The New Brunswick Government has announced another 14-day extension of the State of Emergency, approved by Cabinet and the All-Party Cabinet Committee. This comes amid news of no new cases of COVID-19, leaving the number of confirmed cases in the province at 120, with 118 recoveries, since the onset of the global pandemic. Neither of the two remaining cases in New Brunswick have required hospitalization.
New Brunswickers are urged to remain vigilant in the common fight against the spread of the Coronavirus, including by staying within a two-household bubble; by maintaining 2m of physical distance from others when out, or wearing a face-covering when this is not possible; and by frequent hand-washing.
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Unfortunately, in light of the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Salisbury Celebrates Canada Day event in Highland Park is CANCELLED.
Instead, planning is underway to help celebrate together differently this year, in a way that will allow us to come together virtually to share our pride in being Canadian. We will still celebrate our country’s birthday with “Virtual Canada Day Celebrations.”
More details to come!
Announced by Premier Blaine Higgs on May 8th, New Brunswick's COVID-19 recovery plan has transitioned to Phase 2. This means businesses and activities can carefully reopen, ie. with conditions (physical distancing, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, retail stores and restaurants; as well as daycares, offices, libraries, museums, zoos, campgrounds, and ATV trails. As well, elective surgeries can start taking place again and non-emergency health services, including dentists and physiotherapists, can reopen. Outdoor public gatherings, with physical distancing, of 10 or fewer people are now permitted. Also permitted are indoor public gatherings, again, with physical distancing, of 10 or fewer people for in-person religious services, weddings and funerals. Face masks will be required to be worn in public if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, says it is expected that New Brunswickers will continue to limit close contact to those only within their two-household bubble. ( Full_NB_press_release )
Meantime, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick on May 8th, putting the total number of confirmed cases in the province at 120 since the outbreak began, only two of which remain active cases. The province has conducted 17,029 tests to date.