COVID-19 Info Centre

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There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. NL currently has 5 active cases - Jan 27

Face masks required in public in-door places, as of August 24th

The government has instituted a 5 level plan that will see services and activities being phased back in and restrictions eased.

  • We are currently at Alert Level 2
    • At Alert Level 2, our focus is to control transmission while maintaining health system capacity throughout further re-opening of social and business activities.
    • Life at Alert Level 2:
      • Your responsibility:
        • Follow Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels.
        • People can move about more. Those at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 should stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
        • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact 811.

        Public Spaces and Gatherings:

        • Distanced gatherings run by a recognized business or organization are expanded to 100 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained, with restrictions. Wakes remain prohibited; however, visitations can occur with restrictions.
        • Distanced gatherings that are not run by a recognized business or organization (like a family event in the backyard) are permitted for up to 20 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained, with restrictions.
        • Places of worship are permitted to resume operations with restrictions.

        Recreational Activities:

        Health care services:

        • Regional health authorities will continue to allow some health care services to resume.
        • Further expansion of visitation in health care to be determined.

        Businesses and Services:

      • Bars and lounges are permitted to open with reduced occupancy.
      • Indoor entertainment facilities can reopen with reduced occupancy (e.g. bingo hallscinemas).
      • Performance spaces can reopen with reduced occupancy.

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Atlantic Bubble

NOTE: As of November 25, 2020, all residents of the Atlantic Bubble are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to Newfoundland and Labrador. Updates on these temporary changes related to the Atlantic Bubble will be provided in early February. 

  • Began on July 3rd, 2020
  • Permits free travel between the four Atlantic provinces (NL, NS, NB, PEI) without the need to self-isolate for 14 days
  • Upon entering NL, travelers will have to provide two pieces of identification to prove they are a resident of one of the Atlantic Canadian provinces
    • One of these pieces of ID must include an address
  • Visitors must also complete a new travel form up to 30 days before entering the province
  • Click here for more information for travelers entering NL
  • Physical (or social) distancing means limiting your physical contact with other people in order to stop, slow down or contain the spread of COVID-19. Everyone has a part to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
  • You should try to stay home as much as possible.
  • If you do have to leave home for essentials such as groceries or medications, avoid crowds and maintain a distance of 2 arm lengths from other people. Try to go during off-peak hours.
  • Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social distancing. There are lots of ways to stay connected with your family and friends, such as Facetime or Skype, telephone calls, and social media.
  • For more information, visit the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador’s COVID-19 page

Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels

 

The following measures will continue to be a part of our daily lives at every Alert Level:

  • Staying informed and being prepared to follow public health advice.
  • Practicing good hygiene (wash your hands, avoid touching your face, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
  • Maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 arm lengths. Use a non-medical or cloth mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces.
  • Staying at home and away from others when you are sick, unless it is to get medical attention.
  • Wearing a non-medical or cloth mask if you have symptoms when going out to access health care services.
  • Working from home, where possible.
  • Continuing to shop online and using curbside pickup, where possible.
  • Limiting non-essential travel in and outside of the province.
  • Keeping a log of when you go out in public and your interactions with others.

Remember: People, Place, Time, and Space

 

Public Health is reminding people about the phrase People, Space, Time, and Place. People should always consider these four important reminders. They are especially important with the holidays approaching.

  • People – The more people you interact with, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Space – The closer you are to others, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Time – The more time you spend with others, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Place – Indoor activities with others are more risky than outdoor activities.

Stephen: 2 new cases in Eastern Health, one under investigation

-Advertisement- Today (Wednesday, January 27), Newfoundland and Labrador has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19.   The first new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 20-39 years of age.   The case is related to international travel. The individual is self-isolating and contact tracing is finished.   The second new […]

COVID-19 Symptoms and Treatment

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 are defined as having two or more of the following (new or worsening):

  • Fever (or signs of a fever, including chills, sweats, muscle aches, lightheadedness)
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Painful swallowing
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Unexplained loss of appetite
  • Small red or purple spots on your hands and/or feet

The severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe. Current information suggests that most cases are not severe nor do they require hospitalization.

If you start to have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Stay at home and complete the COVID-19 self-assessment tool. If you cannot access the self-assessment tool, please contact 811.
  • Do not visit your family physician’s office and, unless it is a medical emergency, please do not go to your Emergency Department.
  • If you are self-isolating, you will need to continue self-isolation until Public Health advises otherwise.
  • If you were not self-isolating, you will be put in self-isolation and COVID-19 testing will be arranged through Public Health.

Use the Symptom Tracker daily to help slow the spread of COVID-19, even if you feel well.

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