The Covid Chronicle

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 ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 5, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The four cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has 15 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, one person is ...

Vote Safely – What to Bring When You Vote

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Vote Safely – What to Bring When You Vote COVID precautions are in place at all returning offices and voting locations to ensure voter safety. ​ When voting in-person, voters are asked to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, maintain physical distance and bring their own pen. ​ The pen ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 4, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. The two cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel and one is a close contact of a previously reported case. As of today, Nova Scotia ...

Nova Scotia Health launches MyCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca to support those impacted by COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches MyCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca to support those impacted by COVID-1 Some people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will experience symptoms long after they are no longer infectious from the virus.​ In an effort to support those impacted, Nova Scotia Health has created MyCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca – a website with the most ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 3, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries since the last update on July 30. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel, one is a close contact of a previously ...

Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four zones this week – Aug. 3 to 6

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four zones this week – Aug. 3 to 6 ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four zones this week.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights, Aug. 1

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights, Aug. 1 ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

The CAFC continues to receive reports from victims of the recovery pitch scam. Know what it is and get tips on how to avoid it

**** Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Release Recovery pitch The CAFC continues to receive reports from victims of the recovery pitch scam. Know what it is and get tips on how to avoid it. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, scammers may target you again with a promise to get your money back. Scammers will ...

Potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Northern Zones and a WestJet flight

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

Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern Passage and Stewiacke this weekend

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern Passage and Stewiacke this weekend ​ The Public Health mobile units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern Passage and Stewiacke this weekend.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health mobile units provide ...

Dartmouth General Hospital’s drive-through vaccine clinic open to drop-ins July 31

**** NSHA Media Release Dartmouth General Hospital’s drive-through vaccine clinic open to drop-ins July 31 Nova Scotia Health’s drive-through, community vaccine clinic at Dartmouth General Hospital will be adding drop-in availability as of Saturday, July 31 to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. ​ Any eligible residents and nearby community members (ages 12+) ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Two Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Because Monday is a holiday, the next update will be Tuesday and it will include data from the weekend and Monday. —————————————————————- Today, July 30, Nova ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 29, 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 10 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations. On ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 28, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. As of today, Nova Scotia has nine active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations. On July 27, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,704 tests. As ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 27, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. The two cases are in Eastern Zone and both are related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has nine active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no ...

Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update

**** HRM Media Release Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality would like to advise residents of the following update on municipal aquatics: ​ The Halifax Common Pool   The Halifax Common Pool will remain closed for the rest of the summer due to ongoing repair work. ​ In light of ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. This report includes cases from July 24 to 26. The case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. As of today, ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering more drop-in COVID-19 testing in all Zones in the coming days

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering more drop-in COVID-19 testing in all Zones in the coming days ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four Zones over the coming days.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile ...

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will no longer issue COVID-19 news releases or update the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, July 23, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and one ...

One Death, No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- CORRECTION: to correct the number of recoveries in the headline of the media release sent today, July 22, at about 12:25 p.m. ————————————————————– Today, July 22, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s in ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern and Central Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern and Central Zones ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern and Central Zones. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 21, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. Six of the cases are in Central Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases and three are related to travel. Two of the cases are connected ...

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

**** 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 your ...

Vote Safely in the 41 Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Vote Safely in the 41 Provincial General Election ​ Nova Scotians are encouraged to watch their mailboxes for a flyer from Elections Nova Scotia with information on how to vote safely in the 41st provincial general election. The household flyer is part of a public awareness campaign help voters understand their ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in HRM and East Hants this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in HRM and East Hants this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Dartmouth, Halifax and Elmsdale this week. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control ...

New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————- NOTE: There are no scheduled COVID-19 media briefings this week. Due to the Panorama upgrade happening today, July 19, the daily COVID-19 news release and COVID-19 data dashboard will not be available Tuesday, July 20. —————————————————————- Today, July 19, Nova Scotia is reporting no ...

COVID-19 Case on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax

**** DND Media Release COVID-19 Case on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax On Sunday, 18 July, 2021, while enroute back to Halifax from OPERATION REASSURANCE, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax conducted Rapid Antigen Detection Tests (RADT) COVID-19 tests of the ship’s company as part of their pre-arrival protocols and one member received a non-negative result for COVID-19. ​ ...

Campaign Signage and Election Advertising / COVID Precautions and Safe Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release COVID Precautions and Safe Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election   Elections Nova Scotia – There are many options to vote safely in the 41st provincial general election. Voters in Nova Scotia can apply on-line to vote by mail using a write-in ballot, or vote safely in-person at returning ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 18, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The cases are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 17, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. As of today, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are ...

Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions Nova Scotia Health is further easing restrictions to allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support persons to support patients where it is feasible and safe to do so within public health guidelines. In an effort to enhance family presence and increase the number of ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries / Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing this weekend in Central & Eastern zones

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries ——————————————————- Today, July 16, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “Another day with no new cases is wonderful news,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “While we can ...

Nova Scotia Health expands drop-in clinic options

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health expands drop-in clinic options ​ Nova Scotia Health is expanding the number of community vaccine clinics to offer the Moderna vaccine as a drop-in option. ​ The drop-in option (no appointment necessary) is for the Moderna vaccine only, due to increased supply. ​ Moderna is interchangeable with Pfizer ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 15, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “Yesterday we entered Phase 4 of our reopening plan and things are headed in the right ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, Additional Variant Cases Identified

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, Additional Variant Cases Identified —————————————————————- Today, July 14, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. The National Microbiology Lab confirmed 20 Delta variant cases and 36 Alpha ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Five Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, July 13, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and five recoveries. The case is in Western Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. ...

Nova Scotia Health’s Dartmouth COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health’s Dartmouth COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins ​ Nova Scotia Health is opening the Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic to drop-ins to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, July 14) until Sunday, July 18, anyone 18+ can drop in to the Dartmouth Community ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central Zone this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central Zone this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units are offering additional COVID-19 testing in the Central Zone this week. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public ...

Nova Scotia Health’s Bayer’s Lake COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins

**** NSHA Media Release UPDATE – Nova Scotia Health’s Bayer’s Lake COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins ​ Nova Scotia Health is opening the Bayer’s Lake Vaccine Clinic to drop-ins to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Tuesday, July 13th, anyone 18+ can drop in to the Bayer’s Lake clinic and receive their ...

Nova Scotia Starting Fourth Phase of Reopening

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Starting Fourth Phase of Reopening ——————————————————– Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, July 12, that Nova Scotia will start the fourth phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, July 14. “We’re pleased with vaccination rates and our epidemiology continues ...

Preparing for the 41st Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Preparing for the 41st Provincial General Election Background Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada without a fixed election date. Elections Nova Scotia must anticipate the earliest date on which a provincial general election could be called and plan accordingly. Given that the 40th provincial general election was held ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 12, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. ...

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

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

Four New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 11, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel and three are under investigation. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. ...

VIA Rail is pleased to announce the return to service in the Maritimes beginning August 11

**** Via Rsil Release SERVICE MODIFICATIONS VIA Rail is pleased to announce the return to service in the Maritimes beginning August 11, 2021. After a very thorough evaluation of our health and safety protocols, including physical distancing measures, enhanced air ventilation systems, and improved measures for passenger access and the protection of our employees, one ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing Monday in various Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing Monday in various Zones ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in various locations in Central, Eastern and Western Zones this Monday. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under ...

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 10, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery. The case is in Western Zone and is related to travel. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “Our daily case numbers are ...

Traffic Delay – Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to expect delays in the Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area on Sunday, July 11 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. ​ The event will begin at Sullivan’s ...

One New Case of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed Today, July 9, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “I’m happy ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries Today, July 8, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries. The cases are in Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case and the other is under investigation. All four health zones continue to be ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————– Today, July 7, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and six recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. As of today, Nova Scotia ...

COVID-19 drop-in testing options: July 6 to 11, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release COVID-19 drop-in testing options: July 6 to 11, 2021 Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are offering drop-in COVID-19 testing to help make this service more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Eight Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Eight Recoveries —————————————————– Today, July 6, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and eight recoveries. Six cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is related to travel. The other case is in Eastern Zone and ...

We’ll cut right to the chase: Hal-Con 2021 is happening

**** Info via Hal-Con To the Hal-Con community of fans, geeks, nerds, and friends: We’ll cut right to the chase: Hal-Con 2021 is happening. It’s not going to look exactly like previous years, but Nova Scotia’s overwhelming success in keeping COVID cases low and getting vaccines in arms means that many of today’s public health ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries ——————————————————– Today, July 5, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Scheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Scheduling —————————————————— Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before June 15 can now schedule their second dose. Notification emails will go out in batches. People who provided an email address at the time of booking will receive a notice by email ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 4, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries. Two cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of previously ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 3, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. Four cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The four other cases are in Eastern Zone. Three are close contacts of previously ...

On July 5th, fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada can benefit from reduced public health measures

**** CBA Release On July 5th, fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada can benefit from reduced public health measures ​ Beginning July 5, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers, arriving by land or air, who are eligible to enter Canada and who comply with specific criteria will not be required to quarantine or complete ...

Nova Scotia Following Federal Requirements for International Travellers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Following Federal Requirements for International Travellers ——————————————————- International travellers can come to Nova Scotia following federal requirements effective Monday, July 5, aligning with the federal government’s approach to easing border measures for international travellers. All travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will be able to come to Nova ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries ——————————————————– Today, July 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries. One case is in Central Zone and is under investigation. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing in CBRM & HRM

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing in CBRM & HRM ​ Public Health Mobile Units will be offering COVID-19 testing in CBRM and HRM this weekend for all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one Air Canada flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one Air Canada flight​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on one 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 following flight in the specified rows and ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, One Probable Case, Nine Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Four New Cases of COVID-19, One Probable Case, Nine Recoveries ———————————————- Today, July 1, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. There are three cases in Central Zone and one in Northern Zone. All are related to travel. The province is also reporting one probable ...

Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are open on Thursday, July 1

**** NSHA Media Release Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are open on Thursday, July 1 to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova Scotia. The following locations will offer drop-in PCR ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 30, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. Three cases are in Eastern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. There is ...

Effective June 30, 2021, support people/family caregivers are permitted for patients in the following situations

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions Nova Scotia Health is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. Effective June 30, 2021, support people/family caregivers are permitted for patients in the following situations: Three designated family/primary support person(s) or family caregivers are welcomed: Palliative care and other patients nearing end of life* Patients ...

In the last few months, the Nova Scotia RCMP has responded to an increased number of complaints related to home break-ins and thefts

**** RCMP Media Release The weather is warming up, COVID restrictions are lifting, and people are beginning to travel. In the last few months, the Nova Scotia RCMP has responded to an increased number of complaints related to home break-ins and thefts. If you’re planning to be away from home this summer, here are a ...

New COVID-19 Case at Glace Bay Elementary

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Glace Bay Elementary —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting a COVID-19 case today, June 29, connected to Glace Bay Elementary in Eastern Zone. This case was reported earlier today in the COVID-19 daily numbers release and on the COVID-19 data dashboard. The school will be closed to students ...

Nova Scotia Starting Third Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Canada

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Starting Third Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Canada ———————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, June 29, that Nova Scotia will start the third phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, June 30, including opening the border to ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 29, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 28, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Three cases are in Eastern Zone. Two are under investigation and the other is a close contact of a previously reported case. ​ The other case is in ...

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

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

Canada Day events are not planned due to COVID-19 public health restrictions

***’ HRM Release Canada Day events are not planned due to COVID-19 public health restrictions. The municipality is encouraging residents to use this day to reflect on our shared history and collectively recommit to a stronger future built upon meaningful reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples. ...

Walk-in COVID-19 testing options at Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres, public health mobile units

**** NSHA Media Release Walk-in COVID-19 testing options at Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres, public health mobile units ​ Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are offering walk-in testing as of Monday, June 28 to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 27, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. Two cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is under investigation. There is limited ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on ...

Public Health’s Mobile Unit adds Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their COVID-19 testing locations this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health’s Mobile Unit adds Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their COVID-19 testing locations this week Public Health’s Mobile Unit are adding Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their growing list of locations for COVID-19 testing this week in efforts to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries, Delta and Gamma Variants Identified

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries, Delta and Gamma Variants Identified —————————————————————————————————————- Today, June 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries today, June 26. All of the cases are in Central Zone. Ten are close contacts and one is related to travel. The close ...

Public Health Mobile Unit to offer additional COVID-19 testing in Halifax this weekend

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to offer additional COVID-19 testing in Halifax this weekend Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering community-based COVID-19 testing in Halifax’s North End this weekend to provide additional testing opportunities to the community. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the ...

16 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 16 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, June 25, Nova Scotia is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries. Fifteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Eleven are close contacts and four are related to travel. The close contacts are within a ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 20 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before September 2 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Notification emails will go out in batches over several ...

New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 24, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone. Due to a previously identified case, the school is closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts. The school received ...

Public Health Mobile Units returning to HRM and West Hants for COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units returning to HRM and West Hants for COVID-19 testing ​ Public Health’s Mobile Units will be heading back to HRM and West Hants this week offering COVID-19 testing. In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health’s Mobile Units provide easier access to ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

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

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 24, connected to St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary in Central Zone. The school will be closed to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the building. Families and staff will receive information ...

Update to New Brunswick Border Restrictions

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update to New Brunswick Border Restrictions —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is opening its border to people travelling from New Brunswick without restrictions starting June 30 at 8 a.m. There will be no requirements to self-isolate or complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. “Public health has asked us for a little more time ...

Five New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 24, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. All of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel, two are close contacts and one is under investigation. One of the cases was reported ...

RCMP arrest three people at border blockade

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest three people at border blockade ​ The RCMP has arrested three people after an illegal blockade by protestors at the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border. The blockade lasted for nearly 24 hours and caused disruptions on both sides of the border to individuals, businesses and vital services such as health ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 23, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release  Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, ...

(Update) RCMP response to border blockade

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP response to border blockade ​Update – The RCMP is on scene at the border blockade at NS/NB border making arrests and working to reopen the border. Highway 104 westbound is now reopened, Highway 366 in Tidnish is reopened in both directions. Highway 104 eastbound is expected to be reopened shortly. ...

Province Monitoring Issues Related to Highway Blockade

**** EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Office Release Province Monitoring Issues Related to Highway Blockade —————————————————————- Officials are closely monitoring issues related to a blockade on Highway 104, near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, that is disrupting the movement of important goods and services and could put individuals at risk. The Emergency Management Office is aware that the ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 23, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “We wouldn’t be where we are today ...

Public Health Mobile Unit returning to Dartmouth and Cape Breton for COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit returning to Dartmouth and Cape Breton for COVID-19 testing ​ Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be in Dartmouth and Cape Breton this week and next offering COVID-19 testing. In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to ...

Update to potential exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less on Dresden Row

**** NSHA Media Release Update to potential exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less on Dresden Row ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of an update to a public exposure notice originally shared on Sunday, June 20, 2021. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. UPDATE: Fit4Less Exposure Anyone ...

Nova Scotia Border Opening to Atlantic Provinces, Followed by Rest of Canada

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Border Opening to Atlantic Provinces, Followed by Rest of Canada —————————————————————- Nova Scotia’s borders are opening at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, to residents of the three other Atlantic provinces. The province will open to travellers from outside Atlantic Canada on June 30. People travelling from Prince Edward ...

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 June 20 police received a report of a social gathering at a residence in Halifax ...

Two Deaths, Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A man in his 60s in Central Zone and a man in his 50s in Western Zone have died. Nova Scotia is also reporting two new cases of COVID-19 ...

Province Ramps Up Rollout of Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Ramps Up Rollout of Vaccines —————————————————————- The province is extending clinic hours and opening more clinics as part of its efforts to ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout so all Nova Scotians can be fully vaccinated by the end of August. More than 245,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine will ...

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

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure 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. Anyone who worked at or visited the ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 21, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “What a great way to begin summer ...

Potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less in Halifax ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at the Fit4Less Gym on Dresden Row in Halifax. Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of COVID-19 who spent time in the weight area. Anyone who visited ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 20, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The two cases are in Central Zone and both are close contacts of previously reported cases. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one retail location and two bus routes in Central Zone

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

Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in Tantallon this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in Tantallon this week Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be back in Tantallon this week to offer additional testing in efforts to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing for rural and remote ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 19, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and 10 recoveries. Four cases are in Central Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. Two cases are in Western Zone. One is related ...

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

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

Province Moves to End Injunction Against Anti-Public Health Order Gatherings

**** JUSTICE Media Release Province Moves to End Injunction Against Anti-Public Health Order Gatherings —————————————————————- The province has asked the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to lift the injunction on illegal gatherings now that COVID-19 infections are easing and the province has moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plan. A motion filed this week ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries. Nine cases are in Central Zone. Six are close contacts of previously reported cases, two are under investigation and one is related to travel. Two cases are in ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

‘*** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 14 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before August 27 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Notification emails will go out in batches over several ...

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

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

14 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine recoveries

**** HEALTH /WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE 14 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine recoveries ——————————————————- Today, June 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. Twelve cases are in Central Zone. Eleven are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other is under investigation. One case is in Eastern Zone and ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Eastern Zone and two Transit Cape Breton routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Eastern Zone and two Transit Cape Breton routes ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Eastern Zone and two Transit Cape Breton routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 16, connected to Prospect Road Elementary, Hatchet Lake, in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Monday, June 21, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the ...

Public Health Mobile Unit provides additional COVID-19 testing in West Hants & HRM

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit provides additional COVID-19 testing in West Hants & HRM Public Health’s mobile unit will be offering testing in West Hants and HRM this week in an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing for rural and ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 13 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 13 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 16, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 13 recoveries. Five of the cases are in Central Zone. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other is under investigation. Three cases are in Eastern Zone. ...

Driver Road Tests Resume with Cancelled Appointments Rebooked First

**** ACTIVE TRANSIT Release Driver Road Tests Resume with Cancelled Appointments Rebooked First —————————————————————- As the province continues to reopen, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is starting to rebook driver road tests today, June 16, the first day of Phase 2 of the province’s reopening plan. About 4,000 cancelled appointments are being rebooked before new ...

Online COVID-19 screening pilot project expands to two regional hospitals

**** NSHA Media Release Online COVID-19 screening pilot project expands to two regional hospitals​ Beginning today, patients and visitors entering St Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish or Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) in Truro will have the option to go online to complete a COVID-19 door screening assessment prior to entering the facilities.​ This ...

Response to COVID-19 – Pools, splash pads, beaches and recreation services update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19 – Pools, splash pads, beaches and recreation services update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal pools, splash pads, beaches and recreation services: ​ Indoor pools The Captain William Spry and the ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

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

Update to Halifax School COVID-19 Cases Reported June 14, New School Cases

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update to Halifax School COVID-19 Cases Reported June 14, New School Cases —————————————————————- The COVID-19 cases reported last evening, June 14, are connected to St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary in Halifax, not Joseph Howe Elementary. St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary will be closed to students until Monday, June 21, to allow for testing ...

Free on-street parking program to support business recovery

**** HRM Media Release Free on-street parking program to support business recovery ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a number of parking changes will come into effect this week and will be in place until Friday, Sept. 10, through the Support Business Recovery program. ​ Beginning Thursday, June 17, on-street parking will ...

Nova Scotia Starting Second Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Atlantic Canada

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Starting Second Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Atlantic Canada —————————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, June 15, that Nova Scotia will start the second phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, June 16, and open the border ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, 29 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release  Four New Cases of COVID-19, 29 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 15, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries. Three of the cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel. ...

Nova Scotia Reopening to Atlantic Provinces / $18.2 Million in New Funding to Boost Tourism Restart

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE Nova Scotia Reopening to Atlantic Provinces ———————————————————— Nova Scotia is lifting its border restrictions and opening to the rest of Atlantic Canada on June 23, Premier Iain Rankin announced today, June 15. This means that residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador can travel to Nova Scotia ...

Police charge man in relation to illegal gathering in Halifax last month

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man in relation to illegal gathering in Halifax last month ​ Police have charged a man in relation to an incident that occurred at an illegal gathering in Halifax last month. ​ On May 15 police laid charges and made arrests in relation to an illegal gathering on Citadel Hill where ...

In-home COVID-19 Vaccination Program Expands

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release  In-home COVID-19 Vaccination Program Expands —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who are unable to attend a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in their community because of significant health and mobility challenges are now able to receive their first vaccination at home. Beginning today, June 15, people who are not able to leave their homes to ...

New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 14, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Friday, June 18, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The ...

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

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

Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in HRM and CBRM this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in HRM and CBRM this week Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering additional testing in HRM and CBRM this week. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 ...

Nova Scotia Health resuming services temporarily reduced during third wave

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health resuming services temporarily reduced during third wave With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, and many redeployed health care providers able to return to their usual roles, Nova Scotia Health is resuming services that were temporarily reduced to support the COVID-19 response. ​ In late April, with COVID-19 cases ...

One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 22 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 22 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 14, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s has died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 22 recoveries. All of the cases are in ...

RCMP warns of increase in “remote access” computer scams

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP warns of increase in “remote access” computer scams During the COVID-19 pandemic, all types of cybercrime have increased substantially.​ In particular, the “remote access” scam appears to be on the rise in Nova Scotia recently, which involves tricking victims into giving cyber criminals remote access to their computers. The scam ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 24 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before Aug. 7 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. People who provided an email address at the time ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight

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

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 11 recoveries / Public Health Mobile Unit to provide drop-in COVID-19 testing in communities in Central Zone

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 11 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 13, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries. There are four new cases in Central Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One case is related to travel and one is ...

New COVID-19 Case at Bedford School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   New COVID-19 Case at Bedford School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 13, connected to Rocky Lake Junior High in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Wednesday, June 16, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one West Jet flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should ...

10 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries. ​ There are five new cases in Central Zone. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel. Four cases are ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and Halifax Transit bus routes

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

New COVID-19 Case at Cape Breton School, Additional Case at Citadel High

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Cape Breton School, Additional Case at Citadel High ——————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 11, connected to Breton Education Centre in Eastern Zone. The person has not been in the school since Friday, June 4. The school expects to reopen to students on ...

Update on Asymptomatic Testing, New Workplace Testing Initiative

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update on Asymptomatic Testing, New Workplace Testing Initiative ——————————————————– The province continues to expand its asymptomatic testing strategy with the new Nova Scotia COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program for Workplaces. The program supports employers across the province to put in place regular screening for their staff. “Asymptomatic testing is an important part ...

One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Delta Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Delta Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, June 11, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A man in his 50s has died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone, plus several Halifax Transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone, plus several Halifax Transit routes   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone, plus several Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

15 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries. ​ There are 12 new cases in Central Zone. Seven of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are related to travel and two are ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE   New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School ———————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 9, connected to Fairview Junior High in Central Zone. The school will close to students until Monday, June 14, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, plus three Halifax Transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, plus three Halifax Transit routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, plus three Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————— Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 10 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before July 24 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Those who provided an email address at the time ...

13 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveri

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 13 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 9, Nova Scotia is reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries. There are seven new cases in Central Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel and three are under ...

Nova Scotia Health to ease visitor restrictions in phases

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to ease visitor restrictions in phases Nova Scotia Health will begin easing restrictions at its facilities beginning on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. This will allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support persons to support patients in the hospital, where it is feasible and safe to do ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 recoveries. There are nine new cases in Central Zone. Five of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and four are under investigation. One of the cases ...

AstraZeneca Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release AstraZeneca Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the province on or before April 21 will be able to reschedule their second dose appointment before June 30. Rescheduling notices will be sent this week by email to the account provided ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 7, connected to Halifax West High in Central Zone. The school will close to students until Friday, June 11, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. Students will ...

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

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

14 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 14 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries. There are 11 new cases in Central Zone. Nine of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and two are under investigation. Two of the cases ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central & Eastern zones and several Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central & Eastern zones and several Halifax Transit bus routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern zones, as well as several Halifax Transit bus routes.​ In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Two Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Two Schools Report COVID-19 Cases ———————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 6, connected to schools in Central Zone. One person at each of the following schools tested positive: – Graham Creighton Junior High, Dartmouth – Bedford and Forsyth Education Centres (Dartmouth Campus) The schools will ...

12 New Cases of COVID-19, 32 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 12 New Cases of COVID-19, 32 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 6, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries. There are seven new cases in Central Zone. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. Three cases are in ...

18 New Cases of COVID-19, 45 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 18 New Cases of COVID-19, 45 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 45 recoveries. There are 13 new cases in Central Zone. Twelve of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. Four cases are in ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one retail location 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 following location on the ...

Parks and Recreation summer programming and facility update

**** HRM Media Release Parks and Recreation summer programming and facility update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that summer recreation programs have once again been planned in accordance with public health guidelines. ​ Outdoor recreation programing will be offered in June and both indoor and outdoor (half-day and full-day) summer camps are ...

Voluntary Airport Testing for Travellers, Changes to Self-isolation Requirements for Vaccinated Rotational Workers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Voluntary Airport Testing for Travellers, Changes to Self-isolation Requirements for Vaccinated Rotational Workers —————————————————— Starting June 8, travellers flying into Nova Scotia can receive a COVID-19 test kit at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Travellers who arrive at the airport will be provided with a kit and instructions to complete their ...

15 New Cases of COVID-19, 37 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Cases of COVID-19, 37 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 4, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 recoveries. There are nine new cases in Central Zone. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, two are related to travel and one is under ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and two flights

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

One Death, 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 60 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 60 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 3, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 30s has died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 recoveries. There are 15 new cases in ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine between March 11 and 21 and are scheduled to receive their second dose between June 24 and July 3 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. A notice to reschedule will be sent by ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and two Halifax Transit bus routes.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and two Halifax Transit bus routes.   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and two Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Two Deaths, 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 72 Recoveries, Vaccine-Related Thrombosis Confirmed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 72 Recoveries, Vaccine-Related Thrombosis Confirmed —————————————————————- Today, June 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. Two men, both in their 60s, have died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 72 recoveries. There are ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location 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 following location on the ...

Nova Scotia Resumes Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Resumes Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine —————————————————————- Nova Scotia will resume the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for second doses only, effective today, June 1. The decision comes after the National Advisory Committee on Immunization updated its guidance on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines approved for use by Health Canada. ...

12 New Cases of COVID-19, 91 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 12 New Cases of COVID-19, 91 Recoveries ———————————————————- Today, June 1, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 91 recoveries. There are eight new cases in Central Zone. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and two cases are under investigation. Three cases are ...

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, the following changes will go into effect by end of business day on Wednesday, June 2 ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and one Halifax Transit bus route correction

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

In-person Classes to Resume in Halifax Regional Municipality, Sydney

**** EDUCATION Media Release In-person Classes to Resume in Halifax Regional Municipality, Sydney ———————————————————- ———————————————————- In-person classes at public and private schools in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Sydney will resume on Thursday, June 3. This decision is based on advice from public health about the province’s improving epidemiology. All public health measures as outlined ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19, 74 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 74 Recoveries ———————————————————– Today, May 31, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 74 recoveries. All the new cases are in Central Zone. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community ...

The Wharf Rat Rally, an annual gathering on the Digby Waterfront over Labour Day Weekend, has been cancelled for 2021

**** Rally Release The Wharf Rat Rally, an annual gathering on the Digby Waterfront over Labour Day Weekend, has been cancelled for 2021. An event of this size takes nearly a year to plan and organize, and the third wave brought those preparations to a halt. While the provincial plans for reopening announced on Friday, ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and several Halifax Transit routes

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

One Death, 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 80 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 80 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 and 80 recoveries. A woman in her 80s has died in Central Zone. There are 14 new cases in Central Zone, five in Eastern Zone and one in Western ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, various Halifax Transit routes, one flight

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

Public Health Mobile Unit to provide testing for residents of Mineville and surrounding communities

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to provide testing for residents of Mineville and surrounding communities ​ ​ In response to the recent increase of potential COVID-19 public exposure notices in the Central Zone and the resulting increase in demand for testing, Public Health’s Mobile Health Unit will be in Mineville this coming ...

Four Deaths, 33 New Cases of COVID-19, 48 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four Deaths, 33 New Cases of COVID-19, 48 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 29, Nova Scotia is reporting four deaths related to COVID-19 and 33 new cases. The deaths are: — a man in his 80s in Western Zone — two men in their 80s in Central Zone — a woman in ...

Air Show Atlantic 2021 scheduled for August 28th and 29th in Debert, Nova Scotia has been cancelled

**** Airshow Atlantic Release It is a sad day. Air Show Atlantic 2021 scheduled for August 28th and 29th in Debert, Nova Scotia has been cancelled. For the most detailed explanation of all the factors that went into this decision we encourage you to listen Episode 4 of the Air Show Atlantic Podcast where we ...

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

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

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, phase one of the public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality ...

RCAF Air Demonstration teams launch 2021 season under Operation INSPIRATION

**** DND Media Release RCAF Air Demonstration teams launch 2021 season under Operation INSPIRATION ​ The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) air demonstration teams officially began their 2021 season today after formal certification by the Commanders of 1 Canadian Air Division and 2 Canadian Air Division following an acceptance show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. ​ This ...

Nova Scotia Gradually Reopening for Summer

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Gradually Reopening for Summer —————————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 28, that the province will reopen gradually under a five-phase plan. “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place ...

In-person Classes to Resume in Most Regions, Licensed Child Care Returns to Full Capacity

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD Development Release In-person Classes to Resume in Most Regions, Licensed Child Care Returns to Full Capacity In-person classes will resume Wednesday, June 2, at all Nova Scotia public and private schools outside of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Sydney. Also on June 2, licensed child-care centres and family daycare homes across the ...

One Death, 40 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 40 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, May 28, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 80 COVID-19-related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 40 new ...

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 to a woman yesterday for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 7 p.m. police investigated a report that a woman from Halifax had not been self-isolating as required ...

Laboratory services, testing reductions continue due to COVID-19 testing requirements

**** NSHA Media Release Laboratory services, testing reductions continue due to COVID-19 testing requirements Nova Scotia Health laboratories continue to process a high volume of COVID-19 tests. This means many routine or non-urgent laboratory tests have been temporarily reduced or suspended, including routine blood collection and water testing. People whose tests are required for immediate ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

33 New Cases of COVID-19, 182 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 33 New Cases of COVID-19, 182 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 27, Nova Scotia is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 and 182 recoveries. There are 18 cases in Eastern Zone, 14 in Central Zone and one in Northern Zone. One of the cases in Eastern Zone involves a staff member at ...

First Chief Officer of Office of Mental Health and Addictions Appointed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release First Chief Officer of Office of Mental Health and Addictions Appointed ——————————————————– The provincial government has appointed Dr. Sam Hickcox as Nova Scotia’s first chief officer of the new Office of Mental Health and Addictions. Dr. Hickcox, currently the physician lead for addictions medicine at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, will ...

People Aged 12 to 19 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 12 to 19 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments ———————————————————- Starting today, May 27, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open to booking provincewide for people aged 12 and older. Nova Scotia currently has two vaccines approved for use. The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone 12 and older. The Moderna ...

Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend cancelled

**** HRM Media Release Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend cancelled In following with current public health measures related to COVID-19, the Curbside Giveaway Weekend scheduled for Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 has been cancelled.​ Residents are encouraged to hold on to any items they wish to giveaway or donate in the future until donation centres ...

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

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

Province Strengthens Support for Restaurant and Bar Industry

**** INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH Release Province Strengthens Support for Restaurant and Bar Industry The Nova Scotia government is amending the Liquor Licensing Regulations to help the restaurant and bar industry while ensuring protections are still in place for the safe and responsible sale and consumption of alcohol. In addition, restaurants and bars now have the ...

37 New Cases of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 37 New Cases of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries ————————————————————- Today, May 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 37 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries. There are 22 cases in Central Zone, 11 in Eastern Zone and four in Northern Zone. There is still community spread in Central Zone and limited community spread ...

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 to two people yesterday for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 12 p.m. police investigated a report that two people from Halifax who had been traveling outside the country ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and three Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and three Halifax Transit bus routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and three Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, ...

Testing encouraged after low weekend turnout

**** NSHA Media Release Testing encouraged after low weekend turnout Public Health is encouraging Nova Scotians to get out and get tested after a significant number of appointments at primary assessment centres remained unfilled across the province during the past few days. Getting tested regularly is quick and easy and one of the ways to ...

Vaccine Plan Ahead of Schedule, Earlier Second Doses

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Vaccine Plan Ahead of Schedule, Earlier Second Doses ———————————————————- Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan is ahead of schedule. People 20 and older became eligible to book a vaccine today, May 25, and those 12 and older will become eligible to book an appointment by the end of May. “We made ...

54 New Cases of COVID-19, 102 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 54 New Cases of COVID-19, 102 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 25, Nova Scotia is reporting 54 new cases of COVID-19 and 102 recoveries. There are 35 cases in Central Zone, 15 in Eastern Zone, three in Northern Zone and one in Western Zone. Cumulative cases by zone have changed as data ...

Police ticket three people for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police ticket three people for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Police ticketed three people for failing to follow the regulations of Health Protection Act in two separate incidents this weekend in Halifax. ​ On May 22 at approximately 2:15 p.m. police responded to a report that a small group ...

People Aged 20 to 24 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 20 to 24 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines —————————————————————- Starting today, May 25, people aged 20 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in the Central Zone

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

49 New Cases of COVID-19, 98 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 49 New Cases of COVID-19, 98 Recoveries ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, May 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 49 new cases of COVID-19 and 98 recoveries. There are 41 cases in Central Zone and 8 in Eastern Zone. Cumulative cases by zone have changed as data was recently updated in Panorama. Changes can occur ...

RCMP fines 9 under Health Protection Act related to a house party in Cole Harbour

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines 9 under Health Protection Act related to a house party in Cole Harbour Halifax District RCMP has charged nine people for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act related to a house party in Cole Harbour. At​ 9:35​ p.m. Sunday night, police attended a residence on the Bissett Rd. in ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, one Halifax Transit bus route and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, one Halifax Transit bus route and one Air Canada flight   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, one Halifax Transit bus route, and one Air ...

Two deaths, 74 New Cases of COVID-19, 103 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two deaths, 74 New Cases of COVID-19, 103 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 23, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A man and woman, both in their 70s, have died in Central Zone. There have now been 79 COVID-19-related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 74 ...