Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Service Providers

If you have a local business that provides any of the above products or services and are not currently listed, please email us at and let us know!

Masks Mandatory in Most Public Indoor Spaces

The provincial government has announced that masks will be mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31. Indoor public places include:

  • retail businesses
  • shopping centres
  • personal services businesses such as hair and nail salons, spas, body art facilities, except during services that require removing a mask
  • restaurants and bars, except while you are eating or drinking
  • places of worship or faith gatherings
  • places for cultural or entertainment services or activities such as movie theatres, concerts, and other performances
  • places for sports and recreational activities such as a gym, pool, or indoor tennis facility, except during an activity where a mask cannot be worn
  • rental halls or rooms for special events such as conferences and receptions, faith gatherings, weddings and funerals, and arts and culture events
  • municipal or provincial government locations offering services to the public
  • common areas of tourist accommodations such as lobbies, elevators and hallways
  • common areas of office buildings such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, but not private offices
  • public areas of a university or college campus such as a library, student union building or common areas of a faculty building, but not classrooms, labs, offices or residences
  • train or bus stations, ferry terminals, and airports

Masks are mandatory for drivers and passengers on:

  • municipal transit buses and ferries
  • school buses
  • motorcoaches (except those that provide charters or tours)
  • community transit vehicles
  • private taxis and shuttles

Children under two are exempt, as well as three- and four-year-olds when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.



Canadian Manufacturers & Businesses Needed

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed. If you can say yes to the following, the Government of Canada wants to hear from you:

  • You can manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain;
  • You have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns, sanitizers, wipes, ventilators and other medical equipment and supplies; and
  • You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances

Please send a short summary of your office to

The Government of Canada is also looking for businesses that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19. Can you provide any of the products or services listed below?


  • Disposable N95 masks
  • Disposable surgical masks
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Gowns
  • Bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Other prevention products


  • Guard / security services
  • Nursing services
  • Food services
  • Laundry services
  • Accommodation maintenance services
  • Personal services
  • IT support services
  • Other services

If so, please complete the submission form here:

Nova Scotia Together: help fight Coronavirus – workplace

The Province of Nova Scotia has issued an invitation to businesses and organizations who can supply personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep employees and customers safe from COVID-19 to help Nova Scotia businesses reopen safely.

To have your business added to the provincial list, please complete this form.