Digby trails and COVD-19
Balancing Rock Trail is closed.
̶B̶r̶i̶e̶r̶ ̶I̶s̶l̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶C̶o̶a̶s̶t̶a̶l̶ ̶T̶r̶a̶i̶l̶ ̶(̶N̶C̶C̶)̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶l̶o̶s̶e̶d̶.̶
̶P̶r̶o̶v̶i̶n̶c̶i̶a̶l̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶c̶l̶o̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶(̶L̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶M̶I̶d̶w̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶C̶e̶n̶t̶r̶a̶l̶ ̶G̶r̶o̶v̶e̶)̶.̶
On March, 22, 2020, Premier McNeil officially declared a State of Emergency for the Province of Nova Scotia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ̶A̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶v̶i̶n̶c̶i̶a̶l̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶a̶c̶h̶e̶s̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶c̶l̶o̶s̶e̶d̶.̶
The Premier clarified that provincial trails would remain open for the time being.
The Municipality of Digby supports the Province of Nova Scotia State of Emergency and will continue to align with the recommendation of health officials and orders under the Health Protection Act and the Emergency Management Act.
For now, trails in the Digby area will remain open. Trail users are advised to maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres between themselves and other trail users at all times. Do not gather in groups larger than 5 people.
Avoid using or touching benches or picnic tables. Wash your hands with soap and water often or use hand sanitizer. Cough into your sleeve or tissue. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
You can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .
Jonathan Riley, trails and open space coordinator with the Municipality of the District of Digby