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Updated: May 24, 2023

As per an announcement made by Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health on 23 May 2023:

“It is important to note that while COVID-19 no longer requires an emergency-type response, we continue to monitor COVID-19 activity and will adjust our plan as needed, as we do with other diseases,” said Dr. Strang. “As we begin to plan for the upcoming respiratory season this fall, we are taking a more general approach, integrating COVID-19 into our respiratory illnesses program. The same type of personal measures that protect us against COVID-19 will also protect us against influenza and other respiratory illnesses.”

Effective 23 May 2023, Nova Scotia has lifted the Health Protection Act Order, the mandatory vaccination protocol for high-risk settings and the directive around COVID-19 management in long-term care facilities.

At Shelburne's Museums by the Sea, we request that visitors:

  • stay home if they are unwell,

  • self-isolate if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, and

  • wear a mask when using indoor public places, feel sick or can't self-isolate.


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