Halifax released its changes to COVID-19 protocols for municipal services when the province lifts all restrictions on March 21.
In a statement, the Halifax Regional Municipality said its mandatory mask policy would no longer be in effect. However, wearing a mask inside and while using Halifax Transit is “recommended”.
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Buses and Access-a-Bus will keep polycarbonate screens behind drivers. In addition, “regular disinfection of high traffic areas” will continue.
“Those with symptoms of COVID-19 are reminded not to use public transit service until their health returns to normal,” the municipality noted.
Regional council meetings will resume an in-person format from March 22. Other meetings, however, can continue virtually.
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The province’s proof of vaccination policy has been dropped since February 28 for non-essential activities.
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