COVID-19 Information

(as of 9:30 am, June 2, 2020)

Municipal Property Tax Financing Program – new

Current Status

As a precaution and in the best interest of our community and our employees, we have asked the majority of our staff to work from home until further notice and closed our Municipal Office and Waste Management Centre to the general public. 

All services deemed essential at this time will continue to operate to support our community. These include:

  • At this time, all municipal recreation programs and day camps for July are cancelled. A decision on the delivery of August programming will be made in June.

  • The East Hants Aquatic Centre is currently closed. We don’t know at this point when the East Hants Aquatic Centre will be open but we do commit to communicating with you when we have a definitive plan. If you need to reach us, please email
  • Burntcoat Head Park is currently closed to tourists. Local residents are able to use the green space and trails but washrooms are closed.
  • Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre is currently closed to tourists. Local residents are able to use the trails and the viewing platform. The interpretive centre is not open.
  • River Parks – Brickyard Park, Wickwire Station Park, Shubie Park, Lewis Lake
    The river parks are open and docks have been installed.

If you make use of a park in your local area, please remember to adhere to public health directives including:

~ Social distancing – limiting your contact with other people and staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from them.
~ Limit non-essential gatherings to no more than 5 people.
~ No non-essential travel outside your community.
~ Wash or sanitize hands often.
~ Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.

East Hants Water & Wastewater Services Update

Information for East Hants Water Utility customers and property owners

East Hants Water Utility is an essential service for our residents and businesses. Our drinking water is safe to use and to drink directly from the tap. It is continuously tested, monitored and analyzed to ensure it meets the strict standards of the Province of Nova Scotia and Government of Canada.

The Municipality of East Hants continues to provide water and wastewater services during the COVID-19 pandemic while also taking steps to protect our employees and the public while continuing this essential service to our customers.

Critical East Hants Water operations will continue and include:

  • providing safe drinking water
  • safe collection and treatment of wastewater
  • emergency repairs and response will continue including emergency watermain break repairs
  • regular quality control testing

Some of the steps taken so far to protect employees include changes in shift scheduling, new protocols for vehicle use, and setting up social distancing measures in the context of the work still critical to our operations.

If you have a water or wastewater emergency, please call our 24-hour Drinking Water or wastewater emergency line at 902-883-2110.

Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our employees, public and drinking water safe.

Safe Re-opening of Buildings

What you can do?

We kindly ask that residents do business with the Municipality online or over the phone. You can reach us by phone at 902-883-2299 or 902-883-7098, email at and online at

Pay close attention to your health and know when to seek advice. Please practice social distancing.

Nova Scotia Health Authority has established COVID-19 assessment centres.

  • To help you better understand if you need to talk to 811, here is a simple questionnaire.
  • If you need in-person assessment, please call 811 and they will refer you to a centre. Do not go to a COVID-19 assessment centre unless 811 has referred you.

Visit for information about protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

Follow any advice and recommendations from your personal health care provider and governing bodies such as Public Health Agency of Canada regarding COVID-19.

Practicing good hygiene remains the best defence against illness. We need to ensure that we are all taking the necessary precautions. Residents are encouraged to not panic but to always have 72 hours of supplies in case of emergency.


COVID-19 Information