One new case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; 27 Active Cases

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.  Provincial Health and Wellness department officials say the new case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

There are 27 active cases of the virus, one more than Monday.  No one is in hospital.

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,408 Nova Scotia tests on Monday.

The province has announced that starting Friday, COVID-19 testing will be mandatory for rotational employees who work outside the Atlantic region.  Workers must complete their full 14 days of modified self-isolation, even if they have a negative test result.  They must get tested on day one or two and again on day six, seven or eight.

Audits will be done to check testing data for randomly chosen rotational workers.  If they did not do their first test, they will be called reminding them that a test is mandatory.  If they do not get their second test, they will be issued a $1,000 fine.