22 Mar Update on COVID-19: State of Emergency, Further Restrictions on Gatherings and Increased Measures
At this time, Nova Scotia has 28 cases total related to COVID-19. A state of emergency has been declared.
Please note and abide by the following changes, which were announced in today’s press conference:
• Effective at 6 am on Monday, March 23, all points of entry into Nova Scotia will have screening processes and borders will be tightened. There will be exceptions made for essential services such as child protection workers, truckers, health care workers, and law enforcement.
• If you have traveled anywhere outside of Nova Scotia, you must self-isolate for 14 days.
• No social gatherings of more than 5 people are allowed. Police will enforce this policy. Individuals who violate this policy will be charged up to $1000 for each day of violation. Businesses and corporations who violate this policy will be charged up to $7500 for each day of violation.
• All provincial parks are closed.
Anyone with a travel history who is showing symptoms, such as a fever or a new cough, should be tested. Please call 811 for an assessment if this applies to you.
If you see anyone violating the State of Emergency Order related to public gatherings, you are urged to report it to the police immediately.