April 24, 2020
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a Halifax homeless shelter and the province is moving everyone from the shelter into a hotel to self-isolate.
Public health learned a shelter resident tested positive for the virus on Thursday, Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, confirmed at Friday’s coronavirus update.
Strang said a “vulnerable populations team” responded to the situation and found the hotel space.
He said everyone at the shelter was being considered a close contact of the person who tested positive, and they would all be tested for the virus.