Masks Mandatory Effective July 31
Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, July 24, that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31.
“As we open our economy, our schools and our communities, we must continue to be vigilant to minimize the impact of a second wave of COVID-19,” said Premier McNeil. “Wearing a non-medical mask in most indoor public places is a key part of how we protect each other and support our local businesses so they can stay open for the long run.”
Children under two are exempt, as well as children aged two to four when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt. Schools, daycares and day camps continue to follow their reopening plans.
Visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. Information about wearing a non-medical mask can be found at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/staying-healthy/#masks
State of Emergency Extended
On 22 March 2020, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe re-opening of businesses and services. A copy of the order along with other alerts and notices can be found at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/.
Our Municipal Offices have reopened at a reduced capacity as of June 15 but, at this time, our public meetings will continue to be held virtually and streamed on our Facebook Page. If you need to meet with staff please call ahead to arrange an appointment by calling 902-798-8391. Click here if you would like to contact staff directly.
Steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our residents and those throughout our Province will continue throughout this time. We appreciate your cooperation, patience and support.
Visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ for up-to-date information.