COVID-19: Provincial announcements and highlights from April 9-13


  • Nova Scotia reported its third COVID-related death. As of April 13, 2020, there are 474 confirmed cases in the province.
  • 211 has launched a new service to connect people needing COVID-19 assistance with the Canadian Red Cross. The Red Cross will act as a navigator to link people to the services they need. The Red Cross will also offer wellness check-ins for Nova Scotians who are isolated and experiencing loneliness and anxiety
  • Payment for more than 480 small-business fees will be deferred until June 30 to keep cash in small business hands
  • Applications are now open for the $40 million Worker Emergency Bridge Fund and Small Business Impact Grant as of Friday, April 10. See  for more information.