Health Minister Dorothy Shephard told a COVID-19 briefing the goal was to get at least 75% of people aged 12 and over vaccinated with the first fact and keeping low hospitalizations.
This would then entail a number of changes, including no self-isolation or testing required for those traveling to Atlantic Canada, while waiting for Nova Scotia. Travel registration will still be required.
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On July 1, Shephard said if 75% of residents had one dose of the vaccine and 20% over the age of 60 had two, then Nova Scotia could join other Atlantic provinces in the bubble.
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There are also amended requirements for those coming from Maine, which will be released soon, she said.
The third phase of the green phase will take place on August 2, if that day 75 percent of New Brunswickers receive two doses of the vaccine, then border restrictions with the rest of Canada will be lifted. Most of the restrictions will also be lifted.
“Releasing this plan doesn’t put us at the finish line… it’s a message of hope,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Russell also announced nine new cases of COVID-19. Three are in zone 1, five in zone 3 and one in zone 6.
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