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Renewal of Provincial State of Emergency

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EMERGENCY AREA: On March 22, 2020 a State of Emergency was declared for all the Province of Nova Scotia.

Nature of the emergency: The COVID-19 virus, which has caused a pandemic, is in the Province and that event requires prompt coordinated action or regulation for the protection of property and for the health and safety of persons in Nova Scotia. 

I am satisfied that an emergency, as defined in clause 2(b) of Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1990, the Emergency Management Act, continues to exist or may exist in the Province. 

While under a Provincial State of Emergency, I may require any or all of the actions specifically listed under clauses 14(a) to (m) of the Emergency Management Act, or anything else I determine is necessary for the protection of property and the health or safety of persons in the Province. 

The Directions issued from March 22, 2020 until today shall continue in place under this renewal unless terminated or changed by me in writing. Further Directions may be issued and posted for the public throughout the State of Emergency. 

This renewed Declaration, and the associated Directions, are in addition to and do not replace any Orders issued by the Medical Officer of Health under Section 32 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2004, the Health Protection Act 2004.

This State of Emergency was previously renewed from April 5 to April 19, from April 19 to May 3, from May 3 to May 17, from May 17 to May 31, from May 31 to June 14, from June 14 to June 28, from June 28 to July 12, from July 12 to July 26, from July 26 to August 9, from August 9 to August 23, from August 23 to September 6, from September 6 to September 20, from September 20 to October 4, from October 4 to October 18, from October 18 to November 1, and from November 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020.

With the approval of Governor in Council, I hereby further renew the declaration of a State of Emergency for all of the Province to continue on and after 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

If this Declaration is not renewed or terminated earlier, the State of Emergency remains in effect until 14 days after the date and time it is declared, which is until 12:00 pm (noon) Sunday, November 29, 2020. 

Dated November 4, 2020, at Halifax, Nova Scotia
Original Signed By
Hon. Chuck Porter
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing



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