COVID-19 Update: March 24

NSFA continues to advocate on behalf of our members during this difficult time, our next scheduled call with Minister Colwell and MP Kody Blois is tomorrow! We will provide you with an update tomorrow afternoon. Below are some helpful resources and information pertaining to COVID-19.

CFA Survey
CFA is reaching out weekly to Canadian farmers as the COVID-19 crisis continues, to identify any issues being caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and to your respective businesses. Below is the survey for this week, we encourage you to provide your input!
Click here to complete the survey.

Number of confirmed cases in Nova Scotia
As of today, March 24, Nova Scotia has 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Social Distancing
Nova Scotians are required to practice social distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing means limiting your contact with other people – stay about 2 metres (6 feet) apart. Government is requiring individuals, employers and organizations to limit social gatherings to no more than 5 people. The 5 person rule does not apply to workplaces.

State of Emergency & Travel
Nova Scotia borders have tightened to travelers and all entry points (land, sea, air) are being closely managed. Nova Scotians should only leave if essential. Anyone entering the province will be stopped, questioned and told to self-isolate for 14 days.

Exemptions for cross-border travel include healthy workers in trades and transportation sectors who move goods and people (e.g. truck drivers); healthy people going to work (e.g. health-care workers); and people travelling into the province for essential health services (e.g. chemotherapy treatment)

Farm Safety Nova Scotia – Online Courses
Farm Safety Nova Scotia is making two online courses available, free of charge for a limited time.

Intro to Farm Safety

Click here to enroll in the online courses!