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Rapid tests now available at public libraries

Rapid tests now available at public libraries

As of December 13th, Nova Scotians can pick up COVID-19 rapid test kits at public libraries across the province. There are 400,000 tests available. They are packaged in kits of five, and there is a limit of one kit per person. The tests can be used at home for people ages three and up.

Foster care redesign – increasing support for children and families

Foster care redesign – increasing support for children and families

The Province announced an investment of up to $34 million over three years in a redesign of Nova Scotia’s foster care system. The aim is to create a modern and sustainable system that provides families and children the supports they need to flourish.

Apply for help with household costs: Seniors Care Grant

Apply for help with household costs: Seniors Care Grant

As of December 1st, you can now apply for the Seniors Care Grant. This grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older who need help around their homes. Covered expenses include snow removal, small household repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery and other needs.

Call for volunteers: At-home COVID-19 rapid test kits for kids

Call for volunteers: At-home COVID-19 rapid test kits for kids

During the recent House session, I asked the Minister of Health why private school children were not given access to the same COVID-19 rapid tests as their public school counterparts. I’m happy to report that the province will soon be distributing take-home rapid tests for COVID-19 to private schools, among other locations.