It’s another Easter holiday under the COVID-19 pandemic, but the good news is that Nova Scotia’s epidemiology “remains low and stable,” as noted by chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang on Thursday.
That’s something to celebrate — and protect — on the long weekend, while making sure gatherings stay small and that public health guidelines are followed by friends and loved ones, Strang said.
In the meantime, some businesses and services in Halifax will have altered hours due to the statutory holiday:
Groceries and alcohol
- NSLC: closed Friday, April 2 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 4 for Easter Sunday.
- Atlantic Superstore: closed Friday, April 2 and Sunday, April 4.
- Sobeys: closed Friday, April 2.
- Walmart: closed Friday, April 2 and Sunday, April 4.
Halifax Transit bus and ferry services
Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on Friday, April 2, but there will be no ferry service in operation on Friday; however, Alderney ferry service will be provided on Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4. Buses and ferries will operate on regular schedules on Monday, April 5.
On-street parking is free on Friday, April 2, but HRM is reminding motorists to follow posted signage.
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The Halifax Shopping Centre, Mic Mac Mall, Park Lane Mall, Sunnyside Mall and stores at the Dartmouth Crossing will be closed on Friday, April 2 and Sunday, April 4, but will open again on Monday.
- Art Gallery of Nova Scotia closed Friday and Sunday.
- Museum of Natural History is closed on Friday only.
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is closed on Friday only.
Halifax public libraries
All branches and departments of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed for Easter on Friday, April 2; Sunday, April 4; and Monday, April 5.
- No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Good Friday, April 2. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Friday, April 2, will occur instead the next day, Saturday, April 3.
- Many municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed on Friday, April 2, Sunday, April 4, and Monday, April 5.
- The 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours, Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 (from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4 (from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
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