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 )

NB Reports New Case of COVID-19

The May 6th update from the New Brunswick government revealed that there is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the province (more). This brings the NB total to 120 cases since the onset of the global pandemic. The new case, which has not required hospitalization, is one of only two active cases in the province, as the other 118 have all recovered. To date in New Brunswick, 16,246 tests have been conducted for the Coronavirus.

Meantime, the Province has announced a program to fund online performances (detailsduring the pandemic.
And the provincial education department is putting money toward e-learning technology for students lacking access to devices and/or internet service (details).

New Brunswick Museum Seeks Coronavirus Essays

During this unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic, the New Brunswick Museum is reaching out to children and adults in the province, encouraging them to submit their experiences during this time as a way of recording this historic event for future generations to learn from. It's a chance to win a prize for those who take part by offering their stories about the activities, events and thoughts being experienced during this difficult time... More

NB Extends State of Emergency Two More Weeks (May 1, 2020)

On April 30th, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs announced that the province’s State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 global pandemic would be extended to May 14th. Details can be found in the press release here. The release also contains information on job protection measures for those not able to work due to the Coronavirus, whether it is because they are a patient, a caregiver, or directed by Public Health to self-isolate or quarantine themselves; and information on a virtual job-matching platform to connect New Brunswickers with positions that, in the past, have been filled by temporary foreign workers.

Meantime, the April 30th NB case information on COVID-19 revealed that, for the 12th consecutive day, the province’s number of confirmed cases was 118, of which 114 people have recovered. There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Of the four remaining active cases in the province, none are hospitalized. To date in New Brunswick, 14,117 tests have been conducted.

COVID-19: NB holding at 118 (Apr. 24, 2020)

The latest COVID-19 report to the Village of Salisbury from the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is that, for the sixth consecutive day, there have been a total of 118 positive tests for the Coronavirus in New Brunswick out of 12,418 total tests now performed. As of April 24th, there have been 107 confirmed recoveries. Of the 11 active cases, 4 of the patients are hospitalized, and one is in ICU. There have not been any deaths in New Brunswick from COVID-19. (For more NB information: )

A further breakdown of the cases and when they were confirmed:
Mar. 1-8 -- 6 confirmed cases
Mar. 8-15 -- 11 new confirmed cases (for a total of 17)
Mar. 15-22 -- 49 more cases (66)
Mar. 22-29 -- 35 more cases (101)
Mar. 29-Apr. 5 -- 13 more cases (114)
Apr. 5-present -- 4 more cases (118)

Meantime, the New Brunswick Government has added a new category under the Community Investment Fund to support non-profit groups affected by COVID-19. This funding will provide eligible small to medium-sized non-profits with grants between $500 and $10,000. The application form and program information can be found online ( here ).

Rural Rides

If you are struggling to get out in order to pick up groceries or prescriptions, Rural Rides is now doing deliveries. Contact Rural Rides for more information at 962-3073 (dispatch line), 215-2100, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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State of Emergency Extended (Apr. 16, 2020)

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has announced that the State of Emergency resulting from the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has been formally extended for another two weeks. Updates to the mandatory order include licensed restaurants now being permitted to sell alcoholic beverages in pick-up or take-out orders (conditions include that all reasonable steps be taken to ensure no delivery to minors nor to someone who is intoxicated), as well as further clarification of what businesses can and cannot remain open during this period. As well, the ban on open fires will remain in effect during the State of Emergency (until May 1st). All of the details can be found here.

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