124 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and two active COVID-19 cases. There are currently no individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and two cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 16   12:00 PM

As of today, July 16, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on July 15. The news release is below and is also available in French.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 16, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 15.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 499 Nova Scotia tests on July 15 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 58,728 negative test results, 1,067 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and two active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and two cases are now resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 14    1:00 PM

As of today, July 43, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 13.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 310 Nova Scotia tests on July 13 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 57,949 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand and two cases are now resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 13    1:00 PM

As of today, July 13, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on the weekend. The news release is below and is also available in French.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 13, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, July 12.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 401 Nova Scotia tests on July 12 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 57,675 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and three active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand cases are now resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 10    12:30 PM

As of today, July 10, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 9. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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As of today, July 10, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 9.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 579 Nova Scotia tests on July 9 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 56,614 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and three active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. One thousand cases are now resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, July 12 and extend to noon Sunday, July 26, unless government terminates or extends it.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 26

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 9    11:45 AM

As of today, July 9, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 8. The news release is below and is also available in French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update Thursday, July 9, at noon. This update will be livestreamed at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

Afterwards, a recording of the update will be available, as well as a short audio recap from Dr. Strang.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 9, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 8.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 398 Nova Scotia tests on July 8 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 56,227 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and four active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-nine cases are now resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 8    3:15 PM

As of today, July 8, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, July 7. The news release is below in English and French.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update Thursday, July 9, at noon. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, July 8, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, July 7.

The new case is a Nova Scotia truck driver who travelled outside Canada as an essential worker.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 475 Nova Scotia tests on July 7 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 55,818 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and five active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 7    3:30 PM

As of today, July 7, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 6. The news release is below and is also available in French.

news release was also issued on requirements for people from outside Atlantic Canada traveling to Nova Scotia. They must complete a tracking form to enter the province so that government officials can ensure they complete 14 days of self-isolation required under the public health order. An FAQ is attached with more information.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government. Follow @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and the Nova Scotia Government Facebook page.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 7, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 6.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 291 Nova Scotia tests on July 6 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. As of Monday, July 6, the COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood’s Halifax campus is considered resolved after completing 28 days with no active cases.

To date, Nova Scotia has 55,428 negative test results, 1,065 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and four active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 6    12:15 PM

As of today, July 6, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, July 5. Nova Scotia has 1,065 confirmed and 4 active cases. The news release is below and is available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200706002

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, July 6, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, July 5.

The new case is related to travel outside Canada. The individual does not reside in Nova Scotia but was passing through from the United States to Prince Edward Island. As they are still within the 14-day isolation period required by the federal Quarantine Act, they are now being quarantined under federal authority in Nova Scotia.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 178 Nova Scotia tests on July 5 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 55,113 negative test results, 1,065 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and four active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wear a non-medical mask when physical distancing is difficult.

As of July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for permanent Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 3     4:00 PM

No new cases of COVID-19 were identified Thursday, July 2. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,064 confirmed cases and 3 active cases. The news release is below and is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200703004

Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang gave a media briefing. A recording is available at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGeDYd32Mio7HVETA6ScWQa

A short audio recap from Dr. Strang is available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, July 3, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 2.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 372 Nova Scotia tests on July 2 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 54,317 negative test results, 1,064 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and three active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wear a non-medical mask when physical distancing is difficult.

Beginning today, July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

July 2     1:00 PM

One new case of COVID-19 was identified Tuesday, June 30 and another on Wednesday, July 1. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,064 confirmed cases and 3 active cases. The news release is below and is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200702006

The Atlantic travel bubble begins Friday, July 3. People with documentation to prove that their permanent home is in Atlantic Canada will not have to self-isolate for 14 days when coming into Nova Scotia. See more information in the attached FAQ and news release online:

English: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200702003

French: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200702004

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, July 2, Nova Scotia has 1,064 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Wednesday, July 1.

The new case is an individual who is in Nova Scotia as a temporary foreign worker. They have been self-isolating since arriving in the province, as required. The likely source of infection for this case, as well as the two previously announced this week, is from travel outside of Canada.

“These new cases highlight the importance of our public health directives, particularly the 14-day self-isolation period upon arrival in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “These directives are in place to protect us and I ask all Nova Scotians to continue to take care and respect the rules.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 284 Nova Scotia tests on July 1 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 53,994 negative test results, 1,064 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and three active COVID-19 case. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wear a non-medical mask when physical distancing is difficult.

Beginning Friday, July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, will be permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

 

June 30     2:27 PM

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. One new case was identified Monday, June 29. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,062 confirmed cases. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200630005

Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announced today, June 30, a review of the COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood’s Halifax campus. The full news release is below the daily case numbers release, and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200630007

A recording of the news conference is available here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Case of COVID-19

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As of today, June 30, Nova Scotia has 1,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, June 29.

The new case is related to travel and the individual had been self-isolating since returning to the province, as required.

“While we’ve made great progress in reducing the transmission of COVID-19, the reality is Nova Scotia will see more cases,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I ask everyone to continue doing everything they can to keep COVID-19 at bay by respecting the rules and following public health advice.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 203 Nova Scotia tests on June 29 and is operating 24-hours.

“Today’s case shows that we cannot be complacent about this virus. Living with COVID-19 is part of our new normal and no one should let their guard down,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “It remains vitally important for people to practise physical distancing wherever possible and wear a mask when this is difficult, follow all public health directives on how people can gather, staying home if unwell and practise good hand washing and cleaning.”

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 53,544 negative test results, 1,062 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and one active COVID-19 case. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintain a physical distance when and where required, and wear a non-medical mask when physical distancing is difficult.

Beginning Friday, July 3, interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, will be permitted. All public health directives of each province must be followed. Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act order, visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must self-isolate for 14 days. Other visitors from outside the Atlantic provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days in another Atlantic province may travel to Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Province Announces Reviews of COVID-19 Response for Northwood, Long-Term Care Sector

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Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announced today, June 30, a review of the COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood’s Halifax campus.

The Northwood review is being done under the Quality-improvement Information Protection Act. Mr. Delorey has appointed infectious disease consultant Dr. Chris Lata and former British Columbia associate deputy minister of health Lynn Stevenson to a quality-improvement committee. They will analyze the outbreak and the response to determine what factors contributed to the spread of COVID-19 at Northwood.

“Like all Nova Scotians, we are very concerned and saddened about what happened at Northwood and want answers for the families and friends who lost loved ones to this terrible virus,” said Mr. Delorey. “The recommendations will help Northwood and other long-term care facilities better prepare for future waves of this virus.”

The Northwood review will consider:

— whether the preparedness for and response to COVID-19 infections were appropriate and timely during each stage of the outbreak, as revealed by interviews with staff, physicians, administrators and others

— staff scheduling practices and processes

— best practices in effectively controlling and preventing the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in long-term care settings

Government will also do a separate, internal review of broader infection prevention and control within the long-term care sector. It will consider overall infection prevention and control practices in long-term care facilities and review actions taken during the first wave of COVID-19.

Both reviews will make recommendations to help avoid or contain future outbreaks.

The recommendations will be delivered to the minister by Sept. 15 and will be made public after the review period.

Quotes:

“COVID-19 has disproportionately affected seniors both locally and nationally. The long-term care system and its safe and efficient function is critical to serving our elderly population and to the overall delivery of health care. The investigation into Northwood will help identify areas of improvement and safety factors that may prevent serious outcomes at all of our long-term care facilities in the future.”

– Dr. Chris Lata

Quick Facts:

— the terms of reference for the Northwood review and the project charter for the internal infection prevention and control review are available at https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/

— there are 485 beds at Northwood’s Halifax campus

— a total of 246 residents and 99 staff tested positive for COVID-19 at Northwood; the first five resident cases tested positive on April 7; 53 residents have died due to COVID-19

— there were 392 cases of COVID-19 reported in nine licensed long-term care facilities (259 residents and 133 staff)

— there are 132 licensed long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia

Additional Resources:

Information on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Information on long-term care in Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/long-term-care.asp

Biographies:

Dr. Chris Lata is an infectious disease and internal medicine specialist at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney and an assistant professor in the department of adult infectious diseases at Dalhousie University’s School of Medicine in Halifax.

Lynn Stevenson is a strategic advisor on home support services to the British Columbia Ministry of Health and former associate deputy minister of health in British Columbia, responsible for acute and seniors care. She is a registered nurse and has a PhD with a research focus on organizational change, practice and leadership.

June 26                 1:30 PM

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, today announced further lifting of restrictions and new gathering limits. The news release is below and is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200626003 For more information, please see the FAQ attached.

If you are organizing community, arts and culture, and faith-based events, guidelines are now online to help you develop a plan to ensure public health measures are followed. You do not need to submit your plan for approval. The guidelines are at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/CCH-COVID-19-Stakeholder-Guidance-Document.pdf

A recording of today’s news conference is available at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGeDYd32Mio7HVETA6ScWQa

A short audio recap from Dr. Strang is available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits

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Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, June 26, further lifting of restrictions given Nova Scotia’s continued low rates of COVID-19.

“We’ve now had more than two weeks with no new cases of COVID-19, and Nova Scotians are getting back to normal activities while maintaining precautions,” said Premier McNeil. “Continuing the core measures of physical distancing and hand hygiene is how we will keep our case numbers low, especially as we increase gathering limits and welcome Atlantic Canadian visitors to Nova Scotia.”

Effective Friday, July 3, some gathering limits will increase. If a recognized business or organization is planning an event outdoors, 250 people can attend with physical distancing rules in place. For an indoor event, the limit is 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 200, again with physical distancing.

Gatherings not run by a recognized business or organization, for example a family event in the backyard, are still subject to the 50-person maximum limit with physical distancing unless you’re in your close social group of 10.

The expanded gathering limits apply to social events, faith gatherings, weddings, funerals and other cultural events, and arts and culture events like theatre performances, dance recitals, festivals and concerts. Guidelines for these types of events are available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Events-theatres-and-venues-COVID-19-prevention-guidelines.pdf

People can continue to gather in close social groups of up to 10 without physical distancing. People in a group are not required to be exclusive but they are strongly encouraged to maintain a consistent group. People should not gather in random or spontaneous groups of 10.

Businesses that are too small to ensure physical distancing can still have no more than 10 people on their premises at a time with as much physical distancing as possible.

In addition, the following restrictions are being eased, effectively immediately:

— restaurants and licensed liquor establishments can operate at 100 per cent capacity and serve patrons until midnight with appropriate distancing between tables. Patrons must leave by 1 a.m. They must continue to follow their sector plans

— private campgrounds can operate at 100 per cent capacity. They must continue to follow their sector plan

— public pools can reopen with physical distancing for lane swimming and aquafit classes, and one or more groups of 10 for other activities based on pool size. They must follow the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society plan for change rooms and washrooms. It will take municipalities and other public pools time to prepare for reopening

— people living in homes funded by disability support programs can resume going out into their communities, although it may take time for homes to make arrangements

Dr Strang now recommends that all Nova Scotians wear a non-medical mask in situations where distancing may not be able to be kept, such as in stores, on public transit, or at gatherings. The exceptions are children under two or anyone who has a medical reason for not wearing a mask.

“Reopening our economy and society is important but it also increases risk, so it is paramount that we continue our public health measures to minimize a second wave of COVID-19,” said Dr. Strang. “That includes physical distancing as much as possible, good hand hygiene, cough etiquette, staying home if you’re sick and wearing a non-medical mask when you’re in public places like the grocery store where physical distancing is difficult.”

To date, Nova Scotia has 52,553 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, and 63 deaths. The province currently has no active cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus . Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia/ .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

June 26    11:00 AM

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since June 9. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed and 0 active cases. The news release is also available in French at:

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, June 26, at noon. They will also announce further reopening measures. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, June 26, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 468 Nova Scotia tests on Thursday, June 25 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 52,553 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and no active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe re-opening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, June 28 and extend to noon Sunday, July 12, unless government terminates or extends it.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps and maintain a physical distance when and where required.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to July 12

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

June 25     12:15 PM

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since June 9. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed and 0 active cases. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200625005

Please note that government is taking a break from media briefings. We will continue to issue daily news releases on new cases, and this email update will continue on weekdays.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, June 25, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9.

“I am so proud of the commitment Nova Scotians have shown to flattening the curve. We’ve worked together to tackle this virus, but our work is not done. Now is not the time to let our guard down,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “As restrictions are eased, and we head toward an Atlantic bubble, it remains as important as ever to follow all public health guidance and basic hygiene advice – wash your hands, keep your distance and routinely clean and disinfect surfaces.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 687 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday, June 24 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 52,266 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and no active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps and maintain a physical distance when and where required.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to June 28

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

June 24     1:00 PM

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since June 9. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed and 0 active cases. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200624003

The news release notes that the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada will be eased beginning Friday, July 3. See the Council news release at: https://immediac.blob.core.windows.net/cap-cmha/images/Newsroom/Draft%20news%20release%20(v7).pdf

Please note that government is taking a break from media briefings. We will continue to issue daily news releases on new cases, and this email update will continue on weekdays.

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nshealth and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/PREMIERS OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19, Atlantic Travel Bubble Announced

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As of today, June 24, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9.

Earlier today, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada will be eased as COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each province. Interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, will be permitted beginning Friday, July 3.

“Nova Scotians and Atlantic Canadians have worked hard to flatten the curve and we’re now in a place where we can ease restrictions within our region. This will allow families to travel and vacation this summer, boosting our tourism and business sectors. We’re looking forward to welcoming our neighbours back,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I encourage Nova Scotians, and all Atlantic Canadians, to follow public health measures in this province and in any neighbouring province they visit. COVID-19 remains a risk and we must do all we can to prevent this virus from getting a stronger foothold in our region.”

All public health directives present in each province must be adhered to, including not traveling if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 and practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Each province will choose their own processes to track and monitor travelers.

Visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must adhere to the local entry requirements in place in each of the four jurisdictions. Other Canadian visitors to the Maritime provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days may travel within the Maritime region.

“The position we find ourselves in today, with no new cases of COVID-19 for 15 days, is because Nova Scotians worked together and made sacrifices to slow the spread,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “While our epidemiology continues to trend in the right direction, we can’t let up now. Continue to keep your distance, wash your hands, follow gathering limits and contact 811 if you have symptoms.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 333 Nova Scotia tests on Tuesday, June 23 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 51,817 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and no active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital, one of those in ICU. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

cough or worsening of a previous cough

sore throat

headache

shortness of breath

muscle aches

sneezing

nasal congestion/runny nose

hoarse voice

diarrhea

unusual fatigue

loss of sense of smell or taste

red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps and maintain a physical distance when and where required.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to June 28

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

June 23     1:00 PM

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since June 9. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed and 0 active cases. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200623004

Please note that government is taking a break from media briefings. We will continue to issue daily news releases on new cases, and this email update will continue on weekdays.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–No New Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, June 23, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9.

“We have gone two weeks without a new case of COVID-19 and that is because of the efforts of Nova Scotians,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “But we can’t get complacent. Please continue to follow the public health measures and stay safe. Please contact 811 if you have symptoms.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 307 Nova Scotia tests on Monday, June 22 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 51,530 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and no active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital, one of those in ICU. Both patients’ COVID-19 infections are considered resolved but they are being treated in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps and maintain a physical distance when and where required.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to June 28

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

June 22     1:30 PM

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province. No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since June 9. COVID-19 was determined to be the cause of a death several weeks ago. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed and 0 active case. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200622003

Please note that government is taking a break from media briefings. We will continue to issue daily news releases on new cases, and this email update will continue on weekdays.

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NEWS RELEASE:

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Nova Scotia Reports One Death, No New or Active Cases of COVID-19

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As of today, June 22, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9.

Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 63. A male in his 60s with underlying medical conditions died several weeks ago in the Central Zone. His death has been under investigation since then to determine if COVID-19 was a factor. He was not a resident of a long-term care home.

“My thoughts are with this individual’s family and loved ones who are grieving these last few days and weeks,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This virus has taken a lot from us, but we will stay vigilant in our fight to protect Nova Scotians as we work to reopen our province.”

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 355 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday, June 21 and is operating 24-hours.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

To date, Nova Scotia has 51,242 negative test results, 1,061 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths and no active COVID-19 cases. Cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. One person is currently in the ICU. Their COVID-19 infection is considered resolved but they remain in hospital. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. Cumulative cases by zone may change as data is updated in Panorama.

If you have any one of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

— fever (i.e. chills, sweats)

— cough or worsening of a previous cough

— sore throat

— headache

— shortness of breath

— muscle aches

— sneezing

— nasal congestion/runny nose

— hoarse voice

— diarrhea

— unusual fatigue

— loss of sense of smell or taste

— red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed, public health works to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with that person. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps and maintain a physical distance when and where required.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Businesses and other organizations can find information to help them safely reopen at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia .

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to June 28

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)