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2 Jun
I think I'm probably fairly typical in terms of Nova Scotians thinking about and acting on COVID precautions. I've been religious about masks, not getting close to people, staying home for all but important local trips, and, you know, not travelling.
I've never felt put-out by this. Of course it's somewhat painful, and limiting. But because most of us did this, we kept COVID mostly at bay, and when there were outbreaks, they were brought under control quickly. Yah us.
I've got family and loved ones (some are both :) ) in the US I miss immensely. I'm chopping at the bit to see them, but will wait, probably until very late this year, because that's what we do, right?
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2 Jun
Today's COVID briefing is scheduled to start at 3pm. Typically, the daily case numbers come out right before, so I'll be live-tweeting them both on this thread.
2 more deaths announced.
The deceased are both men in their 60s, who lived in the Central Zone.
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2 Jun
Pop-up testing schedule. Note that in Fairview, Burton Ettinger School is now being an actual school, so the site has been moved over to Centennial Arena /thread
Wednesday through Friday:
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, 2-9pm
Centennial Arena, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 3pm-7pm
Pop-up testing (antigen testing) is for asymptomatic people over 16 who have not been to the potential COVID exposure sites (see next tweet); results usually within 20 minutes.
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1 Jun
12 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Nova Scotia today (Tuesday, June 1) /thread
8 cases are in Nova Scotia Health's Central Zone, 3 are in the Eastern Zone, and 1 is in the Northern Zone
There are now 38 people in hospital with the disease, 15 of whom are in ICU
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1 Jun
Pop-up testing schedule and related matters... /thread
Tuesday (today)
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Burton Ettinger School, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 3pm-7pm
Wednesday (note time change at convention centre)
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, 2-9pm
Burton Ettinger School, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 3pm-7pm
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31 May
Tonight's potential COVID exposures... /thread
3 retail sites: Superstore Bayers Lake, Foodland Milford, Giant Tiger Sydney: Image
And a correction on yesterday's Halifax Transit list: Image
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31 May
17 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Nova Scotia today (Monday, May 31) /thread
All of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health's Central Zone.
I mistyped so deleted a tweet. There are now 448 known active cases. This is fewer than at the peak of the first wave (when there were 466).
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31 May
I live-tweeted the Truth and Reconciliation meeting in Halifax back in 2011. It was incredibly moving, profound even, as one Indigenous person after another got up and told their story.
Many of the people had never told their truths before, never spoken it out loud, because they were ashamed, embarrassed, or otherwise frightened of saying the words.
I don't know, my language is probably not correct here, but it strikes me that there was something akin to an inter-generational PTSD in some cases. But the act of speaking, for many, was liberating.
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31 May
Pop-up testing schedule /thread
Monday (today)
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Burton Ettinger School, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 3pm-7pm
Tuesday
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Cole Harbour Place, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Burton Ettinger School, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 3pm-7pm
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31 May
Spoke too soon. Exposure list just arrived /thread
2 retail locations in Halifax: Sobeys Queen Street (again, again, and again) and Superstore Quinpool (again): Image
There are also 8 Halifax Transit bus routes: Image
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25 May
54 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Nova Scotia today (Tuesday, May 25) /thread
Of those, 35 are in Nova Scotia Health's Central Zone, 15 are in the Eastern Zone, 3 are in the Northern Zone, and 1 is in the Western Zone.
Nova Scotia Health labs completed just 3,973 tests yesterday.
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25 May
Today's pop-up testing schedule /thread
Alderney Gate Public Library, noon-7pm
Shannon Park School, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Burton Ettinger School, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 3-7pm
Pop-up testing (antigen testing) is for asymptomatic people over 16 who have not been to the potential COVID exposure sites (see next tweet); results usually within 20 minutes.
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24 May
Tonight's potential COVID exposure list is "just" 8 sites in HRM, and no buses or flights:
I was going to start supper, but instead I'll update the potential exposure map. Won't take long.
I've updated the potential COVID exposure map. You can zoom in and click on the coronavirus icons to get details about each site: google.com/maps/d/u/0/edi…
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24 May
A short explanation of why I don't track testing positivity rates in Nova Scotia /thread
The change, almost day to day but certainly week to week, over who gets tested makes any positivity comparison over time meaningless.
A year ago, NS was using PCR testing for only about symptomatic people a day. There was no asymptomatic testing, and no antigen testing.
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24 May
49 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Nova Scotia today (Monday, May 24) /thread
This is the first time there have been fewer than 50 cases since April 23.
Of those cases, 41 are in Nova Scotia Health's Central Zone, 8 are in the Eastern Zone, 3 are in the Northern Zone, and zero are in the Western Zone
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24 May
Good morning. The premier is getting vaccinated today. Here's today's pop-up testing schedule /thread
Monday
Alderney Library, noon-7pm
John Martin School, noon-7pm
Halifax Central Library, noon-7pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Rockingstone Heights School, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 11am-4pm
Brooklyn Civic Centre (Newport), noon-7pm
Tuesday
Shannon Park School, noon-7pm

Wednesday
Shannon Park School, noon-7pm
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23 May
Tonights potential COVID exposure advisories /thread
10 retail sites in HRM:
The Sobeys Pharmacy Vaccine Clinic in Sydney (don't freak out about this...)
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23 May
74 new cases of COVID-19 announcedn in Nova Scotia today (Sunday, May 23) thread/
There are now 943 known active cases in the province.
Of today's new cases, 61 are in Nova Scotia Health's Central Zone, 9 are in the Eastern Zone, 3 are in the Northern Zone, and 1 is in the Western Zone
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23 May
Good morning. Today's pop-up testing schedule /thread
Sunday
Alderney Library, noon-7pm
John Martin School, noon-7pm
Hfx Central Library, noon-7pm
Hfx Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Rockingstone Heights School, noon-7pm
Sackville Sports Stadium, noon-7pm
Centre 200 (Sydney), 11am-4pm
Brooklyn Civic Centre (Newport), noon-7pm
I'm sure this will be added to:
Monday
Rockingstone Heights School, noon-7pm
Shannon Park School, noon-7pm
Tuesday
Shannon Park School, noon-7pm
Wednesday
Shannon Park School, noon-7pm
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23 May
Tonight's potential COVID exposure advisories /thread
6 retail sites in Sydney: Image
Kent and Walmart Superstore in Amherst: Image
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