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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Public Health encouraging people in Annapolis Valley and Sackville regions to get tested for COVID-19

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

    In response to the recently announced case of the UK variant of COVID-19 in New Minas and a few positive cases in the Sackville area, where the source of infection is unknown, Public Health is increasing its testing capacity in these locations to provide more opportunities for the community to get tested.

    Asymptomatic testing (testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19) continues to be one of the tools that has helped limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Testing is prevention.

    As the UK variant is showing to be more contagious, it is important for Public Health to know where and how the new variant is spreading.

    Public Health is encouraging everyone who lives in, or has travelled to, the communities between Wolfville and Berwick, and surrounding communities to get tested. The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in New Minas and Canning for the next four days to provide an opportunity for community-based testing.

    The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the following locations:

    • New Minas Fire Department (6 Jones Rd., New Minas) Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Canning Multi Complex (977 J Jordan Rd., Canning) Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    *Drop-in testing is based on capacity. It is recommended that you book your appointment online by visiting the self-assessment tool: https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.

    The Public Health Mobile Unit will also be setting up at the Sackville Heights Community Centre (45 Connolly Rd., Middle Sackville) starting tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (drop-in testing only). Further dates and times to be announced.

    Important notes when visiting the Public Health Mobile Unit:

    • You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results.

    • The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children up to age 18. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.

    • Please bring your health card if you have one.

    • You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.

    If, in the past 48 hours you have had or are currently experiencing the following symptoms, you can still get tested at the Public Health Mobile Unit in New Minas and Canning, however, you must book your appointment so our team knows when to expect you.

    Nova Scotia Health has added additional testing capacity at the Primary Assessment Centres (PACs) in Berwick and Wolfville to make it easier for more people in these communities to get tested. Please visit http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus for more details on these locations.

    • Berwick Fire Hall (300 Commercial St., Berwick) will be available for walk-in testing Thursday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this week.

    • Acadia University Club (17 Westwood Ave., Wolfville) daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. has increased the number available appointments.
     
  2. C. Mike Hunt

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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Western Zone, four locations in Central Zone and various Halifax Transit routes (corrected version)

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 07:18PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Western Zone, four locations in Central Zone and various Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following location on the named date and time are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

    • Callister’s Country Kitchen (7076 Highway 1 Coldbrook) on Feb. 14 between 3:30 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, March 1.
    • Hop Scotch Dinner Club (1537 Barrington St, Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 6:30 p.m. and 10 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, March 5.
    For the following locations, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.
    • Bishop’s Cellar (1477 Lower Water St, Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 9 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, March 5.
    • Sobeys Timberlea (65 Market Way Ln, Timberlea) on Feb. 21 between 12 p.m. and 3 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, March 7.
    • Superstore Sackville (745 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on Feb. 21 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, March 7.
    • Various Halifax Transit bus routes:
      • Route 159 Portland Hills from Portland to Scotia Square on Feb. 18 between 5:30 p.m. between 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
      • Route 61 Auburn/North Preston from Portland to Scotia Square on Feb. 18 between 5:30 p.m. between 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
      • Route 14 Leiblin Park from Scotia Square to Mumford on Feb. 18 between 5:30 p.m. between 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 4.
      • Route 1 Spring Garden from Mumford to Scotia Square on Feb. 19 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
      • Route 159 Portland Hills from Scotia Square to Portland on Feb. 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
      • Route 61 Auburn/North Preston from Portland to Scotia Square on Feb. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 6.
      • Route 14 Leiblin Park from Scotia Square to Mumford on Feb. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 6.
     
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    People are standing in line at 10pm when they're not allowed serving past 10pm?
     
  4. J0e Th0rnton

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    It's bizarre usually. I work downtown and park at the prince George usually.

    Check that spot on a Saturday. The roads and sidewalks will be full of the smokers and the lineup side by side. Maybe a little less than half wearing masks around their necks or not at all.

    The bouncers will occasionally go out and tell the line to Socially distance, which they will for the amount of time he is there watching. It will wrap around the corner.

    But they start huddling up again quick because they are in skirts with no coats , etc

    The rules are followed for the brief time someone is watching. No more
     
  5. C. Mike Hunt

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    Today's press release

    Eight new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, Feb. 25.

    Seven cases are in Central Zone. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other three cases are under investigation.

    One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

    As of today, Feb. 25, Nova Scotia has 27 active cases of COVID-19.

    As of Feb. 24, 30,748 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 11,766 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    8/2969 = 0.269% positive rate

    2 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    Oh I believe they're there, and not following rules. I was more wondering why there would be a lineup to get in a bar after 10pm the time they have to stop serving drinks, and have to close by 11pm.
     
  8. HairyAss

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    I'm still stuck on dance bars even being open.

    Then again, I'm looking at it with a Seattle lens, not a Nova Scotia lens where COVID barely exists.
     
  9. C. Mike Hunt

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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 5 locations in Central Zone

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 08:58PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at five locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    For the following locations, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

    • Walmart (6990 Mumford Rd, Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 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, March 5.
    • Dollarama (16 Dentith Rd, Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 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, March 5.
    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.
    • Chebucto Inn Restaurant (6151 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax) on Feb. 13 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 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, Feb. 27.
    • The Wooden Monkey (1707 Grafton Street, Halifax) on Feb. 19 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, March 5. Back-of-house staff are not required to isolate while waiting for their test results.
    • Cha Baa Thai (1511 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Feb. 19 between 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 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, March 5.
     
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    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a restaurant in the Central Zone.

    Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:46PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a restaurant in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and time are required to self-isolate immediately, regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, and book a COVID-19 test by visiting covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    You are also required to self-isolate while waiting for your test result.

    If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

    • 2 Doors Down Food & Wine (1533 Barrington St, Halifax) on Feb. 20 between 7:30 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, March 6.
     
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    Today's press release

    Ten new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, Feb. 26.

    Nine cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are under investigation. The other case is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    10/2797 = 0.358% positive rate

    2 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

    According to the data dashboard, 32,019 doses of vaccine have been administered, of which 12,105 are second doses.
     
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    Return to Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

    With cases rising, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, Feb. 26, that tighter restrictions will return in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and some neighbouring municipalities.

    “Our case numbers are rising again, and the situation is serious. We need to act swiftly to stop it from snowballing,” said Premier Rankin. “We are reintroducing restrictions in the Halifax area to limit opportunities for the virus to spread through social interactions. Across the province, everyone needs to stick close to home and be extremely vigilant with all the public health measures.”

    Restrictions are returning in areas of HRM up to and including Porters Lake, as well as the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Mount Uniacke and Hubbards effective 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 26, with an extension possible.

    The following restrictions will apply to communities listed at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/county-restrictions/ :

    • restaurants and licensed establishments must stop service by 9 p.m. and close by 10 p.m.
    • faith-based gatherings can have 150 outdoors or 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 100 indoors
    • wedding ceremonies and funerals can have 10 people including the officiant but there can be no wedding receptions and no funeral visitation or receptions
    • sports events, special events, arts and culture events and festivals are not permitted
    • sports practices and training and arts and culture rehearsals can have 25 people without physical distancing but there can be no games, competitions, tournaments or in-person performances and there can be no spectators
    • there can be no more than 25 people involved in a virtual performance, including performers and people managing the recording or livestream
    • business and organized club meetings and training can have 25 people – physical distancing is required except when emergency responders need to be closer than two metres for training
    • residents in long-term care homes can only have visits from their designated caregivers and can only leave for medical appointments or for a drive
    Nova Scotians are also being asked to avoid all non-essential travel within the province and elsewhere, especially to and from the restricted areas of HRM, Hants and Lunenburg counties.

    “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Strang. “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom.”

    The following restrictions remain in place provincewide:

    • the general gathering limit is 10 indoors and outdoors
    • gatherings at a person’s home are limited to 10, including people who live there
    • retail businesses and malls operate at 75 per cent capacity and follow other public health measures
    • fitness facilities such as gyms and yoga studios operate at 75 per cent capacity and maintain three metres between people doing high-intensity activities, including indoor and outdoor fitness classes
    • schools, after-school programs and child-care centres remain open following their respective sector plans
    • libraries, museums, casinos and the Nova Scotia Art Gallery remain open following their respective plans
    • adult day programs for seniors remain closed
    People who do not follow the gathering limit can be fined. The fine is $1,000 for each person at an illegal gathering.

    To protect Nova Scotia’s borders, additional testing will be in place for some groups who regularly travel. Effective Monday, March 1, three COVID-19 tests are required for rotational workers, specialized workers, and parents and children whose child custody visits involve travel outside Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island. A new child custody protocol details more requirements for visits and for situations where a parent or child has symptoms or a positive test result.

    The definition of rotational and specialized workers is changing on Monday, March 1 to only include those who work in Canada. International workers are subject to the federal Quarantine Act.

    More testing requirements are planned for other travelers.
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 11 locations in Central Zone

    Friday, February 26, 2021 - 07:34PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at 11 locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    For the following locations, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

    • Clearwater Seafoods Retail Store (757 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Feb. 11 and Feb. 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (both days). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 5.
    • Sobeys (612 Main St., Dartmouth) on Feb. 16 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Feb. 21 between 4:00 p.m. to 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, March 7.
    • Costco (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on Feb. 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 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, March 5.
    • Shoppers Drug Mart (766 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on Feb. 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 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, March 5.
    • Tan’s Family Restaurant (900 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth) on Feb. 20 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 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, March 6.
    • Canadian Tire (24 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth) on Feb. 21 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, March 7.
    • BMO Bank of Montreal (111 Ilsley Ave, Dartmouth) on Feb. 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 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, March 8.
    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.
    • Bedford Sackville Physiotherapy Clinic (447 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville) on Feb. 15 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Feb. 18 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Feb. 19 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 22 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Feb. 23 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 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, March 9.
    • Cora’s Restaurant (1535 Dresden Row, Halifax,) on Feb. 20 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 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, March 6.
    • Porter’s Lake Pub (5228 Highway 7 Lakeview Shopping Plaza, Porter's Lake) on Feb. 21 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 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, March 7.
    • Montana’s (101 Shubie Dr, Dartmouth) on Feb. 22 between 12:30 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, March 8.
    • **CORRECTION** 2 Doors Down Food & Wine *Restaurant side only* (1533 Barrington St, Halifax) on Feb. 20 between 7:30 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, March 6.
     
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    Today's press release

    Four new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, Feb. 27.

    Three cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. All are self-isolating, as required.

    One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.

    As of today, Feb. 27, Nova Scotia has 39 active cases of COVID-19.
     
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    4/3230 = 0.124% positive rate

    0 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    Can you make that generalization for %positive though? The 4 positives may not all actually be from yesterday’s tests correct? They could have been from tests taken within say a couple days by the time they are processed or am I completely off base?

    But it is nice to see 4 and not some crazy double digit today. The next few days will show the trend hopefully. I also noticed 2 in ICU now. That other ICU seems to have been there a number of weeks now too.
     
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    I can't say for certain but I'm quite certain they are. There's only been a couple of instances where an additional positive has been found later in the day and included in the next day's statistics; in both cases, they were announced, mentioned in a press release, etc.
     
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    Serious question. Our son lives in Halifax, and he wants us to come from Mulgrave to get him tomorrow. With the new restrictions and semi lockdown in place, can we do this? He had a covid test done Thursday and he's negative. My wife has no problem going up but I'm leery about it.
     
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    Honestly, it's all suggestion about travel within the province. You are not going to be fined etc. If you are going to pick him up and head right back home I wouldn't worry about it too much. Now on the other hand, if it's like home (Glace Bay) are people going to be giving your son the Stink Eye because he's coming from the mainland?
     
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    I'm going off the info that it can be up to 36 hours before you get your test results back(and some taking longer than that to get the results). And from what I remember the ones they announce later in the day after the report is released tend to be ones that impact a school etc. That tends to make me believe that the data may not necessarily be only from tests taken on the day before the release :hmpf:
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 7 locations in Central Zone and an Air Canada flight

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 06:12PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at 7 locations in the Central Zone as well as an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    For the following locations, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

    • Head Shoppe Mic Mac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Feb. 17 between 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 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, March 3.
    • Lawton’s Drugs Westphal (90 Main St. Dartmouth) on Feb. 18 between 2:30 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, March 4.
    • NSHA Blood Collection Clinic (5110 St. Margaret's Bay Rd, Tantallon) on Feb. 18 between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Feb. 22 between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 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, March 8. (Testing recommended for anyone that visited the clinic on the above dates and times who have not already been contacted by Public Health).
    • Winners Mic Mac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Feb. 19 between 12:30 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, March 5.
    • Chapters Mic Mac Mall (21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth) on Feb. 19 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 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, March 5.
    • Walmart Bedford Commons (141 Damascus Road, Bedford) on Feb. 23 between 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 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, March 9.
    • Dollarama Dartmouth Crossing (100 Gale Terrace, Dartmouth) on Feb. 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 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, March 10.
    Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.
    • Air Canada flight 614 departing from Toronto on Feb. 24 (2:18 p.m.) and arriving in Halifax (5:05 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12-18, seats A, B, C and D are asked to immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, March 10.
     
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    It's possible. I'm just using the numbers that are out there. FWIW, I got tested Thursday evening and got the results in just under 24 hours.
     
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    It is possible, we do have a good supply of arseholes around here.
     
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    Today's press release

    Three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, Feb. 28.

    One case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previous case.

    One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

    One case is in Northern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.

    All three people are self-isolating, as required.

    As of today, Feb. 28, Nova Scotia has 38 active cases of COVID-19.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed a record 4,839 Nova Scotia tests on Feb. 27, compared to the previous high of 4,125, completed on Nov. 30. Additional comparisons:

    • Last Saturday, Feb. 20, the lab completed 1,698 tests.
    • Including today’s report, the average for the last seven days is 2,808 tests per day.
    In addition, the number of people getting a pop-up test on both Friday and Saturday was four times higher than the average daily total.
     
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    3/4839 = 0.062% positive rate

    4 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/potential-exposure-covid-19-three-locations-central-zone

    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in Central Zone

    Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 05:50PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations on the specified dates and times should immediately visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

    • Costco Dartmouth Crossing (137 Countryview Dr, Dartmouth) on Feb. 24 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 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, March 10.
    • Sobeys Tacoma Plaza (60 Tacoma Dr, Dartmouth) on Feb. 24 between 12:45 p.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, March 10.
    • NSLC Tacoma Plaza (62 Tacoma Dr, Dartmouth) on Feb. 24 between 12:30 and 1:40 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, March 10.
     
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    Today's press release

    One new case of COVID-19 is being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 1.

    The case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

    As of today, March 1, Nova Scotia has 35 active cases of COVID-19.

    As of Feb. 28, 32,856 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 12,845 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    4 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210302003

    COVID-19 Immunization Plan Update

    Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

    March 2, 2021 - 1:40 PM

    The province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is on track, as it expands to include initial pharmacy clinics and community health-care providers.

    “In a few short months we have set up clinics for health-care workers, in long-term care, in the community and soon, vaccines will be available in pharmacies,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We are taking a measured and steady approach to getting vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians as quickly as possible.”

    Four pharmacy prototype clinics will launch in the following communities this month:

    • March 9: Halifax Regional Municipality and Shelburne
    • March 16: Port Hawkesbury
    • March 23: Springhill
    These prototypes will help inform any changes in how vaccine is delivered through pharmacies before expanding to other locations in April. Those eligible to receive the vaccine through one of these initial clinics will receive an invitation to participate from their pharmacy.

    Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization plan is also expanding to include anyone who works in a hospital and may come into contact with patients and community health-care providers who provide direct patient care. This includes:

    • doctors, nurses and continuing care assistants who work in community practice or provide care in the home
    • dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists
    • pharmacists, pharmacy assistants and pharmacy technicians
    “In keeping with our age-based approach to vaccine rollout, health-care workers in the next group will receive their vaccine based on their age,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “We will begin with those who are age 60 and older and then work back in five-year age groups until these health-care workers have been immunized.”

    Health-care workers in the next group will receive an invitation to schedule their appointment.

    Four of the 10 community-based vaccination clinics opened for booking in Halifax, Sydney, Truro and New Minas on March 1. These clinics will start immunizing on March 8. Three more community COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Antigonish, Halifax and Yarmouth will also start booking on March 8 for clinics running March 15.
     
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    Today's press release

    One new case of COVID-19 is being reported in Nova Scotia today, March 2.

    The case is in Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

    Unrelated to the case being announced today, two more cases of the UK variant, formally called B.1.1.7, and five more cases of the South African variant, formally called 501.V2 have been identified by the National Microbiology Lab among Nova Scotia residents.

    Two cases with the UK variant are in Western Zone and Central Zone and are connected to a previously reported UK variant. The people were tested late last month. One case is resolved, the other case is self-isolating.

    Five cases in the Central Zone have been identified with the South African variant. One case is related to travel and the other four cases are household contacts of the traveller. The case related to travel is now considered resolved, the other four cases remain in self-isolation.

    This brings the total number of cases of the UK variant in Nova Scotia to eight and South African variant to six.

    As of today, March 2, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 5,146 Nova Scotia tests on March 1.

    As of March 1, 33,471 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 12,891 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    1/5146 = 0.02% positive rate

    6 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
     
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    ONE YEAR AGO. Jeebus.
     
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    Heh. I was reading the first page of this thread earlier.
     
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    I was trying to remember when in March it was that we came home from the office. Email at work wasn't actually as helpful as RC in this case. I was searching for emails sent to me and then someone pointed out that I was the one who actually sent the email for our group.
     
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    and reading the start of this thread is definitely interesting and entertaining.
     

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