Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Nova Scotia schools shift to online education till Jan. 17

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • 45 individuals are in hospital with COVID-19, including 8 in ICU.
  • Online education order issued in Nova Scotia.

Due to increasing covid cases, Nova Scotia goes online: 

Nova Scotia schools will shift to online education on Jan. 10, with in-class learning anticipated to return Jan. 17 to make classrooms better ready to bear COVID-.19

During a press briefing report on Wednesday, Premier Tim Houston stated it was “an enormously tough decision.” In-class learning was previously set to start on Jan. 10. Source –

Houston stated the region is working to address problems around communication, masks, COVID-19 testing and ventilation at schools.

Seventy-one schools that require better ventilation will be getting units and those will be in position by the end of the following week, Houston stated. He also stated the region is working to make three-ply masks available to all students.

Read more: Nova Scotia to boost ventilation systems in several schools

Nova Schools shift to online learning after spike in covid cases

The region is anticipating more fast test kits soon and Houston stated he expected to have a finer estimate of an arrival date sometime next week.

He stated the region is also working on how to communicate around COVID-19 cases in schools and safety precautions.

Further self-isolation needs

The region also declared new laws around self-isolation for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or are close contacts. The new restrictions start Friday at 6 a.m.

Completely vaccinated individuals or kids 11 and younger must:

  • Separate for a minimum of seven days following the onset of symptoms, or a positive test if asymptomatic.
  • They can leave aloneness after Day 7 if there are no symptoms, or if symptoms are enhancing, and there has been no fever for at least 24 hours. Source –



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