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  • Recent News Announcements & Information

Recent News Announcements & Information

To keep you informed throughout this ongoing pandemic, CANS has compiled the latest COVID-19 information and its impact on the construction industry.


CANS COVID-19 Email Communication to CANS Members

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – May 12, 2021Update on Restrictions; Reminder to Industry; Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – May 7, 2021 – New Restrictions and Impact on Construction

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – May 5, 2021 – CANS Office Closure and service updates

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – May 4, 2021 – Support for Businesses; Updated Industry FAQ; Overview of Restrictions

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 30, 2021 – Summary of Restrictions; Updated FAQs from Provincial Government

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 28, 2021 – Summary of Restrictions; Reminder for Industry; Update from CANS Projects & Documents Services

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 27, 2021 – Summary of Provincial Restrictions

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 23, 2021 New Restrictions and Impact on Construction

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 23, 2021 – CANS Office Update; Worksite Safety Tips & Reminders

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 22, 2021 – Restrictions on travel to Nova Scotia and travel in and out of HRM

COVID-19 Provincial Government News Updates

COVID-19 – Provincial News Releases & Information from May 2021

Archived COVID-19 Updates

Resource — COVID-19 Protocols for Office Workspaces

Ask us a Question

We know many of you have questions and concerns about the impact COVID-19 is having on your business. Please keep us informed to help us advocate on your behalf. Email your questions to questions@cans.ns.ca

COVID-19 Testing

Everyone should get tested regularly for COVID-19. Even if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, you should get tested.

Book an appointment for a standard test at a primary assessment centre. Rapid testing is available without an appointment at pop-up sites for people who are 16 or older and have no symptoms.

Exposure Notices

Please review the current possible exposure notices and follow the public health direction if a notice applies to you.

  • Important CANS Updates Regarding COVID-19

CANS Office Closure & Offering of Programs and Services

Out of an abundance of caution, CANS office closed Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 4:00 pm and will remain closed the week of May 17. We will re-evaluate next Wednesday, May 19 on whether the office will continue to remain closed to members the week of May 24.

Any extension to this closure will be communicated before the end of that business day via CANS COVID-19 Information Centre, CANS website and social media channels (Twitter & LinkedIn).

How will this impact CANS Projects & Documents Services?

During this time, CANS office, including access to the Business Centre and board rooms, will remain closed to ALL CANS staff, members, and visitors. Please note the following adjustments to CANS Projects & Documents Services.

Questions about CANS Projects & Documents Services?

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Whynot by phone 902-880-6046 or email.

  • Nova Scotia’s Immunization Plan

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization plan includes 3 phases. Each phase identifies when different groups can receive the vaccine. Every person in Nova Scotia who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will receive it for free.

FAQs

As Nova Scotia’s vaccination rollout is rapidly evolving, the Province has compiled a list of FAQs to keep Nova Scotians informed.

FAQs: Click here to view the FAQs (last updated April 30, 2021)

Want to learn more? Find more in-depth information about Nova Scotia’s immunization plan here.

Appointments and Eligibility

Most Nova Scotians will receive their vaccine by age group. When you’re eligible, you can book your appointment. All appointments need to be booked in advance.

People age 40 and older are now eligible for an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Each clinic has a set number of appointments available for the clinic dates. UPDATE: Nova Scotia has paused the use of AstraZeneca vaccine.

People age 35 and older are now eligible for a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Each clinic has a set number of appointments available for the clinic dates.

Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment here.

Anticipated appointment availability by age group —

  • March 2021: 80 and older
  • April 2021: 55 -79
  • May 2021: 25 – 54
  • June 2021: 16 -24
  • Useful Links & Resources

Provincial & Federal Government

Provincial
Federal
Industry & Business
Health & Safety

Resources From CANS Members