So far: Global COVID 19 concerns cause closures locally and abroad

The Covid Chronicle

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From major league sports, travel, local businesses and government,  the threat of the COVID 19 has caused major issues globally.  This post may be updated often, but always check ahead of any functions or travel you plan to attend (changes may occur often)

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(Updated at 140pm) Five New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Update at 3pm: This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/five-new-presumptive-cases-of-covid-19-in-nova-scotia

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Based on decisions made by the province of Nova Scotia yesterday, all customer service centres and Planning & Development counter services are closed to the public effective immediately

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/based-on-decisions-made-by-the-province-of-nova-scotia-yesterday-all-customer-service-centres-and-planning-development-counter-services-are-closed-to-the-public-effective-immediately

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New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Live update at 3pm.  This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/new-presumptive-cases-of-covid-19-in-nova-scotia

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NSHA is extending visitor restrictions at all facilities to limit the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/nsha-is-extending-visitor-restrictions-at-all-facilities-to-limit-the-spread-of-respiratory-illness-including-covid-19

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Added: New Restrictions; Province, Health System Working to Increase Capacity

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/nsha-is-extending-visitor-restrictions-at-all-facilities-to-limit-the-spread-of-respiratory-illness-including-covid-19

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Province’s Bars to Close, Restaurants Limited to Take-out, Delivery as of Thursday; Gatherings Limited to 50 or Fewer Effective Immediately

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/provinces-bars-to-close-restaurants-limited-to-take-out-delivery-as-of-thursday-gatherings-limited-to-50-or-fewer-effective-immediately

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Many NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of COVID-19 response

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/many-nsha-services-reduced-or-suspended-as-part-of-covid-19-response

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New Prevention Measures

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/first-presumptive-cases-of-covid-19-in-nova-scotia-new-prevention-measures

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Response to COVID-19: Municipal Services Update

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/response-to-covid-19-municipal-services-update

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(Health) The NSLC is reducing hours starting Wednesday

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NSP COVID-19 RESPONSE

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/nsp-covid-19-response

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Kijiji Safety Statement

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/kijiji-safety-statement

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Ikea

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The IWK will only allow a support person, no visitors allowed.

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HRP and COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/hrp-and-covid1-19-precautionary-measures

HRP has implemented changes to its service locations as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/hrp-has-implemented-changes-to-its-service-locations-as-a-precautionary-measure-to-curb-the-spread-of-the-novel-coronavirus

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Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon will be postponed to the fall of 2020

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/scotiabank-blue-nose-marathon-will-be-postponed-to-the-fall-of-2020

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Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/two-new-presumptive-cases-of-covid-19-in-nova-scotia

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Some but not all returning travellers face returning restrictions

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Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/closure-of-access-nova-scotia-and-registry-of-motor-vehicle-offices-deadline-extension

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Via Sobey’s

“Let’s make shopping a little easier for seniors. Starting this Friday, many of our stores will be devoting the first hour of operations to those most vulnerable and require extra attention, particularly seniors.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2vtgMBo

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Via NSCC

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Yellow Cab precautions

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Warning About COVID-19 Investment Scams

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/1298-2

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First responders

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As mentioned, check with your store in advance to make sure they are participating.

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Halifax Transit service updates

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/response-to-covid-19-halifax-transit-service-updates

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The Nova Scotia Archives to close

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The Nova Scotia SPCA has prepared a coordinated response to protect our employees, volunteers and the public at large from transmitting COVID-19

** Release: https://t.co/iaMI4r4UXR

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Kaizen wrestling events cancelled

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada (current info)

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-employment-and-social-development-canada

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Porter Airline

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A joint announcement regarding St. Patrick’s Day from ourselves, @DurtyNellysPub #FinbarsIrishPub @celticcorner @OldTriangleSyd @GovernorsPub

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Schools and daycares will now be closed for an extra two weeks after March Break ends.

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Tim Hortons closes all dining areas, drive thru and take out only

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Due to the COVID-19 virus, Bide Awhile will be restricting access to the public and volunteers until further notice

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/due-to-the-covid-19-virus-bide-awhile-will-be-restricting-access-to-the-public-and-volunteers-until-further-notice

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Loblaws / Superstore

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Harvey’s shortens hours

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Walmart shortens hours

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

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GoodLife and Fit4less response for COVID-19

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/goodlife-and-fit4less-response-for-covid-19

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Provincial Visitor Information Centres to Close Until Further Notice

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/provincial-visitor-information-centres-to-close-until-further-notice

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Mayor’s Office

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Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation service updates

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/response-to-covid-19-parks-recreation-service-updates

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Casino Nova Scotia

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Doctors NS COVID-19 hotline

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NSCC update

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Halifax Public Libraries

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COVID-19: Mic Mac Mall reduces hours of operation

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/covid-19-mic-mac-mall-reduces-hours-of-operation

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Veith House

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Updated:  Correctional Facilities Take Further Acton to Prevent Covid-19

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/changes-to-correctional-facilities-visits-to-prevent-covid-19

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All Apple stores closed

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 Tim Hortons team members and guests.
Our policy is clear. Team members should always stay home if they are sick – and do not require a doctor’s note.

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Given the concern of COVID-19 and recent guidance from public health officials, the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will close to the public Sunday, March 15, until further notice. It will reopen when appropriate.

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Lake Echo Bingo

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Halifax Search and Rescue remains response ready, should our support be requested.

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Via MSVU

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** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/it-is-with-sadness-and-disappointment-that-we-announce-the-cancellation-of-the-2020-halifax-st-patricks-day-parade

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Updare via Bishop Tattoo

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In-person classes and labs for Dalhousie and King’s students will be suspended next week (March 16-20) as a preventative measure to increase social distancing and allow instructors time to shift to alternative means of teaching.

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Via Saint Mary’s University

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Update: all tested negative

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Emera Oval closing for 2019-20 winter season / Nova Scotia Museum Sites, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Close

** Release: https://t.co/VPcgQhw45c

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New Travel Measures for Nova Scotia Public Sector Employees

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/new-travel-measures-for-nova-scotia-public-sector-employees

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All local sport programs, competitions, fundraisers and any related activities to Special Olympics Nova Scotia will be suspended effective immediately and until further notice.

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NSHA has opened initial COVID-19 assessment centres across the province

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/nsha-has-opened-initial-covid-19-assessment-centres-across-the-province

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Johnson Insurance limitations

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Not all but some Via Rail trips are cancelled.   Check with Via before traveling for updates.

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Military message to members

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** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/princess-cruises-announces-a-voluntary-and-temporary-pause-of-its-global-ship-operations-for-60-days

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(Sophie Trudeau tested positive)

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Cineplex response to COVID-19 by closing theaters

** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/cineplex-response-to-covid-19

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What Air Canada is doing

** Release: https://t.co/MAkx90y1jV

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The first 20 HRFE members who were on a specialized training course in the US will all self isolate after returning home as part of COVID-19 prevention.

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Cloverdale Courtwork Society

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“We are devastated to cancel this national celebration of music, but at this time of global uncertainty, the health, safety and well-being of all Canadians must stand at the forefront”

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