COVID-19

Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

This afternoon, the Nova Scotia Government eased more of its COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend. Everyone must continue to practice social distancing and respect public health restrictions.

✅ Nova Scotians can choose to create an immediate family bubble. This means two immediate family households can come together without physical distancing.

✅ Public beaches in Nova Scotia will be allowed to open for public access effective May 16, 2020, at 8 a.m. ? Welkum Park will unfortunately remain closed due to playground restrictions.

✅ The following activities at outdoor facilities will be allowed to resume effective, May 16, 2020, at 8 a.m: Archery, Equestrian, Golf, Paddling, Sailing/boating, Tennis. This includes River Hills Golf & Country Club 

? Please note that the province wide ban on open fires has been extended until June 1 at 11:59 p.m. However, the use of backyard appliances like chimineas and fire pits will be temporarily permitted for households. The fire ban does not apply to private campgrounds.

For more information, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, May 15, 2020

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang provide an update including information about the easing of some restrictions around #COVID19NS. Nova Scotia is reporting four deaths and eight new cases of COVID-19. You can also watch the update on YouTube at https://youtu.be/JdVojI4KmBI

Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Today, May 15, Nova Scotia is reporting four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

As of today, May 15, Nova Scotia has 1,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases were identified Thursday, May 14.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 473 Nova Scotia tests on May 14 and is operating 24-hours.

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 25 residents and 15 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever
new or worsening cough
sore throat
runny nose
headache

To date, Nova Scotia has 35,375 negative test results, 1,034 positive COVID-19 test results and 55 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, five of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and eighteen individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

The province is renewing the state of emergency for two more weeks. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, May 17 and extend to noon Sunday, May 31, unless government terminates or extends it.

Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Two New Cases of COVID-19

As of today, May 14, Nova Scotia has 1,026 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, May 13.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 554 Nova Scotia tests on May 13 and is operating 24-hours.

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 27 residents and 15 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever
new or worsening cough
sore throat
runny nose
headache

To date, Nova Scotia has 35,004 negative test results, 1,026 positive COVID-19 test results and 51 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Nine-hundred and nine individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

Quick Facts:
testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and extended to May 17

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, May 13, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today at 3 p.m. on 3 more deaths related to COVID-19, and 4 new cases. Dr. Strang will also discuss the work being done to reconcile case data. You can watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/m-YnhPkd-3I

Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19

Today, May 13, Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 51. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality.

“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer my sincere condolences to those families who are grieving the loss of a loved one today,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Northwood continues to receive all support possible from the province and our health system partners as we continue to slow the spread of this horrible virus.”

As of today, May 13, Nova Scotia has 1,024 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Four new cases were identified Tuesday, May 12.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 502 Nova Scotia tests on May 12 and is operating 24-hours.

There are three licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 64 residents and 13 staff with active cases. One other facility has one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 and another facility has one resident with an active case.

If you have two or more of the following symptoms, visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment:

fever
new or worsening cough
sore throat
runny nose
headache

To date, Nova Scotia has 34,604 negative test results, 1,024 positive COVID-19 test results and 51 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Nine individuals are currently in hospital, four of those in ICU. Eight-hundred and seventy individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. A map and graphic presentation of the case data is available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data .

Public health is working to identify and test people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

Anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better.

It is now more important than ever for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health orders and directives - practise good hygiene, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from others, limit essential gatherings to no more than five people and stay at home as much as possible.

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .