COVID-19 Outbreaks Plunge Moncton and Campbellton Regions Back to Orange Status (Sep. 9, 2020)

Entering Thanksgiving weekend, two regions of New Brunswick have been pushed back to the Orange level (2nd Phase) of the Coronavirus Recovery Plan, while the rest of the province remains cautiously at the Yellow stage (3rd Phase). Public Health announced on Oct. 9th that there were 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Zone 5, which is the Campbellton region, and one new case in Zone 1, the Moncton region. Outbreaks of the coronavirus were recently detected in both regions, including at the Manoir Notre-Dame special-care home in Moncton's Elmwood Drive area. Just the day before, it was announced by the Province that wearing facemasks in public places is now mandatory, which has since been clarified to include both indoor and outdoor public spaces. As for New Brunswick as a whole, this puts the number of active cases at 37, which include three hospitalizations. Since the beginning of this global pandemic, there have been 238 cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick, including two deaths and 199 recoveries.

For all of the details and impacts of this Recovery Plan setback in Zones 1 and 5 refer to the NB Public Health news release found at the link_here.