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Enviro-Depot Closure

King Street Enviro-Depot
108 King Street (Harlow’s Construction across from Shelburne Mall)
Phone: (902) 265-3008

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this facility is closed until further notice.

More Information Regarding the State of Emergency

Nova Scotia declared a provincial state of emergency to help contain the spread of #COVID19. Nova Scotians should not leave the province and only leave home for essential items and services. A state of emergency gives government broad powers to do whatever is necessary for the safety and protection of Nova Scotians.

Nova Scotia borders will tighten to travellers and all entry points (land, sea, air) will be closely managed starting tomorrow, March 23, at 6 a.m. Anyone entering the province will be stopped, questioned and told to self-isolate for 14 days.

Travel exemptions include:
- healthy workers in trades and transportations sectors who move goods and people (e.g. truck drivers)
- healthy people going to work (e.g. health-care workers)
- people travelling into the province for essential health services (e.g. chemotherapy treatment)

Effectively immediately, provincial parks, beaches and tourist attractions are closed. Provincial trails will remain open for exercise. Gathering limits and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

Police will be authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act. If Nova Scotians and businesses do not practice social distancing and self-isolation, they will face fines of $1,000 for individuals and $7,500 for businesses.

Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. For example, fines for charging higher than fair market prices for goods and services.

There are several groups who are essential and exempt from gathering limits. They include but are not limited to grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies. If possible, one person per family should be designated to do these tasks. Others exempt from gathering limits include construction sites, health-care services, community services (e.g. child protection) and criminal justice services and law enforcement.

Effectively immediately, social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited. Any workplace or business that is not deemed essential can remain open as long as a two-metre distance can be maintained.

Dentists can no longer practice dentistry in their offices unless they deem it necessary to perform an emergency dental procedure in the best interest of the patient’s health (in effect March 21).

Do not call 911 to report individuals who are not self-isolating or social distancing. 911 is for emergency or life-threatening situations only. If you feel someone is not self-isolating or social distancing, first have a polite conversation with them. They may need support. If that fails and they are still not self-isolating or social distancing, call your local law enforcement non-emergency line.

There are seven new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, all travel-related or connected to people who have travelled.

There are 28 positive cases of #COVID19 in NS, ranging in age from late-teens to mid-70’s. To date, Nova Scotia has 28 positive test results and 2088 negative cases. Testing results are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#cases

Closures - All Provincial & Municipal Beaches & Parks

*UPDATED* Municipal/Provincial trails will remain open for exercise. Gathering limits and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

Provincial State of Emergency Declared! On March 22, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency will be in effect for 14 days and may be renewed. The emergency order is valid until April 5, 2020.

As a result all Municipality of Shelburne PARKS & TRAILS are CLOSED. This includes Welkum Park, Jordan Youth Park, Roseway River Trail, Tom Tigney Trail, Footbridge Trail, Jordan River Trail and Interpretive sites. All Provincial and Municipal beaches are also closed.

Please practice responsible social distancing and adhere to all the Provincial regulations. For more information on the declaration and the Province's response to the virus, visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

On March 22, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency will be in effect for 14 days and may be renewed. The emergency order is valid until April 5, 2020.

The State of Emergency has very restrictive regulations and serious penalties. Here is an update on the details from today’s announcements:

⚠️ People cannot gather in groups of more than 5 people.

⚠️ Police are now authorized to enforce orders under the Protection Act related to self-isolation and social distancing, and can issue summary offence tickets for people who are not adhering to those orders. The fines for individuals found in breach of the order are $1,000 for each fine each day and for businesses, the fines are $7,500 for each fine each day.

⚠️ Anyone who has travelled outside the province will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

For more information on the declaration and the Province's response to the virus, visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

The live update is available at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

You can view and/or download the attached images at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts

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COVID-19 - Update from Nova Scotia Government - March 21, 2020

Six new cases of COVID-19 were identified Friday, March 20. They are all travel-related. Nova Scotia has nine confirmed cases and 12 presumptive cases, for a total of 21.

The cases are located across the province. The 21 people affected range in age from late-teens to mid-70’s.

As of today, dentists can no longer practice in their offices unless they deem it necessary to perform an emergency dental procedure in the best interest of the patient’s health. This is an order under the Health Protection Act.

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Flattening the Curve

"Flattening the Curve” means using social distancing and self-isolation to keep the spread of COVID-19 at a manageable level.

The “Curve” illustrates how viruses spread. The faster the curve rises, the quicker the health care system gets overloaded.

By practicing social distancing (limiting our contact with others) and self-isolation if instructed (staying home, away from others), we can help slow the spread of COVID-19. This “Flattens” the curve.

Learn more about COVID-19 in Nova Scotia at www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

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Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan, and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health provide an update on #COVID19NS. There is one new case in Nova Scotia, and it is travel-related.

A $161 million package for small and medium-sized businesses will help them access credit and address cash flow.

The initiative includes payment deferrals, increased access to credit and other measures. View a full list at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320003

Government is suspending payments on Nova Scotia student loans from March 30 to Sept. 30. The suspension is automatic.

Government is providing $15 million as an incentive to providers to speed up projects under the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative and complete them as soon as possible.