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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    ...and a heads up from Halifax reddit: Just received a text from NS Health Authority advising of close contact exposure. (...) we haven't been anywhere in weeks and the number is a Modesto California area code. (...) There were links to click, which I didn't. So be careful.
     
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    Smart on the spammers part to take advantage of covid
     
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    These new lower numbers are encouraging, but I wonder if they're actually a little higher? That's a significant drop in testing.

    https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/there-m...-promising-sign-but-testing-is-down-1.5443798

     
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    My arm is barely working after that shot in the shoulder lol...
     
  7. Boots

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    Get wifey to carry your purse for a few days and you'll be fine :p
     
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    :clap::goatse:
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 27, Nova Scotia is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 and 182 recoveries.

    There are 18 cases in Eastern Zone, 14 in Central Zone and one in Northern Zone.

    One of the cases in Eastern Zone involves a staff member at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, a long-term care facility in Sydney. Public health is providing direction on isolation and other requirements.

    There is still community spread in Central Zone and limited community spread in Sydney. Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 638 active cases of COVID-19. There are 63 people in hospital, including 21 in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU, and 57 for people in ICU.

    On May 26, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 6,413 tests.

    As of May 26, 542,196 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 42,904 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    Since last update:
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    • 21,143 vaccine doses administered
    33/6413 = 0.51% positive rate
     
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    wicked!
     
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    That curve is looking good.
    Things are starting to open here slowly restaurants have started with limited capacity and there is talk of more things if numbers stay down but I doubt the cityiot's will follow the rules and we will be back on lock down in no time again.
     
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    Got my vaccine today:bowdown:
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 07:52PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes 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 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 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.

    • Kent Building Supplies (225 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 22 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 5. See note below re Flooring Department.
    • Best Buy (11 Washmill Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 25 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 dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 8.
    • Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on May 25 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 dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 8.
    • Sobeys (2651 Windsor Street, Halifax) on May 25 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 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 June 8.
    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes 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, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 and 10-12 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.
    • Kent Building Supplies – Flooring Department (225 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on May 22 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including June 5.
    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, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 and 10-12 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.
    • Halifax Transit Route #4 (Universities), which runs from Lacewood Terminal to the corner of Lemarchant Street and University Avenue, on May 22 between 11:35 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 5.
    • Halifax Transit Route #4 (Universities), which runs from the corner of Lemarchant Street and University Avenue to Lacewood Terminal, on May 22 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 5.
    • Halifax Transit Route #4 (Universities), which runs from Lacewood Terminal to the corner of Lemarchant Street and University Avenue, on May 23 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 6.
    • Halifax Transit Route #3 (Crosstown), which runs from Marketplace and Bancroft to Lacewood, on May 23 between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 6.
    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.
    • WestJet 230 travelling on May 24 from Calgary (9:30 a.m.) to Halifax (5:19 p.m.). Passengers in rows 1 – 7, 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, June 7.
    • Air Canada 7556 travelling on May 24 from Montreal (1:15 p.m.) to Halifax (3:39 p.m.). Passengers in rows 23 – 27, seats C, D and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 7.
     
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    I had mine on Wednesday and I am surprised how much the injection site hurts still. I've had a bunch of vaccinations in the past year and this is the worst. It must be my body trying to reject the tracker chip.
     
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    New Brunswick announced the path to "green" yesterday...end in sight?
     
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    Hopefully NS produces a plan today.
     
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    we found out yesterday we can get our second shots early :muri: I am really excited to get this out of the way and be fully vaccinated :rockon:
    Not that thing are going to change around here any but at least my wife and myself will be a little safer.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 28, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s has died in Central Zone.

    There have now been 80 COVID-19-related deaths in Nova Scotia.

    Nova Scotia is also reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 92 recoveries.

    There are 29 cases in Central Zone, five in Eastern Zone, four in Northern Zone and two in Western Zone.

    There is still community spread in Central Zone and limited community spread in Sydney. Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 585 active cases of COVID-19. There are 53 people in hospital, including 18 in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 for non-ICU, and 57 for people in ICU.

    On May 27, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 6,381 tests.

    There were 27,023 tests administered between May 21 and 27 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Sydney, Brooklyn, Queens Co., Dartmouth and Halifax.

    As of May 27, 560,843 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 43,252 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 30, and extend to noon, Sunday, June 13, unless government terminates or extends it.
     
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    • 1 death
    • 18,647 vaccine doses administered
    40/6381 = 0.63% positive rate
     
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    Was she vaccinated?
     
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    In-person Classes to Resume in Most Regions, Licensed Child Care Returns to Full Capacity

    Education and Early Childhood Development / COVID - 19

    May 28, 2021 - 3:24 PM


    In-person classes will resume Wednesday, June 2, at all Nova Scotia public and private schools outside of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Sydney.

    Also on June 2, licensed child-care centres and family daycare homes across the province can return to 100 per cent capacity.

    The reopening decisions are based on advice from public health and pediatricians at the IWK Health Centre. All public health measures as outlined in Nova Scotia’s Back to School plan will remain in place.

    At-home learning will continue for students in HRM and Sydney, but there will be some exceptions for students with highly complex needs. School officials will contact those families early next week with additional details about a June 2 start date. Public health, in consultation with the province, will continue to assess in-person classes for other HRM and Sydney students.
     
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    Nova Scotia Gradually Reopening for Summer

    Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

    May 28, 2021 - 3:58 PM

    Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 28, that the province will reopen gradually under a five-phase plan.

    “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place while we work at getting most of our population fully vaccinated,” said Premier Rankin. “Then we should be able to further ease restrictions in the fall and ease in to a new normal of living with COVID-19.”

    Each phase is based on COVID-19 activity, public health and testing capacity, hospitalizations and vaccination rates. Phases are expected to last between two and four weeks as long as certain criteria are met in these areas.

    Travel will no longer be restricted within most of Nova Scotia, although people are asked to avoid non-essential travel into and out of Cape Breton Regional Municipality and into and out of areas of Halifax Regional Municipality, Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, Mount Uniacke, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar. A final decision will be made about travel for those areas of the province early next week, based on COVID-19 activity.

    Starting Wednesday, June 2, key changes in phase one include most businesses opening further, outdoor visits at long-term care facilities, and outdoor gathering limits increasing. In subsequent phases, businesses will gradually increase capacity to the maximum capacity possible with public health measures such as physical distancing, gathering limits will further increase, events and activities will be allowed with increasing numbers of attendees, and border restrictions will start easing.

    “Our epidemiology is going in the right direction and we’re at more than 50 per cent of Nova Scotians having one or more doses of vaccine, so we can start to take our first cautious steps toward reopening for the summer,” said Dr. Strang. “In deciding exactly when to move to each new phase, we will consider case numbers, hospitalizations and use of health system resources as well as the percentage of Nova Scotians who’ve been vaccinated. The more people who get vaccinated, the more we can reopen our province.”

    Restrictions are easing effective 8 a.m., June 2, as phase one gets fully underway:

    • Nova Scotians can gather outdoors with a consistent social group of up to 10 people without physical distance
    • the limit for indoor gatherings remains the people you live with; two households with one or two people each can still join together but they must be the same two households all the time
    • faith gatherings can be held outdoors with a limit of 10 plus officiants when hosted by a recognized organization; drive-in services are allowed with no limit on numbers
    • wedding and funeral ceremonies remain limited to five plus officiants indoors but can increase to 10 plus officiants outdoors; there can be no receptions or visitations
    • restaurants and licensed establishments can open patios at their maximum capacity with physical distance between tables, a limit of 10 people per table and masks when people are not eating or drinking; they must stop service by 11 p.m. and close by midnight
    • all retail stores can operate at 25 per cent capacity, ensuring physical distance
    • personal services such as hair salons, barber shops and spas can operate by appointment only following their sector plan but cannot offer services that require removing the customer’s mask
    • fitness and recreation facilities can offer outdoor activities with a limit of 10 people with physical distancing, or multiple groups of 10 that are distanced on their own property, as well as one-on-one personal training indoors
    • outdoor pools can open with a limit of 10 people at a time with physical distancing
    • organized sports practices can have 10 people outdoors without physical distancing, or multiple groups of 10 that are distanced
    • professional arts and culture organizations can hold rehearsals with 15 people indoors and amateur rehearsals can have 10 people outdoors without physical distancing
    • drive-in theatres can operate with no limit on numbers
    • campgrounds can offer season and short-term camping following their sector plan with distance between campsites
    • residents of long-term care facilities can have visitors outdoors; visitors must wear masks but no physical distance is required if the resident is fully vaccinated
    • recreation activities and services such as hairstyling can resume for fully vaccinated residents of long-term care facilities
    • fully vaccinated residents of homes licensed by the Department of Health and Wellness under the Homes for Special Care Act can resume access to their communities for work or school
    • fully vaccinated residents of homes licensed by the Department of Community Service under the Homes for Special Care Act can resume access to their communities for work, therapy, recreation and family visits
    • more people can get exceptions to enter Nova Scotia for end-of-life visits with immediate family members
    • students from within Canada can apply to enter the province for in-person or virtual studies if they are enrolled in the summer semester
    People who do not follow the public health measures can be fined. For example, the fine is now $2,000 for each person at an illegal gathering.

    A passenger testing program at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport is planned. Other border testing measures are being considered. More details will be released as they are developed.

    The reopening plan can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/reopening-safely-with-COVID-19-plan-overview.pdf
     
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    No idea.
     
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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zones

    Friday, May 28, 2021 - 07:33PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zones. 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.

    For the following locations, 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.

    • Atlantic Superstore (21 Davison Drive, Bridgewater) on:
      • May 18 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
      • May 26 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:45 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, June 1 and June 9 respectively.
    • Staples (461 Nova Scotia Trunk 10, Cookville) on May 20 between 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 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, June 3.
    • Walmart Mumford (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on May 23 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 dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 6.
    • Sobeys (1120 Queen Street, Halifax) on:
      • May 25 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
      • May 26 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
    It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 8 and June 9 respectively.
     
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    One of the dumbest press conferences to date.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, May 29, Nova Scotia is reporting four deaths related to COVID-19 and 33 new cases.

    The deaths are:
    • a man in his 80s in Western Zone
    • two men in their 80s in Central Zone
    • a woman in her 70s in Central Zone
    This is the most deaths reported in one day since May 3, 2020, when six were reported. There have now been 84 COVID-19-related deaths in Nova Scotia.

    Nova Scotia is also reporting 48 recoveries.

    There are 21 new cases in Central Zone, seven in Eastern Zone, three in Western Zone and two in Northern Zone.

    One case in Central Zone is a staff member at Ocean View Continuing Care Centre in Eastern Passage. Public health is providing direction on isolation and other requirements.

    There is still community spread in Central Zone and limited community spread in Sydney. Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 566 active cases of COVID-19. There are 43 people in hospital, including 18 in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 53 for non-ICU, and 56 for people in ICU.

    On May 28, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 5,837 tests.
     
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    • 4 deaths
    33/5837 = 0.57% positive rate
     
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    Yeah I tuned out halfway through. Could have just released the slides I posted above
     
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