Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Today's press release

    The new cases are in the Central Zone. Both are connected to previously reported cases, including one linked to the Clayton Park area. The cases are still under investigation.
     
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    Today's press release

    The new cases are in the Central Zone. Both are connected to previously reported cases and are still under investigation.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20201116006

    Nova Scotia Reports Two School-based Cases of COVID-19

    Nova Scotia is reporting two additional cases of COVID-19 today, the first cases associated with schools.

    One person at Graham Creighton Junior High in Cherry Brook and one person at Auburn Drive High in Cole Harbour tested positive for COVID-19. Neither attended school today and both are self-isolating at home.

    Public health will be in touch with close contacts as part of their ongoing investigation and advise of next steps. Everyone in a class which a confirmed case attended is being tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Students will be supported to learn at home.

    Only members of the school community who are directed to stay home are required to do so.

    “Our schools mirror our communities, so this news is not unexpected,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “We are taking our direction from public health. They are the experts. Any student or staff who needs to learn or teach from home will be provided necessary supports.”

    When a member of the school community tests positive for COVID-19, public health works with the school to let families know about the positive case and what happens next. Those decisions – including whether to keep a school open, close a classroom or close the entire school – are made by public health and the Regional Centre for Education/Conseil scolaire acadien provincial based on the level of risk to other members of the school community and the operational capacity to support in-class learning.

    “While not a surprise, these cases are a stark reminder that we need to be diligent about following public health measures," said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Keep your distance from others not in your household or close social circle. This is the only way we’re going to get ahead of the curve.”
     
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    Sounds like a reasonable protocol when a student tests positive
     
  5. chainsaw

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    Depends on how they treat Auburn especially. High school model, 3 or 4 classes per semester. HS classes capped at 32. So each of 3 or 4 classes with up to 32 kids and 1 teacher (possibly EPAs etc). Each of the other up to 31 students in that class would have an additional 2-3 classes with up to another 31 students + teacher and possible EPA each and so on and so on. So it's not 1 class in high school, possibly hundreds of people potentially exposed. Then are they bus students? 40-50 kids per bus, most busses have multiple routes per day going to and from multiple schools... it could be potentially more drastic than they are portraying. Hopefully not, but this is not just 2 classrooms. Also shows how stupid the regulations in NS are, parent getting tested, kids in school now we see that model has now potentially exposed hundreds - thousands of people.

    There should be mobile testing units at each school, and every student/staff should be tested multiple times over the next few weeks if they want to contain it to a small outbreak. This could be potentially very bad
     
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    This, 100%. I can't tell you how many time a day I say "Johnny, put your mask back on" and this is when students know that someone is watching them. When they're unsupervised, which is at least an hour a day inside the schools, it's a gong show. If the kid at Auburn was contagious at school, it's going to blow right through the building. Add on top of everything chainsaw mentioned, tack on top that these kids are still playing high school and club sport against kids from all over the city and it gets a lot more serious.
     
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    Yeah it could definitely escalate quickly. I'm sure if anyone else tests positive it's gonna trip some breakers and more drastic steps will kick in.
     
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    Shut the extra curricular sports down ASAP. It’s stupid that it’s even happening
     
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    The next few days will be telling. I can’t believe they haven’t shut the two schools down tbh. Are the waiting for kids in other classes to start getting sick or showing symptoms spreading it even further? I’m surprised parents aren’t losing it. Like what if your kid brings it home from their school because they only sent the class next to theirs home because someone was positive? Makes 0 sense other than providing free child care
     
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    Exactly. The boards and DOE didn’t want to deal with the football, and hockey parents causing a stink that their kid couldn’t play sports during a pandemic. Same when it was work to rule, the biggest complaint was no sports.
     
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    Sports parents are the worst parents :o
     
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    I could not agree more
     
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    ask me how i know schools here seem to be handling it well, but then its up to the parents after that and that is the worst part
     
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    we're far worse off then you guys and they are still on here.. they wont get shut down so get use to hearing about them
     
  15. Grifter

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    I'm a sports parent and was glad when our cases were minimal that they allowed them to start up. Policies were very strict and only one parent was allowed to attend the events, and my son was extremely happy as it gave him a sense of normalcy, and allowed him to participate in something he truly loves.

    With our cases back on the rise, Friday they suspended all activities for two weeks. Parker was pretty choked. But I can see both sides of it. I'm relieved as the rapid rise in numbers we've been seeing is kind of scary, and I recognize that extracurricular activities is a risk. That being said, it's sad to see how sad my 8 year old son got, and sad that this is our life now. But I'm not going to put him in risk. Our cases are coming fast in Alberta now. Scary fast.
     
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    I sure plan to be one, I hope to not be an idiot though.
     
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    It can be done. Just gotta make sure you're in it for the kids best interests and not your own.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/potential-exposure-covid-19-dartmouth-business

    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth business

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:05PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at GCR Tire & Service Centre (42 Isnor Dr, Dartmouth) on Nov. 13 between 8 and 10 a.m.

    Anyone present at this location during the time named is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Nov. 27.
     
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    you guys are far worse because they refuse to shut shit down, i can absolutely see them putting a stop to sports realllllll soon here.
     
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    Today's press release

    The new cases are in the Central Zone. Two are the school-based cases announced yesterday. The other three are close contacts of previously reported cases.
     
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova...ovid-19-potential-exposure-briefing-1.5804956

    Strang warns of community spread in new COVID-19 cases

    Premier says he 'won't think twice about shutting down economy' if cases keep rising

    Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health warned the public Tuesday that community spread of COVID-19 has begun, a sure sign the province is being hit with a second wave of the pandemic.

    "There are seven cases where we can't identify a source that is directly related to travel," Dr. Robert Strang said during a briefing.

    "We have to conclude this may be from local transmission."

    The province reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, in addition to the two cases related to Dartmouth-area schools that were announced late Monday.

    There are now 24 active cases in Nova Scotia.

    (more on link)
     
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    we did for a month had 11 cases yesterday, it is what it is. But at least im not in Toronto
     
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    45 kids and 2 teachers are isolating for 14 days due to the exposure last week at Auburn
     
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    You might be right :(

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    Today's press release

    The new cases are in the Central Zone. All the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.
     
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    I'm ok with cases that are linked to previous ones :x:
     
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    But are they linked to GC or Auburn? Also, does anyone know the specifics on recovered / active cases? Seems a little strange that we've had 40 whatever cases since the beginning of November but seem to hover around the 20ish active case count
     
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    Looking back at C. Mike HuntC. Mike Hunt 's posts, it seems as if the majority of new cases seem to be linked to existing ones. So there are some unlinked cases but they are in the minority?
     
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    True, but they really are not being very transparent any more. Like are they close contacts (family members) or are we at the contact of a contact of a contact type deal situation. Also when did they stop reporting age ranges of new cases?
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/potential-exposure-covid-19-bayers-lake-restaurant-store

    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Bayers Lake restaurant, store

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

    (Halifax, N.S.) - Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at:
    • East Side Mario’s (186 Chain Lake Dr, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 14 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Nov. 16 between noon and 7 p.m.

    Anyone present at this location during this time period is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the above dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, Nov. 30.

    • Sport Chek (215 Chain Lake Dr, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 15 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    Anyone present at this location during this time period is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the above date may develop symptoms up to, and including, Nov. 29.
     
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    Had our first calls from the government to ensure we're quarantining. Only pain was they made one call per family member which was a PITA.
     
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    Glad they are following up
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/potential-exposure-covid-19-various-hrm-locations-0

    Potential Exposure To COVID-19 At Various HRM Locations

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at:
    • Your Father’s Mustache (5686 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax) on Nov. 13 between 6 p.m. and 9 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, Nov. 27.
    • La Frasca Cibi & Vini (5650 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax) on Nov. 13 between 7 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, Nov. 27.
    • Moxie’s Grill and Bar (182 Chain Lake Drive, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 15 between 7:30 and 9:30 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, Nov. 29.
    • Winners (206 Chain Lake Dr, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 15 between 3:45 p.m. and 5 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, Nov. 29.
    • Telus (120 Susie Lake Crescent, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 15 between 3 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, Nov. 29.
    • Chatters Hair Salon (194 Chain Lake Dr, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 15 between 2:45 p.m. and 4 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, Nov. 29.
    • Ironstone Strength & Conditioning (2631 King Street, Halifax) on Nov. 16 between 5:45 a.m. – 7:45 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, Nov. 30.
    • GoodLife Fitness (41 Peakview Way, Larry Uteck) on Nov. 15 between 7 and 9:30 a.m., Nov. 16 between 8 and 10:30 a.m. and Nov. 17 between 8 and 10:30 a.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. 1.
    • Superstore (1650 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Nov. 18 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 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. 2.
    Anyone present at these locations during the dates and times named is asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
     
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