Premier Blaine Higgs announced the extension of the province’s State of Emergency for an additional two weeks, with some revisions. Revisions made to the order include:
- All licences, registrations, certificates and permits issued under provincial laws have been extended to June 30.
- A new paragraph has been added to the Local Governance Act to authorize municipal councils and council committees to hold more meetings electronically.
The latest version of the order is extended to Thursday May 14, 2020.
The Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Trevor Holder announced job protection measures are now in place for those who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are caring for an individual, or are following self-isolation or quarantine protocols as directed by Public Health. The protection is retroactive to March 12, 2020.