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.

Roadside Collection of Christmas Trees Ending

Wednesday, January 20th will be the last day that staff of the Village of Salisbury Department of Works & Maintenance will be picking up Christmas trees that are placed on the roadside within the Village limits. After Wednesday, residents are welcome to drop-off their Christmas trees at the Village of Salisbury Wastewater Treatment Facility, 47 Government Road (in the designated area. As always, make sure the trees are free of all decorations). In the meantime, please ensure that any trees left roadside until January 20th are easily accessible. Trees buried in snow will not be picked up.

New Public Parking Area Next to Wetland Trail

Good news for users of Salisbury’s Wetland Trail south of MacDonald/Braemar. There is now adjacent parking available thanks to an arrangement reached between the Village of Salisbury and a private landowner. As seen in the attached picture, parking is permitted in the GREEN area on the west side at the bottom of the access lane. And once again, the lane itself is private property – do not park on the lane or on the property to the east of the lane at the bottom. PARKING IS PERMITTED IN THE GREEN AREA AS SHOWN ON THE PHOTO BELOW. The Village of Salisbury thanks you for your cooperation.
Wetland Trail Access via MacDonald Road

COVID-19: New Brunswick Goes Orange as Cases Spike (Jan. 5, 2021)

    With 27 more cases announced by NB Public Health on Tuesday, Jan. 5th, the entire province is being downgraded to the more restrictive "Orange" stage of New Brunswick's coronavirus recovery plan. This goes into effect at 12:00am, Jan. 6th. The move comes as the province experienced a doubling of its number of cases in less than six days, bringing the number of active cases to 80 and resulting in some strong words from Premier Blaine Higgs:
    “In spite of aggressive messaging prior to and during the holiday season, we knew that some would selfishly ignore the rules. There is a risk that our health-care system could be faced with hundreds of new cases each day and would quickly be overwhelmed. We must act swiftly and decisively to ensure that does not happen.”
    The many rules under Orange include a single household bubble and mandatory facemasks in both indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Full details of the change can be found via the following link:
 January 5, 2021 NB Press Release

Casual Employment Opportunity

Village of Salisbury

HIRING

OUTDOOR RINK ASSISTANT(S)

The Village of Salisbury is currently accepting applications for the casual position(s) of                  

Outdoor Rink Assistant(s)

Job description
A job description is also available at the Village Office, 56 Douglas Street or on our website,
www.salisburynb.ca

Please submit your resume, by mail or in person from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday, 56 Douglas Street, Salisbury, NB E4J 3E3, or by email at vilsalisbury@nb.aibn.com.

Must be received no later than 12:00PM, January 6, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Village of Salisbury is an equal opportunity employer.

Advisory for Salisbury Highland Park Wetland Trail users:

On Friday, December 18th, the trail will be used by a locally based dog-sled team operator (NB Urban Mushing) for a private education program. Village administration has been assured that said use will be low-speed. This, by no means, prohibits the use of the trail by regular users during this time. The dog team will be present between the hours of approximately 9:30am and 1:30pm.

COVID-19: NB moves Zones 1 and 3 to Yellow (Dec. 7, 2020)

An early Christmas present for Zones 1 and 3 from New Brunswick Public Health was announced on Sunday. Both the Moncton and Fredericton regions have been returned to the less-restrictive Yellow phase of the province's Coronavirus recovery plan (read the full press release here). Reasons for the change in the two regions include a declining case load and high levels of public adherence to restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Meantime, the Saint John region (Zone 2) remains at the more strict Orange phase due to more cases in that region and a greater risk of outbreaks for the time being. There were two new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Brunswick on Dec. 7th -- one each in zones 3 and 4 (Edmundston region). There are currently 81 active cases in the province, three of which require hospitalization, two in intensive care. Since the global pandemic began, there have been 536 cases in New Brunswick, 448 recoveries, and seven deaths. To date, 133,868 tests have been conducted.
New Brunswick COVID-19 Dashboard *

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