Health PEI Health Care Workers: COVID-19 FAQs

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been developed through the COVID-19 Joint Response Team and Health PEI Human Resources to help inform Health PEI staff and physicians as we respond to the virus. For the purpose of this information, all employees of Health PEI are considered Health Care Workers, as referenced below.

These FAQs may change over time. New versions will be sent to staff as requirements change and FAQs posted to Health PEI and Government websites will be updated frequently.

The information below is effective as of November 27, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any cases of COVID-19 on PEI?

For updated data including number of positive and negative results, as well as number of tests pending, visit

What is being done to protect health care workers on the front lines?

PEI is following the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) national guidance regarding screening, identification, infection control including personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and follow-up.

The health and safety of all health care workers is a priority for the COVID-19 Joint Response Team of the Chief Public Health Office and Health PEI, which is closely monitoring and responding to the issue.

Health care workers are being provided all the necessary personal protective equipment required to mitigate risk of being infected with COVID-19, including masks/facial protection, gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer. 

A medical mask/facial protection is to be worn by all staff or physicians who cannot physically distance themselves at least two metres (6 feet) away from patients. Extended use guidelines are to be followed. Masks do not need to be worn in areas where a physical barrier, such as plexiglass, is used.

Staff, outside of long-term care homes, who do not provide direct patient care may wear non-medical or cloth masks in health care facilities. Staff are responsible for providing their own cloth mask and ensuring it is used properly. 

Day-to-day COVID precautions:

In addition to clinical service area infection control guidelines shared this week, please follow the below guidance for day-to-day interactions between staff:

  • Avoid social gatherings between staff members;
  • While eating lunches, ensure a 6 foot distance between other staff. Lunch gatherings are a common place for COVID-19 to spread;
  • Maintain physical distancing wherever possible;
  • Wear a mask in all public spaces including meeting rooms, nursing stations and hallways; and
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.

Ensuring the health and well-being of health care workers is important for those individuals, their families and the ongoing health of all Islanders.

The Joint Response Team’s Supply Division is actively monitoring and adjusting supplies as necessary to ensure personal protective equipment is available where it is needed across the province.

All Islanders, including employees who need to access COVID-19 testing can visit a drop-in COVID-19 clinic (no appointment required) or contact 1-855-354-4358 to set up an appointment.

For drop-in clinic locations and schedules, visit Information about Covid-19 Testing in PEI.

What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation means limiting contact with others. This means all situations where you may come in contact with others, such as social gatherings, work, school, child care, athletic events, university, faith-based gatherings, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, and all public gatherings.

  • Stay on your own property while you are in self-isolation.
  • If you live in an apartment building, you must stay on the building's property and practice physical distancing while in corridors, stairwells, elevators, other shared spaces and outdoors.
  • Do not leave home unless absolutely necessary, such as to seek medical care.
  • Do not go to school, work, other public areas or use public transportation (e.g., buses, taxis).
  • Arrange to have groceries and supplies dropped off at your door to minimize contact.
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in your home, if possible.
  • If you have to be in contact with others, keep at least 2 metres between yourself and the other person. Keep interactions brief and wear a mask.
  • Avoid contact with individuals with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems and older adults.
  • Avoid contact with pets if you live with other people that may also be touching the pet

In situations where only one member of the household needs to self-isolate, it is important that other members in the household take the following precautions:

  • Maintain appropriate physical distancing at all times;
  • Ensure enhanced cleaning of all shared spaces following use;
  • Practice good hand hygiene;
  • Wear a mask in public places when physical distancing is not possible. 

What is work-isolation?

**Please note:  Effective November 17, 2020, anyone working in long-term care is not eligible for work-isolation.

Health care workers who come to work from outside of PEI, but within Canada, may apply to work isolate through the online application.

Work-isolation requires the individual to self-isolate at home when not at work or attending COVID-19 testing appointments. Work-isolators will be tested and must receive a negative test result before they go to work following the travel. See below self-isolation/testing chart. Workers must also submit to testing two other times throughout the 14-day isolation period. While at work they must physical distance, wear a medical mask at all times, perform frequent hand washing/sanitizing, avoid groups (this means eating alone and avoiding shared spaces such as lunch rooms), and adhere to any other arrangements made by their employer.  

Island residents who want to work-isolate must complete an online application. It is recommended that workers discuss the application with their employer prior to submitting the application and before they leave the province. Individuals work-isolating must call 1-855-354-4358 in advance to book testing appointments.

Health care workers who are PEI residents approved for work-isolation will be tested on day 0-1, 4-6, and 9-11, however, you must self-isolate upon entry to the province and test negative prior to starting work. When not at work, the health care worker must self-isolate for 14 days.

If a health care worker returns to PEI from International travel, they are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

The preferred option for Islanders returning to PEI from another province is to self-isolate and work from home for 14 days, if possible. If this option is not possible and they must return to their workplace, individuals can apply to work-isolate for 14 days.

If a worker is symptomatic, they cannot participate in work-isolation. Anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 should visit a drop-in testing clinic.

Health care workers travelling back and forth from northern nursing are exempt unless they are working in long-term care. These health care workers are frequently tested. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, report them to your employer and visit a drop-in COVID-19 clinic or call 1-855-354-4358 to be screened and booked for testing, if required.

If I am arriving in, or returning to, PEI, do I have to self-isolate and/or be tested for COVID-19?

Arriving from anywhere inside Canada:

Effective November 17, 2020, all health care staff (except long term care staff) who have traveled outside PEI within the past seven days or go away and return between now and at least December 7 are required to self-isolate or they can apply to work-isolate for 14 days after their arrival back in PEI

If approved by Chief Public Health Office to work-isolate, upon return to work you must:

  • Wear a mask at all times,
  • Pay special attention to hand hygiene, and
  • Physically distance and avoid groups (this means eating alone and avoiding shared spaces such as lunch rooms).

It is critically important that people monitor for symptoms and arrange for testing at the first sign of any symptoms of COVID-19.

On November 25, 2020 the Chief Public Health Office issued new direction for Health Care Workers who have been in a licensed establishment (restaurant or bar) in Halifax since November 10.  

If at these locations from November 10 up to and including November 17:

All health care workers must be tested for COVID-19 and not return to work until they receive a negative test result. These staff are not required to apply for work isolation and can return to work upon receipt of a negative test result. 

If at these location from November 18 up to and including today:

All health care workers must be tested for COVID-19 and not return to work until they receive a negative test result AND must apply for work-isolation (long-term care employees are not eligible for work isolation and must self-isolate for 14 days). These health care workers will be required to have repeat testing according to the work isolation guidelines, which are based on their return date to PEI. 

Exceptions to the above direction:
If the health care worker cannot be replaced and their absence will impact the ability to continue to offer services (ie. RN, LPN, PCW, Physicians on Call, Emergency Department employees) the staff member is able to come to work. They must follow public health guidelines, including:

  • Wear a mask at all times;
  • Practice good hand hygiene (frequent washing);
  • Maintain physical distancing where possible at work; and
  • Eat alone and physically distance at work.  

It is critically important that people monitor for symptoms and arrange for testing at the first sign of any symptoms of COVID-19.

All Health care workers  Rotational workers who are residents of PEI* Other workers
  • Test at 0-1, 4-6, and 9-11 days.
  • Work isolation for 14 days if application approved (excluding long-term care). 
  • Must test negative prior to start of work
  • When not at work, self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Test at 0-1, 4-6, and 9-11 days.
  • No isolation but further precautionary measures required while in the community. (see below)
  • If testing is not done, the worker must self-isolate for 14 days
  • Test at 0-1, 4-6, and 9-11 days.
  • Work-isolation for 14 days.
  • Must test negative prior to start of work.
  • When not at work, self-isolate for 14 days.

Health care workers (except long-term care staff) who choose to travel outside of PEI for personal reasons, may apply to work isolate through the online application.

Please note:  There is no self-isolation exemption for health care workers who travel outside of the province for personal/recreational travel. Employees who do travel for personal/recreational reasons outside of the province and do not apply or do not qualify to work isolate are required to self-isolate upon return and are not eligible for paid administrative leave during the self-isolation period. Vacation or other leave requests may be submitted for this time but will be considered and determined to be either approved or denied in the same manner as any other leave request based on operational requirements. Sick leave is not available unless symptomatic.

If you have any questions about this situation, please contact your HR Manager or email COVID-19 Employee

Arriving from anywhere outside of Canada:

If you are told at the Canadian border that you must isolate for 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days in PEI. Testing at 0-2 and 10-12 days after arrival.

If you are told you do not have to isolate at the Canadian border and are exempted per the Federal Quarantine Act and returning to PEI, the following applies:

All Health Care Workers (including Long-Term Care) Rotational Workers who are residents of PEI* Other Workers
  • Self-isolation for 14 days.
  • Test at day 0-2 and 10-12.
  • See Federal Exempted workers** section below.
  • Work-isolation for 14 days.
  • Test at 0-2, 4-7, and 10-12 days
  • If not working while in PEI, self- isolate for 14 days and test at day 0-2 and 10-12.

If someone in my household is being tested for Covid-19 has returned from travel either internationally or from another Canadian province/territory, am I required to self–isolate or can I report for work?

The health care worker does not need to self-isolate provided they are asymptomatic and all precautionary measures outlined in the Self Isolation section (noted above) are followed. The health care worker can report to work while awaiting the household member’s test results. If the test results for the person who travelled come back positive, the health care worker must stay home and self-isolate and follow direction from Public Health for testing and contact tracing.

I have travelled to NB or NS for a medical appointment for myself or a member of my household. Am I required to work-isolate, self-isolate or, can I report for work?

If you are able to travel over and back in the same day and can do so with caution, you do not need to work-isolate or self-isolate. 

I have tested positive for COVID-19. When can I return to work?

Any health care worker who received a positive test result for COVID-19 must follow any isolation advice provided by Public Health and keep their managers/supervisors updated as to their status.

If I am an active casual employee without entitlement to paid leave or I am an active temporary or permanent employee without adequate paid sick leave in my bank and I test positive for COVID-19, will I be eligible for leave?

In these extenuating circumstances, you will not incur loss of pay if you test positive for COVID-19. We will continue to pay active casual employees who have worked in the past 14 days, and active temporary and permanent employees who have worked in the past 14 days and do not have paid sick leave in their bank, based on the average hours worked of their last three pay periods. Employees will receive pay for up to 2 weeks or until they are cleared to return to work, whichever is sooner. 

If you have any questions about this situation, please contact your HR Manager.

I am symptomatic (cough, chills, etc…), do I have to self-isolate?  Do I have to use sick, paid leave or unpaid leave?

If an employee is symptomatic with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and the employee is advised to self-isolate, the employee is required to self-isolate until tested. During this time, the employee will be on sick leave until such time as test results are confirmed. 

  • If you are symptomatic with exposure criteria (history of travel or close contact) you will self-isolate for 14 days from the date of the test, regardless of whether a negative test result is received in that period.
  • If the test results are negative for COVID-19 without exposure criteria and the employee is no longer symptomatic, the employee returns to work.
  • If the test results are positive for COVID-19, the employee follows the direction of Public Health. 

I have been mandated to be tested for COVID- 19, however, I do not want to be tested. What is the protocol for this?

While we recognize that the thought of being tested may be a concern for some health care workers, testing is required in certain situations. Given that COVID-19 testing has been deemed necessary by the Chief Public Health Office, all health care workers have a professional obligation to comply with testing requirements.

I am a health care worker and am asymptomatic but someone I live with is being tested. Am I required to self-isolate?

If the person being tested is symptomatic and has no exposure history, the health care worker is able to attend work provided they wear a mask at all times while at work and monitor for symptoms until the test result is returned. If the test result is positive, the health care worker must self-isolate and continue to monitor for symptoms. 

If the person being tested is asymptomatic the health care worker can work unless testing is being conducted due to exposure and/or contact tracing as identified by the Chief Public Health Office. Guidance will be provided by the Chief Public Health Office. 

If the health care worker becomes symptomatic they are to visit a drop-in COVID-19 testing site, or contact 1-855-354-4358 for screening and instruction. 

If health care workers are required by the Chief Public Health Office to self-isolate, and are asymptomatic, can we use sick time?

Should health care workers who are asymptomatic (not experiencing symptoms) be required to self-isolate, they will be placed on paid administrative leave, this includes casuals who had shifts that were pre-booked.

Some health care workers may have the option/ability to do telework from home or to work isolate. Please discuss this option with your manager and/or supervisor, if applicable.

Should a health care worker develop any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fatigue, aches, fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they should visit a drop-in COVID-19 testing site or call 1-855-354-4358 for screening to determine whether a test is appropriate. Once symptomatic, paid administrative leave ends and standard sick leave begins as outlined in the respective collective agreement. 

Health care workers who become symptomatic and are without adequate sick leave can take unpaid leave. While on unpaid leave, staff can access any vacation/stat/TIL banks to substitute for paid sick leave while they recover and self-isolate.

Health care workers without sick leave (including casuals) may be eligible for employment insurance benefits. Employment insurance benefits have been made easier to access by the federal government. You can find further information at

For more detailed information, please contact your human resources manager for guidance.

If a health care worker tests positive for COVID-19, they will be required to continue to self-isolate and follow medical advice. This may extend past the 14-day self-isolation period.

It is important to notify your manager and/or supervisor immediately as to changes in your status.

For detailed information related to specific circumstances, reach out to your human resource manager.

Do I need to provide a sick note to my employer if I am sick during this pandemic?

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and you are awaiting testing, a sick note is not required at this time. However, if you are absent due to illness not related to COVID-19, employees are still required to provide medical information consistent with their respective collective agreements which would include nature of illness and how this illness prevents the employee from carrying out the primary duties and functions of their position.

I am pregnant or immunocompromised and am concerned about my safety in the workplace. What should I do?

Health PEI is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its workforce. 

If you are a health care worker who is pregnant or immunocompromised and you are concerned about your safety at work, it is recommended that you reach out to your manager or human resources manager to discuss your concerns and options that may be available to you. You can expect that your manager/HR manager may require specific medical information from your physician/health care provider. This may include the nature of the illness and any limitations/restrictions. Where necessary, your physician/health care provider may be provided with information about your current position as well as any safety protocols or equipment that are in place.

Members of the Wellness & Safety Team can also be contacted to answer occupational health and safety questions related to personal protective equipment and to provide additional resource information that may be helpful.

My child/dependent is being sent home from school/daycare and is required to be tested. Am I required to self-isolate? Am I eligible for leave?

If the child is unable to self-isolate alone (either due to age or ability) while awaiting test results, and no one other than the health care worker can provide for the needs of the child, health care workers may access family illness leave as per their respective collective agreement until the test results are returned. 

Health care workers are expected to ensure they access testing for the child/dependant as soon as possible at a COVID-19 drop-in testing site or call 811. The health care worker is not required to self-isolate and may return to work, following all appropriate infection control precautions, when available.

I have concerns my colleagues are not practicing physical distancing in the workplace? What do I do?

Health care workers are not always able to practice physical distancing when working with patients/residents. However, where the option exists, all employees should be practicing physical distancing and wearing masks. This may include staggering lunch breaks, booking larger boardrooms, not meeting in hallways where others need to pass, etc. Concerns should be discussed with the individual or forwarded to your manager.

My manager has suggested telework may be an option for me. What does this mean?

**Effective November 25, 2020 - Managers and supervisors are asked to support staff who can work from home in doing so for the next couple of weeks, whether they have travelled outside PEI or not. This should be considered for non-clinical staff where working from home does not affect front-line clinical care of patients/clients. Having fewer staff physically on-site where possible helps to reduce the number of close contacts among health care workers in all our facilities and offices.

Where operational needs require/permit, managers/supervisors may consider “working from home” for some employees.   

We recognize each employee situation could be unique so these requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to both the needs of the employee and operational requirements of the work site and services being delivered. Although not exhaustive, circumstances where the consideration for “working from home” could include:

  • employee is required to self-isolate by potential exposure to COVID-19, but are still able to work and contribute but work isolation is not an option;
  • the employee cannot be redeployed to another work area but can contribute from home; or
  • employee can work but there are no other means to keep them attached to the workplace (if service closes).

Managers and supervisors should work with staff individually, collectively and collaboratively as a team to discuss what this means specifically for your program area and the work that you do. Managers/Supervisors must make it clear that working from home still requires productive / meaningful work to support the programs/ services; and it will be temporary.

It is important to remember that you may also be required to report to an alternate worksite or may be deployed on short notice. Work assignments could include counselling from home, education / training, closing files, etc.

Employees who work from home must have the required capability to do so (ie. Employee may be required to provide Internet/telephone access) and be available during agreed upon hours. You and your manager should review the expectations of you and this should be acknowledged in a formal telework arrangement. Managers can contact HR to discuss/obtain a telework contract. The original contract is stored in the health care workers personnel file.

Managers will work with employees to determine an appropriate duration for a telework contract based on operational requirements. Employees should be prepared to return to the worksite when called upon to do so by their manager. 

Services within my department have been deemed non-essential at present. Will I be reassigned to alternate work or an alternate service/site?

If there is no work available in your current service area you may be reassigned to another service area at any time. Should there be no immediate work available in your service area you may be sent home with pay. However, you need to be ready to report to work when called upon, either to your regular service area or as a reassignment to another service area or role for which you are qualified.

My manager has advised that, due to operational requirements, I may be redeployed or reassigned during the pandemic. Will I be entitled to travel reimbursement?

Employees who are reassigned or redeployed to an alternate worksite may be eligible for travel reimbursement based on the respective Collective Agreement and/or Treasury Board Policy, Article 17.06 (iis.peigov.).

Are employees allowed to work in two or more work locations during the pandemic?

A Public Health Order was issued June 25, 2020. While this order does ease some of the previous restrictions between public health care facilities and private nursing care homes, we will continue to operate with no staff movement between long-term care homes (public and private) as well as no staff movement between long-term care and other Health PEI sites. However, staff can move from non-long-term care homes in Health PEI (i.e. acute care, primary care, etc) and private long-term care. 

Weekly testing of long-term care staff (public and private) who work in more than one health care site, regardless of how frequent they work in long-term care (e.g., staff member who works in long-term care once a month) require testing every 7 days. For staff with very infrequent visits (i.e., less than monthly), an alternate approach is to test between 48 and 96 hours prior to working and test again at 7 days. For unscheduled/urgent work, staff can be tested after their work shift and again at 7 days.

Can employees work at other types of employers?

The direction is not intended to restrict staff members from employment that is external to the health sector, for example at the local Co-Op, Walmart, restaurant industry, school districts, etc. The intent is to restrict employees from working at multiple long-term care facilities.

Can employees who work at a COVID-19 positive unit or testing/assessment site work in long-term care or other health care facilities?

An employee who works at a COVID-19 designated unit with positive cases is restricted from working in a long-term care facility or any other Health PEI site.

Employees who work in a designated COIVD unit with no positive COVID-19 cases or, in a testing/assessment site can still work in other Health PEI units/sites in areas approved under the direction of the Joint Response Team.

Direction regarding holiday gatherings, staff interactions:

Due to the increased cases of COVID-19 in Atlantic Canada, it is Health PEI’s expectation that there is a suspension of any holiday gatherings between staff this year. 

While we recognize the importance of these gatherings with our work family in normal times, during the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to do everything we can to protect health care workers by limiting the risk of the virus spreading among staff, as these events could lead to decreased capacity to care for Islanders. We do encourage staff to find innovative and alternative ways to celebrate the season with the people whom we work with each day.

Additional Long-Term Care Specific Information

Travel information specific to long-term care staff: 

All long-term care staff who have traveled outside PEI from November 17 or who are currently away and return between now and at least December 7 are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of their arrival on PEI. They may not attend work during this time. Please work with Human Resources to determine the appropriate compensation for these individuals. 

How does the Public Health Order apply to integrated facilities that provide long-term care services and other integrated services?

The only Health PEI facility specifically identified in the order is Margaret Stewart Ellis Home.

Provisions have been put in place for this specific facility in consultation with the Provincial Infection Prevention
and Control team.

Other facilities co-located with long-term care and having integrated services have infection control guidelines to follow as well.

Any specific questions should be directed to your Manager/Supervisor.

Does the Public Health Order apply to allied/support services staff, for example dietary, maintenance and environmental services workers?

Yes, the Public Health Order applies to support services staff members as well as staff members who provide direct care services.

Note:  Trades people and some other specialized staff that have been specifically identified are exempted from the Ministerial Order, but require frequent testing.

Employees will retain their combined guaranteed hours. Can you explain further?

Employees who are identified to be in this situation have received a letter from the Employer advising that they have been impacted.

For example, an employee has 0.25 FTE at worksite A and a 0.50 FTE at worksite B. When they are restricted to a worksite, they will be guaranteed and scheduled to work their total combined 0.75 FTE. The calculation was based on the average number of hours worked in the 6 weeks prior.

Employees will maintain their hourly rate for the guaranteed hours of their full-time/part-time positions and relief/casual hours already scheduled in the posted and confirmed period when first restricted, regardless of the site to which they are assigned. Can you explain this further?

If an employee has a .25 FTE position at Worksite A with an hourly wage of $25 per hour, and a 0.50 FTE position at Worksite B with an hourly rate of $20 per hour. If they are restricted to Worksite B, they will receive their normal $20 per hours rate for their 0.50 FTE but will be paid $25 per hour for the 0.25 FTE that “originated” at Worksite A.

Are visiting professionals, allied health, EMS staff, physicians, trades people, etc. restricted from providing services to or within a long-term care facility?

Restricting the movement of staff among facilities is paramount in preventing the spread of COVID 19 to our most vulnerable population. In exceptional circumstances the director of long-term care can make an exemption request to the Planning Section Chief of the Joint Response Team, who will review and submit the request to the Chief Public Health Officer, if warranted.

These employees will be subject to screening protocols and swabbing to ensure safety for residents and employees and health care providers who provide service / care in long-term care facilities and elsewhere.

The screening protocols include regular and ongoing weekly testing, regardless of how frequent they provide that care (even if the movement is only once a month, weekly testing would still be required).

Can employees who work with other employers (i.e. jails, group homes, etc.) who are not included in the Public Health Order continue to work at a long-term care facility and the other employer?

Yes, employees can continue to work at both worksites. If the other worksite has any COVID positive cases the impacted staff will be restricted to the outbreak worksite. Staff are responsible to advise their manager if they have been in contact with COVID, as well as through the screening process and must follow the Chief Public Health Office requirements.

If my spouse or a member of my household is a rotational worker, does it impact my ability to report to work? 

If your spouse or member of the household is registered as a rotational worker and is following the testing protocols the rest of the household can work and carry on everyday life as they normally would. 

Rotational workers must follow the guidelines provided by the Chief Public Health Office.   

How long does a staff member being hired or re-deployed from home care or an acute site have to be out of the workplace to be considered safe to begin their new position or re-deployment in a long-term care facility?

The employee will be required to be screened and tested prior to starting at the long-term care facility. Employees cannot move back and forth between sites except as defined in the Public Health Order or as approved by the Planning Chief of the Joint Response Team.

How long does a staff member transferring between long-term care sites have to be out of the workplace to be considered safe to be redeployed?

The employee will be required to be screened and tested prior to starting at the long-term care facility. Employees cannot move back and forth between sites except as defined in the Public Health Order or as approved by the Planning Chief of the Joint Response Team.

When employees live together and one individual works at a long-term care facility and the other individual(s) work at a different long-term care facility or an acute care site, etc. are they able to continue working?

Yes, these employees can continue to work at their respective worksites. All employees are required to follow the self-monitoring and screening protocols. If one employee becomes symptomatic with COVID symptoms, the symptomatic employee must arrange for testing and self-isolate. The asymptomatic employee can continue to work and monitor for symptoms. If the symptomatic employee receives a positive test result, everyone in the household must self-isolate.

Employee Assistance Program

Services continue to be available via telephone through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Please contact the EAP program if you require additional support. EAP services can be arranged by contacting 902-368-5738 or 1-800-239-3826 or

As a reminder, you must report any suspect cases of COVID-19 to the Chief Public Health Office as soon as observed. The PEI COVID-19 Guideline is an evergreen document and will be revised to reflect updates in recommendations. Health care providers can contact the Chief Public Health Office at 902-368-4996, if you have any questions.

Published date: 
December 4, 2020
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