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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. Pottie

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    I'd think that just those 20 seats would technically be considered the exposure site, and they certainly do not ask you if you've been to an exposure site, they check Vax record, picture ID, and ticket.

    At least that's how it's been for the 10 or so Mooseheads games I've been to this season.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211210011

    Today, December 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 123 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 recoveries.

    There are 56 cases in Central Zone, 60 cases in Eastern Zone, 6 cases in Northern Zone, and one case in Western Zone.

    Because of the outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, beginning today, the number of positive cases using lab results, not Panorama results, will be reported to better reflect the situation on the ground. The results will continue to be reported by zone.

    Public health notes that some cases associated with this outbreak are being counted in Central Zone because of the address on the student’s health card. That is why not all of these cases are reflected in the Eastern Zone numbers.

    Those infected in the outbreak are experiencing relatively mild symptoms and the cases are mostly young people who are fully vaccinated.

    Due to this outbreak, all close contacts, including those who are fully vaccinated, now need to isolate until they have a negative result from a lab-based (PCR) test. The lab test should be performed at least 72 hours after the exposure. Public health strongly recommends regular rapid testing for all Nova Scotians.

    There have been 126 cases of COVID-19 with an episode date between December 2 and December 9. Of those:

    • 61 (48.4 per cent) were fully vaccinated
    • 6 (4.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 59 (46.8 per cent) were unvaccinated
    There have been 6,853 cases from March 15 to December 9. Of those:
    • 776 (11.3 per cent) were fully vaccinated
    • 420 (6.1 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 5,657 (82.5 per cent) were unvaccinated
    There were 341 people hospitalized. Of those:
    • 23 (6.7 per cent) were fully vaccinated
    • 33 (9.7 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 285 (83.6 per cent) were unvaccinated
    Forty-four people died. Of those:
    • 11 (25.0 per cent) were fully vaccinated
    • 3 (6.8 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 30 (68.2 per cent) were unvaccinated
    On December 9, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,730 tests.

    As of December 9, 1,671,588 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 790,288 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 40,860 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.

    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, December 12, and extend to noon, Sunday, December 26, unless the government terminates or extends it.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/updates...otential-exposures-covid-19-locations-central

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION
    • Lanes at Membertou (185 Towerview Pl., Membertou) on:
      • Dec. 1 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
      • Dec. 2 between 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 16.
    • *UPDATE: Candid Brewing Company (88 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 2 between 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 16.
    • *UPDATE: Piper’s Pub (33 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 2 between 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. (Dec. 3). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • St. Francis Xavier University – Amelia Saputo Centre (Main gymnasium - Coach K Court) on Dec. 3 between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • St. Francis Xavier University - Morrison Hall (dining hall) on:
      • Dec. 3 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 5 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 7 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
      • Dec. 7 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 8 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 22.
    • St. Francis Xavier University – Angus L. Macdonald Library on:
      • *UPDATE: Dec. 4 between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.
      • Dec. 5 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
      • *UPDATE: Dec. 6 between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 7 between 11 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21.
    • *UPDATE: Brownstone Restaurant (244 Main St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • *UPDATE: Coldstream Clear Distillery (25 James St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • Pizza Delight (348 Main St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • Dooley’s Antigonish (26 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. (Dec. 5). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • *UPDATE: Boston Pizza (133 Church Street, Antigonish) on Dec. 5 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • Townhouse Restaurant (76 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 5 between 3 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • Snappy Tomato Pizza (38 James St., Antigonish) on Dec. 5 between 3 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • The Tall and Small Café (342 Main St., Antigonish) on Dec. 8 between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 22.
    • Discovery Centre (1593 Barrington St., Halifax) on Dec. 3 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • Antojo Taco + Tequila (1667 Argyle St., Halifax) on:
      • Dec. 3 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 6 between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
    • Scotiabank Centre – Thunderbirds game - Section 14, Row G (1800 Argyle St., Halifax) on Dec. 4 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • Mary’s Place Café II (5982 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax) on Dec. 4 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • Hotel Marriot Halifax – Breakfast area (1919 Upper Water St., Halifax) on:
      • Dec. 6 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
      • Dec. 7 between 7:15 a.m. and 9 a.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21.
    • St. Mary’s University – Patrick Power Library (5946 Inglis St., Halifax) on Dec. 6 between 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
    • Two Doors Down (1533 Barrington St., Halifax) on Dec. 6 between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
    • Edna (2053 Gottingen St., Halifax) on Dec. 7 between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21.
    • Big Leagues (920 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth) on Dec. 3 between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • Dartmouth Sportsplex - arena (110 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth) on Dec. 4 between 6:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • Queens Place Emera Centre (50 Queens Pl Dr., Liverpool) on Dec. 4 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
     
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    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION
    • Grindhouse Cafe (294 Main St., Antigonish) on Dec. 3 between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • CrossFit Actuate (1644 Brierly Brook Rd., Antigonish) on:
      • Dec. 3 between 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 6 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
    • *UPDATE: Candid Brewing Company (88 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • St. Francis Xavier University – Somers Hall (BD Section) on Dec. 4 between 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • St. Francis Xavier University – Power Hall (AA Section) on Dec. 4 between 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • GoodLife Fitness (26 College St., Antigonish) on:
      • Dec. 4 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
      • Dec. 6 between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
      • Dec. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
    • *UPDATE additional rows and seats: Air Canada 8106 travelling on Dec. 5 from Montreal (7:15 p.m.) to Halifax (9:45 p.m.). Passengers in rows 16 to 22, seats A, C and D and passengers in rows 14-20, seats C, D and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • Lower Deck Bar (1887 Upper Water St., Halifax) on Dec. 5 between 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. (Dec. 6). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
    • St. Francis Xavier University – Bloomfield Campus (Dining Hall) on Dec. 6 between 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 20.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211211001

    Today, December 11, Nova Scotia is reporting 129 new cases of COVID-19.

    There are 64 cases in Central Zone, 52 cases in Eastern Zone, 10 cases in Northern Zone, and three cases in Western Zone.

    Because of the outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish the number of positive cases being released today are lab results, not Panorama results. This better reflects the situation on the ground.

    Public health notes that some cases associated with this outbreak are being counted in Central Zone because of the address on the student's health card. That is why not all of these cases are reflected in the Eastern Zone numbers.

    Those infected in the outbreak are experiencing relatively mild symptoms and the cases are mostly young people who are fully vaccinated.

    Due to this outbreak, all close contacts, including those who are fully vaccinated, now need to isolate until they have a negative result from a lab-based (PCR) test. The lab test should be performed at least 72 hours after the exposure. Public health strongly recommends regular rapid testing for all Nova Scotians.

    On December 10, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 3,865 tests.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/psa-upd...us-new-potential-exposures-covid-19-locations

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION
    • Halifax Transit Route #025 (Governors Brook) which ran from Pine Grove and Herring Cove to Mumford Road Terminal on Dec. 3 between 8:36 a.m. and 8:46 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • Halifax Transit Route #009A (Greystone) which ran from Mumford Road Terminal to Scotia Square on Dec. 3 between 8:51 a.m. and 9:06 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • Halifax Transit Route #041 (Dartmouth-Dalhousie) which ran from Scotia Square to LeMarchant St on Dec. 3 between 1:08 p.m. and 1:12 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • Halifax Transit Route #024 (Leiblin Park) which ran from South Park and South St to Leiblin and Juniper on Dec. 3 between 1:12 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 17.
    • *UPDATE: Snow Queen Restaurant (21 James St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.
    • Townhouse Restaurant (76 College St., Antigonish) on
      • *UPDATE: Dec. 4 between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m.
      • Dec. 7 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21
    • *UPDATE: Dooley’s Antigonish (26 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 9:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. (Dec. 5). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • *UPDATE: Boston Pizza (133 Church St., Antigonish) on Dec. 5 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • The Waffle Bus Stop (18 College Street, Antigonish) on Dec. 5 between 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • Montana’s Bayers Lake (196B Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake) on Dec. 5 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • St. Margaret’s Centre – Fountain Arena (12 Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon) on Dec. 5 between 6:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at the following locations on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.

    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION

    • Kenny’s Pizza (30 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 4 between 11 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. (Dec. 5). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • Half Cocked Brewing Company (1290 NS-245, Antigonish) on:
      • Dec. 4 between 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.
      • Dec. 5 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
    • *UPDATE: Spindrift Oak Manor (271 Main St., Antigonish)
      • on Dec. 4 between 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. (Dec.5).
      • on Dec. 7 between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21.
    • GoodLife Fitness (26 College St., Antigonish) on:
      • *UPDATE: Dec. 6 between 6 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
      • Dec. 7 between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211212001

    Today, December 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 111 new cases of COVID-19.

    There are 63 cases in Central Zone, 42 cases in Eastern Zone, 5 cases in Northern Zone, and 1 case in Western Zone.

    The number of tests completed by the Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs is not yet available for December 11.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/psa-upd...plus-new-potential-exposure-covid-19-location

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION
    • Boston Pizza (133 Church St., Antigonish) on Dec. 7 between 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 21.
    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION
    • *UPDATE: GoodLife Fitness (26 College St., Antigonish) on Dec. 5 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 19.
     
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    It’s strange with the official list tonight showing two locations but X posted a 4 page list of exposures from PH at X alone. They actually listed classroom publicly this time too
     
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    Shit is really starting to pop off here in Ottawa now handful of schools closed out cases just rising... just made the choice to keep kids home this week
     
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    Yeah we are definitely rolling into another wave. Feels a bit better knowing the kiddo has a vaccination under her belt and has a bit of defence now.
     
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    Sitting here waiting for the news conference wondering if we will need to cancel our travel plans. As long as we can still safely visit family, we’ll go. Honestly, this latest case count is what most other places deal with constantly. Vaccinated? You shouldn’t be worried other than affecting more vulnerable folks.
     
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    Talk here about closing school early and extending the Christmas break , as well cancelling sports again.. :cheddar:
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if our schools are done for the holidays as of todays 3pm conference.
     
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    This long play towards communism sure is annoying :rofl:
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211213006

    Today, December 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 114 new cases of COVID-19.

    There are 55 cases in Central Zone, 52 cases in Eastern Zone, five cases in Western Zone, and two cases in Northern Zone.

    Because of the outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, the number of positive cases being released today are lab results, not Panorama results. This continues to better reflect the situation on the ground.

    All close contacts, including those who are fully vaccinated, now need to isolate until they have a negative result from a lab-based (PCR) test. The lab test should be performed at least 72 hours after the exposure. Public health strongly recommends regular rapid testing for all Nova Scotians.

    It is important that people who test positive with a rapid test self-isolate and get a lab test regardless of vaccination status. If that confirmatory test is negative, they may stop isolating if they have no symptoms. Testing has been increased in the Antigonish area, including extended hours at the testing centre and mobile units have been deployed.

    The National Microbiology Lab has confirmed 40 Omicron variant cases. These cases were previously reported.

    The Province is reporting an outbreak at Parkland Antigonish, a seniors living community. Two residents and two staff members from the retirement home have tested positive and one staff member from Mary’s Court, the licensed long-term care neighbourhood, has tested positive.

    No one is in hospital. All staff and residents are fully vaccinated, and all residents of Mary’s Court have had a booster shot. Public health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Increased public health measures and restrictions are in place.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 3,882 tests on December 10; 4,766 tests on December 11; and 5,304 tests on December 12.

    Six people are in hospital, including two in ICU. There are no hospitalizations in Eastern Zone.

    As of December 12, 1,681,621 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 790,778 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 46,537 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211213007

    In light of recent COVID-19 outbreaks and the threat of the new Omicron variant, physical distance and gathering limits are returning to help protect Nova Scotians and the health system over the next few weeks. Mask requirements are also being tightened and there are enhanced measures at schools.

    “We don’t know enough about this variant to let things go,” said Premier Tim Houston. “I’m not taking chances with the lives of Nova Scotians or the ability of our health system to care for people. We need to act quickly to get things under control. The way we fight this is no different than what we’ve done all along. That’s why we need to bring back some of the previous restrictions.”

    Effective Tuesday, December 14, enhanced public health measures at schools until the holiday break next week include:

    • school sports are limited to team skills training only
    • no assemblies and no holiday concerts
    • no mixing of classes, including a pause on activities like Reading Buddies
    • essential visitors only in schools
    • masks are required indoors and outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained
    • limited access to cafeterias
    Fully vaccinated community members can use school gyms and theatres after hours if operationally feasible.

    “We have acted quickly and cautiously throughout this pandemic and that has served us well,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “We’re focusing on tightening up in three key areas to try to get this latest variant under control – masking, gathering limits and physical distancing. These restrictions are an interim step while we learn more about this variant and get more people vaccinated.”

    Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 17, and lasting until at least the new year, the following restrictions will be in place:

    Physical distance and mask requirements

    • physical distance of two metres (six feet) is required indoors and outdoors, except among people in the same household or a consistent social group of up to 20 people
    • places like fitness and recreation facilities, retail businesses, malls, museums, libraries and personal services like hair salons can operate at the maximum capacity possible with physical distancing
    • food establishments and liquor-licensed establishments must have physical distance between tables and a limit of 20 people per table
    • people must be seated to remove their mask for eating or drinking; all other mask requirements for indoor public places remain, including wearing them when seated for other activities
    • masks are required in areas of workplaces where physical distance cannot be achieved, as well as common areas, areas where people are serving the public and areas with poor ventilation
    • individuals, businesses and organizations all have responsibility for ensuring mask requirements are followed and can all be subject to enforcement action
    Gathering limits
    • indoor and outdoor informal gatherings, typically at home, are limited to 20 people from the same household or consistent social group; physical distance and proof of full vaccination are not required; masks are not required except in indoor public places
    • gathering limits of 50 per cent of capacity to a maximum of 150 people indoors and 250 outdoors apply to social gatherings, regular faith services, weddings, funerals and their associated receptions and visitation, special events, meetings, training, festivals, and audiences for sports events and arts and culture events (like performances and movie theatres) that are hosted by a recognized business or organization, including faith organizations
    • a limit of 60 participants indoors and outdoors applies to sports practices, games, and regular league play; tournaments are not allowed; physical distance is not required, and masks are recommended when possible indoors and outdoors
    • a limit of 60 participants indoors and outdoors applies to professional and amateur arts and culture rehearsals and performances; competitions are not allowed; professionals must have a plan for their workplace; physical distance is not required, and masks are recommended when possible indoors and outdoors
    • children age 11 and younger continue to be restricted from entering Nova Scotia to participate in sports and arts and culture events and from participating in them outside Nova Scotia
    • specific organizational plans will be considered for large venues such as Scotiabank Centre, Halifax Exhibition Centre and Halifax Convention Centre.
    Long-term care
    • a limit of two visitors at a time with long-term care residents; it does not have to be the same two visitors each time
    • it is strongly recommended that visitors have a rapid test within 24 hours of the visit
    • visitors can have quick close contact like a hug but then need to stay physically distanced for the rest of the visit
    • the requirement for visitors to wear masks and be fully vaccinated, except for end-of-life visits, remains
    • residents can only leave the facility for overnight visits if they are fully vaccinated and it is strongly recommended that they have their booster dose as well.
    There is no change in the requirement for proof of full vaccination for discretionary activities. It is still required for attendees and volunteers, even in places where gathering limits and physical distance will apply.

    Special Note: The border is closed to all those with hairy asses.
     
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    We pulled our kids out on December 1st after the first few cases. School ended up closing a few days later as it blew up. Now its supposed to reopen tomorrow but our kids are off with my wife's parents till January now. They come home for 2 days this week to get their vaccine and go right back out.
     
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    Odd for them to make that official
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211214001

    Today, December 14, Nova Scotia is reporting 127 new cases of COVID-19.

    There are 68 cases in Eastern Zone, 42 cases in Central Zone, 11 cases in Northern Zone and six cases in Western Zone.

    Due to delays with data entry into Panorama (public health’s case management system), the number of positive cases being released today are lab results, not Panorama results. This continues to better reflect the situation on the ground.

    There are no new cases reported today at Parkland Antigonish, a seniors’ living community. Two residents and two staff members from the retirement home have tested positive and one staff member from Mary’s Court, the licensed long-term care neighbourhood, has tested positive. No one is in hospital. All staff and residents are fully vaccinated, and all residents of Mary’s Court have had a booster shot. Public Health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Increased public health measures and restrictions are in place.

    On December 13, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 4,303 tests.

    Six people are in hospital, including two in ICU. There are no hospitalizations in Eastern Zone.

    As of December 13, 1,688,836 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 791,044 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 51,518 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
     
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    Here's hoping there will be zero issues crossing the border tomorrow.
     
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    damn, lots of cases today.. 178 :o
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211215003

    Today, December 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 178 new cases of COVID-19.

    There are 113 cases in Central Zone, 55 cases in Eastern Zone, five cases in Northern Zone and five cases in Western Zone.

    There are no new cases reported today at Parkland Antigonish, a seniors’ living community. Two residents and two staff members from the retirement home have tested positive and one staff member from Mary’s Court, the licensed long-term care neighbourhood, has tested positive. No one is in hospital. All staff and residents are fully vaccinated, and all residents of Mary’s Court have had a booster shot. Public health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Increased public health measures and restrictions are in place.

    On December 14, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 6,940 tests.

    Six people are in hospital, including two in ICU. There are no hospitalizations in Eastern Zone.

    As of December 14, 1,698,007 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 791,379 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 58,047 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211215007

    Further decisions on COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions have been made to help keep Nova Scotians safe during this time of relatively high cases and the presence of the Omicron variant.

    Updates to the restrictions announced on December 13 are:

    • masks are required indoors at public schools where physical distancing cannot be maintained; masks are not required outdoors
    • spectators at sports games or arts and culture performances cannot eat or drink in the main seating area of the recreation facility or event venue; people must go to a designated area for eating and drinking
    • except for medical appointments, residents in long-term care can only leave the facility if they are fully vaccinated, and it is strongly recommended that they have their booster dose as well
    • residents in Disability Support Program homes licensed under the Homes for Special Care Act have the same restrictions as residents in long-term care.
     
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    Stressful day today before flying out tomorrow. The Canadian government saying they were announcing new border measures and then basically doing nothing was a mess to the head and then my Covid PCR test took forever show up. Feel like I can breathe now - just need to show up at the airport now.
     
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    https://www.nshealth.ca/news/update...otential-exposures-covid-19-locations-eastern

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION
    • Dalhousie University – Killam Memorial Library on December 5 between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 19.
    • The Bicycle Thief (1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax) on December 5 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 19.
    • Harvest Farm to Table Eatery (1625 Market Street, Halifax) on December 7 between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 21.
    • Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on December 9 between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 23.
    • Glow Halifax (200 Prospect Road, Goodwood) on December 11 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 25.
    • *UPDATE: St Francis Xavier University - Angus L. Macdonald Library on December 4 between 9:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 18.
    • Immaculate Conception Church (2881 Louisburg Main-a-Dieu Road, Main-a-Dieu) on December 5 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 19.
    • Simeon’s Family Restaurant (581 Grand Lake Road, Sydney) on December 5 between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 19.
    • Antigonish Highland Dance Christmas Concert (St. Andrew Junior School Gymnasium – 2 Appleseed Drive, Antigonish) on December 5 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 19.
    • Maritime Bus – Halifax Airport to Antigonish on December 6 between 3:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 20.
    • Halifax Transit Route #005 (Portland) which ran from Portland Hills Terminal to Scotia Square on December 10 between 8:20 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 24.
    • Halifax Transit Route #005 (Portland) which ran from Portland Hills Terminal to Scotia Square on December 13 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 27.
    • Halifax Transit Route #010 (Dalhousie) which ran from Dalhousie University to Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth on December 13 between 4:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 27.
    • Halifax Transit Route #168B (Cherry Brook Express) which ran from Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth to Portland Hills Terminal on December 13 between 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 27.
    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION
    • • WestJet 2901 travelling on December 4 from Cancun (2:10 p.m.) to Halifax (8:37 p.m.). Passengers in rows 6 to 12, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 18.
    • • The Dome (1739 Grafton Street, Halifax) between December 4 at 10:00 p.m. and December 5 at 12:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 19.
    • • The Resolutes Club (5461 Inglis Street, Halifax) on December 7 between 6:30 p.m. and midnight. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 21.
    • • Cole Harbour Place – upstairs gym/weight room (51 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth) on December 9 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 23.
    • • Mic Mac Mall – Food Court (21 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth) on December 11 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 25.
    • • Moonlight Restaurant (210 Main Street, Antigonish) on December 8 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, December 22.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211216004

    Today, December 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 287 new cases of COVID-19.

    There are 191 cases in Central Zone, 57 cases in Eastern Zone, 24 cases in Northern Zone and 15 cases in Western Zone.

    There are no new cases reported today at Parkland Antigonish, a seniors’ living community. Two residents and two staff members from the retirement home have tested positive and one staff member from Mary’s Court, the licensed long-term care neighbourhood, has tested positive. No one is in hospital. All staff and residents are fully vaccinated, and all residents of Mary’s Court have had a booster shot. Public health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Increased public health measures and restrictions are in place.

    On December 15, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 7,852 tests.

    Six people are in hospital, including two in ICU. There are no hospitalizations in Eastern Zone.

    As of December 15, 1,708,855 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 791,766 Nova Scotians have received their second dose, and 66,461 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.
     
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    Couple cases today! geesh
     
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    Fredericton is out of control too, we got 500+ active cases
     
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    Good timing for my arrival, not that I didn't know cases weren't going up. I figured we were all safe out on the farm but my sister in law is now in quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a confirmed case. Barf.

    Currently sitting in Toronto airport - Tim's coffee isn't as bad as I remember it.
     
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    To comment on the trip -

    Made sure I had the ArriveCAN app all ready to go.
    Stressed completely out over getting a PCR covid test timed so it was in the 72 hour window *And* I had the result (result only came in 7:30 last night).
    Ready for anything.

    Customs - 5 seconds, brief look at my passport. "purpose of your visit?". Done.
     
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