Changes to the Atlantic Bubble, One Case in Deer Lake School
The Atlantic Bubble is closing. As of Nov 25, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. anyone entering this province from the Maritimes will need to isolate for 14 days. This is a temporary measure for two weeks then it will be re-evaluated.
Premier Andrew Furey made the comments this morning in a media briefing.
The province has two new cases today and one of the cases was in the K-12 School System. Elwood Elementary in Deer Lake is closing effective immediately due to COVID-19 in the community. There is no evidence of widespread community spread in Deer Lake.
As of Wednesday rotational workers returning to Newfoundland and Labrador from within Canada will need to wait until day 7 of returning to NL to get a test to reduce the risk of a false-negative.
Dr. Fitzgerald says a lockdown in NL is dependent on several factors. Mainly having fewer contacts.
59,270 people have been tested.
Tom Osborne, Minister of Education and Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health, will hold a media availability today at 12:30 p.m. They will be joined by Tony Stack, CEO/Director of Education of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.