NSHA Coronavirus Update

(for NSHA employees only) Current situation Nova Scotia Government held a press conference regarding three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and additional measures to support virus containment. Full release is available here. Highlights include: Nova Scotia announced the province’s first three presumptive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), today, March 15. The province … Read more…

COVID-19 and Precautions for Health Care Workers

On March 12, representatives from the NSGEU, NSNU, CUPE and Unifor met with officials from government, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, infection control specialists, and the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang. At this meeting, we called on the Nova Scotia government to uphold the precautionary principle when it comes to providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers. The precautionary principle, as outlined by Justice Campbell following the SARS crisis in 2003, says Read more [...]