Salisbury Helping Hands / Schools (Apr. 2, 2020)

The Salisbury School Community is working with Salisbury Helping Hands Food Bank and other community partners to ensure that children and families who normally are recipients of school breakfast and lunch programs continue to have access to food during this pandemic. If you or someone you know needs help, please fill out the electronic form ( click_here ). There are no qualifying questions and your privacy will be respected. Another option is to contact Salisbury Helping Hands at 372-9787 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Information from NB Government on $400 Seniors' forms (Apr. 1, 2020)

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/finance/promo/seniors.html
Applications for the 2020 Low-income Seniors' Benefit will be available ONLINE starting Wednesday, April 1st. Due to the state of emergency announced on March 19th as a result of COVID-19, and to support physical distancing measures, eligible New Brunswickers are strongly encouraged to APPLY ONLINE ( get_form_here ). Applications forms will NOT be available at Service New Brunswick Centres (or at Village of Salisbury Office during the Office Closure), but individuals may apply ONLINE, or print the application themselves, complete it and mail it to: Finance and Treasury Board, Revenue Administration Division, PO Box 1900, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5G4.
The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2020.

NB Workers Emergency Income Benefit (Mar. 31, 2020)

*** THE DEADLINE FOR THIS HAS PASSED. OVER 66,000 NEW BRUNSWICK APPLICANTS HAVE REGISTERED. AS OF APRIL 14TH, $27-MILLION IN BENEFITS HAS BEEN PAID OUT BY THE NB GOVERNMENT. ***
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On March 30th as part of its economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Brunswick Government launched the application process for its NB Workers Emergency Income Benefit, a one-time payout of $900. Here is a link to the benefit’s information web page, on which (as you scroll down) you will find a link to the application form -- click_here.
Meantime, updated case numbers of the Coronavirus in Canada are posted at this Government of Canada web page: link. There, you will also find information about any federal economic aid programs.
#workingtogetherapart

COVID-19 Coronavirus (Mar. 30, 2020)

- It’s been two-and-a-half weeks since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 Coronavirus a pandemic. Since March 11th, the number of cases internationally has grown by six times to 720,060 with 33,969 deaths globally ( map ). It has now reached 203 countries.
- Here in New Brunswick, as of Monday morning, March 30th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reached 66, an increase of 15 from the previous day; whereas, the national total of confirmed cases was 6,255 ( Canada ).
- Governments have pledged to help individuals and businesses who’ve been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus’ impact on the economy:
            - Here ( federal_aid ) is information on the Government of Canada’s economic response.
            - The information/application for the NB Workers Emergency Income Benefit, a one-time payout of $900, has been posted here.
- For information on COVID-19 posted by NB Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, visit this website ( NB ). Dr. Russell continues to advise New Brunswickers to stay home, maintain physical distance from others (6’ or 2m apart), and wash hands frequently. For anyone entering New Brunswick, a 14-day period of self-isolation is required. All of this is necessary if we hope to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- The Salisbury School Community is working with Salisbury Helping Hands Food Bank and other community partners to ensure that children and families who normally are recipients of school breakfast and lunch programs continue to have access to food during this pandemic. If you or someone you know needs help, please fill out the electronic form ( click_here ). There are no qualifying questions and your privacy will be respected. Another option is to contact Salisbury Helping Hands at 372-9787 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

We’re all in this together. By #workingtogetherapart, we can get through it.

COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATE (Mar. 27, 2020)

With the increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick to 45 on Friday, March 27th, the latest messaging from the Province's Chief Medical Officer of Health called for "physical distancing," notably stronger terminology than the previous "social distancing," to help with the goal to flatten the curve; that is, slow down the rate of the Coronavirus' spread.

Here are some of the recent developments concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

* NEW * If you are concerned that you may have caught the virus:
- DO NOT visit a hospital, physician’s office, or healthcare facility without consulting 811 first.
- Due to extreme caller volume, New Brunswickers are reminded to only call Tele-Care 811 IF you experience COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and have travelled internationally in the last 14 days.
- If you are not experiencing symptoms visit www.gnb.ca/coronavirus for more information on how to self-monitor, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk. The web page will be continuously updated.
- The Public Health Agency of Canada has a toll-free number to answer your questions on COVID-1-833-784-4397.

- Click here for information on the federal economic response, for businesses and for individuals, in relation to this health crisis.

- A phone line and email has been created by the New Brunswick Government for non-health related questions and concerns, including those related to non-compliance with the Provincially-declared State of Emergency. The toll-free number is 1-844-462-8387. It will be answered between 8:30am-4:30pm, seven days a week. The email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (any concerns about workplace safety must be directed to WorksafeNB). Meantime, Peace Officers with the Department of Public Safety are currently conducting compliance-checks of businesses. Violators of the Emergency Measures Act face fines up to a maximum of $10,200.

The New Brunswick Government, in its ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 inside the province, is now focusing on inter-provincial travelers. Anyone coming into the province is required to immediately self-isolate for 14 days. For more information, click here.

- A reminder from your Village of Salisbury Department of Works and Maintenance that wipes clog pipes! Even so-called “flushable” wipes must NOT be flushed, nor should paper towels. These can clog municipal sewers and foul pumping stations, leading to backups and overflows. Please dispose of wipes and paper towels in the applicable trash.

- The play equipment, specifically, at public playgrounds located in the Village of Salisbury is considered closed to use because of sanitization concerns during this Coronavirus pandemic.

- Officially cancelled is the public hearing previously scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 26th concerning the Village of Salisbury’s Intention to Amend the Municipal Plan and Zoning By-Law. The public hearing will be rescheduled and the process restarted once this public health crisis is resolved and it is safe to do so.

Once again, here are some important links to information concerning:
- the New Brunswick response to COVID-19, including the recent introduction of a new self-assessment tool ( here );
- the Government of Canada’s Coronavirus information page, which also includes the daily case-counts nationally and by provincehere );
- and a global map of the pandemic posted by news agency Reuters ( here ).

In the meantime, continue with PHYSICAL distancing and abiding by government directives during this very difficult time. Only by WORKING TOGETHER APART can we prevent in Canada what’s been happening in other nations ravaged by this Coronavirus.

COVID-19: "This is not a drill." ~ NB Premier Blaine Higgs (Mar. 20, 2020)

The Municipality of the Village of Salisbury strongly urges residents and businesses in the community to abide by the directives issued by the Province of New Brunswick and its Chief Medical Officer of Health with regards to efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. It is only by working together that we, not only just as a community but as a nation, will succeed in "flattening the curve" and keep the number of cases as low as possible during this pandemic. We must practice social distancing and refrain from gathering in groups of over 10 people. The Village wishes to thank those who are doing their part by staying home whenever possible and, thus, helping to protect others. Keep up the good work!

CLOSED (Mar. 17, 2020 until further notice)

Following the most recent advice and recommendations from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (New Brunswick Public Health) of March 16th, the Municipality of the Village of Salisbury has made the decision to close the Village Office, Works Office, and Parks & Leisure Office to the public until further notice.
 
You can still reach us by phone at 372-3230 or by email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sewer payments can be made by cheque and placed in the drop slot next to the front door, or can be sent by mail, or paid through online banking with CIBC or Credit Union, as well as through Service New Brunswick online.
 
We thank you for your cooperation in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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