Update (July 24)

More changes have since been made to the Public Health Order now requiring that masks be worn on both public transportation and now also in enclosed public spaces.

A much larger FAQ document is being prepared and will be distributed as soon as possible.

·         The transit presentation given by Dr. Strang and Fred Crooks at the transportation session on (July 21)

·         The Mask  – Transportation FAQ (July 24)

·         The Q&A from the session on (July 21)

If there are questions please contact NSEconomy@novascotia.ca

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On Friday, July 17th, the Nova Scotia government announced that drivers and passengers will be required to wear non-medical masks on public transportation, including private Taxis, starting on July 24.

Provision of Masks – If you are a Driver with Casino, Satellite Taxi, or other, you are responsible for supplying passengers with masks as Drivers are considered self-employed. Your employer will not be supplying masks. Drivers can order their own supply of masks through pperequest@novascotia.ca. You will need to identify in the email that you are a Taxi/Limo Driver and will be provided with a supply at no charge. There is no set time on when this will expire as the government is trying to do what they can to ensure that the public adjusts to wearing masks.

Instalment of a Barrier in the Taxi  – If you are a Driver who has already installed a barrier, unless it is a Protective Plexiglass Shield, masks must be worn by the Driver and Passenger as particles can still be in the air after the Passenger leaves the car.

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Note: Edit made at 3:08 PM, July 21: “If you are a Driver with Casino, Satellite Taxi, or other, you should be provided with masks at no charge.” Driver’s are responsible for supplying their own masks.