Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Information and Resources

As of December 1, 2020, Nova Scotia has had 1,315 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It is important for everyone to do their part in slowing down the spread of the virus, including self-isolation and physical distancing as per the State of Emergency directives issued on March 22, 2020. Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is following the directives of public health organizations, in particular: Nova Scotia Health Authority, Health Canada, and the World Health Organization, and is asking businesses in Downtown Halifax to do the same.

UPDATED: FIND OUT MORE ON THE NEW PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 HERE.

Links to Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Program and Service Updates:

        

NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS, LABOUR, AND ECONOMIC COALITION

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has created the COVID-19 NS Business, Labour and Economic Coalition, of which DHBC is an active member. The group represents the business and labour community and will work to support businesses, labour, and employees and allow collaboration across Nova Scotia during this uncertain time. The coalition virtually meets three times a week, with representatives from all orders of government on the calls.

OTHER RESOURCES 

*Downtown Halifax Business Commission has created physical distancing graphics for members to use. Members are welcome to download, print and install them throughout their business as needed. 

Downtown Halifax Physical Distance Signs - BLUE
Downtown Halifax Physical Distance Signs - GREEN

 

DOWNTOWN LOWDOWN EPISODE 38  - Tuesday, December 1, 2020

On the 38th episode of Downtown Lowdown, we talk to Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, about the new restrictions announced on November 24, 2020. He also updates us on some of the Federal emergency relief programs. We also have an update on what's happening with events, and we talk about shopping local for the holidays and the Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide

This episode was recorded on Thursday, November 26, 2020, via video conferencing so we apologize in advance for any issues with the sound quality.

LISTEN on iTunes, Google PodcastsSpotifyBreakerAnchorPodcast Atlantic or YouTube.

 

Below are links to where you can find updates, advice, and resources for prevention and preparedness:

 

For more information on what Downtown Halifax businesses are open or open online, click here.