Municipality of the District of Guysborough

• Tax and utility bills will go out in early April, and residents and businesses will have until the end of August to pay without interest being charged. Interest will continue to be charged on overdue bills from last year.

• All municipal parks and beaches are closed to all.

• All municipal buildings and facilities, and public works facilities are now closed to the public, however positions in all departments remained staffed during regular work hours.

• Curbside garbage collection will continue to be picked up based on the normal schedule, however Bulk Collection has been suspended and the Waste Management Facility will be now closed on Saturdays.

• The Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex and all other municipally owned facilities including the Canso Arena, Fitness Centers, Libraries, Museums, etc. will be closed to the public until further notice.

• Canso Seaside Manor and Milford Haven Home for Special Care are Nursing Homes that are owned by the Municipality with policy governed by the Department of Health and Wellness. The Municipality will provide support to our Nursing Home Administrators and Staff as needed; and will follow the lead of the Province on all policy related matters.

• All non-essential meetings will be cancelled. Council meetings will only be held on an as-needed’ basis, and will be done using teleconferencing.

• All organization-related travel outside the municipality will be cancelled. Only the most essential travel, as determined by the CAO or Deputy CAO, will be permitted.

• All contractors who provide services to the municipality will be expected to follow the guidelines and policies of the municipality as it pertains the COVID-19 Controls and Measures document; and organizational Pandemic Plan.

• Residents and customers will be encouraged to make payments online, through electronic bank transfers, or by mail.

• Our municipality will cross coordinate with other Municipalities as required on EMO measures, backup staff for water treatment facilities.