Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Information and Resources

As of July 26, 2021Nova Scotia has had 5,882 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. 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.

SEE UPDATED PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 HERE.
SEE PROVINCE'S RE-OPENING PLAN 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 53 - Tuesday, July 6, 2021

On the 54th episode of Downtown Lowdown, we talk to Wendie L. Wilson, a visual artist and the creator of the African Nova Scotia flag that was unveiled earlier this year during African Heritage Month. Wendie tell us about the new flag, and how businesses and individuals can honour and participate in the first official Emancipation Day on August 1st. 

We also talk about events in Downtown Halifax, Patio Season, the Patio Lantern Festival, our new Meet Me Downtown and Parking campaigns, and more.   

This episode was recorded virtually on July 15 & 16, 2021, via video conferencing, so we apologize for any sound quality issues. 

LISTEN on iTunes, Google PodcastsSpotifyAnchorPodcast Atlantic or YouTube.

MORE INFO HERE.

 

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.