Provincial Updates & Information
With the approval of Governor in Council, Minister Chuck Porter further renewed the declaration of a State of Emergency for all of the Province to continue on and after 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, December 13, 2020. If this Declaration is not renewed or terminated earlier, the State of Emergency remains in effect until 14 days after the date and time it is declared, which is until 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, December 27, 2020.
For the full document please see: Provincial State of Emergency- Renewal
8 January 2021
Please note, due to the recent update from the NS government and Dr. Strang, there will be absolutely no spectators permitted in the St. Mary's Recplex at this time. This will be set in place until January 24th, 2021- it will be re-evaluated based on Nova Scotia's provincial Covid-19 guidelines. The Municipality thanks you for understanding.
There are also new travel restrictions put in place by the NS Governement. Travel into and out of New Brunswick is restricted to essential travel only. People leaving New Brunswick and re-entering Nova Scotia must self isolate for 14 days. Please see the recent media release here:https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restriction-updates/
16 December 2020
New gathering limits begin December 21, 2020- For the full statement, please see: Gathering Limits- December 21, 2020
24 November 2020
As of today, Nov. 24, Nova Scotia has 87 active cases of COVID-19. Thirty-seven new cases are being reported today. For more information, please see the full notice at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20201124005
23 July 2020
Please see the following link regarding the statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada: July 23rd, 2020 Statement
3 July 2020
- Travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador is permitted without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents (Atlantic travel bubble)
- Social events, faith gatherings, weddings, funerals, and arts and culture events that are run by a recognized business or organization can have 250 people outdoors or 50% of the venue’s capacity to a maximum of 200 indoors
26 June 2020
- Privately operated campgrounds can operate at 100% capacity if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plan.
- Public pools can reopen if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society plan for change rooms and washrooms.
Public pools must meet all conditions in the Health Protection Act Order, including:
- maintaining a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) for lane swimming and aquafit classes
- allowing 1 or more groups of 10 for other activities based on pool size
- Restaurants can reopen table service (dine-in) if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plan. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery service. See the sector-specific plan for the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia.
18 June 2020
- Outdoor playgrounds can reopen
- Family household bubbles are replaced with a 10-person gathering limit without social distancing. Individuals may gather together in close social groups of up to 10 persons per group without adhering to the physical distancing requirements of two metres or six feet