As Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 testing strategy changes, more asymptomatic testing is available in the hard-hit areas of the province.
Nova Scotia is operating through a Appendix of approximately 45,000 unprocessed COVID-19 trials This weekend, Dr. Robert Strong, the state’s chief medical officer for health, warned that the number could be too high.
Saturday, Province After conducting approximately 17,000 trials, 148 new cases have been reported.
The backlink means that only the primary assessment centers will be open as the provincial testing strategy has changed temporarily:
- Those with symptoms.
- Close contacts of confirmed events.
- Visitors to the location of the exposure.
- Planned individuals are examined prior to surgery.
- People who have traveled to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and outside Newfoundland and Labrador.
Meanwhile, symptom testing is still available on pop-up quick test sites.
In the absence of COVID-19 symptoms, people may visit these sites if they have not traveled outside the Atlantic Canada in the past two weeks, have not visited a potential exposure location, and have not been in close contact with someone who tested positive.
Quick testing is available Specific dates and specific locations below:
Sunday, May 2nd
- Cineplex Bridgewater 349 Lahaw St., Bridgewater, 6 p.m.
- Dortmouth, 60 Alderney Doctor, Alderney Gate Public Library noon-7pm
- Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden RD, Halifax, 7 p.m.
- Center 200, 481 George St., Sydney, 4 p.m.
- Halifax Convention Center, Argyle Street Entrance, noon to 7 p.m.
- Dortmouth, John Martin School from 7pm to 6pm
May 3 Monday
- Dortmouth, 7 Proul St., John Martin School from 7 p.m.
- 349 Lahaw St. Cineplex Bridgewater at Bridgewater from 1-6 p.m.
- Center 200 from 3-7pm at 481 George St. in Sydney
- Entertainment center that is a member of Member Dow 11 Chief Ben Christmas Audi ‘. This site is available for hiking or Appointment, But does not provide quick results. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Recent school related cases
On Saturday, Nova Scotia Health sent a notice to students and staff at Riverview High School in Sydney on April 21 regarding a Govt-19 exposure at the school.
Those identified as close contacts are asked to book a meeting at the Primary Assessment Center on Grand Lake Road. Public health is expected to follow up with individuals to provide additional information.
Individuals not in direct contact with public health – but who were in school on the day of the revelation – are asked to visit the pop-up testing site at Center 200 in Sydney.
Staff and students at the school have been asked to avoid the Member Entertainment Center for testing.
Last week, Public Health stopped providing a list of cases in every school To the public due to the increase in testing, contact tracking and vaccinations. Now, only staff, parents and students are contacted when there is a case.
A list of affected schools can be found here Here.
On Saturday, a case was identified New Germany Elementary School And two cases New Germany Rural High School In Lunenburg County. Another case was identified at the Lawrencetown Education Center in Annapolis Valley.
Staff and students involved in public health are being screened. Others have been asked to monitor symptoms.
Students will continue to learn from home All public schools in the province are currently closed due to the provincial lockout.
Atlantic Canada Case Numbers
- Newfoundland and Labrador Five new cases were reported on Saturday. There were 33 active cases related to the virus and three in the hospital.
- New Brunswick A total of 141 active 18 new cases were reported on Saturday. Five people have been infected with the virus at the hospital and two are in intensive care.
- PEI Two new cases out of a total of 12 active cases were announced Friday, none at the hospital.