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N.S. opens applications for forestry companies to recoup COVID-19 safety costs
January 13, 2021 By P&PC Staff
Nova Scotia’s forestry sector operators can apply to recover some of the extra costs incurred by implementing new safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than $668,000 from the $30-million federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund is available to small and medium-sized forestry businesses in Nova Scotia.
Businesses can apply to recover costs for COVID-19 safety measures incurred between Apr. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. Eligible costs include personal protective equipment, hand-washing stations, extra vehicles and accommodations, sanitization and facilities for self-isolation.
Eligible businesses must have fewer than 500 employees and their primary activities must be in pulp and paper manufacturing, forestry and logging, support activities for forestry, or wood product manufacturing.
The application guide and form are available on Nova Scotia’s coronavirus website. Businesses can apply online until Feb. 26.
Eligible expenses will be paid out by March 31, 2021.
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