January 25, 2021

The 2nd Covid-19 case was identified at St. FX University

A second case of COVID-19 has been identified at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigone.

The case is a student who returned to school from outside Atlantic Canada on January 5, the university said in a news release Saturday.

On the same day the student is tested and isolated at home.

The new case was reported to the school on Friday evening by the Nova Scotia Public Health.

The lawsuit was probably funded by the state of St. FX on Saturday and added to the state’s daily COVID-19 total. Three new cases have been reported in the province.

“The return of Nova Scots and university students to our province can be seen from our case numbers doing a good job of following public health ethics and directives,” Prime Minister Stephen McNeil said in a news release Saturday.

This is the second case identified in St FX this week. In the first case a student who came to campus on January 3 returned and immediately began to isolate.

“Both cases appear to be unrelated. Our plans, including the implementation of the support needed for our students, have been fully implemented and the risk to the community as a whole is minimal,” the statement said.

The school said it was tracking public health contact. The university is in touch with anyone who is deemed low risk to “ensure information is leaked”.

On Friday, post-secondary students returning to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic provinces, despite symptoms, urged the province to register for the Covid-19 test on the sixth, seventh or eighth day of isolation.

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Any students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should complete one Self-assessment Online or call 811. Students must complete the period of isolation even with a negative result.

“As we see more cases among secondary students returning to Nova Scotia, this is a reminder of the importance and effectiveness of our public health activities,” said Dr. Robert Strong, Chief Medical Officer of Health at Nova Scotia. .

“I would like to thank the students who took the opportunity to complete and test their isolation, which helps keep other students, staff and their neighboring communities safe.”

Throughout COVID-19, St. FX had most of its classes live. However, the university has postponed individual classes to Jan. 25 to allow students returning from New Brunswick time to complete their 14-day isolation.

On Friday, McNeill announced that anyone coming to the province from New Brunswick should now be self-isolated, as COVID-19 cases have increased in the province.

Prime Minister Stephen McNeil announced on Friday that anyone entering New York from Nova Scotia should now be isolated for 14 days. (Communication Nova Scotia)

New Brunswick filed 30 new cases on Saturday, prompting additional rules regarding police contracts or students going to the province for school.

Any student traveling to New Brunswick from any other Canadian province due to formal guard or maintenance contracts Now you need to take the COVID-19 test once a week.

This also applies to students from 8th grade onwards in New Brunswick School living in Quebec or Nova Scotia in Kindergarten.

Nova Scotia reported two more new cases on Saturday, one of which was closely related to the previously announced case. The other is related to traveling outside the Atlantic Canada and isolating the person as needed.

There are now 31 active cases known in the province. No one was hospitalized with the virus.

Labs of the Nova Scotia Health Authority completed 1,154 on Friday.

On Saturday evening, the Health Commission issued a disclosure notice for the Air Canada flight. Anyone on the following flight is requested to continue self-isolation, immediately register a test using the province Self-assessment website Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact 811 to arrange for a COVID-19 test:

  • Air Canada Flight 7558 Travel from Montreal (1:30 pm) to Halifax (4:03 pm) on January 5, Passengers in rows 22-27 in seats A, C and D. Symptoms may develop until January 19th.

All other passengers are requested to be constantly isolated and monitored for symptoms.

Atlantic Canada Case Numbers

The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Atlantic states:

  • New Brunswick on Saturday registered 171 active cases of 30 new cases. Every region of the province has been rolled back to orange-phase restrictions to deal with the growing number of cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases Saturday. There are four active cases and one person is in the hospital related to the virus.
  • The update on Thursday included a new case for PEI and eight active cases.