Provincial state of emergency
The Halifax Regional Municipality supports the province’s decision to declare a state of emergency.
Municipal staff continue to work with the province to align with recommendations of health officials and the provincial order.
A provincial state of emergency does not impact public safety service levels or the need to maintain a level of core public services. All standard essential services of the municipality – including 311, fire and police – are operational and adhering to the most updated guidance and precautions from health officials.
Municipal staff continue to adjust service levels related to the provincial state of emergency. NOTE: The five-person social gathering limit and two-metre social distancing limit does not apply to Halifax Transit as stated in the provincial order.
Residents and businesses are advised: Under provincial authority, individuals who are found in breach of the order will be subject to fines issued by provincial and local police enforcement.