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Covid19 Pandemic

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    Injunction Granted to Stop Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Lockdown Protests

    Premier's Office / COVID - 19

    May 14, 2021 - 2:06 PM

    The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has ordered a halt to anti-vaccine and anti-public health order protests, effective immediately.

    The province obtained a court injunction today, May 14, preventing Freedom Nova Scotia and others from staging illegal gatherings in defiance of Nova Scotia’s public health orders.

    Protestors had planned protests for Saturday, May 15. People attending previous demonstrations organized by the group ignored public health orders and refused to wear masks and maintain physical distancing.

    “Nova Scotia is in a state of emergency. People have lost their lives. Our collective responsibility is to keep everyone safe,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “All Nova Scotians must respect the public health orders and directives. This is particularly important as the province and our health-care employees work around the clock to care for people in this third wave of the pandemic.”

    The injunction, granted by Justice Scott Norton, prohibits any rally that would contravene the province’s public health directives. It also prohibits organizers from continuing to promote the rallies on social media and authorizes police to ensure compliance with the Health Protection Act.

    The court accepted that the injunction is necessary to prevent and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

    “Masking, physical distancing and the other public health measures are essential to reducing the risk of COVID-19, especially with the variants we are seeing in Nova Scotia,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “With almost 100 people in hospital, we all have a responsibility to our fellow Nova Scotians to keep them safe and stop that number from getting higher.”

    The injunction remains in effect until the state of emergency is lifted.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 14, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s has died in Central Zone.

    There have now been 72 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia.

    Nova Scotia is also reporting 117 new cases of COVID-19 and 151 recoveries today.

    There are 97 cases in Central Zone, nine in Eastern Zone, seven in Western Zone and four in Northern Zone.

    A ninth patient in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. The other patients in the non-COVID unit have tested negative and are being closely monitored. As a precaution, Nova Scotia Health Authority is testing staff and doctors who have worked in the unit.

    One of the cases in Western Zone involves a staff member at Harbour View Haven, a nursing home in Lunenburg. Staff and residents from the affected unit are being tested. At the direction of public health and as an added precaution, some residents are being isolated and cared for in their rooms. Most residents have been fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

    There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,537 active cases of COVID-19. There are 89 people in hospital, including 21 in ICU.

    On May 13, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 7,779 tests.

    There were 41,331 rapid tests administered between May 7 and 13.

    As of May 13, 415,570 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 38,830 Nova Scotians have received their second 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, May 16, and extend to noon, Sunday, May 30, unless government terminates or extends it.
     
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    Since yesterday's update:
    • 151 cases have been listed as recovered
    • 12,837 vaccine doses adminstered
    117/7779 = 1.5% positive rate
     
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    That sounds awesome! I know we've had it pretty good up until now in terms of restrictions and cases, but I must admit I'm jealous because it feels like we are going backwards here :S. Hopefully we'll get to that level as well. Do you have any worries about restrictions easing or do you feel ready for it?
     
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    It feels like you are going backwards ... because you are.

    I just got denied my second consecutive compassionate exemption, despite living in the middle of nowhere and having my shots. Apparently I am still a risk to visit lol.
     
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    Forgot to mention...got a rapid test at the Halifax drive-thru yesterday. 0/7!
     
  8. HairyAss

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    At some point, you have to re-open. Our vaccination rates are high and have been available to everyone 16+ for enough time now that if you don't have it, you probably wont because you think you can ingest bleach if you get sick. It's not exactly about herd immunity - at some point, you need to open up. It does feel rushed to me but I can understand why it's moving forward. It's going to be weird. Even before that, I'm going to a stadium to watch an MLS game this weekend. I'm already freaking out a bit internally about that!
     
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    That's so stupid. At some point, common sense should come into play. I hope you can get through soon!
     
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    It will probably feel strange at first but humans adjust so quickly, I'll bet you'll be feeling better about it no time.

    Here, we've finally gotten some general metrics (federally and provincially) about what they are looking for. Dr. Strang said today they air aiming for 85% vaccination rates to provide 75% herd immunity (to cover those that are underage or otherwise cannot receive the vaccine. He also said that wouldn't be the only factor - they'd look at case numbers, hospitalizations, etc. I hope that the goal posts don't continue to move, because that's how it's been feeling.
     
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    Moderna booked for the 27th :bowdown:
     
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    I know for a fact it's gonna feel weird when we follow suit and I'm not wearing a mask at work or in a store. I took my bottles to the depot yesterday and had a guy there that wasn't wearing a mask, just an ignorant, french redneck kinda guy. He meant to harm, just looking to talk to people but he kept choosing me, even though I was giving him yes or no answers, and would get in my bubble to the point that even if it weren't the 6ft thing I'd feel uncomfortable. Drove me nuts! To the point that I had to raise my voice and say something to him. I can only imagine that will continue for some time after we "return to normalcy".
     
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    Also, the local pharmacy texted and emailed me offering me Pfizer tomorrow morning. Going to jump on that instead of getting the government offered Pfizer/moderna on the 24th or 25th whatever it was.
     
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    I was in the local WalGreens pharmacy picking up some prescriptions and the staff were walking around asking everyone who came in the store if they had their shots yet and offering them on the spot. Awesome to see!
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones, and two flights

    Friday, May 14, 2021 - 08:44PM

    May 14, 2021

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones, and two flights. 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 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 do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

    • Pharmasave (158 Robert Angus Drive, Amherst) on May 10 between 2:45 p.m. and 4:15 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, May 24.

    • Foodland (311 Cornwallis Street, Kentville)
    o May 3 between 4:30 p.m. 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, May 17.
    o May 7 between 4:30 p.m. 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, May 21.

    • Home Depot (21 Silver Fox Avenue, New Minas) on May 9 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, May 23.

    • Halifax Forum – Multi-Purpose Centre – Vaccine Clinic (6210 Young Street, Halifax) on April 30 between 1:30 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, May 14.

    • Atlantic Superstore (3601 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax) on May 10 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 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, May 24.

    • Sobeys (287 Lacewood Drive, Halifax) on May 11 between 6:30 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, May 25.

    • Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on May 11 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 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, May 25.

    • Walmart (220 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax)
    o May 10 between 12:00 p.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, May 24.
    o May 12 between 12:45 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, May 26.

    • Costco (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 12 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 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, May 26.

    • Walmart (90 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 10:30 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, May 21.

    • Home Depot (40 Finnian Row, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 2:30 p.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, May 21.

    • Sobeys (210 Wyse Road, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 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, May 21.

    • No Frills (118 Wyse Road, Dartmouth) on May 7 between 2:00 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, May 21.

    • Tim Hortons (644 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 10 between 1:30 p.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, May 24.

    • Atlantic Superstore (745 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on May 8 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 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, May 22.

    • Fancy Chopsticks (324 Porters Lake Station Road, Porters Lake)
    o May 8 between 4:00 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, May 22.
    o May 9 between 4:00 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, May 23.

    CORRECTION to Casino Taxi public exposure notification issued on Thursday, May 13. This public exposure is now void as Public Health has been able to identify all those potentially exposed to COVID-19 on May 1, 2 and 3 while using Casino Taxi. If you have not been contacted, you are not considered at risk of exposure. Public Health continues to encourage all Nova Scotians to get tested regularly.

    Anyone who was on the following flights 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.

    All other passengers on these flights should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    • Air Canada 618 travelling on May 5 from Toronto (8:55 p.m.) to Halifax (11:55 p.m.). Passengers in rows 25 – 31, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 19.

    • Air Canada 7560 travelling on May 10 from Montreal (7:05 p.m.) to Halifax (9:30 p.m.). Passengers in rows 13 – 19, seats A, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 24.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 86 new cases of COVID-19 and 115 recoveries.

    There are 66 cases in Central Zone, 11 in Eastern Zone, four in Western Zone and five in Northern Zone.

    One of the cases in Central Zone involves a staff member at The Ivy Meadows, a long-term care facility in Beaver Bank. At the direction of public health and as an added precaution, residents and staff from the affected unit are being tested. Most residents have been fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

    There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. There are some areas of concern, particularly in Sydney, Bridgewater and the Annapolis Valley from New Minas to Kentville. Testing has been increased in these areas.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,509 active cases of COVID-19. There are 96 people in hospital, including 23 in ICU.

    On May 14, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 10,272 tests.
     
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    Since yesterday's update:
    • 115 cases have been listed as recovered
    86/10272 = 0.84% positive rate
     
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    50 minutes ago...

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    Last weekend I was at a low risk exposure site, so I went for a PCR test.

    I get sat down for the swab, and the woman says “whatever yah do, please don’t do what my last test did”

    “well....elaborate” I replied

    apparently it was the last testers first swab, and she found it very uncomfortable and she freaked out and tried to pull it out, but ended up actually driving it all the way down her nose until it was almost flush with her nostril.

    I had the goosebumps for my swab just thinking about it and walked all the way out laughing at the thought of someone doing that.
     
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    I also just got my negative result, the turn around time was about 24 hours for anyone wondering wait times
     
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    Has anyone here had to do a self test? I visited my dad, who lives in a nursing home, and they encourage asymptomatic testing and they offer it there. I thought, sure, I haven't gotten test in a couple weeks I should do it. But the weekend staff aren't qualified to administer, so they walk you through it, and their version involves the Qtip down the throat first then the nose....ugh. I'm not confident I was thorough enough. I'm pregnant and almost cried when they said I had to do the throat swab. I'll just do a regular test elsewhere next time.
     
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    That is a chilling image, lol.
     
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    2 days in a row for us with more recoveries than cases. Thank Christ. And so far I can tell my 5 g is trying to connect. And I can feel my antlers growing.
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights

    Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 08:06PM

    May 15, 2021

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights. 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 visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

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

    • Alexandra’s Pizza (228 Charlotte St, Sydney) on May 4 between 4:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. (May 5). It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 19.
    • Walmart Sydney River (65 Keltic Dr, Sydney) on May 5 between 4:30 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, May 19.
    • Caribbean Bliss (3619 Novalea Dr, Halifax) on May 7 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; May 8 between 11:00 a.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, May 22.
    • Walmart Bayers Lake (220 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax) on May 9 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 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, May 23.
    • Sobeys Tacoma Drive (60 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth) on May 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 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, May 22.
    • NSLC (62 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth) on May 8 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 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, May 22.
    • Costco Dartmouth Crossing (137 Countryview Dr, Dartmouth) on May 8 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; May 9 between 8:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; May 10 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 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, May 24.
    • Tim Hortons (16 Kiltearn Row, Dartmouth) on May 10, 11 and 12 between 5:00 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, May 26.
    • Canadian Tire (30 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth) on May 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; May 11 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; May 12 between 8:00 a.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, May 26.
    • Walmart Dartmouth Crossing (90 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth) on May 12 between 12:15 p.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, May 26.
    • Atlantic Superstore (650 Portland Street, Dartmouth) on May 13 between 3:30 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, May 27.
    • Fresh Cuts Market (1101 King St, Bridgewater) on May 11 and 12 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 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, May 26.

    Anyone who was on the following flights 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.
    All other passengers on these flights should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    • Air Canada 7556 travelling on May 11 from Montreal (1:15 p.m.) to Halifax (3:45 p.m.). Passengers in rows 12-18, seats C, D and F 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 25.

    • Air Canada 604 travelling on May 13 from Toronto (8:15 a.m.) to Halifax (11:15 a.m.). Passengers in rows 20-26, seats C, D, E and F 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 126 new cases of COVID-19 and 103 recoveries.

    There are 106 cases in Central Zone, nine in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and two in Northern Zone.

    A tenth patient in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. They had been discharged and are recovering at home. The other patients in the non-COVID unit have tested negative and are being closely monitored. As a precaution, Nova Scotia Health Authority is testing staff and doctors who have worked in the unit.

    There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. There are some areas of concern, particularly in Sydney, Bridgewater and the Annapolis Valley from New Minas to Kentville. Testing has been increased in these areas.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,531 active cases of COVID-19. There are 92 people in hospital, including 21 in ICU.

    On May 15, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 6,660 tests.
     
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    Since yesterday's update:
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    126/6660 = 1.89% positive rate
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Eastern and Western Zones and one Air Canada Flight

    Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 07:57PM

    May 16, 2021

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and one 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 visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

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

    • Shoppers Drug Mart Cole Harbour (4 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth) on May 10 between 3:00 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, May 24.

    • Sobeys Cole Harbour (2 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth) on May 10 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 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, May 24.

    • Shoppers Drug Mart Tacoma (80 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth) on May 14 between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 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, May 28.

    • Kent Building Supplies Dartmouth Crossing (680 Cutler Avenue, Dartmouth) on:
    o May 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    o May 16 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 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, May 30.

    • Lawtons Drugs Sackville (665 Sackville Drive) on May 11 between 12:30 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, May 25.

    • Costco Halifax (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on:
    o May 13 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    o May 14 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 date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 28.

    • Lawtons Drugs Kentville (363 Main Street, Kentville) on May 12 between 5:00 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 May 26.

    • Pharmasave Membertou (200 Churchill Drive, Membertou) on:
    o May 11 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
    o May 13 between 9 a.m. and 10 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 May 27.

    • Walmart Sydney (65 Keltic Drive, Sydney) on May 7 between 3:30 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 May 21.

    • Needs Convenience/Tony’s Bakery/Joany’s Pizza (1429 George Street, Sydney) on:
    o May 7 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    o May 9 between 3:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. (May 10)
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including May 24.

    • Snow White Laundry & Dry Cleaning (58 Terrace Street, Sydney) on:
    o May 12 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    o May 13 between 9 a.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 May 27.

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes 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.

    • Halifax Transit Route 7 (Robie), which runs from North Ridge to Novalea Drive (Samuel Prince Manor), on May 13 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.

    • Halifax Transit Route 7 (Robie), which runs from Novalea Drive (Samuel Prince Manor) to North Ridge, on May 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.

    Anyone who was on the following flights 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.
    All other passengers on these flights should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    • Air Canada 618 travelling on May 12 from Toronto (9:05 p.m.) to Halifax (11:45 p.m.). Passengers in rows 22-28, seats C, D, E and F 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 26.
     
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    I went to an MLS match last night - Seattle vs. LAFC.

    Stadium capacity is still at 25%. I have to say, it felt a bit weird going in - even at 25%, still crowds outside, not like on a regular match day but still enough people that it makes you feel a bit uncomfortable.

    Got inside, and noticed the difference 25% makes right away. Lots of room to walk, no real lineups at concession stands, etc.

    Got out to our seats and it was even better. They'd sold tickets in "pods of up to 6" which allowed for the 5 others I was with to sit - no one else in our row, no one directly in front or back of us. The Sounders play at Lumen Field (for NFL fans, it's the same stadium the Seahawks play at) which is an outdoor stadium - it honestly felt safer than going to the grocery store.

    tl;dr - went to a soccer game, it was fucking awesome!
     
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    Ontario is opened vac for everyone 18+ tomorrow plus all the pharmacy's now have them and are offering it to people who walk in if they dont have any apts booked
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 91 new cases of COVID-19 and 187 recoveries.

    There are 66 cases in Central Zone, 17 in Eastern Zone, five in Northern Zone and three in Western Zone.

    Two additional patients in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. They have been transferred to the COVID-19 unit. The other patients in the non-COVID unit have tested negative and are being closely monitored. As a precaution, Nova Scotia Health Authority is testing staff and doctors who have worked in the unit.

    There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. There are some areas of concern, particularly in Sydney, Bridgewater and the Annapolis Valley from New Minas to Kentville. Testing has been increased in these areas.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,435 active cases of COVID-19. There are 95 people in hospital, including 21 in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 56.5 for non-ICU, and 59 for people in ICU.

    On May 16, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 7,536 tests.

    As of May 16, 430,856 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 39,235 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    Since the last update:
    • 172 cases have been listed as recovered
    • 15,286 vaccine doses have been administered
    91/7536 = 1.21% positive rate
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in all four Zones and one Air Canada flight

    Monday, May 17, 2021 - 08:55PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in all four Zones and one 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 visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

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

    • Walmart Supercentre (65 Keltic Drive, Sydney River) on May 14 between 1:15 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, May 28.
    • Costco Wholesale (137 Countryview Drive, Dartmouth) on May 14 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 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, May 28.
    • Canadian Tire (6203 Quinpool Road, Halifax) on May 13 between 3:30 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, May 27.
    • Walmart Supercentre (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on May 13 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 date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.
    • Canadian Tire (24 Forest Hills Pkwy, Dartmouth) on May 15 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 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, May 29.
    • Atlantic Superstore (9 Braemar Drive, Dartmouth) on May 13 between 5:00 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, May 27.
    • Atlantic Superstore (50 Milton Road, Liverpool) on May 12 between 7:00 p.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, May 26.
    • Atlantic Superstore (295 NS-214, Elmsdale) on May 13 between 7:00 p.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, May 27.
    • Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington Street, Halifax) on May 12 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, May 26.
    • Costco Wholesale (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 13 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, May 27.
    • Walmart Supercentre (80 Sydney Port Access Road, Sydney) on May 15 between 8:00 a.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, May 29.
    • Park Victoria Apartments (residential elevator) (1333 South Park Street, Halifax) from May 11 to May 17. It is anticipated that anyone who used the residential elevator at this location may have been exposed to the virus on the named dates and may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 31.
    • Membertou Chicken & Deli* (located inside Membertou Market) (38 Maillard Street, Membertou) on May 11 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and May 12 between 10:30 a.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, May 26.
      *Delivery service from this location is not included or impacted by this notification.
    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, any passengers who were on the following transit routes for at least 15 minutes 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.
    • Halifax Transit Route 14 (Leiblin Park), which runs from Leiblin (opposite Juniper) to Barrington & Duke on May 13 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.
    • Halifax Transit Route 53 (Notting Park), that runs from Highfield Terminal to Summer St (QE II Health Sciences), on May 13 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.
    • Halifax Transit Route 41 (Dartmouth-Dalhousie), which runs from Lemarchant St & University Ave to Bridge Terminal on May 13 between 3:00 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, May 27.
    • Halifax Transit Route 53 (Notting Park), which loops from the Bridge Terminal back to Bridge Terminal on May 13 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 27.
    Anyone who was on the following flights 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.

    All other passengers on these flights should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    • Air Canada 604 travelling on May 14 from Toronto (8:15 a.m.) to Halifax (11:15 a.m.). Passengers in rows 19-25, seats C, D, E and F 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. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 28.
     

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