Member updates

Member updates

To help physicians stay up to date with the COVID-19 outbreak, Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) is issuing regular member updates as information becomes available.


Coronavirus Update: July 30, 2020: 15 days of no new cases; memo from Dr. Strang on mask exemptions and re-entry plans for schools; COVID-19 support groups
Coronavirus Update: July 28, 2020: Thirteenth day of no new cases; masks to be mandatory in all indoor public place; state of emergency renewed
Coronavirus Update: July 23, 2020: Eighth day of no new cases; quick COVID-19 survey; schools to resume in September
Coronavirus Update: July 21, 2020: Sixth day of no new cases; microbiology lab resumes testing
Coronavirus Update: July 17, 2020: Masks to be mandatory in hospitals, health-care facilities and on public transit; visitor restrictions to ease at long-term care facilities; workers and self-isolation
Coronavirus Update: July 16, 2020: Two active cases, one new case announced yesterday
Coronavirus Update: July 14, 2020: Sixth day of no new cases; new guide on work exemption requests; expanded blood collection booking hours
Coronavirus Update: July 9, 2020: New guide on work exemption requests; corrected info about travellers and self-declaration; new federal modelling
Coronavirus Update: July 7, 2020: Four active cases; restrictions on travellers within the Atlantic bubble
Coronavirus Update: July 2, 2020: Third straight day with new COVID-19 cases; potential exposure on WestJet flight
Coronavirus Update: June 26, 2020: Administrative burden survey ends today; more public health measures eased; primary care survey
Coronavirus Update: June 25, 2020: 16 days with no new cases; income stability program ends July 13
Coronavirus Update: June 24, 2020: 15 days with no new cases; Atlantic bubble will begin July 3
Coronavirus Update: June 23, 2020: 14 days with no new cases; tonight's webinar cancelled; complete the administrative burden survey
Coronavirus Update: June 19, 2020: Tenth day no new cases; survey and webinar on reducing physician administrative burden
Coronavirus Update: June 18, 2020: Survey and webinar on reducing physician administrative burden; new gathering limits announced
Coronavirus Update: June 17, 2020: Virtual care fee codes extended; webinar recording available on COVID-19 and obesity
Coronavirus Update: June 16, 2020: Webinar tonight on COVID-19 and obesity
Coronavirus Update: June 15, 2020: PPE update, COVID-19 primary care survey closes tonight
Coronavirus Update: June 12, 2020: No new cases; guidelines released for summer day camps
Coronavirus Update: June 11, 2020: No new cases; funding to help new businesses get started
Coronavirus Update: June 10, 2020: No new cases, visitor restrictions for long-term care eased, webinar on obesity in the era of COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: June 9, 2020: Webinar on obesity in the era of COVID-19, confronting racism in health care, income stability disbursement
Coronavirus Update: June 8, 2020: First income stability disbursement included two payments, COVID-19 primary care survey closes tonight
Coronavirus Update: June 5, 2020: Primary care survey on virtual care closes Monday
Coronavirus Update: June 4, 2020: New federal modelling released, COVID-19 innovation grants, NSPMP e-Access outage
Coronavirus Update: June 3, 2020: Program matches medical students with isolated rural patients to provide companionship
Coronavirus Update: June 2, 2020: No new cases reported in N.S., Zoom session tomorrow on  coping with COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: June 1, 2020: New cases continue to slow, family practice survey on financial impacts of COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: May 29, 2020: No new cases today, survey on the cost of COVID-19 on family practice
Coronavirus Update: May 28, 2020: Webinar tonight with Dr. Strang on public health and the new normal
Coronavirus Update: May 27, 2020: Province announces steps to reopen N.S. economy, webinar tomorrow on public health and the new normal 
Coronavirus Update: May 26, 2020: Webinar on public health and the new normal, reopening guidance for health-care settings
Coronavirus Update: May 25, 2020: Special bulletin from Dr. Strang, Zoom session tonight - how COVID-19 affects teams and how to feel safe again
Coronavirus Update: May 22, 2020: Nova Scotia expands symptom criteria, Zoom session tonight on mindfulness for physicians
Coronavirus Update: May 21: Day and short-stay surgeries will resume Monday
Coronavirus Update: May 20, 2020: Zoom session tonight "Down in flames: burnout plus COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: May 19, 2020: New virtual care tool kit, two federal subsidies for physicians
Coronavirus Update: May 15, 2020: Province permits two household bubbles, two federal subsidies for physicians
Coronavirus Update: May 14, 2020: New survey on physician distress, NSPMP portal outage
Coronavirus Update: May 13, 2020: Zoom session tonight on mind-body skills, WHO advisory on vaping, smoking and COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: May 12, 2020: Survey on the impact of COVID-19, tomorrow's Zoom session on mind-body skills
Coronavirus Update: May 11, 2020: New Zoom sessions - mind body skills and mindfulness
Coronavirus Update: May 8, 2020: Zoom session tonight on mindfulness and self-compassion, Gut Link phone consults
Coronavirus Update: May 7, 2020: Hours left to enrol in income stabilization, N.S. surpasses 1,000 cases
Coronavirus Update: May 6, 2020: One day to enrol in income stabilization, webinar tonight with public health update and intro to MED-LTC program
Coronavirus Update: May 5, 2020: Two days to enrol in income stabilization, three more deaths
Coronavirus Update: May 4, 2020: Three days to enrol in the income stabilization, boosting awareness of virtual care
Coronavirus Update: May 1, 2020: Coronavirus Update – May 1: Six days to enrol in income stabilization program, outdoor restrictions eased
Coronavirus Update: April 30, 2020: Tonight - income stabilization webinar, seven days to enrol in the program
Coronavirus Update: April 29, 2020: Eight days to enrol in income stabilization program, RCP sercie changes
Coronavirus Update: April 28, 2020: Income stabilization program now open - just 10 days to apply
Coronavirus Update: April 27, 2020: Financial and legal information, preparing for crisis zoom
Coronavirus Update: April 24, 2020: Well-child and prenatal care in the time of COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: April 23, 2020: Four more deaths and 55 new cases
Coronavirus Update: April 22, 2020: Palliative care coverage, Choosing Wisely webinar
Coronavirus Update: April 21, 2020: TONIGHT critical thinking webinar, support for child-care strategy
Coronavirus Update: April 20, 2020: Zoom privacy, when tragedy strikes
Coronavirus Update: April 17, 2020: N.S. reports fourth death, NEW critical thinking webinar 
Coronavirus Update: April 16, 2020: Webinar tonight - income stability
Coronavirus Update: April 15, 2020: Physician clinic tool kit, webinar tonight - surviving COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: April 14, 2020: Third N.S. death, tonight’s webinar – end of life care
Coronavirus Update: April 9, 2020: Second N.S. death, new webinars, COPD support
Coronavirus Update: April 8, 2020: 32 new cases, upcoming webinars
Coronavirus Update: April 7, 2020: First N.S. death announced, new webinar
Coronovirus Update: April 6, 2020: Dr. Theresa Tam recommends masks in public
Coronavirus Update: April 3, 2020: 14 new cases, coping with COVID-19, PPE webinar
Coronavirus Update: April 2, 2020: Webinar rescheduled to April 7, CMPA rebates
Coronavirus Update: April 1, 2020: Webinar tomorrow on PPE
Coronavirus Update: March 31, 2020: 20 new cases, cases in long-term care homes
Coronavirus Update: March 30, 2020: First case of community spread, two webinars upcoming
Coronavirus Update: March 27, 2020: Virtual care (VC) webinar, VC by residents
Coronavirus Update: March 26, 2020: Economic supports for Cdns, NSHA new screening tool, for ILI
Coronavirus Update: March 25, 2020: Cross-border clarification, virtual care fees improve
Coronavirus Update: March 24, 2020: Virtual care fees improve
Coronavirus Update: March 23, 2020: Here to support you
Coronavirus Update: March 22, 2020 (State of Emergency)
Coronavirus Update: March 20, 2020 (Join our COVID-19 webinar)
Coronavirus Update: March 19, 2020 (Virtual care feedback)
March 19: Repatriating retired doctor
March 19, 2020: Virtual care fee in place
Coronavirus Update: March 18, 2020 (Virtual care fees and repatriating retired doctors)
Corovavirus Update: March 17, 2020 (Virtual care fees coming; DNS measures and more)
Coronavirus Update #7: March 16, 2020 (Presumptive cases; additional measure and more)
Coronavirus Update #6: March 13, 2020 (New travel protocols and more)
Coronavirus Update #5: March 10, 2020 (Prevention; office/practice considerations and more)
Coronavirus Update #4: March 6, 2020 (Hand hygiene posters; screening tool and more)
Coronavirus Update #3: Feb. 28, 2020 (Quick facts; feedback sought federally and more)
Coronavirus Update #2: Feb. 7, 2020 (NSHA posters and resources, and more)
Coronavirus Update #1: Jan. 31, 2020

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