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30 Nov, 15 tweets, 5 min read
The NL COVID briefing is underway...
Premier Andrew Furey says it may feel like we're slipping back to March, but "It's going to be ok, please don't panic. Take a deep breath and stay calm" #covid19nfld
Furey says focus on what you're and your family is doing, not what other people are doing, that's how we stay safe and avoid a lock down #covid19nfld
One new case today, a woman 20-30 in Eastern region. It's a contact of a traveller.

The case yesterday that was unknown is actually travel related

1 recovery today #covid19nfld
As we have more people travel into the province in the lead up to Christmas, we will see more cases says Dr. Janice Fitzgerald.

She reminds people that they need to isolate away from other people as much as possible, stay 6 feet from people who aren't isolating #covid19nfld
Dr. Fitzgerald says she keeps hearing about people planning parties.

She says there's a misconception that there isn't COVID in their community.

COVID can be in any community at any time and a large party could let it spread #covid19nfld
Fitzgerald says employers should find a different way to recognize employees this year, bringing employees together for a party is not a good idea #covid19nfld
Premier says trust the experts not the keyboard warriors spending false information on social media. #covid19nfld
Health Minister John Haggie is now talking about cases that get reported as under investigation.

He says it simply means sometimes a new case comes up 20 minutes before a briefing. He says they just don't have the information yet, not that they're hiding it #covid19nfld
The health minister says Dinky, the elf on the shelf can travel. Some elves may need to isolate. Discuss this with your elf.

These are essential workers #covid19nfld
Dr. Fitzgerald says if they feel that there was a significant exposure in a public place like a restaurant, they'll post it "Up to now that hasn't been the case" she says.

Nova Scotia has been publishing an extensive list #covid19nfld
The premier says he will announce something in a week or 10 days around the roll out plan for vaccines, still working on it with the federal government #covid19nfld
Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says over the weekend the first person has come forward after being alerted of a possible exposure thanks to the COVID Alert app to get tested. There have been 3 or 4 people who have asked for the code after testing positive #covid19nfld
John Haggie says people have asked for community break downs of cases. He says they're considering going back to posting that, there are privacy concerns with small numbers #covid19nfld
Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are discussions about reducing limits for gatherings (currently 100 for organized events, 50 for informal) with Christmas. Advice has been don't interact with more than 20 people. She says details in the coming days #covid19nfld
Fitzgerald says based on what she's seeing now with cases, she doesn't anticipate moving alert levels before Christmas #covid19nfld

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