Following the province’s first few press conferences regarding COVID-19, Antigonish MLA and Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey said he, in consultation with the premier decided
to work from Antigonish with the provision he may have to return to the city as the pandemic progressed. He said this came at around the same time a number of Nova Scotians were asked to work remotely.
Since then, there have been daily calls with staff throughout the department, CEOs and chairs of health authorities, the premier, and chief medical health officer Dr. Robert Strang to not only stay on top of the pandemic response, but the general operation of the department.
When asked to describe residents’ response to the health regulations so far, Delorey said the feedback has been, by and large, positive.
Delorey pointed to a number of areas in the country facing widespread outbreaks that have not occurred here. He said this can be attributed to Nova Scotians following the directives of public health, for which he said we should all be grateful. Delorey said he expects people will continue to follow the advice of Strang and other public health officials in order to limit the spread of covid 19 and protect their families, friends, and neighbours.