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January 8, 2021 - COVID-19 Update

Good afternoon colleagues,

Today the Province announced that effective January 9 at 8 a.m. anyone travelling into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick will have to self-isolate for 14 days, unless they are exempt from the order.

As outlined by the Province, people who arrived from New Brunswick or had visitors from that province in the past 14 days should get tested immediately and consider a second test five to seven days later. They should self-isolate while waiting for the first test result. People can book a test at

Please take a moment to read the full press release.

If you have any questions regarding how this impacts you, please speak with your manager.

Thank you for doing your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Kind regards, amitiés, wela’lioq,


Recognizing that the duration of this situation is unknown, and to streamline your access to information, below is list of important links.

Employee updates:

Municipal service adjustments:

hfxALERT, the municipality’s mass notification system:

Public health information: Public Health Agency of Canada and Nova Scotia Health and Wellness

Human Resources: or 902.490.6145

Homewood Health’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): 902.466.3327 or 1.800.663.1142

Halifax Regional Police Association EFAP: 902.430.8295 or 902.430.8296

International Association of Fire Fighters FFAP: 902.483.6068

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