The Covid Chronicle

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report for May 19, 2022

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report for May 19, 2022 ——————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting 2,513 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 59 hospitalizations and 24 deaths during the seven-day period ending May 16. The number of new cases – including those linked to long-term care facility outbreaks – and the number of new ...

Mask Requirement Removed in Public Schools

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Mask Requirement Removed in Public Schools ——————————————————– The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will remove the mask requirement in Nova Scotia’s public schools beginning Tuesday, May 24. Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, said today, May 19, that masks will continue to be recommended and that ...

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, Sixth Wave

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, Sixth Wave ——————————————————– The data in this week’s COVID-19 epidemiologic summary shows a marked decrease in new cases compared to the previous seven-day period. However, hospital admissions in Nova Scotia have increased since the last report and there are 24 new deaths due to COVID-19. “The data ...

On the National Day of Mourning, today, April 28, Nova Scotians come together to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotians Honour Workers, Families ————————————————————————————————————- On the National Day of Mourning, today, April 28, Nova Scotians come together to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness. “Please join us in taking a moment to reflect and remember those we have lost,” ...

Update on COVID-19 Booster Doses for 70+, Youth

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update on COVID-19 Booster Doses for 70+, Youth —————————————————————– Adults 70 and older in Nova Scotia can now book an additional booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine at their local pharmacy or drop-in clinic. “Boosters are more than just a nice-to-do – they are an important part of protecting yourself and others ...

The data in this week’s COVID-19 epidemiologic summary points to a possible stabilization in two key metrics after a period of steady increases

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report ——————————————————– The data in this week’s COVID-19 epidemiologic summary points to a possible stabilization in two key metrics after a period of steady increases. In this seven-day reporting period, the number of lab-confirmed cases and the number of cases linked to long-term care outbreaks are similar to ...

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report ————————————————————— This week’s COVID-19 data report shows a continued increase in the number of lab-confirmed infections and corresponding increase in the metrics used to monitor severe outcomes. Because of widespread vaccine coverage, there are fewer people as a percentage of total cases ending up in hospital or ...

Public Health is reminding Nova Scotians to stay COVID-safe

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health is reminding Nova Scotians to stay COVID-safe As we head into a long weekend with increased rates of active COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia, Public Health is encouraging Nova Scotians to do everything they can to limit the spread of COVID-19. ​ 1.​ ​ ​ ​ Stay home if you’re ...

Mask Requirement Remains in Public Schools

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Mask Requirement Remains in Public Schools —————————————————— The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will maintain the mask requirement in Nova Scotia’s public schools until at least the May long weekend. Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, said today, April 13, that students, staff, outside service providers, ...

Free Covid-19 rapid tests are now available to more people in more places across the province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Free Covid-19 rapid tests are now available to more people in more places across the province Drop-In Locations: Nova Scotians can visit their local MLA’s office during business hours to pick up a box of rapid tests. Tests are also available for pick-up at 80 public libraries across the province. Check ...

Paid Sick Leave Program Extended Until May 7

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Paid Sick Leave Program Extended Until May 7 ———————————————————————————————————— Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program will be extended until May 7, 2022, the same date that Canada’s Sickness Recovery Benefit will end. Program requirements for Nova Scotia’s voluntary program will not change. “Nova Scotians know how to prevent the spread ...

Response to COVID-19: Adjustments to municipal meetings

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Adjustments to municipal meetings The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that, due to resourcing challenges as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 cases in the community, including employee exposures and provincially mandated self-isolation and testing requirements, municipal service standards are expected to be impacted. This includes ...

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, New Epidemiologic Summary Available

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, New Epidemiologic Summary Available ————————————————————- This week’s COVID-19 epidemiologic report shows a continued increase in positive lab tests as a result of the highly infectious and transmissible Omicron and BA.2 variants. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are also increasing. However, the risk of severe illness continues to be ...

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, New Epidemiologic Summary Available

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, New Epidemiologic Summary Available ————————————————————- NOTE: Data on third vaccine doses is not available because of a technical issue. ————————————————————- This week’s COVID-19 epidemiologic report shows a continued increase in positive lab tests and cases linked to long-term and residential care facilities in Nova Scotia. Hospitalizations due ...

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report – March 24

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Weekly Data Report – March 24 ——————————————————– Nova Scotia’s weekly epidemiological report shows a continued increase in lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Between March 16 and 22, there were 13 deaths and 36 new hospital admissions. People aged 65 or older, and those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, continue to ...

Halifax Regional Police make arrests related to incidents involving prominent health official​

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police make arrests related to incidents involving prominent health official​ ​ Earlier this evening, Halifax Regional Police members arrested a male and a female in the 300 block of Pleasant Street in Dartmouth in relation to offences that occurred in the RCMP territory involving a prominent health official earlier ...

Province Supports Volunteer Fire Departments

**** CNS Media Release Province Supports Volunteer Fire Departments —————————————————————– The Government is investing $3.5 million to help volunteer fire departments, ground search and rescue organizations and First Nations fire departments recover from fundraising losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 340 organizations will each receive a one-time grant of $10,000. “The pandemic has had ...

Public Health measures remain in Nova Scotia Health facilities​

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health measures remain in Nova Scotia Health facilities​ As Nova Scotia enters phase three of its reopening plan today, March 21, Nova Scotia Health would like to remind the public about what to expect in our facilities, where public health measures remain in place to protect the health and safety ...

Following the Province’s Covid-19 Guidelines, as of Monday March 21st you will no longer be required to wear a face mask within the Zatzman Sportsplex facility

**** Via Zatzman Sportsplex Following the Province’s Covid-19 Guidelines, as of Monday March 21st you will no longer be required to wear a face mask within the Zatzman Sportsplex facility. You are encouraged to continue wearing one if you choose to do so. Additionally, you will no longer be required to book activities in advance. ...

Response to COVID-19: Phase 3 impact on municipal services

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Phase 3 impact on municipal services ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates to municipal services, as the province is expected to enter phase 3 of the Province of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan on Monday, March 21. ​ Masks and physical distancing Effective March ...

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   COVID-19 Weekly Data Report ——————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia issues a weekly COVID-19 data report every Thursday. The next update will be on Thursday, March 17. —————————————————— This week’s COVID-19 epidemiology report shows a continued downward trend on several key indicators, including hospitalizations and deaths. However, it also shows that the ...

Seven New Hospital Admissions, Three Discharges, Four Deaths, State of Emergency Ends March 20

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Seven New Hospital Admissions, Three Discharges, Four Deaths, State of Emergency Ends March 20 —————————————————————- NOTE: The last daily COVID-19 news release and data dashboard update will be today, March 4, as Nova Scotia moves to weekly reporting. The next COVID-19 release and dashboard update will be on Thursday, March ...

Phase 2 of Reopening; Changes in Testing, Contact and Case Management

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Phase 2 of Reopening; Changes in Testing, Contact and Case Management ——————————————————– Nova Scotians will see COVID-19 restrictions ease further and an evolving approach to testing and case and contact management starting next week. At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 7, Phase 2 of the Province’s reopening plan begins. The main ...

Gradual easing of Nova Scotia Health’s visitor restrictions to begin next week

**** NSHA Media Release Gradual easing of Nova Scotia Health’s visitor restrictions to begin next week Nova Scotia Health will gradually begin easing restrictions to allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support people to support patients. ​ Support people/visitors will still be required to show proof of vaccination when entering health care facilities. ...

Six New Hospital Admissions, One Discharge, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Hospital Admissions, One Discharge, Three Deaths ——————————————————- NOTE: The last daily COVID-19 news release and data dashboard update will be on Friday, March 4, as Nova Scotia moves to weekly reporting. The next COVID-19 release and dashboard update will be on Thursday, March 10. ——————————————————– Today, March 3, Nova ...

Four New Hospital Admissions, Two Discharges, Four Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Hospital Admissions, Two Discharges, Four Deaths —————————————————————- Today, March 2, Nova Scotia is reporting four new hospital admissions and two discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting four deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 50s in Central Zone — a man in his 80s in Western Zone ...

Four New Hospital Admissions, Two Discharges, Two Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Four New Hospital Admissions, Two Discharges, Two Deaths —————————————————————– Today, March 1, Nova Scotia is reporting four new hospital admissions and two discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting two deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 70s in Central Zone — a woman in her 90s in Central ...

Six New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, Seven Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Six New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, Seven Deaths —————————————————————- Today, February 28, Nova Scotia is reporting six new hospital admissions and four discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting seven deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 30s in Central Zone — a man in his 60s in Central ...

Testing for COVID-19? Nova Scotia Health reminds you to fill out online screening tool to ensure you are considered for COVID-19 medication

**** NSHA Media Release Testing for COVID-19? Nova Scotia Health reminds you to fill out online screening tool to ensure you are considered for COVID-19 medication Nova Scotia Health urges Nova Scotians to complete the Report and Support online screening tool as soon as they book a PCR test or have received a positive rapid test result. ...

Five New Hospital Admissions, Two Discharges, Two Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Hospital Admissions, Two Discharges, Two Deaths ——————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. The next update will be on Monday, February 28. —————————————————— Today, February 25, Nova Scotia is reporting five new hospital admissions and two discharges. Nova ...

HRM Response to COVID-19: Update on vaccine policy and public health guidelines

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update on vaccine policy and public health guidelines The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. As of Monday, February 28, phase 1 of the province’s reopening plan will no longer require residents to show proof of full vaccination before participating in ...

Nova Scotia is reporting five new hospital admissions and six discharges

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges —————————————————— Today, February 24, Nova Scotia is reporting five new hospital admissions and six discharges. There are 46 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit. That includes 12 people in ICU. The age ...

Port of Halifax excited for the return of cruise vessels in 2022

**** Info via Port of Halifax 2022 Port of Halifax excited for the return of cruise vessels in 2022 Cruise vessels are returning to the Port of Halifax in 2022. The Halifax Port Authority would like to recognize Transport Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada for taking the steps necessary to allow the ...

COVID-19 Restrictions Easing Next Week, Fully Lifted on March 21

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Restrictions Easing Next Week, Fully Lifted on March 21 —————————————————————– Nova Scotia is moving up the timeline for easing public health restrictions and will end all restrictions on March 21. “The restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic are a balancing act between keeping people safe and preventing other ...

Nova Scotia is reporting three new hospital admissions and four discharges

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges —————————————————————- Today, February 23, Nova Scotia is reporting three new hospital admissions and four discharges. There are 49 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit. That includes 11 people in ICU. The age ...

Municipality launches last minute online rentals for municipal arenas

**** HRM Media Release Municipality launches last minute online rentals for municipal arenas  The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched new online rental booking services at select municipal arenas.​ ​ This new service will provide accessibility and flexibility for facility bookings, including offering residents the opportunity to secure last-minute available rental hours at participating arenas in ...

Two New Hospital Admissions, No Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Hospital Admissions, No Discharges, Three Deaths —————————————————————– Today, February 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two new hospital admissions and no discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 60s in Central Zone — a woman in her 70s in Central Zone ...

RCMP Statement – Enforcement under the Emergencies Act

**** RCMP Media Release Statement – Enforcement under the Emergencies Act Over the last three weeks, police services across the country have been responding to unprecedented and unlawful demonstrations, protests, occupations, and acts of civil disobedience. Federal and provincial legislation provides significant authorities and powers to police services to maintain the rule of law, however, the ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 54 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 54 People in Hospital —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing a COVID-19 news release on Monday, February 21 (Heritage Day). Abbreviated COVID-19 news releases were issued this weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Tuesday, February 22. —————————————————————- Today, February 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 54 people ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 60 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 60 People in Hospital —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing a COVID-19 news release on Monday, February 21 (Heritage Day). Abbreviated COVID-19 news releases will be issued this weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Tuesday, February 22. —————————————————————- Today, February 19, Nova Scotia is reporting 60 ...

Four New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing a COVID-19 news release on Monday, February 21. Abbreviated COVID-19 news releases will be issued on February 19 and 20. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Tuesday, February 22. —————————————————————- Today, ...

Nova Scotia Health vaccine outreach clinics offering drop-ins across the province

**** NSHA Media Release   Nova Scotia Health vaccine outreach clinics offering drop-ins across the province Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-in vaccines in Central, Eastern, Northern and Western zones next week to help support vaccine accessibility.​ The outreach vaccine clinics are focused on providing first and second doses of ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Two Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Two Deaths ————————————————————— Today, February 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and five discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting two deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 50s in Eastern Zone — a man in his 70s in Eastern Zone. ...

Scotiabank Centre will re-open its doors to a diverse calendar of events beginning this Friday, February 18

**** Scotiabank Centre Release Scotiabank Centre will re-open its doors to a diverse calendar of events beginning this Friday, February 18 with the Halifax Mooseheads vs. Saint John Sea Dogs game. ​ “After two long months of waiting, our players and fans are very excited to return to the Scotiabank Centre​ for Mooseheads hockey,” said ...

Four New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges, Three Deaths ——————————————————————————————————- Today, February 16, Nova Scotia is reporting four new hospital admissions and nine discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19 that occurred between February 6 and 12: — a woman in her 50s in Eastern Zone — ...

Seven New Hospital Admissions, Three Discharges, Six Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Hospital Admissions, Three Discharges, Six Deaths —————————————————————- Today, February 15, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new hospital admissions and three discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting six deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 60s in Central Zone — a woman in her 70s in Central Zone ...

Prime Minister Trudeau has invoke the Emergencies Act in relation to truck convoys against COVID-19 mandates

According to CPAC, Prime Minister Trudeau has invoke the Emergencies Act in relation to truck convoys against COVID-19 mandates. Video link – https://www.cpac.ca/episode?id=5e1dee4a-a576-48f9-85b8-c2f620ddff61 Via Canada.ca Emergencies Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 22 (4th Supp.) An Act to authorize the taking of special temporary measures to ensure safety and security during national emergencies and to amend other ...

Three New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Seven Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Seven Deaths —————————————————————– Today, February 14, Nova Scotia is reporting three new hospital admissions and five discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting seven deaths related to COVID-19, all in Western Zone: — a man in his 60s — two men and a woman in their ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 76 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 76 People in Hospital —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until tomorrow, February 14. —————————————————————– Today, February 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 76 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Police respond to protests in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police respond to protests in Halifax ​ Halifax Regional Police responded to protests involving a large number of vehicles as well as protestors who attended on foot in Halifax today. Several hundred vehicles started arriving in the downtown core of Halifax after travelling from across Nova Scotia starting around noon and into ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 79 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 79 People in Hospital —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, February 14. —————————————————————– Today, February 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 79 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Halifax Regional Police Statement on Saturday protests involving vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police Statement on Saturday protests involving vehicles Below is a statement issued by Halifax Regional Police related to Saturday’s truck convoy protests: Members of the public and media have a number of questions about the expected weekend truck convoy protest and the effect it can have on our city, ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, 12 Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, 12 Discharges, One Death ——————————————————— Today, February 11, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and 12 discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A child between the ages of 5 and 11 has died. “It is with deep sadness that we ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, Eight Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, Eight Discharges, One Death —————————————————————- Today, February 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and eight discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s in Central Zone has died. “This pandemic has taken so much, but the ...

Public Health Restrictions to Ease Over Three Phases

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Public Health Restrictions to Ease Over Three Phases ——————————————————– Provincewide COVID-19 restrictions will be eased over three phases, starting Monday, February 14. “While we still need to be cautious, things are moving in the right direction and we can start to slowly ease restrictions,” said Premier Tim Houston. “We ask Nova ...

Eight New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, Five Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, Five Deaths —————————————————————– Today, February 9, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new hospital admissions and four discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting five deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 60s in Northern Zone — a woman in her 70s in Western Zone ...

Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act in relation to an incident that occurred yesterday in Halifax. ​ On February 8 at approximately 9:15 a.m., ...

New Guidance on COVID-19 Boosters for Adolescents, Third Doses for Children, Vaccine for People who Test Positive

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Guidance on COVID-19 Boosters for Adolescents, Third Doses for Children, Vaccine for People who Test Positive —————————————————- The Province is recommending a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for Nova Scotians ages 12 to 17 at higher risk of severe illness. The age of booster eligibility has lowered following a recent ...

12 New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 12 New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges —————————————————————- Today, February 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new hospital admissions and nine discharges. There are 91 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit. That includes 14 people in ICU. The age ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act in relation to two separate incidents that occurred last Friday at different locations in Halifax. ​ On February 4 ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges, Three Deaths —————————————————————– Today, February 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and six discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 60s in Central Zone — a woman in her 70s in Western Zone ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 95 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 95 People in Hospital ——————————————————————————————————————— NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, February 7. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, February 6, Nova Scotia is reporting 95 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Police inform public of anticipated event involving vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police inform public of anticipated event involving vehicles Police have received information about​ an event involving a significant number of vehicles in different parts of Halifax Regional Municipality, and ask​ motorists to be prepared. We are monitoring the situation closely​ and officers will respond accordingly.​ ​ Police remind organizers, attendees and members of the public ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 102 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit.

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 102 People in Hospital ——————————————————————————————————————— NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, February 7. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, February 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 102 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

11 New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges, One Death, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media 11 New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges, One Death, State of Emergency Renewed ———————————————————– Today, February 4, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new hospital admissions and six discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s in Central Zone has died. “We have suffered significant loss ...

Limits Increasing for Practices and Rehearsals

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Limits Increasing for Practices and Rehearsals —————————————————————- Starting Monday, February 7, restrictions are easing for sports practices and arts and culture rehearsals. All other restrictions will remain in place until February 14. “Being cautious has served us well throughout the pandemic and we’re continuing that approach as we develop plans to ...

Information about Public Health follow-up for those who tested positive for COVID-19 between January 21 and 29

**** NSHA Media Release Information about Public Health follow-up for those who tested positive for COVID-19 between January 21 and 29 ​ Due to high case numbers driven by the Omicron variant, Public Health continues to experience delays in follow-up with Nova Scotians who have tested positive for COVID-19. To focus on supporting detailed follow-ups ...

Planned storm closures affecting COVID-19 testing centres and vaccine clinics

**** NSHA Media Release Planned storm closures affecting COVID-19 testing centres and vaccine clinics ​ With winter storm and freezing rain warnings in effect across Nova Scotia, some COVID-19 testing centres and outreach vaccine clinics will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 4, and into Saturday morning, Feb. 5. Following are details of planned closures or ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and four discharges.

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, Four Deaths —————————————————————- Today, February 3, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and four discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting four deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 60s in Central Zone — a woman in her 80s in Central Zone ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, 10 Discharges, Six Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, 10 Discharges, Six Deaths —————————————————————- Today, February 2, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and 10 discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting six deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 60s in Central Zone — two women in their 70s in Central Zone ...

13 New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 13 New Hospital Admissions, Four Discharges, One Death —————————————————————– Today, February 1, Nova Scotia is reporting 13 new hospital admissions and four discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s in Central Zone has died. “It is difficult to hear that another Nova ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges, Three Deaths —————————————————————– Today, January 31, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and nine discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 70s in Central Zone — a woman in her 70s in Western Zone ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 92 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 92 People in Hospital ——————————————————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 31. ——————————————————————————————————- Today, January 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 92 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 87 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 87 People in Hospital ——————————————————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 31. ——————————————————————————————————- Today, January 29, Nova Scotia is reporting 87 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Highway Border Blockades Banned Under New Order

**** CNS Media Release Highway Border Blockades Banned Under New Order ——————————————————— The Province today, January 28, issued a directive under the Emergency Management Act prohibiting protesters from blockading Highway 104 near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border. The directive also applies to people who stop or gather alongside Highway 104, the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, ...

Healthcare Students and Instructors to Support Long-term Care and Acute-Care Sectors

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Healthcare Students and Instructors to Support Long-term Care and Acute-Care Sectors ———————————————————– Post-secondary leaders, healthcare students and instructors are stepping up to support long-term care and acute-care patients and residents. Long-term care and acute-care settings are experiencing staff shortages because of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus and ongoing vacancies. ...

10 New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges, One Death —————————————————————- Today, January 28, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new hospital admissions and six discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19: a man in his 60s in Western Zone has died. “It’s never easy to learn that another Nova ...

Nova Scotia Health vaccine outreach clinics offering drop-in vaccines in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health vaccine outreach clinics offering drop-in vaccines in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-in vaccines in Central Zone next week to help support vaccine accessibility.​ The outreach vaccine clinics are focused on providing first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nova ...

2021 Marks Two Years of Historically Low Activity at Atlantic Canada’s Largest Airport

**** HIAA Media Release Halifax Stanfield Passenger Traffic Stalled for Another Year 2021 Marks Two Years of Historically Low Activity at Atlantic Canada’s Largest Airport It was another turbulent year for passenger and flight activity at Halifax Stanfield, resulting in significant financial losses for Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). For the second year in a ...

Reckitt, the Maker of Lysol, donates over $300,000 in Lysol Wipes through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation for front-line staff and Local Community Groups

**** Dartmouth General Foundation Release   Reckitt, the Maker of Lysol, donates over $300,000 in Lysol Wipes through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation for front-line staff and Local Community Groups The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation (DGHF) is doing its part to ring in a happy and healthy new year for community groups in HRM. A ...

11 New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, One Death ——————————————————— Today, January 27, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new hospital admissions and seven discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19: a woman in her 70s in Central Zone. “This is another difficult day for our province as another ...

The NS “2022 Truckers For Freedom Convoy” set off from Enfield this morning

The NS “2022 Truckers For Freedom Convoy” set off from Enfield this morning This rolling event is to show opposition for trucker COVID-19 mandatory vaccine set out by Ottawa and is one of many large freedom trucker events. The info below is via the events Facebook page. “This exciting event is for ALL of the ...

Provincewide Restrictions Extended, Community Vaccination Clinics Closing

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Provincewide Restrictions Extended, Community Vaccination Clinics Closing ——————————————————- The Province is extending current provincewide public health restrictions until February 14 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. There have been 369 hospitalizations and 30 deaths since the start of the Omicron wave on December 8. “We need these restrictions to continue ...

16 New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 16 New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Three Deaths —————————————————————- Today, January 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 16 new hospital admissions and five discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 80s in Central Zone — a man in his 80s in Central Zone ...

11 New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges, Five Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Hospital Admissions, Nine Discharges, Five Deaths —————————————————————- Today, January 25, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new hospital admissions and nine discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting five deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 70s in Central Zone — a man in his 80s in Central Zone ...

15 New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, Five Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, Five Deaths —————————————————————- Today, January 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new hospital admissions and seven discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting five deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 60s in Central Zone — a man in his 70s in Central Zone ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 85 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 85 People in Hospital —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 24. —————————————————————– Today, January 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 85 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 82 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 82 People in Hospital —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 24. —————————————————————– Today, January 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 82 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

16 New Hospital Admissions, Three Discharges, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 16 New Hospital Admissions, Three Discharges, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, January 21, Nova Scotia is reporting 16 new hospital admissions and three discharges. There are 94 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit. That includes 13 people ...

People 30 and Older Now Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine / Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in vaccines across the province next week​

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People 30 and Older Now Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine —————————————————— Nova Scotians who are 30 and older are now able to schedule an appointment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. More than 55,000 Pfizer appointments were added to clinics across the province earlier this week, but booking had been restricted to ...

Nova Scotia Health research leads to new recommendation for rapid test swabbing technique that improves accuracy

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health research leads to new recommendation for rapid test swabbing technique that improves accuracy Nova Scotia Public Health now recommends Nova Scotians using rapid tests swab both their throat and nose when collecting their sample. This is based on research led by Nova Scotia Health’s microbiology team. Nova Scotia ...

18 New Hospital Admissions, 11 Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 18 New Hospital Admissions, 11 Discharges, Three Deaths —————————————————— Today, January 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new hospital admissions and 11 discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a woman in her 50s in Central Zone — a woman in her 70s in Northern Zone ...

Public Health no longer issuing potential exposures

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health no longer issuing potential exposures Public Health has changed its approach to manage the significant increase in COVID-19 activity across the province. Most Nova Scotians who are positive for COVID-19 will identify and contact their close contacts. As a result, Public Health no longer has the necessary information to ...

11 New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges, Three Deaths —————————————————————- Today, January 19, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new hospital admissions and five discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 60s in Central Zone — a man in his 80s in Central Zone ...

13 New Hospital Admissions, Eight Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 13 New Hospital Admissions, Eight Discharges, One Death —————————————————————- Today, January 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 13 new hospital admissions and eight discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s in Eastern Zone has died. “This is another very sad day and I ...

Halifax District RCMP has charged two men for failing to comply with COVID-19​ health restrictions at a business in Upper Tantallon

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge two men for failing to comply with COVID-19​ health restrictions Halifax District RCMP has charged two men for failing to comply with COVID-19​ health restrictions at a business in Upper Tantallon. At approximately 6:10 p.m. on January 15, Halifax District RCMP were called to attend a business on Hammonds ...

15 New Hospital Admissions, 12 Discharges, Four Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Hospital Admissions, 12 Discharges, Four Deaths —————————————————————- Today, January 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new hospital admissions and 12 discharges since the last update on January 14. Nova Scotia is also reporting four deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 40s in Central Zone — a ...

COVID-19 Boosters for Nova Scotians 18 and Older; More Pfizer Appointments Added

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Boosters for Nova Scotians 18 and Older; More Pfizer Appointments Added —————————————————————- The Province has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses to include anyone 18 years of age and older. Booster doses are administered at least 168 days after the primary series. People who received two doses of the AstraZeneca ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 68 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 68 People in Hospital ——————————————————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until tomorrow, January 17. ——————————————————————————————————– Today, January 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 68 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Police issue eleven summary offence tickets for failing to follow​ Health​ Protection​ Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue eleven summary offence tickets for failing to follow​ Health​ Protection​ Act ​ Today, police issued eleven people tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 12:41 a.m. officers responded to a report of a party in a residence in the 6000 block of ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 58 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 58 People in Hospital —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on the weekend. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 17. —————————————————————- Today, January 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 58 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized ...

Changes in Public Health follow-up for people who test positive for COVID-19 / Nova Scotians who test positive asked to complete the online COVID-19 Report and Support form​

**** NSHA Media Release Changes in Public Health follow-up for people who test positive for COVID-19 Due to high case numbers driven by the Omicron variant, Public Health continues to experience delays in follow-up with Nova Scotians who have tested positive for COVID-19. To focus on supporting detailed follow-ups in priority settings such as, long-term ...

Six New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Hospital Admissions, Six Discharges —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on January 15 and 16. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 17. —————————————————————– Today, January 14, Nova Scotia is reporting six new hospital admissions and six discharges. There are 57 ...

Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Yesterday, police issued a man a ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 12:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a man at a Halifax hotel ...

Five New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Hospital Admissions, Five Discharges —————————————————————– Today, January 13, Nova Scotia is reporting five new hospital admissions and five discharges. There are 59 people in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 and are receiving specialized care in a COVID-19 designated unit. That includes seven people in ICU. The age ...

Additional service reductions due to high number of emergency visits and admissions, combined with staffing pressures

**** NSHA Media Release   Additional service reductions due to high number of emergency visits and admissions, combined with staffing pressures Hospitals throughout Nova Scotia continue to see higher than normal emergency visits and demands for hospitals beds, including increasing COVID-19 related admissions and staffing pressures, which are resulting in delays in care and ongoing ...

12 New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, One Death

“*** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   12 New Hospital Admissions, Seven Discharges, One Death ——————————————————- Today, January 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new hospital admissions and seven discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 60s in Western Zone has died. “My heart goes out to another Nova ...

15 New Hospital Admissions, 16 Discharges, One Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Hospital Admissions, 16 Discharges, One Death —————————————————————- Today, January 11, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new hospital admissions and 16 discharges. Nova Scotia is also reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s in Central Zone has died. “I am so saddened to hear about another ...

29 New Hospital Admissions, Three Deaths

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 29 New Hospital Admissions, Three Deaths —————————————————— Today, January 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 29 new hospital admissions and 19 discharges since the last update on January 7. Nova Scotia is also reporting three deaths related to COVID-19: — a man in his 60s in Eastern Zone — a man in ...

Applications Now Open for Sector Impact Support Program

**** CNS Media Release Applications Now Open for Sector Impact Support Program —————————————————- Businesses impacted by the latest public health restrictions in Nova Scotia can now apply for support through the Sector Impact Support Program. “This recent wave of the pandemic has been challenging for many businesses across our province, and with these public health ...

837 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 837 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on weekends. The online dashboard will not be updated until Monday, January 10. —————————————————– Today, January 9, Nova Scotia is reporting 837 new cases of COVID-19. There are 541 cases in Central Zone, 133 cases in ...

1,145 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 1,145 New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on weekends. The online dashboard will not be updated until Monday, January 10. ——————————————————- Today, January 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 1,145 new cases of COVID-19. There are 598 cases in Central Zone, 240 cases in ...

One Death, 678 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreaks, Hospital Outbreaks, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 678 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreaks, Hospital Outbreaks, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will issue abbreviated COVID-19 news releases on January 8 and 9. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Monday, January 10. —————————————————————- Today, January 7, Nova Scotia is reporting ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines across the province next week

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines across the province next week Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-in vaccines (Pfizer) in Central, Eastern, Northern and Western zones to help support vaccine accessibility. COVID-19 vaccine clinics for various​ brackets (anyone aged 5+,​ just for kids 5-11,​ aged 12+) are ...

Nova Scotia RCMP update on operations amidst COVID-19

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP update on operations amidst COVID-19   The Nova Scotia RCMP continues to work closely with the Province of Nova Scotia and our policing partners in response to the pandemic to ensure the public and our employees are as protected as possible and we continue to provide policing services ...

Change to reporting of public exposure locations by Public Health

**** NSHA Media Release Change to reporting of public exposure locations by Public Health Public Health has changed its approach to manage a significant increase in COVID-19 activity across the province. Efforts and resources are focused on protecting the most vulnerable Nova Scotians and those in high-risk settings including long-term care, hospitals, shelters and transition ...

745 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 745 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks ——————————————————— Today, January 6, Nova Scotia is reporting 745 new cases of COVID-19. There are 459 cases in Central Zone, 128 cases in Eastern Zone, 95 cases in Western Zone and 63 cases in Northern Zone. There are 48 people in hospital with nine ...

Restrictions Extended, Changes for Self-Isolation, Close Contacts

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Restrictions Extended, Changes for Self-Isolation, Close Contacts ——————————————————– Nova Scotia will extend current COVID-19 restrictions until the end of January and make changes to self-isolation requirements. The Province is also recommending long-term care facilities close to most visitors for two weeks and will launch the paid sick leave program next week. ...

Schools Move to At-Home Learning for One Week

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Schools Move to At-Home Learning for One Week —————————————————————- Students in Nova Scotia’s public schools will move to at-home learning for one week beginning Monday, January 10. Schools will remain open for students who use learning centres and will reopen to in-person learning on January 17. “We have heard concerns from ...

842 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks, Long-Term Care Outbreaks

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 842 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks, Long-Term Care Outbreaks —————————————————————- Today, January 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 842 new cases of COVID-19. There are 498 cases in Central Zone, 141 cases in Eastern Zone, 121 cases in Western Zone and 82 cases in Northern Zone. There are 45 people in ...

Booster Clinics Rolling Out Across Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Booster Clinics Rolling Out Across Province ———————————————————————————————————– Clinics are opening across the province this month to give Nova Scotians booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. New community clinics will offer vaccine by appointment starting: — Thursday, January 6, at the Halifax Forum — Monday, January 10, at the Acadia Festival Theatre in ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police issued three summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On December 31, 2021 officers responded to a report of a man in the common ...

Nova Scotia Health introduces temporary changes to visitor and support person restrictions

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health introduces temporary changes to visitor and support person restrictions Given the increasing spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Nova Scotia Health is making changes to visitor restrictions across the province to further reduce the risk of the virus being introduced or spread within its facilities. Effective 8 a.m. ...

1,020 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 1,020 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks ————————————————————————————————————- Today, January 4, Nova Scotia is reporting 1,020 new cases of COVID-19. There are 544 cases in Central Zone, 182 cases in Eastern Zone, 141 cases in Northern Zone and 153 cases in Western Zone. There are 40 people in hospital with five ...

NSTU Expects Operational Issues to Cause School Closures as Public Health Discontinues Contact Tracing

**** NSTU Release NSTU Expects Operational Issues to Cause School Closures as Public Health Discontinues Contact Tracing NSTU is concerned that the decision by Public Health to discontinue contact tracing in schools while at the same time declaring that it is safe to reopen to in person learning during the current wave of infection, will ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 1,020 new cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 1,020 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today. The online dashboard will not be updated today but will be updated tomorrow, January 4. —————————————————————– Today, January 3, Nova Scotia is reporting 1,020 new cases of COVID-19. There were 664 cases in Central ...

Nova Scotia Expands Eligible Age for COVID-19 Boosters

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Expands Eligible Age for COVID-19 Boosters —————————————————————– The Province has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses to include anyone 30 years of age and older. Booster doses are administered at least 168 days after the primary series. People who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or the one-dose ...

1,893 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 1,893 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today and Monday, January 3. The online dashboard will not be updated until Tuesday, January 4. —————————————————————- Today, January 2, Nova Scotia is reporting 1,893 new cases of COVID-19 since the last update on December ...

COVID Cases Reported at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

**** Justice Media Release COVID Cases Reported at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility ——————————————————————————————————————— Thirty-one adults in custody at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth tested positive for COVID-19. None of the confirmed cases are in hospital. Several staff at the facility have also tested positive and are self-isolating. Correctional Services are working ...

618 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 618 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreaks ——————————————————————————————————————— NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing a COVID-19 news release on New Year’s Day. Abbreviated COVID-19 news releases will be issued on January 2 and 3. The online dashboard will not be updated again until Tuesday, January 4. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, December 31, Nova ...

Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On December 30 at approximately 3:50 p.m., police responded to an outdoor skating park in ...

Hope for Wildlife to close education tours for the months of January and February due to COVID-19

**** Hope for Wildlife Release Unfortunately due to increasing covid cases, we have made the decision to close our education tours for the months of January and February to keep the public, our team, and our animals safe. Our wildlife drop off centres will remain open 24/7. We will still have our annual Christmas tree ...

Emergency departments experiencing high number of patient visits

**** NSHA Media Release Emergency departments experiencing high number of patient visits Emergency departments throughout Nova Scotia continue to see high patient volumes over the holidays, resulting in longer waits than usual for care. If you are experiencing an emergency, please do not hesitate to visit your nearest emergency department. Emergency departments at regional hospitals ...

Public Health no longer able to provide COVID-19 recovery letters, individuals to stop isolating when they meet recovery criteria

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health no longer able to provide COVID-19 recovery letters, individuals to stop isolating when they meet recovery criteria Due to the significant surge in cases, Public Health no longer has capacity to provide each positive COVID-19 case with a recovery letter. Individuals are asked to self-assess using the criteria below ...

511 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak, Hospital Outbreak

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 511 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak, Hospital Outbreak ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, December 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 522 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, which includes 11 duplicate cases for a total 511 new cases. There are 331 cases in Central Zone, 56 cases in Eastern Zone, 59 cases in Northern ...

Nova Scotia Ramps Up Booster Shot Rollout

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Ramps Up Booster Shot Rollout —————————————————- Nova Scotia is ramping up its delivery of COVID-19 booster doses, adding more clinics and more immunizers across the province. With adequate vaccine supply secured from the federal government, the vaccine program will be significantly expanded to meet the demand for booster doses, ...

temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: PSA – Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions UPDATE: Beginning Thursday, Dec. 30, both the Woodside and Alderney ferries will be reduced to 30-minute service due to resourcing challenges resulting from mounting positive COVID-19 cases amongst Halifax Transit staff, employee exposures, provincially mandated self-isolation and testing requirements. This change will remain in ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 586 new cases of COVID-19. From December 25 to 28, 69 lab results were repeat positives

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 586 New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, December 29, Nova Scotia is reporting 586 new cases of COVID-19. From December 25 to 28, 69 lab results were repeat positives. There are 393 cases in Central Zone, 106 cases in Eastern Zone, 56 cases in Northern Zone and 31 cases in Western ...

New Year’s Eve 2022 virtual celebrations

**** HRM Media Release New Year’s Eve 2022 virtual celebrations Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to tune into this year’s virtual New Year’s Eve celebrations. At 11 p.m. on Friday, December 31, the Halifax Regional Municipality’s YouTube channel will feature two broadcasts for viewing: ​ Broadcast 1 – Golden Era ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines in Central Zone from December 30 to January 7

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines in Central Zone from December 30 to January 7 Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-in vaccination (Pfizer) in Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility. The clinics are open at the following locations, at the following ...

UPDATE: PSA – Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: PSA – Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions Beginning Thursday, Dec. 30, a number of additional Halifax Transit conventional bus trips will be cancelled due to current staffing levels. These cancellations will remain in effect until further notice. ​ For the most up-to-date information on service disruptions and a full list ...

Public School Holiday Break Extended; Contact Tracing in Schools to Stop

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Public School Holiday Break Extended; Contact Tracing in Schools to Stop —————————————————— The holiday break for students will be extended with students returning to class on Monday, January 10 and teachers and other school staff returning Tuesday, January 4. The extended break allows families to monitor students for COVID-19 symptoms before ...

561 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 561 New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today, December 28. The online dashboard will not be updated until tomorrow, December 29. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, December 28, Nova Scotia is reporting 561 new cases of COVID-19. There are 430 cases in Central Zone, 54 ...

581 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreak

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 581 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreak ——————————————————————————————————————— NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today and tomorrow, December 28. The online dashboard will not be updated until Wednesday, December 29. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, December 27, Nova Scotia is reporting 581 new cases of COVID-19. There are 420 cases ...

1,147 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 1,147 New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 new release today and on December 27 and 28. The online dashboard will not be updated until Wednesday, December 29. ——————————————————– Today, December 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 1,147 new cases of COVID-19 since the last update ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in our province, ...

With the recent public health measures, the SPCA need to refine guidelines for any visitors to our shelter

**** NS SPCA Release With the recent public health measures, the SPCA need to refine guidelines for any visitors to the shelter. In order to ensure the SPCA continues to be here to assist animals in need , we will need your help, patience and understanding as we strive to keep our staff and visitors ...

Update to a previously issued notification plus a NEW potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Update to a previously issued notification plus a NEW potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of an update to a previously issued notification and a potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, ...

611 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 611 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing a COVID-19 news release on Christmas Day. Abbreviated COVID-19 news releases will be issued on December 26, 27 and 28. The online dashboard will not be updated until Wednesday, December 29. —————————————————————- Today, December 24, ...

Changes in Public Health follow-up for individuals who test positive for COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Changes in Public Health follow-up for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 Due to high case numbers driven by the Omicron variant, Public Health continues to experience delays in follow-up with Nova Scotians who have tested positive for COVID-19. To focus on supporting detailed follow-ups in priority settings such as, long-term ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and on one flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at a location in Central Zone and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. PLEASE NOTE: Due ...

689 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 689 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak —————————————————————- Today, December 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 689 new cases of COVID-19. There are 498 cases in Central Zone, 55 cases in Eastern Zone, 79 cases in Northern Zone and 57 cases in Western Zone. Because of a spike in testing and ...

Changes to COVID-19 Reporting

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Changes to COVID-19 Reporting —————————————————————————————————————— Starting today, December 23, Nova Scotia will change how it reports daily COVID-19 data due to delays in data entry caused by the recent high number of cases. Throughout most of the pandemic, the Province has reported data from Panorama, public health’s disease information system. However, ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and on one Halifax Transit Route

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and on one Halifax Transit Route Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and one Halifax Transit route. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves ...

One Death, 537 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreak

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 537 New Cases of COVID-19, Hospital Outbreak ———————————————————————————————————– NOTE: The online COVID-19 dashboard will not be updated until Thursday, December 23. ———————————————————————————————————– Today, December 22, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 50s in Northern Zone has died. “I am saddened to hear ...

Paid Sick Leave Relaunches to Support Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Paid Sick Leave Relaunches to Support Nova Scotians ———————————————————————————————————— Nova Scotians who have been impacted by the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for up to four paid sick days with the relaunch of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program. “We know people are feeling extra stressed at ...

Emera Oval scheduled to open December 27

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval scheduled to open December 27 Following confirmation of capacity limits from the province, the Emera Oval is now scheduled to open for the winter season on Monday, December 27, weather permitting. ​ The maximum capacity will be 230 participants, per skate time. Access will be provided on a first-come-first-serve ...

Nova Scotia Expands Eligible Age for COVID-19 Boosters

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Expands Eligible Age for COVID-19 Boosters —————————————————————- The Province has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses to include anyone 50 years of age and older. Booster doses are administered at least 168 days after the primary series. People who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or the one-dose ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zones and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zones and on one flight Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zones and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage ...

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services.​ ​ As directed by the province, the following public health restrictions will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality as of Wednesday, ...

Further Provincewide Restrictions to Slow Omicron Variant

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Further Provincewide Restrictions to Slow Omicron Variant ——————————————————————————————————————— The Province is strengthening restrictions around masking, gatherings and physical distancing to protect the healthcare system and other critical workforces from the threat of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. “We did not want to impose more restrictions on Nova Scotians leading into the ...

522 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak, Two Hospital Outbreaks

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 522 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak, Two Hospital Outbreaks —————————————————————- Today, December 21, Nova Scotia is reporting 522 new cases of COVID-19. There are 382 cases in Central Zone, 59 cases in Eastern Zone, 38 cases in Northern Zone and 43 cases in Western Zone. Due to delays with ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about ...

485 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 485 New Cases of COVID-19, Long-Term Care Outbreak —————————————————————- Today, December 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 485 new cases of COVID-19. There are 317 cases in Central Zone, 57 cases in Eastern Zone, 36 cases in Northern Zone and 75 cases in Western Zone. Due to delays with data entry into ...

Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled

**** Lieutenant-Governor Release Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled —————————————————————- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lieutenant-Governor’s New Year’s Day Levée has been cancelled. In its place, Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc will present a video message to Nova Scotians. “With much regret, I am obliged to cancel the upcoming levée that has been hosted by ...

UPDATE: PSA – Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the Emera Oval

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: The Emera Oval will be tentatively opening for the 2021-22 winter season on Wednesday, Dec. 22 (weather dependent). Holiday skates will be held on Dec 24, 26, 31 and Jan 1. For more information, click here. Public Service Announcement Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members.​ The clinics are open to anyone age 12+ ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two flights Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two flights.​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 476 new cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 476 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today. The online dashboard will not be updated. —————————————————————- Today, December 19, Nova Scotia is reporting 476 new cases of COVID-19. There are 333 cases in Central Zone, 82 cases in Eastern Zone, 43 cases ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we ...

426 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 426 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today and Sunday. The online dashboard will not be updated. —————————————————————- Today, December 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 426 new cases of COVID-19. There are 296 cases in Central Zone, 70 cases in Eastern Zone, ...

Potential Exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zones and three flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential Exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zones and three flights Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with ...

Information for people who have tested positive for COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Information for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do next? As someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important for you to complete these actions: Self-isolate right away. To prevent further spread of COVID-19, it’s important for you to self-isolate right ...

QEII will postpone some non-urgent surgeries beginning Monday

**** NSHA Media Release QEII will postpone some non-urgent surgeries beginning Monday In order to maintain intensive care bed capacity and mitigate the impact of increasing numbers of staff off work in isolation, some non-urgent surgeries scheduled for the QEII must be postponed, beginning Monday. Patients affected will be contacted directly by their surgeon’s office. ...

Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the Emera Oval

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the Emera Oval  The Emera Oval is expected to open for the 2021-22 winter season on Monday, December 20, weather and ice conditions permitting. ​ Residents must show full proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government issued photo identification, as well as wear ...

Grant Program Offers Support to Businesses Impacted by Latest Restrictions

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Grant Program Offers Support to Businesses Impacted by Latest Restrictions —————————————————————- The Province announced today, December 17, additional support for Nova Scotia businesses impacted by the new provincewide public health restrictions. The Sector Impact Support Program will provide a one-time grant of up to $7,500 to help small business owners in ...

394 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 394 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will be issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release on Saturday, December 18, and Sunday, December 19. The online dashboard will not be updated until Monday, December 20. —————————————————————- Today, December 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 394 new cases of COVID-19. There are ...

Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones, and one flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones, and one flight​ Updates to previously issued notifications plus new potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones, and on one flight.​ In addition to media releases, all potential ...

287 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 287 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– Today, December 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 287 new cases of COVID-19. There are 191 cases in Central Zone, 57 cases in Eastern Zone, 24 cases in Northern Zone and 15 cases in Western Zone. Due to delays with data entry into Panorama (public health’s ...

Response to COVID-19: Update on municipal service level impacts

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update on municipal service level impacts The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ The municipal service level adjustments below are as a result of the ongoing impacts of the pandemic as well as new public health guidelines that go into ...

Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zones, and on Halifax Transit routes and one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zones, and on Halifax Transit routes and one flight​ Updates to previously issued notification plus new potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and on Halifax Transit routes and one ...

Hammonds Plains Consolidated to Move to At-Home Learning Due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Hammonds Plains Consolidated to Move to At-Home Learning Due to COVID-19 —————————————————————- Based on a recommendation from public health, Hammonds Plains Consolidated in Hammonds Plains will close to students and move to at-home learning to contain the spread of COVID-19. The school will be closed on Thursday, December 16, and will ...

Public Health notifying positive COVID-19 cases by text, advising to notify close contacts

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health notifying positive COVID-19 cases by text, advising to notify close contacts The significant surge in COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia has resulted in a backlog in Public Health contacting positive cases and close contacts. Nova Scotia Public Health has begun contacting positive COVID-19 cases by text message when that ...

Public School Holiday Break Begins Early for Most Students; Learning Centres Remain Open

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Public School Holiday Break Begins Early for Most Students; Learning Centres Remain Open —————————————————————————————————– Most public school students will start their holiday break after classes end Friday, December 17. All staff will report to work as usual next week unless they are required to isolate for public health reasons. The start ...

Update to Provincewide Restrictions

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update to Provincewide Restrictions ——————————————————————————————————————— Further decisions on COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions have been made to help keep Nova Scotians safe during this time of relatively high cases and the presence of the Omicron variant. Updates to the restrictions announced on December 13 are: — masks are required indoors at public schools ...

178 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 178 New Cases of COVID-19 ———————————————————————————————————– Today, December 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 178 new cases of COVID-19. There are 113 cases in Central Zone, 55 cases in Eastern Zone, five cases in Northern Zone and five cases in Western Zone. Due to delays with data entry into Panorama (public health’s ...

Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zones​

**** NSHA Media Release Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zones​ ​ Updates to previously issued notifications plus new potential exposures to COVID-19 at location in Central and Eastern Zones.​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 127 new cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 127 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, December 14, Nova Scotia is reporting 127 new cases of COVID-19. There are 68 cases in Eastern Zone, 42 cases in Central Zone, 11 cases in Northern Zone and six cases in Western Zone. Due to delays with data entry into Panorama (public health’s ...

114 New Cases of COVID-19, Omicron Variant Cases, Long-Term Care Outbreak / Restrictions Return Provincewide

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 114 New Cases of COVID-19, Omicron Variant Cases, Long-Term Care Outbreak —————————————————————- Today, December 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 114 new cases of COVID-19. ​ There are 55 cases in Central Zone, 52 cases in Eastern Zone, five cases in Western Zone, and two cases in Northern Zone. Because of the ...

Barrington RCMP has arrested man for making fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination cards

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man for making fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination cards Barrington RCMP has arrested man for making fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination cards in Barrington. On November 15, police received a complaint of a suspected fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination cards being made by a 50-year-old Barrington man in Barrington. ...

Nova Scotia Health calling patients diagnosed with COVID-19

***’ NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health calling patients diagnosed with COVID-19 ​ To support those diagnosed with COVID-19, Nova Scotia Health continues to work on several initiatives to help patients work toward recovery, and support health care providers caring for patients in their communities. ​ As part of this work, Nova Scotia Health is ...

Rapid Tests Available at Libraries for Holiday Season

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Rapid Tests Available at Libraries for Holiday Season ——————————————————– Starting today, December 13, Nova Scotians can pick up COVID-19 rapid test kits at public libraries across the province. “While we stopped recommending general asymptomatic testing a while ago, we recognize it’s another way to keep gatherings safe over the holidays so ...

Updates to a previously issued notification plus a NEW potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Eastern Zone​

**** NSHA Media Release Updates to a previously issued notification plus a NEW potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Eastern Zone​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of updates to a previously issued notification plus a new potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Eastern Zone.​ There are also corrections ...

111 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 111 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today. The online dashboard will not be updated. —————————————————————– Today, December 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 111 new cases of COVID-19. ​ There are 63 cases in Central Zone, 42 cases in Eastern Zone, 5 ...

Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and multiple Halifax Transit routes​

**** NSHA Media Release Updates to previously issued notifications plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and multiple Halifax Transit routes​ ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on multiple Halifax Transit Routes.​ ​ There ...

129 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 129 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is issuing an abbreviated COVID-19 news release today and tomorrow. The online dashboard will not be updated. —————————————————————- Today, December 11, Nova Scotia is reporting 129 new cases of COVID-19. ​ There are 64 cases in Central Zone, 52 cases in Eastern ...

123 New Cases of COVID-19, 16 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 123 New Cases of COVID-19, 16 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, December 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 123 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 recoveries. ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-in vaccination (Pfizer) for children 5 to 11 years old in Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility. The clinics are open to ...

Updates to notifications issued on December 7 and 8, plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on two flights​

**** NSHA Media Release Updates to notifications issued on December 7 and 8, plus NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on two flights​ ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on two flights. There ...

École Beaubassin to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release École Beaubassin to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19 ————————————————————— Based on a recommendation from public health, École Beaubassin in Halifax will close for a week to contain the spread of COVID-19. The school will be closed to students from Friday, December 10, to Thursday, December 16, to prevent further spread of ...

52 New Cases of COVID-19, 19 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 52 New Cases of COVID-19, 19 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Due to technical issues, immunization data is not included in today’s release or on the COVID-19 data dashboard. Immunization data will be updated Friday, December 10. —————————————————————- Today, December 9, Nova Scotia is reporting 52 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 recoveries. ...

34 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries, Outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 34 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries, Outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University ————————————————————— Today, December 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries. There are 14 cases in Eastern Zone, 13 cases in Central Zone, six cases in Northern Zone and one case in Western ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-in Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-in vaccination (Pfizer) for children 5 to 11 years old in Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility. The clinics are open to anyone age 5 ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update ————————————————————— More Nova Scotians will soon become eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose. The Province has accepted all of the new booster recommendations announced on December 3 by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). Specific dates for implementing the following will be announced soon: — ...

22 New Cases of COVID-19, 27 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 22 New Cases of COVID-19, 27 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: The COVID-19 data dashboard is currently experiencing a technical issue and will be updated after the issue is resolved. —————————————————————- Today, December 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 22 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 recoveries. There are 18 cases in Central Zone ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, one transit route and on multiple flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, one transit route and on multiple flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, one transit route and on multiple flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

45 New Cases of COVID-19, 92 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   45 New Cases of COVID-19, 92 Recoveries ————————————————————— Today, December 6, Nova Scotia is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19 and 92 recoveries since the last update December 3. There are 38 cases in Central Zone, six cases in Northern Zone and one case in Eastern Zone. There is a ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into ...

Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19 ————————————————————— Public health is recommending the closure of Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary, Grades 2 to 5, in Timberlea to contain the spread of COVID-19. The school will be closed to students from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10 ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on three flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on three flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ...

20 New Cases of COVID-19, 34 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 34 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, December 3, Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 recoveries. There are 12 cases ...

Fifth Update on Vaccination Mandates

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Fifth Update on Vaccination Mandates ————————————————————— With final data in, Nova Scotia is reporting high rates of COVID-19 vaccination for employees under both the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for key sectors and the provincial vaccine mandate for civil servants. Under the key sectors mandate, of those reporting, 99.2 per cent of 58,519 ...

RETRACTION of precaution notifications issued December 1 and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release RETRACTION of precaution notifications issued December 1 and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight, plus the retraction of two precaution ...

40 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries

*** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 40 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, December 2, Nova Scotia is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries. There are 20 cases in Northern Zone, 18 cases in Central Zone and two cases in Western Zone. There is a new cluster of cases in a localized ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued two summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On November 26 at approximately 11:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on three flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on three flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Travel Restriction for Children Age 11 and Younger Participating in Sports or Arts and Culture Events

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Travel Restriction for Children Age 11 and Younger Participating in Sports or Arts and Culture Events Effective immediately, there are restrictions on out-of-province travel for children age 11 and younger for the purposes of participating in sports or arts and culture events. Children age 11 and younger are also restricted from ...

35 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 35 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries ————————————————————— Today, December 1, Nova Scotia is reporting 35 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries. There are 16 cases in Northern Zone, 16 cases in Central Zone and three cases in Western Zone. There is a new cluster of cases in a localized ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova ...

61 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries / Fourth Update on Vaccine Mandates

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 61 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 61 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries. There are 33 cases in Northern Zone, 24 cases in Central Zone and four cases in Western Zone. There is a new cluster of cases in a localized ...

Two Deaths, 59 New Cases of COVID-19, 58 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, 59 New Cases of COVID-19, 58 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 29, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A man in his 60s was a resident of the East Cumberland Lodge long-term care home in Pugwash. Also, a man in is 70s in Western Zone has died; ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living ...

Expansion of Take-Home Test Kits Program for Kids; Call for Volunteers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Expansion of Take-Home Test Kits Program for Kids; Call for Volunteers ——————————————————- More children under the age of 12 will receive free COVID-19 rapid tests kits in efforts to detect COVID-19 cases early. About 80,000 rapid test kits were distributed to children in pre-primary to Grade 6 in Nova Scotia’s public ...

28 New Cases of COVID-19, 25 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 28 New Cases of COVID-19, 25 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, November 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 recoveries. ...

Parents and guardians of children aged five to 11 can now book their child’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged Five to 11 ——————————————————- Parents and guardians of children aged five to 11 can now book their child’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment. “The pandemic has been challenging for families and young children. School closures and social isolation from friends, families and activities they enjoy has been difficult,” ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones.​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with ...

One Death, 22 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 22 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 25, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s in Central Zone has died. “I am saddened to hear about the loss of another Nova Scotian today, especially as we are nearing what ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and one location in Northern Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and one location in Northern Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and one location in Northern Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members.​ The clinics are open to anyone age 12+ ...

20 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries. There are 12 cases in Central Zone, six cases in Northern Zone and two cases in Eastern Zone. There is also evidence of limited community spread in Halifax ...

Third Update on Vaccination Mandates

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Third Update on Vaccination Mandates —————————————————————- The Province is releasing an update on the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for key sectors and the provincial civil service vaccination directive today, November 24. Under both, all employees are required to have at least a first dose of vaccine by November 30. Those who are ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, on one flight and two transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, on one flight and two transit routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, on two transit routes and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all ...

29 New Cases of COVID-19, 37 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 29 New Cases of COVID-19, 37 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Due to technical issues, immunization data is not included in today’s release or on the COVID-19 data dashboard. Immunization data will be updated when the issues are resolved. —————————————————————- Today, November 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 29 new cases of COVID-19 and ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, and two flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, and two flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova ...

One Death, 60 New Cases of COVID-19, 88 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 60 New Cases of COVID-19, 88 Recoveries —————————————————– NOTE: Due to technical issues, immunization data is not included in today’s release or on the COVID-19 data dashboard. Immunization data will be updated Tuesday, November 23. —————————————————– Today, November 22, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and multiple Halifax Transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and multiple Halifax Transit routes ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on multiple Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...

One Death, 27 New Cases of COVID-19, 40 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 27 New Cases of COVID-19, 40 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, November 19, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 90s ...

Minister’s Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 11

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Minister’s Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 11 ——————————————————– NOTE: The following is a statement from Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson. ——————————————————– Today, I was pleased to hear that Health Canada has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. At the same time, the ...

22 New Cases of COVID-19, 22 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 22 New Cases of COVID-19, 22 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 22 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 recoveries. There are 12 cases in Central Zone, seven cases in Western Zone and three cases in Northern Zone. There are active cases in all health zones and evidence ...

Fines Increasing, New Offence Category Under Health Protection Act

**** CNS Media Release 19–Fines Increasing, New Offence Category Under Health Protection Act —————————————————– Individuals and organizations hosting events or gatherings that ignore public health orders are now subject to penalties under the Health Protection Act. This is a new category of offence that will hold organizers directly responsible for contravening the act and putting ...

20 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries. There are eight cases in Central Zone, six cases in Northern Zone and six cases in Western Zone. There are active cases in all health zones and evidence ...

Second Update on Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare, Education, Other Sectors

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Second Update on Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare, Education, Other Sectors —————————————————————- The Province is releasing a second update on the vaccination rates of workers in healthcare, long-term care, education and emergency health services today, November 17. Employers are required to collect and report vaccination rates as part of the COVID-19 vaccine ...

Booster Dose Bookings Open November 23

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Booster Dose Bookings Open November 23 —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose of mRNA vaccine can schedule an appointment starting November 23. The groups eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose in Nova Scotia six months after their primary series are: — anyone 70 and older — ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zone and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zone and on one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zone and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

31 New Cases of COVID-19, 41 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 31 New Cases of COVID-19, 41 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 recoveries. There are 19 cases in Central Zone, nine cases in Northern Zone, two cases in Eastern Zone and one case in Western Zone. There is community spread in ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and Northern Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and Northern Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and Northern Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves ...

Three Deaths, 99 New Cases of COVID-19, 109 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three Deaths, 99 New Cases of COVID-19, 109 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 15, Nova Scotia is reporting three deaths related to COVID-19. Two people – a man and woman, both in their 80s – were residents of the East Cumberland Lodge long-term care home in Pugwash. Also in Northern Zone, a ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zone and on three flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zone and on three flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zone and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations Western, Northern and Central Zones​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations Western, Northern and Central Zones​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations Western, Northern and Central Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living ...

70 New Cases of COVID-19, 69 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   70 New Cases of COVID-19, 69 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, November 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 and 69 ...

RCMP charge organization for failing to comply with COVID-19 health restrictions

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge organization for failing to comply with COVID-19 health restrictions Barrington RCMP has charged an organization for failing to comply with COVID-19 health restrictions after a craft fair in Woods Harbour. On October 20, police received a complaint from the community concerning a community centre on Hwy. 3 in Woods ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones and on one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones and on one Air Canada flight ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones, and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members. The clinics are open to anyone age 12+ ...

30 New Cases of COVID-19, 33 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 30 New Cases of COVID-19, 33 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on holidays. Friday’s update will include Thursday data. —————————————————————- Today, November 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 recoveries. There are 16 cases ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western zones and one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western zones and one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western zones and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...

Burton Ettinger Elementary to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Burton Ettinger Elementary to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19 —————————————————————- Public health is recommending closure of Burton Ettinger Elementary in Halifax to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Over the past few days, the regional medical officer of health has been monitoring cases at Burton Ettinger and is recommending the closure to ...

One Death, 56 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 56 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 9, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s in Eastern Zone has died. “It pains me greatly to know that another family is mourning the loss of a loved one because of ...

Remembrance Day services modified due to COVID-19 restrictions

***** NSHA Media Release Remembrance Day services modified due to COVID-19 restrictions As is the case with many public events during the pandemic, Remembrance Day services around the province will again be modified somewhat this year. Veterans Affairs Canada contracts Nova Scotia Health to provide care at seven veterans’ long-term care facilities in the province. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one Central Zone location, one Halifax transit route

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one Central Zone location, one Halifax transit route ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at one Central Zone location and one Halifax Transit route. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As ...

111 New Cases of COVID-19, 76 Recoveries, Outbreak at Long-term Care Home

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 111 New Cases of COVID-19, 76 Recoveries, Outbreak at Long-term Care Home —————————————————————- Today, November 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 111 new cases of COVID-19 and 76 recoveries since the last update on November 5. There are 52 cases in Western Zone, 31 cases in Central Zone, 19 cases in Northern ...

Public Health Mobile Units providing free drop-in PCR COVID-19 testing Western, Central and Northern Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units providing free drop-in PCR COVID-19 testing Western, Central and Northern Zone ​ ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be in Middleton, Halifax and Amherst to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. Testing is free and available to anyone who: ·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

40 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries / Update on Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare, Education, Other Sectors / Province Adopts National Recommendations on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 40 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, November 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries. There are 21 cases ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with ...

50 New Cases of COVID-19, 17 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 50 New Cases of COVID-19, 17 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 4, Nova Scotia is reporting 50 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 recoveries. There are 20 cases in Western Zone, 20 cases in Northern Zone, eight cases in Central Zone and two cases in Eastern Zone. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA’s) ...

CORRECTION to exposure notification issued November 1, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release CORRECTION to exposure notification issued November 1, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one flight, as well as a clarification of the location of ...

38 New Cases of COVID-19, 19 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 38 New Cases of COVID-19, 19 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 3, Nova Scotia is reporting 38 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 recoveries. There are 19 cases in Central Zone, 14 cases in Western Zone, four cases in Northern Zone and one case in Eastern Zone. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA’s) ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Dartmouth and Halifax to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members. The clinics are open to anyone age ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, 16 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, 16 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, November 2, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 recoveries. There are five cases in Central Zone, four cases in Eastern Zone and two cases in Northern Zone. On November 1, five schools were notified of an exposure(s) ...

One Death, 59 New Cases of COVID-19, 61 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 59 New Cases of COVID-19, 61 Recoveries —————————————————— Today, November 1, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s in Eastern Zone has died. “I want to offer my sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” said Premier Tim Houston. “COVID-19 ...

26 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 26 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, October 29, Nova Scotia is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 recoveries. ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Halifax, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, East Preston, Sackville and Musquodoboit to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members.​ The ...

31 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 31 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 28, Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries. There are 17 cases in Central Zone, eight cases in Western Zone, three cases in Eastern Zone and three cases in Northern Zone. On October 27, one school ...

Correction to potential exposure issued on October 26, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and on one Air Canada flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Correction to potential exposure issued on October 26, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and on one Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, and on one Air ...

26 New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 26 New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 27, Nova Scotia is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries. There are 22 cases in Central Zone and four cases in Northern Zone. On October 26, four schools were notified of an exposure(s) at their school. As always, ...

Children 12 and Older Isolate Based on Vaccination Status

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Children 12 and Older Isolate Based on Vaccination Status ——————————————————— Starting November 1, all domestic travellers to Nova Scotia who are age 12 and older will have self-isolation requirements based on their own vaccination status. “When we shifted to isolation based on vaccination status in June, vaccine was just becoming available ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about our ...

One Death, Seven New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Seven New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 70s in Western Zone has died. “I’m very saddened to hear another family has lost a loved one,” said Premier Tim Houston. “This is a ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release PSA: Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach Clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer vaccine in Central Zone this week to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members.​ The clinics are open to anyone ...

One Death, 57 New Cases of COVID-19, 63 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 57 New Cases of COVID-19, 63 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 25, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s in Western Zone has died. “My heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the man who has passed,” said Premier Tim Houston. ...

Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Halifax ​ ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Halifax this week to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for children and youth aged 4 to 18. Testing is available to ...

Vaccine outreach clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Stewiacke, Merigomish and Masstown

**** NSHA Media Release Vaccine outreach clinics offering drop-ins for Pfizer in Stewiacke, Merigomish and Masstown Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics will be offering drop-ins for the Pfizer vaccine in Stewiacke, Merigomish and Masstown this week to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members. The clinics are open to anyone ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Central Zone locations, on Kings Transit & Halifax Transit routes, and four flights​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Central Zone locations, on Kings Transit & Halifax Transit routes, and four flights​ ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, on Kings Transit and Halifax Transit routes, and four flights. In addition to media ...

23 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 23 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. ——————————————————- Today, October 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 recoveries. There are 13 cases ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a ...

19 New Cases of COVID-19, 21 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 19 New Cases of COVID-19, 21 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 21, Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 recoveries. There are nine cases in Northern Zone, eight cases in Central Zone and two cases in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, 27 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, 27 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 20, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and 27 recoveries. There are three cases in Central Zone, two cases in Western Zone and one case in Northern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people ...

CORRECTION to exposure notification issued Oct. 18, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone and on one WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release CORRECTION to exposure notification issued Oct. 18, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone and on one WestJet flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone and on one WestJet flight, as well as a correction ...

NS SPCA – Breaking Mewsl!  Starting Tuesday, October 19th we will be reopening our shelter doors! 

**** NS SPCA Release Breaking Mewsl!  Starting Tuesday, October 19th we will be reopening our shelter doors!  Due to the limited space at our shelter, we have a new vaccination policy for staff, volunteers and visitors to protect our community and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Masks are still mandatory. 🐾 So, what does that ...

12 New Cases of COVID-19, 33 Recoveries, Small Outbreak at Valley Regional Hospital

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 12 New Cases of COVID-19, 33 Recoveries, Small Outbreak at Valley Regional Hospital ————————————————————— Today, October 19, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 recoveries. There are eight cases in Central Zone and four cases in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones and one Halifax Transit route

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones and one Halifax Transit route ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones and one Halifax Transit route. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Joseph Howe Elementary and École Mer et Monde to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Joseph Howe Elementary and École Mer et Monde to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19 Public health is recommending the closure of Joseph Howe Elementary and École Mer et Monde in Halifax to contain the spread of COVID-19. The schools will be closed to students from October 19 to October 25 to ...

72 New Cases of COVID-19, 63 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 72 New Cases of COVID-19, 63 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Due to a technical issue, the COVID-19 data dashboard will not be updated today, October 18 —————————————————————- Today, October 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 72 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 recoveries. Thirty-one new cases were reported on October 16; 19 new ...

CORRECTION for October 16 exposure notification, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at two Central Zone locations

**** NSHA Media Release CORRECTION for October 16 exposure notification, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at two Central Zone locations Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone, as well as a correction to the precaution notification for the HS Studio Salon Spa issued on October 16. ...

Dartmouth South Academy to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Dartmouth South Academy to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is recommending closure of Dartmouth South Academy in Dartmouth to contain the spread of COVID-19. The school will be closed to students from October 18 to October 22 to prevent further ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 on Halifax transit route​ ​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 on Halifax transit route​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 on a Halifax Transit bus route. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as ...

18 New Cases of COVID-19, 17 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 18 New Cases of COVID-19, 17 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, October 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 recoveries. ...

Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in North Preston on Sunday, Oct. 17

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in North Preston on Sunday, Oct. 17 ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in North Preston on Sunday, Oct. 17, to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for ages 4 to 18.​ ...

Third Doses for Immunocompromised People, Work-Related Travel

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Third Doses for Immunocompromised People, Work-Related Travel —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who are moderately to severely immunocompromised or who are taking medications that substantially suppress their immune system will be able to book a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine starting October 19. More information about who qualifies is available at https://novascotia.ca/vaccineplan . People 12 ...

26 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 26 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 14, Nova Scotia is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries. There are 23 cases in Central Zone, two cases in Western Zone and one case in Eastern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people ...

Nocturne 2021 is BACK! Join artists, creators, community groups + galleries in a 4-day immersive artistic experience

**** Info via Nocturne  It’s back! Nocturne 2021 is BACK! Join artists, creators, community groups + galleries in a 4-day immersive artistic experience. See your city transformed by artists from October 13-16, 2021. FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: https://nocturnehalifax.ca/nocturne-guide/ 2021 PROJECTS: https://nocturnehalifax.ca/projects/ COVID-19 SAFETY: https://nocturnehalifax.ca/covid/ ABOUT NOCTURNE: Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates contemporary professional art in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Through ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and on one Kings Transit route

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and on one Kings Transit route ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and on one Kings Transit route. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

24 New Cases of COVID-19, 32 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 24 New Cases of COVID-19, 32 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 24 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries. There are 23 cases in Central Zone and one case in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among people aged 20 to 40 who ...

Nova Scotia Health and Halifax Public Libraries partner to host vaccine outreach clinics

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health and Halifax Public Libraries partner to host vaccine outreach clinics ​ Nova Scotia Health is partnering with Halifax Public Libraries to offer drop-in vaccine clinics at several library locations in the Central Zone to help support vaccine accessibility. The clinics will be open to drop-ins for the Pfizer ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as ...

Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. On October 5 police responded to a private fitness facility in Dartmouth in relation to a report ...

99 New Cases of COVID-19, 130 Recoveries

**’* HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 99 New Cases of COVID-19, 130 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19 and 130 recoveries since the last update on October 8. Twenty-seven new cases were reported on October 9; 16 new cases on October 10; 22 new cases on October 11; and ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zone and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 ...

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics being held across the province next week

**** NSHA Media Release Drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics being held across the province next week Nova Scotia Health’s outreach COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be holding drop-in clinics across the province next week to support vaccine availability for Nova Scotians. The clinics will be providing drop-ins for the Pfizer vaccine to anyone age 12+ for their ...

Duc d’Anville Elementary to Close Temporarily due to COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Duc d’Anville Elementary to Close Temporarily due to COVID-19 —————————————————————- Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, is recommending closure of Duc d’Anville Elementary in Halifax to contain the spread of COVID-19. The school will be closed to students from October 12 to October 15 to prevent further ...

25 New Cases of COVID-19, 38 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 38 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends or holidays. Tuesday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, October 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 recoveries. There are ...

Update: Nova Scotia Health to require proof of vaccination for most visitors and support people starting October 13

**** NSHA Media Release Update: Nova Scotia Health to require proof of vaccination for most visitors and support people starting October 13 ​ Nova Scotia Health has received several questions regarding the proof of vaccination requirement for support people and visitors effective on October 13. We hope the following clarification is helpful. Effective October 13, most visitors ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, and on several Halifax Transit routes and two WestJet flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, and on several Halifax Transit routes and two WestJet flights​ ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, and on several Halifax Transit routes and two WestJet flights. In addition to ...

Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach offering drop-in clinics at the Halifax Convention Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Vaccine Outreach offering drop-in clinics at the Halifax Convention Centre Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach clinic is set up at the Halifax Convention Centre this week to help support vaccine accessibility for Nova Scotians. The clinics will be open to drop-ins for the Pfizer vaccine to anyone ...

30 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 30 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries. ​ There are 26 cases in Central Zone, two cases in Western Zone and two cases Eastern Zone. ​ There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily among ...

The following is a statement from the Halifax Regional Municipality regarding a mandatory vaccination policy for municipal employees

**** HRM Media Release Statement regarding mandatory vaccination policy for municipal employees The following is a statement from the Halifax Regional Municipality regarding a mandatory vaccination policy for municipal employees: Further to our organization’s ongoing commitment to take important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and in light of yesterday’s announcement by the Province of Nova ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova ...

Public Health Mobile Units providing PCR COVID-19 testing in Dartmouth and Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units providing PCR COVID-19 testing in Dartmouth and Halifax ​ ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be in Dartmouth and Halifax this week and next to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for ages 4 to 18. Testing ...

Vaccination Required for Provincial Government Employees

**** PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION– Release Vaccination Required for Provincial Government Employees —————————————————————- All 11,000 direct employees of the provincial government will be required to be fully vaccinated by November 30. “As one of the larger employers in the province, I believe government must lead by example to protect our employees and the public we serve ...

Government announces mandatory vaccination for the federal workforce and federally regulated transportation sectors

**** Canada.ca Release Government announces mandatory vaccination for the federal workforce and federally regulated transportation sectors As the country’s largest employer, the Government of Canada will continue to play a leadership role in protecting the safety of our workplaces, our communities, and all Canadians by ensuring that as many of them as possible are fully ...

One Death, 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 6, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 70s in Central Zone has died. Nova Scotia is also reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries. There are 20 cases in Central ...

Update on investigation into COVID-19 outbreak at QEII Halifax Infirmary, May 2021

**** NSHA Media Release Update on investigation into COVID-19 outbreak at QEII Halifax Infirmary, May 2021 ​ On May 12, 2021, an outbreak of COVID-19 was declared after a second inpatient in a non-COVID unit at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary site tested positive for COVID-19. The first patient, although admitted with respiratory ...

CORRECTIONS to October 4 potential exposure notifications in Western Zone, and new potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights

**** NSHA Media Release CORRECTIONS to October 4 potential exposure notifications in Western Zone, and new potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights, as well as issuing corrections ...

Nova Scotia is officially in Phase 5, which means that more Hal-Con tickets are now available

**** Hal-Con Release Nova Scotia is officially in Phase 5, which means that more Hal-Con tickets are now available.  Since we’re less than three weeks out, we will be releasing ALL remaining available tickets tomorrow. We will also be making a series of guest and programming announcements tomorrow leading up to the ticket launch, so ...

40 New Cases of COVID-19, 22 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 40 New Cases of COVID-19, 22 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 recoveries. ​ There are 34 cases in Central Zone, four cases in Western Zone and two cases in Northern Zone. ​ There is community spread in Central Zone, primarily ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones, Halifax Transit routes, one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones, Halifax Transit routes, one Air Canada flight ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones, on several Halifax Transit routes, and one Air Canada flight. In addition to ...

Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On October 2 police received a report of a social gathering at a residence in Halifax ...

Update to Vaccine Mandate

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update to Vaccine Mandate —————————————————————- Nova Scotia’s vaccine mandate has been updated to include provincial correctional services and the regulated child-care sector. This will include all: — correctional officers, youth workers, staff volunteers, visitors, contractors and service providers who work in, or provide service to adult or youth correctional facilities — ...

86 New Cases of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 86 New Cases of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, October 4, Nova Scotia is reporting 86 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries since the last update on October 1. ​ There are 67 cases in Central Zone, 13 cases in Western Zone, five cases in Northern Zone and one case ...

Vaccine Received Outside Province Now Accepted for Nova Scotia Proof of Vaccination

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Vaccine Received Outside Province Now Accepted for Nova Scotia Proof of Vaccination —————————————————————- Nova Scotians can now add COVID-19 vaccines that they received outside the province or through a workplace vaccination program to their Nova Scotia proof of vaccination. The opportunity is available to: — permanent residents of Nova Scotia who ...

Halifax Public Libraries, Status of Service: Your Library in Phase 5 of Reopening

**** Libraries Media Release Halifax Public Libraries, Status of Service: Your Library in Phase 5 of Reopening ​ Effective Monday, October 4, Halifax Public Libraries will require people ages 12+ to present Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination with additional ID to take part in programs and events occurring in our locations and will not require Proof ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones, and on one WestJet flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones, and on one WestJet flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zone and on one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Public Health mobile unit providing PCR COVID-19 testing in Upper Tantallon on Oct. 4

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile unit providing PCR COVID-19 testing in Upper Tantallon on Oct. 4 ​ ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Upper Tantallon on Monday, Oct. 4, to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for ages 4 to 18. Testing ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations Cental and Eastern Zones, and on one Air Canada flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations Cental and Eastern Zones, and on one Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zone and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in all Zones, and on two flights​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in all Zones, and on two flights​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in all zones, and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia ...

77 New Cases of COVID-19, 61 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 77 New Cases of COVID-19, 61 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, October 1, Nova Scotia is reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 and 61 recoveries ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Eastern Zones, and on several Halifax Transit routes​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Eastern Zones, and on several Halifax Transit routes​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Eastern Zones, and on several Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all ...

Corrections to potential exposures issued on September 22 and 28, and new potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zones, and on one WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Corrections to potential exposures issued on September 22 and 28, and new potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zones, and on one WestJet flight ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zones, and on one ...

Phase 5 Starting with Cautious Approach / Vaccination Mandate Covers Healthcare, Long-Term Care Workers, Paramedics, Teachers, Others /New Take-Home Test Kits for Pre-primary to Grade 6

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Phase 5 Starting with Cautious Approach ——————————————————- Phase 5 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan is starting October 4 with a cautious approach. While most restrictions will be lifted, some will be maintained, and border restrictions will be added for people coming from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Some notable ...

41 New Cases of COVID-19, 21 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 41 New Cases of COVID-19, 21 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on holidays. Friday updates will include Thursday data. —————————————————————- Today, September 29, Nova Scotia is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 recoveries. ​ There are 32 ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in all zones and on two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in all zones and on two flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in all zones and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia ...

One Death, 32 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 32 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, September 28, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s in Northern Zone has died. “Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern, Western and Central Zones and on two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern, Western and Central Zones and on two flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern, Western and Central Zones and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications ...

One Death, 83 New Cases of COVID-19, 46 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 83 New Cases of COVID-19, 46 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will begin reporting the number of schools with cases of COVID-19 daily, starting tomorrow, Sept. 28 —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 27, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s in Central Zone has ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zone and on two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zone and on two Air Canada flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Western and Northern Zone and on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, ...

Police Investigate Large Party and Issue Tickets

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Large Party and Issue Tickets ​ Last night Halifax Regional Police responded to multiple noise complaints on Jennings Street in Halifax, for a large out of control party with thousands of people in the street.​ Multiple officers attended to break the party up.​ Police arrested 9 adult males and ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zones, multiple transit routes and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zones, multiple transit routes and two flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Western Zones, multiple transit routes and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

5th Annual Fire & Water Festival 

**** Info via Alderney Landing 5th Annual Fire & Water Festival  October 8th and 9th on the Dartmouth Waterfront (6:30pm to 9:30pm) A celebration of Nova Scotia’s unique cultural fabric through music, dance, art, storytelling, and food. Plus FIRE PERFORMANCES! This festival will follow the public health guidelines in place at the time of the ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on various flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on various flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on various flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Public Health to resume contacting some COVID-19 close contacts by text

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health to resume contacting some COVID-19 close contacts by text Effective later today, Public Health will begin once again contacting some close contacts by text, where that is an option. They will continue to reach out by phone to reach close contacts in some cases. With case numbers increasing in ...

Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On September 23 at approximately 8 a.m., police responded to a complaint of a ...

34 New Cases of COVID-19, 12 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 34 New Cases of COVID-19, 12 Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 recoveries. Thirty-two of the cases ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage ...

One Death, 41 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release  One Death, 41 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 23, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s in Central Zone has died. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer condolences to the family and friends mourning the loss ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage ...

19 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 19 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries. Fourteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Nine are under investigation. There are signs of community spread among those ...

Halifax Convention Centre Kicks Off Fall Events Season

**** CNS Media Release Halifax Convention Centre Kicks Off Fall Events Season —————————————————— The Halifax Convention Centre will host more than 50 events this fall as the list of in-person meetings and conventions continues to grow. “We have been working closely with our clients to plan their events and get back to doing what we ...

2021 annual Hopscotch Arts Festival returns: Hip Hop in Halifax

**** HRM Media Release 2021 annual Hopscotch Arts Festival returns: Hip Hop in Halifax ​ This year’s Hopscotch Festival, Hip Hop in Halifax, will take place from Thursday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 26 in Halifax. ​ Hopscotch, the largest hip hop and youth-focused event in Atlantic Canada, is a free festival to unite, energize and support ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zone and on three flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zone and on three flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zone and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...

Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Wentworth and Dartmouth Sept. 22

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Wentworth and Dartmouth Sept. 22 ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be in Wentworth and Dartmouth this week to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for ...

25 New Cases of COVID-19, 17 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 17 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 21, Nova Scotia is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 recoveries. Fourteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Eight are close contacts of previously reported cases. Six are under investigation. There are signs of community spread among those ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Eastern, and on one Halifax Transit route and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Eastern, and on one Halifax Transit route and two flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and on one Halifax Transit route and two flights. In addition to media ...

Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Springhill and Halifax this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Springhill and Halifax this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be in Springhill and Halifax this week to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for ...

55 New Cases of COVID-19, 88 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 55 New Cases of COVID-19, 88 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 55 new cases of COVID-19 and 88 recoveries since the last update on Sept. 17. Thirty-four of the cases are in Central Zone. Twenty-four are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are related to travel. ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zone ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into ...

Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Northern and Central Zone on Sept. 20

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Northern and Central Zone on Sept. 20 ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be in Great Village and Dartmouth tomorrow, Sept. 20, to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone, multiple transit routes and one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone, multiple transit routes and one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone, multiple transit routes and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing at Open Streets in Dartmouth Sunday, September 19

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing at Open Streets in Dartmouth Sunday, September 19 ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Dartmouth tomorrow for Open Streets Sunday to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit ...

Premier Responds to Protestors at Doctor Strang’s House

**** Premier Office Release Premier Responds to Protestors at Doctor Strang’s House —————————————————– Premier Tim Houston issued a response today, Sept. 17, to people protesting health-care providers, including Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. The video response is available at: https://www.facebook.com/TimHoustonNS/videos/1041739879993159/ ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and two flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ...

18 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 18 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries. ...

Correction to potential exposure issued on September 15, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central Zones and on two Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Correction to potential exposure issued on September 15, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central Zones and on two Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued three summary offence tickets in Halifax this week for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ On September 14 and 15, police investigated reports that a 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old woman had not been self-isolating ...

34 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 34 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries. Twenty-six of the cases are in Northern Zone. All are close contacts of previously reported cases. There is a large cluster of linked cases in a defined, unvaccinated ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights. In addition to media releases, ...

Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed – Impact for Schools

**** HRCE Media Release Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed – Impact for Schools On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced that Nova Scotia will not be moving to Phase 5 of its reopening plan until October 4. Click here to read ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 15, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel. One is under investigation. Two cases are in Northern Zone. Both are close contacts of ...

Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed ——————————————————- Due to current epidemiology in the province and Atlantic region, Nova Scotia will delay starting Phase 5 of its reopening plan until Oct. 4, when the proof of full vaccination policy begins for certain events and activities. Phase 5 was expected to start Wednesday, Sept. ...

66 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 66 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 14, Nova Scotia is reporting 66 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries. Sixty-one of the cases are in Northern Zone. Fifty-nine are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel. There is a large cluster of linked ...

73 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 73 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 73 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 recoveries since the last update on Sept. 10. Thirty-two new cases were reported on Sept. 11; 29 new cases on Sept. 12; and 12 new cases are being reported ...

To address the gap in time between September 15 & October 4 to ensure a safe and seamless transition, the Sportsplex will not be moving into Phase 5 until October 4

**** Sportsplex Release As per the Provincial Government, Phase 5 will begin on September 15, followed by the implementation of a Vaccine Policy on October 4 for all non-essential businesses, including recreational centres like the Sportsplex. To address the gap in time between these two dates and ensure a safe and seamless transition, the Sportsplex ...

(Update) Nova Scotia Health is aware of the potential for protests at our facilities and will have added security on site

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health is aware of the potential for protests at our facilities and will have added security on site for the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and volunteers. We expect that anyone attending a protest will allow our patients and families access to care, and allow our staff and ...

Public Health mobile unit continues to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Upper Tantallon, Monday, Sept. 13

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile unit continues to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Upper Tantallon, Monday, Sept. 13 ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be back in Upper Tantallon on Monday to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia ...

Changes to public exposure notifications and exposures in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Changes to public exposure notifications and exposures in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about our daily activities, there will be changes in how Public Health communicates COVID-19 public exposures. We will no longer be issuing exposures ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. Ten of the cases ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 9, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Ten of the cases are in Central Zone. Eight are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel. One is under investigation. Five cases are ...

Province Moves to Phase 5 Reopening Sept. 15

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Moves to Phase 5 Reopening Sept. 15 ——————————————————- Nova Scotia will move into Phase 5 of its reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 15. Wearing masks in indoor public places will no longer be mandatory but remain strongly recommended when people gather in indoor places, and other public health ...

14 New Cases of COVID-19, 11 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 14 New Cases of COVID-19, 11 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries. Nine of the cases are in Northern Zone. All are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel. One ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, one WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, one WestJet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ...

29 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 29 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 recoveries since the last update on Sept. 3. Seven new cases were reported on Sept. 4; 11 new cases on Sept. 5; seven new cases on Sept. 6; and ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on one Air Canada flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone ...

Mobile units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central/Eastern/Western zones

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central/Eastern/Western zones ​ The Public Health mobile units will be spread across the province this week offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health mobile ...

Five New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 2, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is under investigation. One case is in Western Zone and is ...

Outreach Vaccine Clinic offering drop-ins at Captain William Spry Community Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Outreach Vaccine Clinic offering drop-ins at Captain William Spry Community Centre Nova Scotia Health’s Outreach COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be offering drop-ins at the Captain William Spry Community Centre to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members. The clinic will provide the Pfizer vaccine to anyone age 12+ ...

Scotiabank Centre will require all event attendees at our venue to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test

**** Via Scotiabank Center As we return to hosting events, Scotiabank Centre plays an important role in keeping our community safe. As of October 1, we will require all event attendees at our venue to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event. ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, 12 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, 12 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 1, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and 12 recoveries. The seven cases are in Central Zone. Four are related to travel and three are close contacts of previously reported cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 60 ...

Ivermectin not authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19; may cause serious health problem

**** HEALTH Canada Release Ivermectin not authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19; may cause serious health problems Health Canada has received concerning reports of the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Canadians should never consume health products intended for animals because of the potential serious health dangers posed by them. In this ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit Route and one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit Route and one West Jet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit route and one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 31, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel and one is a close contact of a previously reported case. As of today, Nova Scotia ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Central Zone and one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Central Zone and one West Jet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in the Central Zone and on one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone ...

NSCAD will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing results

**** NSCAD Release NSCAD will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing results Throughout the pandemic, we have based our planning and decision making on the best public health advice, data from government and the post-secondary sector, and your feedback. According to NSCAD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Survey, 90% of respondents are fully vaccinated, and ...

31 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 31 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries since the last update on Aug. 27. Twenty-six of the cases are in Central Zone. Fourteen are related to travel. Eight are close contacts of previously reported cases. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada Flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada Flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central Zone and on 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 ...

Please be kind. We are here to help.

**** NSHA Media Release Please be kind. We are here to help. Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes emergency department staff and doctors. We get it. After a long year dealing with COVID-19, the people of Nova Scotia are tired, frustrated and often scared. Our teams ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 27, Nova Scotia is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Four of the cases ...

One Recovery, one new case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media One Recovery, one new case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery. The case is in Central Zone and is under investigation. As of today, Nova Scotia has 50 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations. On Aug. 25, ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Eastern Zones, and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Eastern Zones, and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Eastern Zones, and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

One Death, Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 25, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 60s in Western Zone has died. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends who are grieving ...

Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On August 24 police responded to a report of a man at the Stanfield International ...

(Cancelled) Outreach Vaccine Clinic offering drop-ins at Captain William Spry Community Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Update –Due to the extreme heat forecasted for Friday, we have decided to cancel our vaccination clinic scheduled for tomorrow at the Captain William Spry Community Centre. We’ll be back – stay tuned for a new date! ​ Nova Scotia Health’s outreach COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be offering drop-ins at the ...

NSCC Mandatory Vaccination Policy

**** NSCC Release Mandatory Vaccination Policy   Good afternoon, I want to thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our community safe in anticipation of a return to on campus learning and working over the coming weeks. Vaccination is the best protection available against COVID-19, especially as we look forward to ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central zone and on one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central zone and on one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Northern, Central and Eastern zones and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Western, Central and Northern zone this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Western, Central and Northern zone this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to locations in the Western, Central and Northern zones this week to continue offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries. Seven of the cases are in Central Zone. Three are related to travel. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two cases are in Northern Zone and ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in the Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...

(Update) SMU and MSVU: Current COVID-19 vaccination rules

**** MSVU Release New vaccine requirement at MSVU – A message from the Interim President & Vice-Chancellor As the start of the fall semester nears and the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so too do our safety measures at MSVU. I am writing today to share that MSVU will be requiring all students, faculty and staff ...

Plans for a Safe School Year

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Plans for a Safe School Year ——————————————————- Students return to school on Sept. 7 with core public health measures in place and a return to a more familiar routine. Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan requires a commitment to vaccination and staying home if unwell, as well as ongoing hand sanitization, ...

Border Policy Remains, Other Restrictions to be Lifted for Phase 5

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Border Policy Remains, Other Restrictions to be Lifted for Phase 5 —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is targeting Sept. 15 as the start of the next phase of its reopening plan. Phase 5 will see border measures continue while most other public health restrictions are lifted. To start Phase 5, epidemiology should be ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 since the last update on Aug. 20. Eleven of the cases are in Central Zone. Six are related to travel. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Four cases are in Northern ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Northern Zones and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and various flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and various flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked ...

10 New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery. ...

Back-to-School COVID-19 Briefing Monday, Aug. 23 / New Cabinet to be Sworn in Aug. 31

**** Premier Office Release Premier-designate Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will release the province’s back-to-school plan and provide an update on COVID-19 Phase 5 on Monday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on http://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast New Cabinet to be Sworn in Aug. 31 ————————————————————- ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 19, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery. Six of the cases are in Central Zone. Five are related to travel and one is under investigation. One case is in Northern Zone and is related to ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 18, Nova Scotia is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. The new cases are in Central Zone. Six are related to travel. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is under investigation. As of today, Nova ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing across the province

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing across the province ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to locations in all four zones this week and weekend to continue offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ​ In an effort ...

Return of the Eastern Passage Pirate Festival

**** Info via Fisherman’s Cove Fun in the Passage! “Day 1 of our Pirate Festival will feature musical guests Louisa Manuel & Neil Mackinnon from 12-2, then Shawn Birt and Darrin Shaw from 2-5. We look forward to seeing everyone out there! Our final day of the Pirate Festival will feature two fantastic musical acts ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 16, Nova Scotia is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 and 10 recoveries since the last update on Aug. 13. Five cases are in Central Zone. Three are travel related, one is a close contact of a previously reported case and ...

Public Health Mobile Units continue to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central and Northern Zones this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units continue to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central and Northern Zones this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to Upper Tantallon, Lawrencetown and Elmsdale this week to continue offering drop-in testing for COIVD-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ...

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

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in 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 ...

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

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in 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 ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 13, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. One case is in ...

Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services remind festival goers to enjoy events safely

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services remind festival goers to enjoy events safely Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services are reminding participants of this weekend’s Halifax Pride to enjoy the event with safety in mind. Our emergency departments typically see an increase in visits when larger public gatherings take ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 12, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries. Five of the cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel. Three of these cases are from earlier this year and were identified during a review ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing at several new locations across the province this weekend

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing at several new locations across the province this weekend ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to several new locations across the province this weekend to offer drop-in testing for COIVD-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ...

Halifax Pride takes place August 12-22!

**** Info via HRM Halifax Pride takes place August 12-22! This year’s theme, Radiate Resilience, celebrates the perseverance of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in overcoming challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, & how we can safely gather and connect to build a better community. For programming information and the event schedule, visit: www.halifaxpride.com ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 11, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery. Two of the cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel. One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel. As of today, Nova ...

Drop-ins at all Community Vaccine Clinics this week – get first or second vaccine dose before August 13

**** NSHA Media Release Drop-ins at all Community Vaccine Clinics this week – get first or second vaccine dose before August 13 ​ All of Nova Scotia’s community vaccine clinics are offering drop-in appointments this week to encourage Nova Scotians who are not yet fully vaccinated to get either their first or second dose. Many ...

The CAFC has received reports of phishing text message scams tied to COVID-19 vaccines

**** Canadian Anti-Fraud Release Fraud alert! The CAFC has received reports of phishing text message scams tied to COVID-19 vaccines. The text messages claim to be from the Government of Canada and will say that due to a recent vaccination, Canadians are eligible for a Vaccine Relief Fund. The message then tells you to claim ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoverie —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 10, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has 17 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, one person is in ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 9, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries since the last update on Aug. 6. Four cases are in Central Zone, and all are related to travel. Two cases are in Western Zone, both related to ...

Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On August 7 police received a report of a social gathering at a residence in ...

As of​ August 9th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT,​ fully vaccinated​ United States (U.S.) citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons

**** CBSA Release Canada Border Services Agency – Travel Advisory As of​ August 9th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT,​ fully vaccinated​ United States (U.S.) citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, however these individuals​ must: 1)​ ​ ​ ​ be fully vaccinated: to be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Western and Central Zone and on two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Western and Central Zone and on two flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Western and Central Zone and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Public Health Mobile Units add drop-in COVID-19 testing clinics in all zones this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units add drop-in COVID-19 testing clinics in all zones this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing across the province this week.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 6, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and three recoveries. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the ...