Nova Scotia pharmacies continuing to prescribe mask use – CBC

Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia strongly recommends that members continue to enforce masking rules

Mar 22, 2022

A pharmacist in Baddeck, N.S., is keeping his mask mandate in place for staff and customers. He isn’t alone.

“We deal with nursing homes, we deal with people with immune issues that would not do well with the virus,” Graham MacKenzie, owner of Stone’s Pharmasave, said on Monday.

“So, as long as it’s still a threat, then we’re just going to maintain that.”

On Monday, the province’s state of emergency ended. A mask mandate was lifted for most indoor settings except for places such as courts, provincial jails, nursing homes, hospitals and other health-care settings.

The Nova Scotia government didn’t include pharmacies on its list of places where masks must continue to be worn.

But the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia considers pharmacies to be health-care settings. It is strongly recommending that its members keep their mask rules in place.

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