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Halifax updates COVID-19 protocols for municipal services – Halifax

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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Phase 3 of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 reopening plan means there will be no gathering limits, social distancing or mask restrictions. Some restrictions may remain in high-risk settings, including continuing care.

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The province’s proof of vaccination policy has been dropped since February 28 for non-essential activities.

The majority of civil servants placed on leave in November 2021 for refusing to be vaccinated will be able to return to work.


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