Message from Warden Al Gillis

Over the last month, we have all experienced a drastic change in our lives due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. We all have found ways to adapt to new realities at home, at work and at play. Requirements like social distancing, travel restrictions and temporary closures of many business have been enforced at a provincial and federal level.

This week, the Provincial Government released data showing how we as Nova Scotians have been able to adapt in an effort to bend the curve so as not to overwhelm our healthcare facilities. Many Nova Scotians are doing well in complying with requirements, resulting in what Chief Medical Officer Dr. Strang has called bending the curve. As of April 14th, Cumberland was one of two areas in the province without an assigned case. While the case count is likely to change with time, I am proud that the residents of the Municipality are acting to bend the curve.

To the people working in Essential Services, on behalf of Council and the residents of the Municipality of Cumberland, I want to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you. Thank you for your work everyday to continues to provide for your communities.

I want to remind everyone of these websites with important and helpful information:

Together, by continuing to practice good hand hygiene and social distancing, and following other directives issued by the Provincial Government we can keep our families, friends and neighbours safe.