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13 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

13 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

People aged 65 or older, and those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, continue to have the highest rates of severe disease and death from COVID-19
Legislation introduced to prevent protests outside homes of health officials

Legislation introduced to prevent protests outside homes of health officials

Those in violation would face fines ranging from $5,000 for individuals to $100,000 for corporations
Teachers have split feelings on keeping masks mandatory in schools: union president

Teachers have split feelings on keeping masks mandatory in schools: union president

On Friday, Premier Tim Houston announced the mask requirement in schools would stick around until mid-April
Premier calls protest outside Strang's home 'completely inappropriate'

Premier calls protest outside Strang's home 'completely inappropriate'

A small group held a protest outside the chief medical officer of health's home Sunday night
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
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