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Some err on the side of caution as most COVID-19 rules lift

Some err on the side of caution as most COVID-19 rules lift

The province entered Phase 3 of the government's reopening plan Monday
Nova Scotia Health facilities still have COVID-19 measures in place

Nova Scotia Health facilities still have COVID-19 measures in place

Support people and visitors have to wear a mask inside, show proof of vaccination with some exceptions, and they are encouraged to do a rapid test before arriving
Nova Scotia officially lifts most COVID-19 restrictions Monday as state of emergency ends

Nova Scotia officially lifts most COVID-19 restrictions Monday as state of emergency ends

As of Monday, gathering limits, physical distancing and mask requirements have been lifted in most settings
Nova Scotia lifts mask mandate as health officials warn of continued COVID-19 threat

Nova Scotia lifts mask mandate as health officials warn of continued COVID-19 threat

As Nova Scotia prepares to lifts its mask mandate for most indoor public spaces Monday, the province’s chief medical officer of health is warning that it’s not a sign the pandemic is over.
Infectious disease expert urging Nova Scotians not to ditch their masks just yet

Infectious disease expert urging Nova Scotians not to ditch their masks just yet

The province reported more than 400 new PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day in its latest weekly report.
Masks to remain mandatory in schools when Phase 3 kicks in Monday

Masks to remain mandatory in schools when Phase 3 kicks in Monday

The province says this will be the case for a few more weeks
WATCH: Nova Scotia's COVID-19 briefing on Friday, March 18

WATCH: Nova Scotia's COVID-19 briefing on Friday, March 18

It is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m.
15 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

15 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

Premier Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health, will provide a COVID-19 update at 3:15 p.m.
IWK advisory group strongly recommends students continue wearing masks after restrictions lift

IWK advisory group strongly recommends students continue wearing masks after restrictions lift

On Thursday, the Nova Scotia Pediatric Pandemic Advisory Group released an open letter, strongly recommending wearing of masks in schools until at least mid-April, at which point it can be reassessed
Houston and Strang to host COVID-19 briefing Friday <b>(update)</b>

Houston and Strang to host COVID-19 briefing Friday (update)

'Due to technical issues' the information will not be available until Friday
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