Safety/Covid-19

Cumberland County is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). We are committed to offering our visitors and our community up-to-date information to keep you informed and healthy.

Effective July 31, 2020 non-medical masks are mandatory in the following indoor public places within Nova Scotia:

  • retail businesses
  • shopping centres
  • personal services businesses such as a hair and nail salons, spas, body art facilities, except during services that require removing a mask
  • restaurants and bars, except while you are eating or drinking
  • places of worship or faith gatherings
  • places for cultural or entertainment services or activities such as movie theatres, concerts, and other performances
  • places for sports and recreational activities such as a gym, pool, or indoor tennis facility, except during an activity where a mask cannot be worn
  • places for events such as conferences and receptions
  • municipal or provincial government locations offering services to the public
  • common areas of tourist accommodations such as lobbies, elevators and hallways
  • common areas of office buildings such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, but not private offices
  • public areas of a university or college campus such as library, student union building or common areas of a faculty building, but not classrooms, labs, offices or residences
  • train or bus stations, ferry terminals, and airports

Currently, the government of Canada has closed the border for non-essential travel. Within Canada, there are limits on non-essential travel. Each province has different requirements and mandates, and we strongly recommend that you make yourselves aware of the requirements for self-isolation should you be entering Nova Scotia from another province.

Find general guidelines and FAQs about visiting Nova Scotia, please see here:
https://www.novascotia.com/travel-info/covid-19-faq

Find Nova Scotia County Restrictions:
https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/county-restrictions/#Cumberland-County

Find up-to-date Covid-19 testing data for Nova Scotia here:
https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/