27 March 2020 – All parks and beaches closed, border checks introduced, landlords prohibited from ending commercial leases

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Private Sector and Businesses, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Nova Scotia
Lead People/Agency: Hon. Chuck Porter

Overview: To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the following measures were put into place as per the declared state of emergency:
1. All Provincial and municipal parks and beaches are closed to all.
2. All persons entering the Province will be checked at the border.
3. All retail and other commercial landlords are prohibited from exercising the remedies of notice to quit or distress available under a commercial lease.
Full details here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Direction-of-Minister-under-a-Declared-State-of-Emergency.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Based on the authority given by Section 14 of the Emergency Management Act.