At the direction of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, and pursuant to the Emergency Management Act, all parks in the Town of Amherst are closed. Persons found on park premises will be trespassing and subject to fines.
To read the minister’s order, go to: https://bit.ly/399RtlF.
The Town of Amherst, like many other Nova Scotia municipalities, is asking the public to refrain from flushing disposable sanitizing wipes down the toilet.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been encouraged to use the wipes to clean flat surfaces like counter tops, but Deputy-CAO Jason MacDonald says the wipes can harm sanitary sewer systems.
The following is a statement from Amherst Mayor David Kogon:
Like the rest of the world, the Town of Amherst is now facing the reality that the COVID-19 virus will reach us eventually. There will be significant illness in our community. That is a certainty.
On behalf of council, I want to assure you the Town of Amherst is taking this threat very seriously.
In light of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic, the Amherst Police Department would like to assure the community that we will continue to provide 24/7 frontline police service.
In many ways, we will continue to answer calls for service and provide the same emergency services, but will be utilizing screening questions to mitigate health risks in relation to COVID-19 when communicating with community members, staff and our officers.