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Cancellations

Last Updated: March 31, 2020 4:23 pm

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Codiac Transpo

***TRANSIT CHANGES***
-Starting Friday (March 27): Route #73 West Main is cancelled until further notice.
-Starting Sunday (March 29): ALL SUNDAY SERVICE CANCELLED
-Starting Monday (March 30): A restructured service plan will be implemented with service from Monday to Saturday from 6:30am to 11am, & 2:30pm to 7pm.
-Starting Monday (March 30): To respect the social distancing requirements of 2m, Codiac Transpo is decreasing the maximum number of passengers in a bus to 6, plus the driver.

Schools

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All NB schools (Anglophone and Francophone)

Updated Mar 21: Public schools in New Brunswick are closed until further notice

Post-secondary and private colleges

Schools with closures and cancellations include: McKenzie College, UNB (all campuses), STU, U de M, Mount Allison, Crandall, Oulton College, NBCC, CCNB, Eastern College.

Please check with your institution as many are offering a variety of online learning options during this time.

Recreation

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DancEast

All classes for DancEast will be temporarily suspended

Moncton Downtown Skatepark

Closed until further notice

Riverview Arts Centre

The remainder of the Riverview Arts Centre season (all shows) have been suspended until further notice.

Preschools

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Garderie La Cartine Daycare Inc.

Garderie La Cartine Daycare Inc. is closed indefinitely

Wee College

All Wee College campuses are closed indefinitely

Organizations

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Girl Guides of Canada

Girl Guides of Canada has suspended all in-person Girl Guide activities until Tuesday, April 14. More details: https://www.girlguides.ca/web/GGC/Parents/Media/Notices/GGC/Media/Notices/Articles/COVID19_update.aspx

Resurgo Place

Resurgo place is closed until at least March 30

Scouts Canada

Effective until at least April 5: all Scouts Canada events, operations and offices will be closed/cancelled. More details at https://www.scouts.ca/news-and-events/overview.html

Medical

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All Dental offices in New Brunswick

Effective immediately. All non-essential and elective dental procedures are suspended until further notice. Emergency procedures only (Swelling, severe pain, infection and trauma), in support of our chief medical officer and at the request of the New Brunswick Dental Society ‘s registrar. Please contact your dental office for emergencies and triage and the New Brunswick Dental Society for information (info@nbdent.ca)

BLM dental center

BLM dental center in dieppe is closed for the week.

Beltone Hearing Clinic

Closed March 17th for two weeks. Call for further details 387-2355

Dr. Brent Howley's office

Office closure notice for Dr. Brent Howley's office: closed until further notice

EASTND Naturopathic Centre

EASTND Naturopathic Centre & IV Lounge is closed indefinitely

Horizon Health

No visitors are permitted within Horizon facilities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Exceptions apply for Palliative Care, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetric and Pediatric units. In these units, only ONE designated visitor is permitted - a member of the patient's immediate family OR their care partner within all Horizon facilities. More details: https://en.horizonnb.ca/home/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus-(covid-19).aspx

Jean Coutou

Jean Coutou (Dieppe Blvd location) operating under condensed hours:
*Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm
*Saturday 9am - 6pm
*Sunday 10am - 6pm

Government

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New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench

New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench has suspended jury trials between March 12 & May 12.

New Brunswick Public Libraries

All NB Brunswick Libraries are closed indefinitely

Province-wide

New Brunswick municipal elections postponed due to COVID-19

The provincial government passed legislation to postpone municipal elections that were planned for May 11.

An Act Respecting Elections in 2020 received royal assent after first, second and third readings all occurred in one day.

Service New Brunswick

Select Service New Brunswick centres are open for essential transactions. Visit the Government website or call ahead for futher de

Facilities

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AVENIR Centre

Box Office Closed until further notice

POSTPONED EVENTS: Tickets remain valid for postponed events. Please retain tickets for rescheduled dates.

CANCELLED EVENTS: Refunds for credit card transactions will be completed within 30 days.

Visit Avenir Centre website or Facebook page for more details

Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre has cancelled or postponed shows until further notice.

Centre 50 Cocagne

Centre 50 Cocagne wishes to advise all activities are cancelled ( bingo , cards , etc ) until further notice

Fit4Less

All Fit4Less clubs across Canada are closed indefinitely.

Forestdale Nursing Home

Forestdale Nursing Home in Riverside-Albert is in lock down for 2 weeks until the end of the month (No Visitors).

GoodLife Fitness

All GoodLife Fitness gyms across Canada are closed indefinitely.

Magnetic Hill Zoo

Magnetic Hill Zoo’s weekly Winter Openings have been cancelled until further notice.

Nutrien Civic Centre

Nutrien Civic Centre in Sussex has closed its Aquatic Operations & programming until March 31. All other fitness programs remain operational.

YMCA

Updated Mar. 24: The YMCA of Greater Moncton will remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.
The closure affects the YMCA’s Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre, its Child Care Centre, as well as all Y programs and services.

YWCA Moncton

YWCA Moncton, YW Margie’s Early Learning Centre, & YW Friends Academy is closed.

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The Village of Dorchester Senior’s Kitchen Party

The Village of Dorchester Senior’s Kitchen Party will be postponed. The event originally scheduled for tomorrow is postponed to due public safety. A new date will be announced via their facebook page

Businesses

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CF Champlain

CF Champlain is currently closed with only essential retailers open including Sobey's, Shoppers Drug Mart & Walmart.

Local businesses

Many local businesses are operating under reduced hours, with some closures. Best practice is to call ahead to ensure that the business you are wishing to purchase from is open. You can visit ccgm.ca/loveforlocal to find out more about how to support local during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 News

Last Updated: March 31, 2020 3:30 pm

Two new cases of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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Fifteen new cases of COVID-19

March 29, 2020

Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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Six new cases of COVID-19; new toll-free line in operation for health-care workers

March 28, 2020

Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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Twelve new cases of COVID-19; one previously confirmed has recovered

March 27, 2020

Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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Seven new cases of COVID-19; financial support for impacted workers and businesses

March 26, 2020

Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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New Order Makes Self-Isolation Mandatory for Individuals Entering Canada

March 26, 2020

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Support for individuals & businesses

March 26, 2020

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Eight new cases of COVID-19; border checks to be conducted

March 25, 2020

Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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Update on COVID-19

March 24, 2020

The following update on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) was issued today:

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Update on COVID-19

March 23, 2020

No new cases of Covid-19 were reported today in the province. Currently, New Brunswick has 17 cases. All cases are related to international travel or to a confirmed case that ...

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REVISED / Update on COVID-19

March 22, 2020

No new presumptive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province today. There are still 17 cases in New Brunswick: eight confirmed and nine presumptive. So far there have been ...

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Some Service New Brunswick centres to reopen for essential services only

March 20, 2020

A limited number of Service New Brunswick centres will reopen on Monday, March 23, for essential services only.

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Update on COVID-19

March 20, 2020

The following update on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) was issued today by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health:

Staying home, and maintaining social distance, can and will save lives.

In an effort to allow 811 health-care professionals to support more people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, a new online tool to assess symptoms is available. Using this tool will help New Brunswickers determine when they should call the 811 line, which will reduce the volume of calls we have seen from people seeking basic information.

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State of emergency declared in response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

The provincial government today declared a state of emergency under section 12 of the Emergency Measures Act to enhance measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus).

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Provincial parks are closed

March 19, 2020

Following the provincial government’s decision to shut down all non-essential services, all provincial parks are closed until further notice.

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Update on COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, is directing New Brunswickers to stay home and engage in proper social distancing practices to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus).

“It is up to us to take actions that will slow the spread of the virus, and give our doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals the best chance to cope with its impact,” said Russell. “The outbreak of COVID-19 can be stressful for people and communities. It is natural to feel distress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a stressful situation.”

Russell said there are actions individuals can take to support themselves and their families:

- Connect with others while maintaining safe social distancing - Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Check-in regularly with loved ones, especially those affected by the virus.
- Take breaks - Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try to do activities you usually enjoy. Maintain a sense of hope and think positively.
- Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well.

Testing has identified three additional presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of presumptive or positive cases in New Brunswick to 11.

The three new cases are:

- a female, between 60 and 70, in zone 1 (southeast) who had been on a cruise;
- a male, between 60 and 70, in zone 3 (central) who had been in contact with an individual who had direct contact with a traveller; and
- a female, between 50 and 60, in zone 3 (central) who had travelled to the United Kingdom.

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New Brunswick municipal elections postponed due to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

The provincial government passed legislation today to postpone municipal elections that were planned for May 11.

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Banning entry of foreign nationals by air travel from all countries except the U.S.

March 17, 2020

Under the Aeronautics Act, the Minister of Transport will require air carriers on flights to Canada to deny boarding to any passenger who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and has resided in any country other than the U.S. in the last 14 days.

For practical purposes, the denial of boarding would apply to:

- all foreign nationals on flights to Canada other than trans-border flights, and
- any foreign national on a trans-border flight who has resided outside the US and Canada in the last 14 days.

In simple terms, you cannot board a plane to Canada if you have been outside of Canada or the United States in the last 14 days, unless you are a Canadian Citizen, Canadian Permanent Resident or in transit to a 3rd country.

The measure will come into force on Wednesday, March 18, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT

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Patients and Visitors Coronavirus (COVID-19) Print this page COVID-19: Cancellation of elective surgeries and ambulatory care clinics

March 16, 2020

As of Monday, March 16 Horizon has begun cancelling elective surgeries and ambulatory care clinics.

This will affect elective surgeries and procedures, outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging, therapeutics, and blood collection centres at all of our hospitals.

Emergency surgeries and other specialty surgeries will continue.

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Consolidation of international inbound flights to four major hubs only

March 17, 2020

The Government will redirect some international passenger flight arrivals to four airports – Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Calgary International Airport.

Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, sun destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are not affected by this measure and can continue to operate on their regular routes and land at current Canadian destinations.

The change will come into effect on Wednesday, March 18, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.

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Preventing symptomatic passengers from boarding a plane to Canada

March 17, 2020

Under the Aeronautics Act, the Minister of Transport will require air operators to deny boarding of a traveller who is symptomatic (regardless of citizenship status) and keep them from going on an international flight to Canada (including a trans-border flight).

Airlines will be asked to begin implementing immediately and to have fully in place by Thursday, March 19, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.

Strengthening medical procedures in-flight and medical screening immediately upon landing, with enhanced cleaning and disinfection at airports

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Update on COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health recommends that:

- the provincial government focus its efforts on providing critical services, with all employees working from home wherever feasible and redeploying staff to focus on the most critical activities.
- private sector companies encourage their employees to work from home wherever feasible and focus on critical activities.
- child-care providers close with the exception of those that provide services to essential service workers such as health-care workers.
- the following businesses and public spaces be closed effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, until further notice:

-- libraries;
-- museums;
-- theatres;
-- performance spaces;
-- swimming pools, spas, saunas and water parks;
-- recreational sites such as ski resorts, amusement parks, trampoline centres, etc.;
-- cinemas and arcades;
-- training centres and dance, spinning, zumba and yoga centres;
-- arenas;
-- indoor soccer centres;
-- zoos;
-- aquariums;
-- bars et discotheques;
-- restaurants that offer buffets;
-- sugar bush operations open to the public.

Public Health is also asking restaurant owners to limit the number of customers to 50 per cent of the capacity of their dining areas. Take-out orders, deliveries and drive-through services are permitted.

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Non-essential government services to shut down until further notice

March 16, 2020

The provincial government announced today that, based upon recommendations by Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, to address the impact of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), all non-essential government services will be shut down starting Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.

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1 additional presumptive case of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The following update on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) was issued today by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health

Russell said there is one additional presumptive case of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the number of presumptive or positive cases in New Brunswick to seven.

The new case is a female, between 20 and 30 years old in Zone 2 (in the southern part of the province). The patient was screened, her recent travel history to Greece was confirmed and the patient was treated, tested and is in self-isolation.

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Visitor Restrictions at Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

March 16, 2020

No visitors are permitted within Horizon facilities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Exceptions apply for Palliative Care, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetric and Pediatric units. In these units, only ONE designated visitor is permitted - a member of the patient's immediate family OR their care partner within all Horizon facilities.

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Province has four additional presumptive cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus

March 15, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, today announced four new additional presumptive cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, bringing the number of presumptive or positive cases in New ...

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Province has second presumptive case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus

March 14, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, today announced New Brunswick’s second presumptive case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

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Schools to close for two weeks

March 13, 2020

The all-party cabinet committee has met and agreed to close New Brunswick public schools. Effective Monday, March 16, all schools across the province will be closed for two weeks. This ...

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Jury trials postponed due to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Following recommendations from federal and provincial health officials, the Court of Queen’s Bench will immediately adjourn all scheduled jury trials until May 12.

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Update on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

The following update on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) was issued today by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health:

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Government of Canada announces intention to defer the start of cruise ship season

March 13, 2020

As a response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada will defer the start of the cruise ship season in Canada, from April 2, 2020, to July 1, 2020, at the earliest. This deferral will apply to cruise ships capable of carrying more than 500 passengers and crew members.

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Update on COVID-19

March 12, 2020

The following update on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) was issued today by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health:

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New cabinet committee on novel coronavirus appointed

March 12, 2020

Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that an all-party cabinet committee has been formed on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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CANCELLED / Kings Landing to hold 37th annual sugar bush

March 12, 2020

This event has been cancelled.

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Province has first presumptive case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, today announced New Brunswick’s first presumptive case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

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Update on novel coronavirus

March 11, 2020

The following update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was issued today by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health:

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