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New restrictions introduced by Province of Nova Scotia

April 22, 2021 – Don Bureaux

Good evening, everyone:

This afternoon, the provincial government announced 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and introduced new restrictions to help control the spread of the virus in our province. They apply to all areas of Halifax Regional Municipality as well as the communities of Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar.

The restrictions come into effect at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 23) and remain in effect until at least May 20, 2021.

Nova Scotians are asked to avoid all non-essential travel in and out of these specific communities. As Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health reinforced today, learning and working are deemed essential and can continue. Gathering limits do not apply to learning spaces like labs and classrooms. However, it is essential that everyone continue to follow the public health guidelines at your campus. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash or sanitize your hands frequently and follow directional signage. Anyone who is not required to be on campus and who can complete their work or assignments from home is encouraged to do so.

As you know, our Winter term ends this week. Your cooperation with public health guidelines and your commitment to your work and studies has made it a successful one. However, I want to acknowledge that the timing of these new restrictions over the next few weeks may impact plans for work placements, skills competitions and courses. We will continue to keep our community up to date as we work through these changes; safety and high-quality programming continue to be our top priorities.

I know today’s news was troubling and disappointing. I continue to be inspired by how Nova Scotians respond to public health advice by protecting ourselves and looking out for our family, friends and neighbours. Please remember the supports we have available for students [intranet login required] and employees during these challenging times.

With gratitude,

Don Bureaux

Last updated on: April 26, 2021 10:47 AM