No New Cases of COVID-19; Province Eases Restrictions for Out-of-Province Rotational Workers

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. That leaves the two number of active cases of the virus at two.

Public Health officials say there are investigating a case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia that had been identified in another province.  Since the person tested positive in another province, the case is not included in the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

On Thursday, Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 1,212 Nova Scotia tests on Thursday.

The province also announced it is easing self-isolation requirements for out-of-province rotational workers when they return to Nova Scotia.  Rotational workers do not have to maintain physical distance from those in their household unless they become unwell.  They can also spend time outside on the property, go for a drive, run, hike, bike or ATV ride for exercise and recreation.  They can also visit a park, beach or other outdoor public space.  However they must wear a mask if they encounter people outside their household and maintain a physical distance of two metres.  They can also drop off family members at school, work or recreational activities, but they must not leave the car.