Notice to the Public
On March 22nd the premier declared a State of Emergency for Nova Scotia to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please visit https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200322001 for the full statement. The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents, councillors, staff and customers by reducing the risk of coming in contact with the Covid-19 virus. For that reason the following actions have been taken to date:
- Municipal Office closed to the public as of noon March 18th until further notice.
- Staff will continue to work, utilizing working from home when practical to do so. The municipality will promote the use of on-line transactions where ever possible.
- All recreation programs cancelled until further notice.
- Fitness Center closed as is required by the closure of the community use of schools directive from SRCE.
- Before and After School Program will be closed until classes resume at SMECA.
- The RecPlex is closed for the season.
- Council and Committee meetings will be via teleconference with the recorded proceedings posted on the municipal website along with printed minutes as soon as practical following the meetings(As per direction from DMAH and in consultation from Municipal Solicitor).
- Additional care will be taken in cleaning the Municipal Administration Building.
- Water treatment and sewage treatment plants will continue to operate without interruption.
- The Transfer Station will remain open as per the regular scheduled times.
- Curb side collection of solid waste and recyclables will continue as per the regular scheduled times.
- The Sherbrooke Library will be closed for as per decision of Eastern Counties Regional Libraries.
- Community Centres must comply with the Province’s orders of only holding gatherings of no more than five people and physical spacing of two meters.
- All municipal parks are closed to the public but the trails through these parks are open for walking/physical activity. Please note that people are not to gather in groups and are to respect the two meter physical spacing.
The Municipality will continue to provide updates as new information develops and encourages residents to follow the Health Canada and Nova Scotia Health Authority guidelines in order to stay safe. If you have any questions we ask that you please phone the office at 902-522-2049.
For information on strategies for residents, staff and facilities, please view the Municipality's pdf Business Continuity Plan (472 KB) last updated March 23rd, 2020
Thank you for your cooperation.