Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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July 31, 2020:  Wearing a non medical face mask when in most indoor public places became mandatory in Nova Scotia on July 31. This applies to several facilities operated by Region of Queens Municipality, including the Administration Building, Queens Place Emera Centre, and Liverpool Visitor Information Centre.

Under the Public Health Order, public places include:
* retail businesses and shopping centres
* personal services businesses like hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments (except during services that require removing a mask)
* restaurants and liquor licensed (drinking) establishments like bars, wineries, distillery tasting rooms and craft taprooms (except while you're eating or drinking)
* places of worship and faith gatherings
* places for cultural or entertainment activities and services (like movie theatres, theatre performances, dance recitals, festivals and concerts)
* places for sports and recreational activities, including fitness establishments, like pools, gyms, yoga studios, climbing facilities and indoor tennis facilities (except during an activity where a mask can't be worn)
* places for events (like conventions, conferences and receptions)
* municipal and provincial government locations that offer services to the public
* common areas of tourist accommodations (like lobbies, elevators and hallways)
* common areas of office buildings (like reception areas, elevators and hallways), excluding private offices and apartment buildings
* common areas and public spaces on university and college campuses (like the library and student union building, but not classrooms, labs, offices or residences)
* train stations, bus stations, ferry terminals and airports

Under the Provinces guidelines, children under 2 are exempt, as well as children 2 to 4 when their caregiver can't get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.

Read the media release issued by the province on July 24, 2020 :

Nova Scotians without ready access to non-medical masks can now get reusable, cloth masks free at all public libraries and 24 provincial museums. read more: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200730001

For more information about mask use in Nova Scotia and COVID-19 response in Nova Scotia go to https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/