Covid-19 Self Isolation Protocol
I’m a close contact of a positive case in my household and I don’t have symptoms:
- Self-isolate immediately.
- Test immediately.
- Test at least 72 hours (3 days) after the positive case in your household first tested positive.
- If using rapid tests, test again 48 hours later (day 5).
You can only stop isolating if:
- You receive a negative PCR test or rapid test collected at least 72 hours after the positive household member first tested positive AND you still don’t have symptoms.
- While you may stop isolating if your 72-hour rapid test is negative, you should complete another rapid test 48 hours later (day 5).
If you do not complete testing, you are required to isolate a full 7 days from the day the positive household member first tested positive.
If you test positive, you are considered a confirmed case of COVID-19. Please follow these instructions on what actions are needed as a case (i.e., how long to self-isolate and which contacts to notify).
Note: If someone else in your household tests positive, your isolation and testing instructions as a close contact start over again based on the test date of the household member to test positive most recently.
If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you do not need to test and do not need to isolate unless you have symptoms.
Resources Available to Support During Covid-19
- Canada’s Covid-19 Economic response plan for Canadians and Businesses
- 75% wage subsidy available for all businesses (that have a 30% reduction in revenue)
- Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy: How it works and how businesses can get it to employees
- Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit and how to apply
- Canada’s Business Credit Availability Program from BDC or EDC
- 10% wage subsidy for all businesses (BDO)
- Canada Emergency Business Account - $40,000 with $10,000 from Canada’s Banks – likely available for online application midweek April 6th to 10th. See below for links to major banks:
· TD Bank
- Tourism Sector Financing Assistance Program
- Small Business Rent Deferral Program
- Update to the Tenancy Act: Landlords are not permitted to change locks or seize property of businesses who cannot pay rent, if the business closed directly because of COVID-19 public health orders.
- Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians
- CUA Financial Assistance Program
- NEW: Worker Emergency Bridge Fund and Small Business Impact Grant
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