Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Information and Resources

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 56 - Tuesday, September 14, 2021

This week on Downtown Lowdown, Ivy chats with Jonathan Goldson, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s new Placemaking Manager. Jonathan tells us his passion for creating vibrant and inclusive public spaces, some projects the he is working on right now, and more.   

We also have a COVID-19 update, and we share some business updates, events happening in Downtown Halifax, and we'll tell you about the new Merchant Validation Program with HotSpot

This episode was recorded on September 9, 2021.

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.