Our partner, the Atlantic Chamber has been working hard to find ways to help all Chamber members at this time of crisis. The attached material has been prepared by the firm of Deloitte for the Atlantic Chamber and its members. The tax guide is particularly useful for the business community. Let us know if you find the material useful.
Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
NS Gov COVID-19 Update – March 20
Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of one additional presumptive COVID-19 case. There are now 15 cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update at about 3 p.m.
COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia
As of today, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and ten presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15.
One new case was identified Thursday, March 19. It is travel-related.
The cases are located across the province. The 15 individuals affected range in age from mid-20’s to mid-70’s.
Public health has been in contact with these individuals and are working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.
The province is testing daily, working with partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,546 negative test results, ten presumptive positive cases and five confirmed cases.
Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Nova Scotia. If you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever (above 38 C) and/or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/
— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19
It is now quite clear that the mitigation efforts to combat spread of the Covid-19 virus are and will have significant effects on all Canadians and the economy in general.
In order for governments to implement effective programs to minimize the personal and commercial impacts, they need to be fully aware of how businesses are working with their employees to safeguard their well-being and maintain operations where possible.
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is requesting that all member chambers distribute the enclosed link to a short survey to their members.
This survey will help us tailor our messages to government in an effort to make sure they are aware of the scope of impacts on Atlantic Canadian businesses and the economy. Data gathered via this survey will be available upon request from the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce.