Covid19 Pandemic

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    Additional press release

    Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits

    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.”

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    Today's press release

    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.
     
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  5. David Puddy

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    they will still be stopping everyone at the borders to verify your origin, destination and tracking i'm told. the lineups are going to be quite lengthy for the foreseeable future
     
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    Can't wait to see the numbers go up once they open up the rest of the country in a few weeks. I know it's necessary for the economy but once it comes back in, it's going to be the same thing all over again. I get openning atlantic but Ontario and Quebec's daily numbers are barely lower than our totals
     
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    Toronto is a shit show, here in Ottawa we have had low numbers for a while and they are doing regional openings.. Quebec is just fucked.
     
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    Today's press release

    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.

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    “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.”
     
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    I have been noticing an influx of Ontario plates in the last week
     
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    Today's press release

    The new case is a Nova Scotian who travelled outside Canada.
     
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    Oh shit.

    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/nova-sc...tial-covid-19-exposure-toronto-halifax-flight

    NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight WS 248 on June 26 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 10:00 am and landed in Halifax at 1:04 pm.

    While anyone on the flight could have been exposed, based on Public Health’s investigation to date, passengers in rows 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 seats A-C are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.

    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the flight may develop symptoms up to 14 days after. This would be up to, and including, July 10, 2020. Those on the flight should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
     
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    I would hope everyone on that flight is self quarantined.
     
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    I hope so, but notice the difference in the press releases:

    The new case is related to travel and the individual had been self-isolating since returning to the province, as required.
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    The new case is a Nova Scotian who travelled outside Canada.

    The flight was on the 26th and the notification wasn't until five days later.

     
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    Today's press release

    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.
     
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    Yeah I noticed they said that this guy was self isolating right away while nothing mentioned about the case yesterday. Today's talk by the Premier though didn't say where this foreign worker flew into or anything about flights that they were on.. strange
     
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    my wife's grandparents drove into nova scotia from new brunswick at 7am today. they said it was a breeze and no wait times. however the lineup leaving nova scotia was about 5km long.
     
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    So many people going on about how we are doomed based on the amount of people travelling. People have been waiting to see their families for a long time, it's not surprising that the first weekend will be busy. They aren't breaking rules, they are allowed to go there. I thought I was an anxious worrier in general but I got nothing compared to some others I'm seeing out there wringing their hands.
     
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    15KMS of traffic at the NB border I hear
     
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    Hopefully when I go to PEI in a couple weeks, the lineup will be much shorter lol
     
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    Today's press release

    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.
     
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    I dunno, this whole latest situation with the American, and the guy bringing it back to PEI from meeting up with them makes me believe that the whole no one is really allowed to come here, and that the providing information that they have to quarantine for 14 days is just a front to make it look like they are actually doing something by providing info. Sounds like it's pretty well wide open
     
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    EDIT: 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.
     
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    Trump now calling for schools to open at full capacity in the Fall.
    Florida (of course, Florida) is already following suit.

    I'm glad I live in a State where the Governor has enough intelligence and strength to not listen to him.
     
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    I took the dog for a walk at lunch today and walked by a local playfield. Full on soccer camp going on - which is completely not allowed under WA guidance right now for my county. Jesus, people stress me out.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/nsha-advising-potential-covid-19-exposure-flight-toronto-halifax

    NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax

    NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight AC 626 on June 26 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 8:15 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 11:17 p.m.

    While anyone on the flight could have been exposed, based on Public Health’s investigation to date, passengers in rows 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 seats A to C are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.

    In addition, Public Health is directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.
     
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    Today's press release

    The new case is a Nova Scotia truck driver who travelled outside Canada as an essential worker.
     
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    Today's press release

    Nine-hundred and ninety-nine cases are now resolved. [Note, this includes one of the recent infections]
     

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