Premier Stephen McNeil, alongside Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang announced new measures to further prevent the spreadof COVID-19. The new measures include:
- Removing travel as a requirement to be referred for testing for COVID-19 now that community spread is present in Nova Scotia; and
- Directing licensed long-term care homes to follow measures to further prevent the introduction of the virus into homes and to reduce its spread if introduced to the facility. The directive includes a number of provisions including cleaning, monitoring of residents and staff, testing and reporting. The measures are effective immediately.