No New Cases of COVID-19; State of Emergency Extended

On May 7th, with the number of cases of the Coronavirus in New Brunswick at 120, including 118 recoveries, the provincial government announced that the State of Emergency due to the global pandemic has been formally extended for another 14 days. Some parts of the emergency order have been clarified to ensure that residents and business owners understand what they can and cannot do; for example, restaurants offering take-out must ensure physical distancing of customers who are on the premises waiting for their food, and that property owners must take steps to prevent gatherings.

According to the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, police have been receiving hundreds of calls weekly from people concerned about violations of the order. While most situations are resolved through education, there have been 99 tickets issued with fines ranging from $292.50 to $10,200. Anyone with questions, comments or concerns regarding compliance with the State of Emergency can call 1-844-462-8387 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Meantime, this being National Mental Health Week, the provincial government is encouraging New Brunswickers to take care of their emotional health during this challenging time and, if necessary, do not hesitate to reach out for help. Talking with one another and maintaining connections is so important. ( press_release )