COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus) is a disease which began spreading in late 2019. As of March 2020, it has reached Nova Scotia.
To fight the spread of COVID-19, everyone in Nova Scotia should make sure to:
- Wash hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds frequently, especially when returning home;
- Avoid touching your face as much as possible;
- Practice “social distancing”, which includes:
- Staying at home, including working from home where at all possible;
- Leaving the house only to get groceries, seek medical help, or other essential activities;
- Not gathering in groups of more than 5 people for any reason;
- Limiting social visits to online chats (FaceTime/Skype/Messenger) or phone calls; and
- Staying at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart from other people at all times
If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, you can use the Government of Nova Scotia’s self-assessment tool to find out what you should do next.
There is a lot of conflicting information about COVID-19 on the internet. To ensure you are receiving only the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19, we suggest websites from the following organizations: