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Official Tourism Resource & Information for the Coronavirus Disease
(COVID-19) Pandemic

The Current Situation on Cape Breton Island

Last updated: April 13th, 2021

The global tourism industry is based on interactions with other people. This is especially so on Cape Breton Island where a spirit of hospitality is in our DNA. We love to welcome visitors, but public safety is paramount at this time. As a result, we want to provide you with factual and up-to-date information about the situation on Cape Breton Island.

 As of April 13th, Nova Scotia’s Eastern Zone, which includes Cape Breton, has 5 active cases of Covid-19. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring the current outbreak and working with the World Health Organization along with other international partners.

The Atlantic Bubble

If you live in Prince Edward Island, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia. You don’t need to complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (self-declaration) before you travel to the province. When you arrive in Nova Scotia, every adult needs to provide a government-issued identification card, driver’s licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address. You also need to follow public health measures while you’re in Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick travel

Restrictions on the New Brunswick border will be reinstated Thursday, April 15, at 8 a.m. People coming from New Brunswick will have to self-isolate upon arrival in Nova Scotia and complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form. There are protocols people should follow for certain situations:

  • people traveling for work, school, child care or quick, necessary tasks that cannot be done virtually can follow the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick travel protocol
  • people traveling for child custody reasons must follow the child custody protocol
  • people who are exempt from self-isolation must follow the exempt traveler protocol

New Brunswick Travel Caution – Avoid non-essential travel to the city of Edmundston and surrounding communities in New Brunswick as a result of increased cases of COVID-19 in that area.

Covid-19 Gathering Limits

You need to follow gathering limits, unless your group has an exemption identified in the Health Protection Act Order (PDF).

The following gathering restrictions are in place:

  • Households can have up to 10 visitors at their home (indoors and outdoors), in addition to the people who live there without social distancing. When your household goes into the community, your household can stay together outdoors without social distancing no matter how many people are in the household.
  • Gathering limit for close social groups (indoors and outdoors) – you can form a close social group of up to 10 people without social distancing; you should try to keep this group consistent.
  • Indoor gathering limit with social distancing for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization – 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 100 people maximum indoors (including spectators of sports and performing arts). Events and activities include:
    • arts and culture events
    • sports (recreational, amateur and professional), recreational and physical activity events
    • festivals
    • special events
    • social events
    • faith gatherings, weddings and funerals (including receptions and visitation)
    • bingo, darts and other activities hosted by unlicensed establishments and organized clubs following the Guidelines for Games and activities in licensed establishments (PDF)

    Licensed establishments can host bingo, darts and other activities following their sector plan and the Guidelines for Games and activities in licensed establishments (PDF).

    Audience members and spectators can only be permitted if the business or organization has an approved gathering plan that follows Guidelines for Venues and Facilities (PDF) and COVID-19 Prevention Guide for Events, Theatres and Performance Venues (PDF).

  • Outdoor gathering limit with social distancing for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization – 150 people maximum outdoors (including spectators of sports and performing arts). Events and activities include:
  • Recognized businesses and organizations hosting events and activities can have multiple groups of up to 100 people in each group if:
    • each group follows indoor and outdoor gathering limits for events and activities hosted by a recognized business or organization
    • the facility accommodates separate entrance and exit, concessions and washrooms for each group
    • the facility makes sure people in attendance follow social distancing guidelines
    • the facility has received Public Health approval of its Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan
  • Scotiabank Centre (Halifax) and Centre 200 (Sydney) can host events with multiple groups of up to 150 people.
  • Gathering limit without social distancing for participants and officials in organized performing arts and sports – participants and officials in performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can gather in groups of up to 75 people without social distancing for rehearsals, performances, practices and games within their regular competitive schedule.
  • Gathering limit for businesses and organizations that can’t maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) because their physical space is too small – 10 customers or clients maximum without social distancing (keep as much social distancing as possible).
  • Gathering limit with social distancing for meetings and training (indoor and outdoor) –  150 people maximum outdoors or 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 100 people maximum indoors when meetings and training are hosted by a recognized business or organization, including:
    • provincial and municipal governments
    • private businesses and organizations
    • first responder organizations (emergency first responders are exempt from social distancing when necessary)
    • mental health and addictions support groups
    • organized clubs (meetings can follow Guidelines for Return to Day Camp (PDF 525 kB) to have groups with up to 15 people in each group without maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet); different groups of 15 must maintain physical distance)

How is this affecting the Cape Breton Island Tourism Industry

Food Services

Employers and employees need to work together to maintain a healthy workplace. Employers and employees need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect their customers, and keep each other safe. Employers need to make sure that employees are aware of employment rules and resources. Learn more about occupational health and safety guidance to help workplaces assess COVID-19 hazards and implement controls to reduce them.

You can find the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia/Restaurants Canada’s Covid-19 Rapid Recovery Guide here.

Parks Canada

National Historic Sites have been able to reopen during Covid-19 with limited visitor services. Locations may reduce the number of visitors allowed to enter at one time to ensure physical distancing. Please note that some buildings and lounging areas inside the historic sites will remain closed during this time.

Canadians are encouraged to stay in their own communities and avoid non-essential travel. This is a great time to explore natural and cultural treasures close to home. Try visiting less popular parks and sites. Go early in the morning or later in the afternoon. You can also enjoy Parks Canada places from the comfort of home, using Google Street View and our 360 video gallery. To learn more about which Parks Canada locations are open please click here.

Events and Conferences

While we don’t yet know the full impact this outbreak will have on the 2021 tourism season on the Island, the following events have been postponed.

  • The Team Japan training camp that was to take place in Port Hawkesbury in advance of the IIHF Women’s World Cup has been postponed to 2021;
  • The cruise season has been delayed until February, 2022; and
  • Bookings are being affected.

There is Support for the Tourism Industry

There have been a number of programs established by all levels of government to assist  Tourism businesses during these unprecedented times, including the following:

Destination Cape Breton’s Recovery Plans

We’ve been working to ensure that when the time is right we are ready to promote and encourage visitors to our beautiful island.

  • Industry Communication
  • Advocacy for the Industry
  • Contingency Planning, and
  • Short-Term Initiatives

Reopening & Adjustments

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee

Businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 can access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs. These loans are for small and medium-sized businesses that have seen their revenues decrease by 50% or more as a result of COVID-19. For more information please click here

Preparing

As more businesses, organizations, services, and public spaces reopen or adjust their operations, we need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep everyone safe. Learn more about how businesses and organizations need to prepare for reopening.

Businesses, organizations, and health professions that were required to close under the Health Protection Act Order can reopen if they follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plans. They also need to have a Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Plans need to show how the sector will comply with the Health Protection Act Order and public health directives (including social distancing) and ensure the safety of employees and customers. Sector associations representing businesses and organizations that were required to close need to submit their plans to the government for approval (send plans to ).

Businesses and organizations that weren’t required to close under the Health Protection Act Order should develop a Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Sector associations need to share their plans with the businesses and organizations in their sector. Businesses and organizations should contact their association to learn what they need to do to reopen safely. Employers and employees need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect their customers, and keep each other safe. Employers need to make sure that employees are aware of employment rules and resources. Businesses and organizations must continue to follow the Health Protection Act Order and their sector-specific plans after they open.

Destination Cape Breton hosted our Reopening Strategy Webinar on June 11, 2020, which included some next steps for tourism operators, an overview of our Reopening strategy, and some Q&A.  If you were unable to attend the webinar, please feel free to review it at the link below.

WATCH NOW

Update Your Listings

We recommend updating your business, package/experience, and event listings on novascotia.com (which feeds to visitcapebreton.com) to communicate any operational changes related to COVID-19, to help visitors with their trip planning.  For more information click here.

You should update your own website and social channels as well.

Tourism & COVID-19 News

April 13th, 2021
Six New Cases of Covid-19

April 13th, 2021
New Brunswick Boarder Restrictions Reinstated

April 12th, 2021
Seven New Cases of Covid-19

April 11th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19

April 10th, 2021
Eight New Cases of Covid-19

April 9th, 2021
Nova Scotians 65 to 69 Now Eligible to Book Covid-19 Vaccine

April 9th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

April 8th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

April 7th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

April 6th, 2021
Newfoundland and Labrador Boarder Opening, Other Restrictions Eased

April 6th, 2021
Six New Cases of Covid-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

April 5th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

April 4th, 2021
Seven New Cases of Covid-19

April 3rd, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

April 2nd, 2021
Nine New Cases of Covid-19, State of Emergency Renewed

April 1st, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

March 31st, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19, Additional Variant Case Identified

March 30th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

March 29th, 2021
COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS-No New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

March 28th, 2021
Two New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Case Identified

March 27th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19

March 26th, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; Nova Scotians Ages 75 to 79 Eligible

March 26th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19, One Probably Case of Covid-19

March 25th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

March 24th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19

March 23nd, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

March 23rd, 2021
Update on Nova Scotia’s Immunization Plan

March 22nd, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

March 20th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

March 19th, 2021
New Brunswick Border Opening, Remaining Restrictions Lifted

March 19th, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; More Pharmacies Offer Vaccine 

March 19th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19, State of Emergency

March 18th, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; AstraZeneca Clinics Open to People Aged 60 to 62

March 18th, 2021
Nova Scotia Reports One Death, Three New Cases of Covid-19

March 17th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

March 16th, 2021
Covid-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic

March 16th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19, Additional Variants Identified

March 15th, 2021
No New Case of Covid-19

March 14th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

March 13th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

March 12th, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Groups Extended 

March 12th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

March 11th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

March 10th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

March 9th, 2021
AstraZeneca Vaccine to Roll Out March 20

March 9th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

March 8th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

March 7th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

March 6th, 2021
Six Cases of Covid-19

March 5th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19, State of Emergency Renewed

March 4th, 2021
Restrictions Life in Halifax Regional Municipality

March 4th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

March 3rd, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

March 3rd, 2021
Nova Scotia to Receive AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

March 2nd, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

March 2nd, 2021
Covid-19 Immunization Plan Update

March 1st, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 28th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 27th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 26th, 2021
Return to Restrictions to Reduce Spread of Covid-19

Feb 26th, 2021
Ten New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 25th, 2021
Eight New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 24th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 23rd, 2021
Three New Cases And Additional UK Variants Detected

Feb 22nd, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 21st, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 20th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 19th, 2021
Testing on Newfoundland Ferry

Feb 19th, 2021
Covid Community Vaccine Clinics Open in March

Feb 19th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Feb 18th, 2021
One New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 17th, 2021
Nova Scotia Reports One New Case of Covid-19 Connected to a School

Feb 17th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 16th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 15th, 2021
One New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 14th, 2021
One New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 13th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 12th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 11th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 10th, 2021
Two Cases of COVID-19 with UK Variant Identified

Feb 10th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 9th, 2021
Newfoundland and Labrador Border Tightened

Feb 9th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 8th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 7th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 6th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Feb 5th, 2021
Public Health Restrictions Easing

Feb 5th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Feb 4th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 3rd, 2021
Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Feb 3rd, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 2nd, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Feb 1st, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Jan 31st, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 30th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 29th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Jan 29th, 2021
Red Tape Reduction for Nova Scotia Businesses

Jan 28th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 27th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 2tth, 2021
Funding Awarded for Arts and Culture Organizations Impacted By COVID-19

Jan 26th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Jan 25th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 24th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Jan 23rd, 2021
No New Cases, Support Groups Able to Increase Size

Jan 22nd, 2021
Public Health Restrictions Extended

Jan 22nd, 2021
Four New Cases of COVID-19, Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed

Jan 21st, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 20th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 19th, 2021
Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Jan 19th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 18th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 17th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 16th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 15th, 2021
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 14th, 2021
Six New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 13th, 2021
Eight New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 12th, 2021
Testing Mandatory for Rotational Workers

Jan 12th, 2021
One New Case of Covid-19

Jan 11th, 2021
Five New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 10th, 2021
No New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 9th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 8th, 2021
New Brunswick Border Tightened and Public Health Restrictions Extended

Jan 8th, 2021
Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Jan 7th, 2021
Four New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 6th, 2021
Twelve New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 5th, 2021
Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Jan 5th, 2021
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 4th, 2021
Six New Cases of Covid-19

Jan 2nd, 2021
Thirteen New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 31st, 2020
Three New Cases of COVID-19, Halifax-Area Restaurants and Licenced Establishments Opening

Dec 30th, 2020
Three New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 29th, 2020
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 28th, 2020
No Cases of Covid-19 Reported

Dec 24th, 2020
Seven New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 23rd, 2020
Four New Cases of Covid-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Dec 22th, 2020
Seven New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 21th, 2020
Covid-19 Vaccine Update 

Dec 21th, 2020
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 20th, 2020
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 19th, 2020
Two New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 18th, 2020
Seven New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 18th, 2020
Asymptomatic Testing Continues

Dec 17th, 2020
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Dec 16th, 2020
Holiday Restrictions to Keep Nova Scotians Safe

Dec 16th, 2020
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Dec 15th, 2020
Nova Scotia Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec 15th, 2020
Six New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 14th, 2020
Five New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 13th, 2020
Asymptomatic Testing Extended Around Province

Dec 13th, 2020
Six New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 12th, 2020
Seven New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 11th, 2020
Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed

Dec 10th, 2020
Four New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

Dec 9th, 2020
Six New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 8th, 2020
Covid-19 Vaccine To Arrive Next Week 

Dec 8th, 2020
Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

Dec 7th, 2020
Booking Begins for Asymptomatic Testing Across the Province

Dec 7th, 2020
Eight New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 6th, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports Additional School-based Case of COVID-19

Dec 6th, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19

Dec 6th, 2020
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Dec 5th, 2020
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Dec 4th, 2020
Extended restrictions and more screening clinics for asymptomatic people across the province

Dec 4th, 2020
Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case 

Dec 3rd, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19

Dec 3rd, 2020
Eleven New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 2nd, 2020
Seventeen New Cases of Covid-19

Dec 1st, 2020
New Case of Covid-19 in School

Dec 1st, 2020
Ten New Casse of Covid-19

Nov 30th, 2020
Sixteen New Casse of Covid-19

Nov 29th, 2020
One New School-based Case of Covid-19

Nov 28th, 2020
Ten New Cases of Covid-19

Nov 28th, 2020
Fourteen New Cases of Covid-19

Nov 27th, 2020
Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed

Nov 26th, 2020
Fourteen New Cases of Covid-19

Nov 26th, 2020
Sixteen New Cases of Covid-19

Nov 25th, 2020
New Emergency Health Services Vehicles to Improve Access to Care

Nov 24th, 2020
Thirty-seven New Cases of Covid-19

Nov 24th, 2020
New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Nov 24th, 2020
Asymptomatic Testing for Bar Staff and Patrons

Nov 23rd, 2020
Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 23rd, 2020
Atlantic Provinces Advise Caution Relating to Non-Essential Travel Within Bubble

Nov 22nd, 2020
Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 21st, 2020
Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 20th, 2020
New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Nov 20th, 2020
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 19th, 2020
Second Case of Covid-19 at Auburn High; Some Schools Closed Friday

Nov 19th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Nov 19th, 2020
Regional Care Unit Sites Announced

Nov 18th, 2020
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 18th, 2020
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 16th, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports Two School-based Cases of COVID-19

Nov 16th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 15th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 14th, 2020
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 13th, 2020
Two New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Nov 11th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 10th, 2020
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 9th, 2020
Stricter Self-isolation for Non-Essential Travel

Nov 9th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Nov 8th, 2020
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 7th, 2020
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Nov 5th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Nov 3rd, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Nov 1st, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 31st, 2020
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 30th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Oct 28th, 2020
Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Process for Nova Scotians

Oct 24th, 2020
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 21st, 2020
Atlantic Premiers Discuss Responses to COVID-19 and Regional Priorities

Oct 18th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 16th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Oct 15th, 2020
Province to Implement COVID-19 Program to Improve Infrastructure

Oct 15th, 2020
COVID Alert App Available in Nova Scotia

Oct 13th, 2020
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 9th, 2020
Statement by the Chief Medical Officer of Health on the Atlantic bubble

Oct 5th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 2nd, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Oct 1st, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Oct 1st, 2020
Faster COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians

Sept 30th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Sept 28th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 23rd, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 22nd, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Sept 21st, 2020
No New Confirmed Cases, One Probable Case of COVID-19

Sept 18th, 2020
Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase

Sept 17th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 16th, 2020
Nova Scotians and Maritimers Encouraged to Keep Rediscovering Nova Scotia This Fall

Sept 14th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 12th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 11th, 2020
Easing of Self-Isolation Requirements for Out-of-Province Rotational Workers

Sept 10th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 8th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 8th, 2020
Government Eases Restrictions, Allows Designated Caregivers for Long-Term Care Residents

Sept 7th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Sept 6th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Sept 4th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed, Symptoms for Testing Updated

Sept 3rd, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Aug 31st, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 28th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Aug 26th, 2020
Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs

Aug 26th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 24th, 2020
New Contest Encourages Nova Scotians to Explore Their Province

Aug 23rd, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two New Case of COVID-19

Aug 22nd, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 21st, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Aug 21st, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 19th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 18th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19

Aug 17th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 15th, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Aug 14th, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

Aug 8th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Aug 2nd, 2020
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto to Halifax

Aug 2nd, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

July 31st, 2020
Two New Cases of COVID-19

July 29th, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19

July 24th, 2020
Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places

July 24th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

July 17th, 2020
Province Announces Mandatory Masks on Public Transportation and Easing of Visitor Restrictions in Long-Term Care Homes

July 10th, 2020
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

July 10th, 2020
Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres Now Open

July 7th, 2020
Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online

July 3rd, 2020
Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

July 2nd, 2020
Atlantic Bubble Border Crossing

June 30, 2020
One New Case of COVID-19

June 26, 2020
Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits

June 22nd, 2020
Nova Scotia Reports One Death, No New or Active Cases of COVID-19

June 12, 2020
Feds mandating temperature checks at airports, extending military deployments
Membertou reopening businesses

June 2, 2020
No new cases identified in Nova Scotia on Tuesday

June 1, 2020
Cities to be sent $2.2 billion in infrastructure funds early to help COVID-19 recovery
10,000 Canadians to be tested for COVID-19 antibodies in hopes of understanding immunity

May 31, 2020
Gaelic College in St. Ann’s forced to reduce summer offerings
Cape Breton Miners’ Museum underground simulator not ready

May 29, 2020
Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until October 31, 2020
Nova Scotia to allow 10-person gatherings as no new cases announced on Friday
‘A Beautiful Thing’: Gift card campaign to benefit essential workers

May 28, 2020
Parks Canada to ease restrictions at Cape Breton sites beginning Monday
Nova Scotia Health Authority reintroducing programs impacted by pandemic
Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus projects $30 million in lost revenue because of COVID-19
CBRM extends deadline for grant applications

May 27, 2020
Most NS businesses forced to close due to COVID-19 can reopen June 5
Prime Minister Trudeau says jobs available for young people, implores employers to re-hire
The Province invests $230 Million to stimulate the economy and create jobs

May 26, 2020
Prime Minister plans to take COVID-19 antibody test once available
Cape Breton Royal Canadian Legion branches turn to headquarters for help during COVID-19
Parliament can’t fully resume without virtual voting in place, says Trudeau 

May 25, 2020
Trudeau pushing for 10 days of paid sick leave from provinces amid coronavirus
Antibody treatment for COVID-19 ready for clinical trials, says Toronto scientist
Airlines searching for ways to get Canadians traveling again

May 24, 2020
Nova Scotia reports 1 new COVID-19 case; 973 people recovered
Sydney airport hoping help is in the air as the impact from COVID-19 hits hard

May 22, 2020
Feds readying to recommend contact tracing app
Cape Breton University professor working on technology that could lead to quicker COVID-19 testing

May 21, 2020
Celtic Colours International Festival to be held online this year 
Trudeau offering provinces, territories help to ‘scale-up’ testing, contact tracing
‘The second wave will come’ and experts say Canada is not prepared
May 20, 2020
Canada’s Cheif Public Health Officer says it is now recommended that Canadians wear facemasks
Feds to announce additional pandemic funding for off-reserve Indigenous People
Maritime provinces with few COVID-19 cases float travel bubble but public health experts urge caution

May 19, 2020
Canada-US border to remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, Prime Minister says it’s the ‘right thing’
Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, Yarmouth ferry service slated to resume July 15

May 18, 2020
Mabou pub owner donates $15,000 to Inverness hospital emergency department
More than 50 percent of Canada’s COVID-19 cases have recovered