Cancellations

Last Updated: April 01, 2020 9:25 am

Transit

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Kings Transit

Buses are operating on a reduced schedule in accordance with the Service Bulletin issued last week. Essential trips only please, and remember to practice social distancing while you ride with us.

Trans County Transportation Society

Due to the COVID-19 increase, Trans County Transportation Society will be suspending all services as of March 29th, 2020 to ensure we are following current guidelines to protect the health of our staff and our community.
Management will continue to monitor the situation and reopen when appropriate. We will announce on local media when we reopen.

Trans County Transportation Society

For the safety of our staff and community as of Mon March 16th 2020, TCTS will only transport our clients to and from the Western Kings Memorial Hospital in Berwick and the QEII in Halifax for dialysis treatments only.
This decision is based upon the information provided by the Public Health Sector and will be re-evaluated on April 3rd, 2020.

Schools

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Landmark East School

The Landmark East Campus is closed until April 6th. E-learning, through virtual classes, will begin for our students on March 26th.

Nova Scotia

Public schools will be closed until May 1st

Recreation

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Town Of Berwick

Recreation programming, the March Break Day Camp, the After School Program and the Fitness Centre are all suspending operations until further notice.

Organizations

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Falmouth Baptist Church
CANCELLATION DETAILS

Worship and programs at the Falmouth Baptist Church are shut down until March 31st. At that time we will reassess.

Hants Learning Network Association, Windsor

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
As recommended by the Government of Nova Scotia, Hants Learning Network Association is closed and all programs and services are cancelled until April 6, 2020. The safety of our staff, volunteers, learners, and program participants is important to us and we will continue to follow Government of Nova Scotia protocols regarding COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Berwick

The Evangeline Club will be closed until further notice.

Bethany Memorial Baptist Church Aldershot

Church services and meetings at Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot have been cancelled until further notice.

Black Rock Baptist Church

Church services and meetings at the Black Rock Baptist Church have been cancelled until April 5.

Cambridge Baptist Church

Cambridge Baptist Church has cancelled their worship services for March 29th. An update will be given at the end of the month. In addition, all other regular weekly church gatherings are suspended at this time, including youth group.

Kingston Lions Club

The Kingston Lions Executive has suspended ALL Kingston Lions Club activities and events until further notice. This is necessary due to our concern for the safety of our community, patrons and club members.

Kingston United Baptist Church

Kingston United Baptist Church has suspended all worship and all activities until further notice. Prayers and thanks for all who are in the front lines helping us through, and for those who are ill or anxious. Stay home and stay in touch!

VON Middleton and Berwick Adult Day Programs

The VON Middleton and Berwick Adult Day Programs will be closed March 17th through April 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Waterville Baptist Church

Sunday services and Monday night Happy Eagles youth group are cancelled until further notice. When government officials announce that we are permitted to return to our normal activities we will resume.

YREACH (YMCA) Immigrant Settlement Services

Although my office is closed, I will continue to work from home. Please contact me by email or phone if you need my assistance. sarah.ehler@halifax.ymca.ca

Medical

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Cornwallis Dental - Kentville (the office of Drs Jackson, O'Malley and Freeman)

Cornwallis Dental (the office of Drs Jackson, O'Malley and Freeman) Is Currently Closed Due to COVID-19. Please see the statement from our regulatory board below:
Suspension of non-essential and elective dental services. The Provincial Dental Board strongly recommends that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. Emergency treatment should continue. This recommendation will be continuously monitored and stands until further notice. If you are experiencing a dental emergency (pain, trauma, swelling), please call our office 902-678-1818, or call/proceed to Fundy Dental Centre 902-681-9111,7322 Highway 1 Coldbrook

Greenwood

Greenwood Family Health Clinic (L.white-Young NP, Dr. J. Drysdale, S.Laprise NP, L. Smith SW, S. Bligh dietitian) have adjusted to telephone only appts. If deemed necessary clinicians will schedule office visits at appropriate timing to minimize risk.
- Non urgent visits may need to be rescheduled
- Families with urgent medical concerns (ie. needs to be seen today or within 24 hrs) may call for a telephone appt and if needed leave a voice message.
- Medication refills needed- request local pharmacy fax your needed medications and we will call you if needed
- 811 is still available for medical advice
- Covid19 concerns should be address through self screening tool on https://when-to-call-about-covid19.novascotia.ca/en

Please comply with self isolation, social distancing and hand washing advice.

Greenwood health Auxiliary

The Op-Shop located in the Greenwood mall will be closed until March 31st, Please hold all donations until we reopen

Kentville Pediatrics

Mar 23-Mar 27 apps cancelled (unless verbally told otherwise), please reply to email sent to those pt's scheduled (check spam/junk folder). Look for updates on our new facebook page with our logo. (copy and paste link below)

https://www.facebook.com/Kentville-Pediatrics-102267874748493/?eid=ARAkeoqKBcVBN3AxlSDXKddSl-jM5nV5uidTHteK41rbK8BcE4TEf5Q7IGWwgf1BNG5xr9YPyKmseA02

Please also make sure your email is up to date at our office if your child has an appointment scheduled in the next few weeks in case of further cancellations.
Admin@KentvillePediatrics.ca or 902-678-1221

Kentville

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the practitioners at Centennial Professional Center (Drs Mullan, Grant, Klippenstine and J Green NP) have moved to telephone appointments. Until further notice, all appointments will be done over the phone. We are making every effort to phone patients ahead of time to notify them of this change. If you require an appointment, please phone the office and we will schedule you for a telephone appointment. Please avoid coming into the office unless you have been invited. Thank you for your understanding.

Kingston

Please be aware, due to the COVID-19 spread, the providers at the Kingston Family Health Centre are doing their best to continue to manage their patients over the phone. You may be asked to reschedule non-urgent visits. Unless you are notified your scheduled appointment will be conducted by phone. We will also be available during regular hours for phone inquires from patients. The staff will continue to reinforce to patients the appropriate route for screening for COVID-19 suspect cases.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Government

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Municipality of Digby

In line with Provincial recommendations the Municipality of Digby office will be closed to the public as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. For any inquiries please call 902-245-4777.

Town Of Berwick

Town administration has carefully reviewed operations that will see the majority of employees working from home via telephone and online. Core services will continue to be provided and the public should be advised that:

• Bill payments can be made online or via Canada Post.

• To file an application for a new development/building permit, please contact Chantal Pineo-Atwood at cpineo@berwick.ca or by phone at (902) 538-8068, Extension 4006.

• For Public Works Emergency Service OR Berwick Electric Emergency Service, please contact (902) 678-1666.

• Until further notice, all public meetings of Town Council or any other Meetings of Council have been CANCELLED.

Town of Digby

In line with Provincial recommendations the Town of Digby office will be closed to the public as of March 18, 2020 until further notice. The Town of Digby Tax Sale has been postponed. If you have any inquires please call Town Hall 902-245-4769.

Facilities

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Annapolis Valley Regional Libraries

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 all Annapolis Valley Regional Libraries are closed to the public as of March 16.

The plan is to reopen April 6.

Our online services are still available.

During this period, please do not return materials to your library. No fines will be incurred during this period.

Our website will be updated regularly with any additional information.

Credit Union Rec Complex (indoor soccer facility) Kentville

The Credit Union Rec Complex (indoor soccer facility), Kentville is closed to all users until further notice. This includes the squash courts and any scheduled meetings.

GFL Environmental West Hants Landfill

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the challenges it presents, the West Hants Landfill will temporarily be closed for residential drop off and hazardous waste items. We are still accepting commercial customers and contractors. Hours of operation Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday we are CLOSED. This is effective Monday April 6,2020. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. We will update you at a later date.

Kentville Centennial Arena & Kentville Recreation Centre

Effective Immediately
The Kentville Centennial Arena and the Kentville Recreation Centre are closed.
All programming is cancelled until further notice. This includes the following:
Indoor Walking
Pickleball
Active Living
Older Adult Fitness
Public SkatingZumba Gold
Rug Hooking
Memory Cafe
Community Puzzle
March Break activities
Registration/applications for the upcoming programs, Forest Play and After School Kick Boxing will remain open and we will assess those programs as they get closer.

Kingston Legion

It has been decided by the RCL Br 98 Executive Committee to cancel all activities and events until March 31st. At this time, the situation will be re-assessed.

The building and administration will continue to operate with normal day time business hours.

The bar hours have been reduced to 12noon to 6:30 pm daily

Town of Annapolis Royal

*All recreational activities and facilities will be closed until April 5th, with ongoing monitoring

*All sub-committees will be postponed until April 5th, with Committee of the Whole and Council meetings continuing at this time

*Reduced staff, and reduced Town Hall hours to the public, Monday to Friday to 11-2 pm

*We are encouraging on-line payments through the bank or on-line.

Any questions please contact Mayor MacDonald at 902-955-1605 or CAO Millett-Campbell at 902-526-3395.

Western Counties Regional Library branches

As of March 16, 2020, all Western Counties Regional Library branches and Books by Mail services are closed to the public for three weeks in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Patrons will not be charged late fees for materials on loan during this period and we encourage everyone to keep their borrowed materials until libraries re-open.

The library has a digital library that is accessible all the time to download eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines.

Event

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Annapolis Valley First Nation, Cambridge,
N.S.

All Bingo's at Annapolis Valley First Nation, Cambridge,
N.S. have been cancelled until further notice.

Bear River

The Bear River Fire Dept. April 4,2020 monthly breakfast is cancelled until further notice.

Berwick

The Berwick Community Market is closed until further notice.

CUPE Local 1472 Vote - Waterville

CUPE Local 1472 -Arbitration VOTE for March 24th 2020 at the Waterville Fire Hall has been cancelled due to COVID 19 outbreak. Future meeting TBA.

Centreville

Centreville 50 Plus Senior group is cancelled until further notice Members will be contacted about a startup date.

County Of Annapolis

Annapolis County Volunteers Awards 2020 – Postponed

Please be advised, the County of Annapolis in cooperation with the Towns of Middleton and Annapolis Royal will be postponing the annual Annapolis County Volunteer Awards Ceremony scheduled for April 22nd at Kings Theatre, Annapolis Royal due the public health concerns surrounding the Pandemic and the COVID 19. We will be taking the advice of NS Public Health.
We want to extend our congratulations to all our community volunteers on this well-deserved honour and look forward to recognizing over 40 community volunteers who have been nominated sometime in the future.

County Of Annapolis

Annapolis County’s City Nature Challenge

Please be advised, Annapolis County’s City Nature Challenge scheduled for April 26th at Old Mill Trail has been cancelled due the public health concerns surrounding the pandemic and Covid-19. In response to the pandemic, Hike NS will not be supporting any hikes throughout March and April. Instead, people are being encouraged to turn this into an individual challenge and learn more about the iNaturalist app which will help participants identify unique flora and fauna in their own backyards, as well as local parks and trails. People can sign up to the iNaturalist app any time by visiting https://inaturalist.ca/. Let’s work together connecting people to nature.

Digby & Area Lions Club

Annual Spring Bazaar on March 29/20 is cancelled

Digby

Grace United Church 50/50 Unplugged for March 29, 2020 is cancelled until further notice.

Forties Community Centre in New Ross,

Crib Tournament for the Forties Community Centre in New Ross,
scheduled for April 5th has been cancelled.

Kennetcook

The Country Jamboree scheduled for Apr 5th has been cancelled.

Kentville Home Show

The 2020 Kentville Home Show, scheduled for April 24-26 as been cancelled.

Kentville

Bingo at the Meadowview Hall is cancelled until further notice.

Kingsport

Emmanuel United Church, Kingsport services are canceled due to COVID 19. Reassessment will be made at the end of March.

Kingston Legion

Merchandise bingo put on by the mixed dart league at the Kingston legion for March 28th has been cancelled.

Kingston Legion

Please be advised that for everyone's safety and in accordance with Provincial mandate the bar at the Kingston Legion will close today at 6:30pm, until further notice.

The office will remain open Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm for administrative purposes until further notice.

Kingston Lions Club Bingo

Out of safety concerns for our patrons and members, the Kingston Lions Club has suspended weekly Bingo until further notice.

Kingston

Due to current state of emergency and health precautions, the Annual George Brittain Memorial Dart Shoot scheduled for April 18th at the Royal Canadian Legion Br #98 has been cancelled.

Kingston

Kingston United Baptist Church - All church services and activities are suspended until further notice. We will reassess before April 5. Be kind and help each other, and pray for all our medical workers, public servants, and those who daily meet the public. They rely on us to honour the directives from our health experts.

Kingston

Please be advised that due to the current situation, regrettably the Aaron Pritchett concert has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule later in the year.

For those who purchased tickets from the Legion, please call (902) 765-4920 to make arrangements with the Branch Manager for a full refund after March 30, 2020.

Please remember physical distancing and call ahead for an appointment. Thank you.

Melvern Square

Due to the threat of Covid-19, Melvern Square United Baptist Church are cancelling Sunday services March 29th. That also includes Bible Study for those weeks. We will reassess before going ahead with services on April 5th.

Melvern Square

The Melvern Square United Baptist Church is suspending worship services and activities until further notice. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people who must continue to work to keep things going during this pandemic.

New Minas

Soup Luncheon, Thursday Mar 26th at Kings Presbyterian Church has been cancelled.

Nictaux

Bingo at the Nictaux Vol. Fire Hall is cancelled until further notice .

Third Horton (Canaan) Baptist Church (767 Canaan Mountain Road)

Third Horton (Canaan) Baptist Church (767 Canaan Mountain Road) has cancelled their special Music Service on Sunday, March 29th at 11am.

Upper Canard

First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Upper Canard's March 22,29 morning worship services will be cancelled due to Covid-19 virus concern. Services will be reassessed at the end of the month.

Victoria Vale

Victoria Vale Baptist Church has been cancelled for the next 2 weeks. Stay safe everyone!

West Brooklyn

West Brooklyn Baptist Church has suspended all church related activities including worship until further notice.

West Hants- Windsor

From the Hants West Wildlife Association: All CFSC firearms and Hunter Ed courses are cancelled until May. The Stanley Range Day April 4th is cancelled until further notice. Learn 2 Fish programs for this year are still planned and ready to go. Seniors That Fish program is starting first of May is still a go. More info on closures or ongoing programs contact Mike O'Brien 902 798 3684.

White Rock

Open House at White Rock Hall on April 17, Postponed indefinitely.

Wilmot

Please be advised that all "Jam Sessions" on Thursday evenings at the Wilmot Community Centre have been canceled until further notice.
Thank-you

Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church

All services at the Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church are cancelled until further notice due to the threat of Covid- 19.

Businesses

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Aylesford

The Beehive ASC and Recycling Depot will be CLOSED until further notice.

Berwick

2nd Glance Hair & Aesthetics will be closed until further notice.

Coldbrook

Baby Central Consignment in Coldbrook is closed until further notice.

Greenwood

Family Natural Foods hours of operation, until further notice, 11am to 5pm

Greenwood

The op-shop at the Greenwood Mall is closed until March 31st. Please hold all donations until we re-open.

Holland Home Leisure

Our showrooms are closed to the public for an indefinite amount of time. We are available by phone during regular business hours at 902 681 3030, on Facebook for enquires, and processing online orders for as long as we are able to. Please visit www.poolsuppliesnovascotia.pro

Kentville & Wolfville

Julie Skaling Physio and Sole Provider are now closed to the general public but I will be available for phone calls, emails, and video calls for those who need help and guidance while away from the clinic.

Kentville

D.M. Reid Jewellers Kentville will remain closed until further notice.

Kentville

David's Eyewear, Kentville will open by appointment only for urgent matters. Email rebhowden@gmail.com or phone 902-678-4085 to arrange a time.
Due to Social Distancing, regulations we are unable to fill new prescriptions or adjust glasses at this time.
Thanks for your understanding and stay healthy!

Kentville

Porter's Trophies is closed indefinitely, however is still taking orders. Please check our Facebook page for more information and for updates when we reopen! Thanks for everyone's continued loyalty and support. Stay safe and healthy!

Kentville

Valley Restorative Justice provides the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program to Annapolis County, Kings County and part of West Hants County. As of March 20, 2020, our office is closed to the public and all in-person meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Our office will continue to accept referrals to the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program from our referral sources. Please contact Lisa MacDougall, Executive Director, at 902-679-0650 or by email to valleyrj@ns.sympatico.ca for more information. Staff continue to work from home, with minimal staff attending the office. Voicemail is being monitored.

If you currently have a restorative justice matter ongoing at our office, please note, all pre-session and post-session work will continue via technology. Restorative Justice Sessions are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Caseworkers are available to attend to your questions and concerns. Please feel free to contact our office at 902-679-0650 or email Lisa MacDougall, Executive Director, at valleyrj@ns.sympatico.ca. Your messages will be sent to your caseworker and they will respond as soon as they are able. We may experience a slower response time; however, your needs are important to us and we will do all we can to help.

Please follow the advice of experts with regard to self-isolation, social-distancing and hand-washing.

Kingston Legion

The Kingston Legion Br. 98 is closed for regular daily business and events.

The office will remain open , Mon-Fri 8am-4pm for administrative purposes until further notice.

If you are a veteran or member in need of assistance, please call 902-765-4920.

Please take care, and we will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

New Minas

Boston Pizza in New Minas is closed until further notice.

New Minas

Consignor's Place will be closed indefinitely due to covid-19 outbreak.

VALLEY RECYCLING ENVIRO DEPOT in Greenwich

VALLEY RECYCLING ENVIRO DEPOT in Greenwich is closed until further notice. Will reassess April 1st.

COVID-19 News

Last Updated: April 02, 2020 1:59 pm

Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

April 2, 2020

As of today, April 2, Nova Scotia has 193 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty new cases were identified Wednesday, April 1, and 900 COVID-19 tests were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab.

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Twenty-Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

April 1, 2020

As of today, April 1, Nova Scotia has 173 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six new cases were identified Tuesday, March 31, and more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab.

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Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 31, 2020

As of today, March 31, Nova Scotia has 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 30, 2020

As of today, March 30, Nova Scotia has 127 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

March 29, 2020

As of today, March 29, Nova Scotia has 122 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 28, 2020

As of today, March 28, Nova Scotia has 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Sportfishing Season Delayed until May 1

March 27, 2020

Nova Scotia’s sportfishing season is on hold until at least May 1.

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Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 27, 2020

As of today, March 27, Nova Scotia has 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Testing for COVID-19 Expands; Health System Preparations

March 26, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Brendan Carr, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Dr. Krista Jangaard, president and CEO of IWK Health Centre gave an update today, March 26, on the health system and efforts to help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19.

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Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 26, 2020

As of today, March 26, Nova Scotia has 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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New Order Makes Self-Isolation Mandatory for Individuals Entering Canada

March 26, 2020

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Support for individuals & businesses

March 26, 2020

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 25, 2020

As of today, March 25, Nova Scotia has 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Strengthening Health System and New Measures

March 24, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced further measures today, March 24, to strengthen the health system and help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19.

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Ten New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 24, 2020

As of today, March 24, Nova Scotia has 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 23, 2020

As of today, March 23, Nova Scotia has 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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State of Emergency Declared in Response to COVID-19, Seven New Cases

March 22, 2020

Today, March 22, Nova Scotia declared a provincial state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Nova Scotians should not leave the province and only leave home for essential items and services.

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Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 21, 2020

As of today, March 21, Nova Scotia has nine confirmed cases and 12 presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 21.

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Measures to Help Nova Scotia Businesses, Students

March 20, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, March 20, measures to help Nova Scotians and Nova Scotia businesses dealing with COVID-19.

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One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 20, 2020

As of today, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and ten presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15.

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Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

March 19, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil, Community Services Minister Kelly Regan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, March 19, measures to help vulnerable Nova Scotians and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province.

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Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 19, 2020

As of today, March 19, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 14.

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5 New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 18, 2020

As of today, Nova Scotia has three confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19.

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

March 18, 2020

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

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COVID 19 Audio update from Dr. Robert Strang

March 17, 2020

COVID 19 Audio update from Dr. Robert Strang: https://youtu.be/kKrApIcZJWg

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2 New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova ScotiaDr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven.

March 17, 2020

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven.

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Banning entry of foreign nationals by air travel from all countries except the U.S.

March 17, 2020

Under the Aeronautics Act, the Minister of Transport will require air carriers on flights to Canada to deny boarding to any passenger who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and has resided in any country other than the U.S. in the last 14 days.

For practical purposes, the denial of boarding would apply to:

- all foreign nationals on flights to Canada other than trans-border flights, and
- any foreign national on a trans-border flight who has resided outside the US and Canada in the last 14 days.

In simple terms, you cannot board a plane to Canada if you have been outside of Canada or the United States in the last 14 days, unless you are a Canadian Citizen, Canadian Permanent Resident or in transit to a 3rd country.

The measure will come into force on Wednesday, March 18, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT

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Consolidation of international inbound flights to four major hubs only

March 17, 2020

The Government will redirect some international passenger flight arrivals to four airports – Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Calgary International Airport.

Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, sun destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are not affected by this measure and can continue to operate on their regular routes and land at current Canadian destinations.

The change will come into effect on Wednesday, March 18, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.

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Preventing symptomatic passengers from boarding a plane to Canada

March 17, 2020

Under the Aeronautics Act, the Minister of Transport will require air operators to deny boarding of a traveller who is symptomatic (regardless of citizenship status) and keep them from going on an international flight to Canada (including a trans-border flight).

Airlines will be asked to begin implementing immediately and to have fully in place by Thursday, March 19, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.

Strengthening medical procedures in-flight and medical screening immediately upon landing, with enhanced cleaning and disinfection at airports

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Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 16, 2020

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of presumptive positives in the province to five.

The two cases are in Halifax Regional Municipality and are related. The case details include:

- a male and female, both in their 50’s, were in close contact with individuals who had recently travelled outside the country
- two other individuals in the household are now in self-isolation and being tested

The affected individuals are in self-isolation and recovering at home.

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How to use 811 and how testing for COVID-19 works

March 16, 2020

Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, speaking about how to use 811 and how testing for COVID-19 works:

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Video Recap of today’s announcements regarding closures and other health measures

March 15, 2020

Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health, giving a re-cap of today’s announcements regarding closures and other health measures

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First Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; New Prevention Measures

March 15, 2020

Additional prevention measures for Nova Scotians are in effect immediately under the authority of the Health Protection Act and include:

-long-term care facilities closed to visitors effectively immediately
-public schools closed for two weeks following March Break (weeks of March 23 and March 30) and then will be reassessed
-regulated child care centres closed March 17 to April 3 and then will be reassessed
-March break camps cancelled
-casinos in Halifax and Sydney are closed as of 12 am March 16 and bar owners can no longer operating VLTs
-anyone who travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate even if symptom-free
-organizations and businesses must practise social distancing of two metres or six feet and keep gatherings below 150 or much smaller if possible. This applies to restaurants, bars, movie theatres and other gathering spots

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3 Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

March 15, 2020

Nova Scotia has three presumptive cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 all related to travel. The individuals have been notified and are in self-isolation. At 3 p.m., Premier McNeil, Dr. Strang and Min. Delorey will update the public via Facebook Live and live stream.

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Nova Scotia Museum Sites, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Closed

March 13, 2020

Given the concern of COVID-19 and the recent guidance from public health officials, all Nova Scotia Museum sites and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax will close to the public today, March 13, until further notice.

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Government of Canada announces intention to defer the start of cruise ship season

March 13, 2020

As a response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada will defer the start of the cruise ship season in Canada, from April 2, 2020, to July 1, 2020, at the earliest. This deferral will apply to cruise ships capable of carrying more than 500 passengers and crew members.

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New Travel Measures for Nova Scotia Public Sector Employees

March 13, 2020

Public sector employees who travel outside of Canada, including the United States, will be required to self-isolate upon their return. Government introduced the travel protocols today, March 13, to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the province.

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New National Screening Protocols for COVID-19

March 9, 2020

New national screening protocols have been established as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to expand globally.

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Coronavirus Preparations Well Underway

March 6, 2020

Nova Scotia’s health-care system is actively monitoring and testing for potential cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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