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REPLAY: Strang, Churchill provide update on Nova Scotia's back-to-school COVID plan

Education Minister Zach Churchill and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang unveil Nova Scotia’s back-to-school plan for September, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Education Minister Zach Churchill and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang will unveil more detail on Nova Scotia's back-to-school plan at a news conference at noon on Friday. - Communications Nova Scotia / File

More details on Nova Scotia's back-to-school plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be provided Friday.

Education Minister Zach Churchill and Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, will hold a news conference at noon. 

The briefing will be an update to an announcement on July 22 that students would return to school Sept. 8. At that time, Churchill said desks will be placed a metre apart and the province will distribute masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment. 

Masks will be mandatory on buses, in high school hallways and common areas. Also, there will be no access to lockers in any school.

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