What the end of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 restrictions means for health-care workers – CBC

What the end of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 restrictions means for health-care workers – CBC

by tmnationtalk on July 6, 202235 Views

7-day isolation period remains for Nova Scotia Health employees in high-risk settings

Jul 05, 2022

When COVID-19 restrictions lift across Nova Scotia on Wednesday, many will remain in high-risk settings like hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The province announced changes Monday that include an end to both asymptomatic testing and mandatory isolation after a positive test result.

But health-care workers will still need to stay away from work for seven days if they test positive for the virus.

“If a health-care worker is symptomatic, they’ll be encouraged or told not to report to the workplace, and to obtain a PCR test 48 hours after their symptom onset,” said Angela Keenan, director of occupational health, safety, and wellness for Nova Scotia Health.

Keenan said the province’s announcement only means a few small changes for work isolation protocols for health-care workers. Any employee unsure of their “COVID risk factor” should visit the NSH website to find the appropriate guidelines.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/covid-isolation-requirements-high-risk-1.6510889

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