Change to reporting of public exposure locations by Public Health

Public Health has changed its approach to manage a significant increase in COVID-19 activity across the province. Efforts and resources are focused on protecting the most vulnerable Nova Scotians and those in high-risk settings including long-term care, hospitals, shelters and transition houses, corrections facilities and other group living settings.

Most Nova Scotians who are positive for COVID-19 will identify and contact their close contacts. As a result, Public Health will no longer have the necessary information to report most exposure sites and locations. Those that are identified through case management in high-risk settings noted above, will be reported.

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is widespread in Nova Scotia and the risk of transmission of the virus is high everywhere. Nova Scotians should continue to protect themselves and others when visiting any public location by practicing the following protection measures:

  • Keep a distance of at least two metres/six feet from others.
  • Wear a well-fitted three-layer mask.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Stay home and get tested if you have symptoms.