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, April 18, 2021. 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, May 2, 2021.

For the full document please see:   Provincial State of Emergency- Renewal

11 May 2021

Starting today, May 11, people aged 40 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province.

Appointments must be made online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.

Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.

30 April 2021

Starting today, April 30, people aged 40 to 54 can book appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating physician and pharmacy clinics across the province.

Based on recent guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, and Nova Scotia’s current COVID-19 case numbers, the AstraZeneca vaccine is now available to this age group.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments must be made online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.
Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.

22 April 2021

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, restrictions are returning in Halifax Regional Municipality and some communities on its borders, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 22.

“We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing,” said Premier Rankin. “We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities.”

The restrictions are effective Friday, April 23, at 8 a.m. and will remain in effect until at least May 20. They apply to all areas of Halifax Regional Municipality as well as these entire communities: Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar.

People should avoid traveling into and out of these areas unless it is absolutely necessary. Necessary travel would include for school, work, health care, legal requirements and family visitation under the purview of the Department of Community Services. Travel for shopping, social events, family visits, practices or rehearsals are not considered necessary.

For the full news release please visit: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210422005

07 April 2021

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health announced April 6th  that the Newfoundland and Labrador border is opening and some other restrictions are being eased effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 7.

With this change, all residents of Atlantic Canada can come to Nova Scotia without having to self-isolate upon arrival and without having to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form.

Malls, retail businesses and fitness facilities can return to operating at 100 per cent of their capacity, with physical distancing.

Sports practices, training and games, and arts and culture rehearsals and performances can have 75 people. While physical distancing and masks are not required for these activities, they are recommended when possible. Spectators continue to be allowed at these events except when they are held at schools.

For the complete news release please see: April 6, 2021-Provincial News Release

06 April 2021

Starting today, April 6, people who are 55 to 64 will be able to book appointments to receive AstraZeneca vaccine at participating physician and pharmacy clinics.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments must be made at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by calling 1-833-797-7772.
More appointments will be added as additional vaccine becomes available.
Additional Resources: COVID-19 vaccine: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine

01 April 2021

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Vaccine Appointments for People 70 and Older:

Anyone 70 and older can now book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Starting today, April 1, people can book appointments at community clinics and participating pharmacies across the province. They are offering Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for this age range. The complete list of clinics can be found on the booking site.

Starting Tuesday, April 6, people who are 55 to 64 will be able to book appointments to receive AstraZeneca vaccine at participating physician and pharmacy clinics. This is within the age range recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. The complete list of clinics will be posted on the booking site on April 6.

All Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible. The province's goal continues to be to immunize as many Nova Scotians as quickly as possible, based on age, to reach a high rate of population immunity.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments must be made at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by calling 1-833-797-7772. Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.

Additional Resources:
COVID-19 vaccine: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine

Rural Transportation Association: http://ruralrides.ca

 

23 March 2021

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization plan includes 3 phases. Each phase identifies when different groups can receive the vaccine. The plan is flexible to allow for increases or decreases in vaccine supply. Every person in Nova Scotia who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will receive it for free.

As vaccine supply increases, access to the vaccine will also increase. Everyone who wants to get the vaccine should have the first dose by the end of June 2021.

Vaccine will be provided through:

  • healthcare worker clinics
  • long-term care clinics
  • pharmacies
  • doctor’s offices
  • First Nation clinics in Mi’kmaw communities

As part of the planning process, work is underway to explore how to work with primary care providers (doctors) to see how vaccine can be provided to Nova Scotians in the community through these professionals. Providers will need to follow strict temperature and storage requirements. The planning process also looks at different ways to support mass immunization like community clinics.

The planning process also includes working with African Nova Scotian communities during Phase 1 to understand the needs of the community.

For more informaiton please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/

Vaccine Poster: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/COVID-19-immunization-plan-overview-poster-en.pdf

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

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