COVID-19: Seeing Red in Zones 1, 2, and 3 (Jan. 19, 2021)
UPDATE > Zones 2 and 3 to return to Orange phase as of Wednesday morning, Jan. 27; Moncton region (Zone 1) to remain in Red. Details
New Brunswick Public Health is clamping down on three more regions as more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed. The number of new cases on Tuesday, January 19th was 31, including four in the Moncton region (Zone 1). There was also a death reported in Saint John linked with the coronavirus. The number of active cases in New Brunswick is now at 316, including 73 in Zone 1 (Moncton region). To date in New Brunswick since the pandemic began last year, there have been 1,004 cases of COVID-19, of which 674 have recovered. There have been 13 deaths.
For more information on what going into Red status means, refer to the press release issued by the New Brunswick government at this link: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.01.0039.html
Meantime, here is a link to the Province’s COVID-19 Dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/8eeb9a2052d641c996dba5de8f25a8aa
Salisbury Village Office Open with Limitations
The Village Office in Salisbury continues to be open; however, access is strictly controlled by various means due to New Brunswick Public Health and WorksafeNB directives. To this end, due to limited space inside the Village Office and the requirement to have physical distancing, there can be only ONE person at the office front counter at a time (or people, but only if they are in the same household “bubble”), with others having to wait outside until they are called into the office. Because of this, the front door at the Village Office remains locked. Please ring the doorbell for entry and the door will be unlocked for you. Again, if there is a customer ahead of you, you will be asked to please wait until that customer exits. Face-coverings (masks) are also mandatory inside municipal buildings such as the Village Office.
Salisbury Outdoor Rink and Playgrounds Closed
During this Red phase of the New Brunswick coronavirus recovery plan there is an impact on what is permitted on municipal outdoor spaces here in Salisbury. There is a Provincial directive that outdoor recreational spaces where people can congregate must be CLOSED, which in Salisbury means the outdoor skating rink on Douglas Street and any playgrounds in the village. They will be off-limits while we’re in Red.
Meantime, outdoor recreation that promotes movement alone or within a single household bubble IS allowed, ie. walking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, and sliding (as long as it’s not creating a situation of public gathering). The Village of Salisbury thanks you for your understanding during this Red phase of the Province’s COVID-19 recovery plan.