New Brunswick

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 more deaths, 133 new cases, rapid tests offered in circuit breaker areas

New Brunswick recorded two more COVID-related deaths and 133 new cases Thursday, with 1,103 active cases across the province.

Hospitalizations decrease to 63, including 19 in ICU

Free rapid test kits will be available for pickup in Moncton, Perth-Andover and Grand Falls on Saturday, said Public Health. (Submitted by the Department of Health)

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  • 81.8% of eligible population is fully vaccinated
  • Breakdown of new cases
  • Acadian group files language complaint over COVID briefing
  • Vitalité sees COVID patients double, staff absences triple
  • UNB announces 94.3% vaccination rate
  • Update on Sackville nursing home outbreak 
  • Edmundston mayor hopeful
  • New cases at 8 schools, 2 child-care facilities
  • New public exposure notices
  • Previous exposure notices

New Brunswick recorded two more COVID-related deaths and 133 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, as the province announced it's expanding its use of rapid tests, starting this weekend with some people in circuit breaker areas.

People who have not been identified as close contacts of positive cases and do not have any symptoms will be able to pick up the free rapid test kits and administer them at home, Public Health said in a news release.

If they test positive, it's important they make an appointment to get a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell.

"Everyone must remember that a rapid test reflects a person's status for that moment in time," Russell said in a statement. A PCR test is considered the gold standard diagnostic test.

Although the rapid test program for home use will start in the COVID "hot spots" currently under the two-week circuit breaker rules, it will be expanded across the province, Public Health said. No timeline was given.

Test kits with five tests to be used over 10 days will be available for pickup on Saturday at the following locations, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.:

  • Magic Mountain parking lot, 150 Magic Mountain Rd., Moncton
  • Perth-Andover Middle School, 20 Nissen St., Perth-Andover
  • Town Hall (rear parking lot), 131 Pleasant St., Grand Falls

The program is only for people age two and older. People age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult to acquire a testing kit.

The circuit breaker, which went into effect Friday at 6 p.m., is designed to limit the spread of the virus and reduce further hospitalizations.

The areas covered by the circuit breaker include Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2 (Saint John region); the northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol; and all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region), including Menneval, Whites Brook and St-Jean-Baptiste in Zone 5 (Campbellton region).

People who live in these areas must not have gatherings at private homes inside or outside with anyone who does not live at that home, with a few exceptions.

Travel to or from circuit breaker regions is restricted, except for those who must travel for essential reasons, including work, health services, child custody, childcare or post-secondary education, or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required, the province's circuit breaker website states.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health, said it's heartbreaking two more lives have been lost to COVID-19. (Ed Hunter/CBC)

"We all have a role to play in helping to get COVID-19 under control, which includes following the rules under the mandatory order and getting fully vaccinated if you have not already done so," said Russell.

She offered her condolences to the family and friends of the two people who died "as a result of COVID-19" — a person in their 70s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, and a person 90 or over in the Miramichi region, Zone 7.

No other information about them, such as their vaccination status or whether they lived at a long-term care home where there's a COVID-19 outbreak, has been released.

Premier Blaine Higgs said the lost lives are "a tragic reminder of the damage COVID-19 can cause."

"We know that fully vaccinated individuals are much less likely to become hospitalized or lose their life if they are exposed to the virus," he said in a statement. 

"I urge any eligible New Brunswicker who has not yet been vaccinated to book an appointment immediately to protect yourself and your loved ones."

Sixty-three people are in hospital because of the virus, including 19 in intensive care. That's down from 68 and 27 respectively on Wednesday.

No one under the age of 19 is hospitalized.

Of those in hospital, 39 are unvaccinated, five are partially vaccinated and 19 are fully vaccinated. Of the 19 in an intensive care unit, 17 are unvaccinated and two are partially vaccinated.

Of the new cases, 75 – or 56 per cent – are unvaccinated, 10 – or eight per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 48 – or 36 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

A total of 81.8 per cent of New Brunswickers age 12 or older are fully vaccinated, up from 81.6 per cent on Wednesday, while 91 per cent of the eligible population have received their first dose, up from 90.9.

The province's goal is to get at least 90 per cent of the total population — not just eligible population — double-dosed now that the highly transmissible delta variant is the dominant strain driving the fourth wave.

According to CBC's vaccine tracker, 72.2 per cent of New Brunswick's total population is fully vaccinated, and 80.3 per cent have received one dose.

Breakdown of new cases

The 133 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Thursday push the province's total active case count to 1,103.

The new cases are spread across all seven health zones. Here is the breakdown:

Moncton region, Zone 1, 39 cases

  • 15 people 19 or under
  • Three people 20-29
  • Three people 30-39
  • Five people 40-49
  • Three people 50-59
  • Three people 60-69
  • A person 70-79
  • Four people 80-89
  • Two people 90 or over

Thirty-six of these cases are under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Saint John region, Zone 2, nine cases:

  • Two people 19 or under
  • A person 30-39
  • A person 50-59
  • Three people 70-79
  • A person 80-89
  • A person 90 or over

Five of these cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and four are under investigation.

Fredericton region, Zone 3, 25 cases:

  • 13 people 19 or under
  • Two people 30-39
  • Five people 40-49
  • A person 50-59
  • A person 60-69
  • Three people 70-79

Twenty-one of these cases are under investigation and four are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The Moncton region, Zone 1, has the majority of the province's 1,103 active cases, at 382, including 39 new cases confirmed Thursday. (CBC)

Edmundston region, Zone 4, 29 cases:

  • Five people 19 or under
  • Three people 20-29
  • Four people 30-39
  • Four people 40-49
  • Five people 50-59
  • Four people 60-69
  • Two people 70-79
  • Two people 80-89

Twenty-one of these cases are under investigation and eight are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Campbellton region, Zone 5, 17 cases:

  • A person 19 or under
  • Three people 20-29
  • Three people 30-39
  • Two people 40-49
  • Two people 50-59
  • A person 60-69
  • Two people 70-79
  • Three people 80-89

Fifteen of these cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Bathurst region, Zone 6, three cases:

  • Three people 19 or under

All three cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Miramichi region, Zone 7, 11 cases:

  • A person 19 or under
  • A person 20-29
  • A person 30-39
  • A person 50-59
  • Two people 60-69
  • Three people 70-79
  • Two people 90 and over

Nine of these cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

New Brunswick has had 5,582 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 4,396 recoveries so far and 82 COVID-related deaths.

A total of 499,014 tests have been conducted to date.

Acadian group files language complaint over COVID briefing

The Acadian Society of New Brunswick has filed a complaint with the official languages commissioner following the government's COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, during which Health Minister Dorothy Shephard spoke in English only.

She "never uttered a single word in French concerning very important information for the population of the province," Alexandre Cédric Doucet, president of the society, wrote in his complaint in French.

Instead, Acadians and francophones "only had the right to simultaneous interpretation," he said in a statement in French.

During the news conference, Shephard announced COVID-19 hospitalizations are expected to increase by six per cent over the next week.

She also explained the "red alert" protocols introduced at Vitalité Health Network hospitals Tuesday and Horizon Health Network hospitals and health-care centres Wednesday.

Alexandre Cédric Doucet, president of the Acadian Society of New Brunswick, says Acadians and francophones have the right to receive crucial pandemic information in their mother tongue. (Radio-Canada)

Under a red alert designation, hospitals are able to postpone elective surgeries and non-urgent medical procedures and outpatient appointments, such as X-rays, scans and tests.

This allows the hospitals to redeploy staff to maintain emergency services and intensive care units to care for COVID-19 patients and others who are critically ill, Shephard said.

Doucet alleged the government has shown "flagrant non-respect for the bilingual character of the province" during COVID briefings that have been held since the beginning of the pandemic.

He notes Official Languages Commissioner Shirley MacLean ruled in favour of a reporter from Quebec in September 2020, following a complaint filed after she was forced to ask Premier Blaine Higgs a question in English during a news conference on March 25.

At the end of her investigation, MacLean concluded that the complaint was founded and that the government had not met its obligations under the Official Languages Act.

She recommended that the government have a francophone or bilingual spokesperson at news conferences.

In addition, MacLean recommended all practices regarding the use of the two official languages during updates or news conferences given by the government be reviewed "to ensure a balanced use of the official languages in view of the equal status of the two official languages and the two linguistic communities."

Doucet argues Tuesday's news conference "highlights a systemic problem."

"After more than 18 months of health emergency, and after being formally criticized by the commissioner, it is clear that the Higgs government does not respect its Acadian and francophone population in any way in its right to receive crucial information in times of health emergency in his mother tongue," he wrote.

During Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing, .Health Minister Dorothy Shephard discussed the strain the province's hospitals are under. (Ed Hunter/CBC)

The government did not respond directly to a request for comment regarding the complaint being filed with the Office of the Official Languages Commissioner.

But Department of Health spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane said the government "recognizes the importance of getting information and messages out in both official languages, even more so today as we continue to deal with the ongoing pandemic."

He noted a YouTube channel in French and another in English allows New Brunswickers to listen to the COVID-19 news conferences in the language of their choice.

In addition, he said, important information is shared daily in both official languages in news releases, through social media and on the government's website.

"Respect for our two official language communities is essential and we will continue to provide a balanced use of both official languages at any press conference or any other public announcement," Macfarlane said in an emailed statement.

The Office of the Official Languages Commissioner will "analyze the complaint" and "initiate a resolution process" in the following days and weeks, said spokesperson Véronique Taylor.

She could not estimate a timeline. "There are many factors that can influence the time it takes to resolve a complaint," she said in an emailed statement.

Vitalité sees COVID patients double, staff absences triple

The number of COVID-19 patients in Vitalité Health Network hospitals has more than doubled in the past two weeks, and the number of health-care workers off for COVID-related reasons has more than tripled, figures released Thursday show.

Meanwhile, its percentage of fully vaccinated health-care workers has increased to 83 per cent from 79 per cent, during roughly the same period.

In a COVID-19 situation report, Vitalité said it has 29 hospitalized patients, nine of whom require intensive care.

The Campbellton Regional Hospital, which is operating at 115 per cent occupancy, has the largest share at 16, including one in ICU, followed by the Edmundston Regional Hospital, which is at 76 per cent capacity, with eight, including four in ICU.

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton is at 117 per cent capacity with three COVID patients, two of them in ICU and the Chaleur Regional Hospital is at 92 per cent capacity with two, both in ICU.

On Oct. 1, Vitalité had 12 COVID patients in hospital, including five in intensive care. All of them were at the Edmundston Regional Hospital, except for one at the Campbellton Regional Hospital.

The Campbellton Regional Hospital has a bed occupancy rate of 115 per cent and 16 COVID-19 patients, as of Thursday. (Serge Bouchard/Radio-Canada)

The three hospitals with the most COVID patients are located in zones covered by the two-week circuit breaker, which went into effect Friday at 6 p.m. to limit the spread of the virus and reduce further hospitalizations.

Sixty-seven Vitalité health-care workers are off sick with COVID or isolating after being identified as a close contact of a positive case.

That's up from 21 on Oct. 1.

Eighty-seven per cent of health-care workers have now received a first dose of a COVID vaccine, as of Oct. 11, up from 83 per cent on Sept. 28, Vitalité said.

UNB announces 94.3% vaccination rate

The University of New Brunswick has a vaccination rate of 94.3 per cent among students, faculty and staff across both its Fredericton and Saint John campuses, president and vice-chancellor Paul Mazerolle announced Thursday.

"I thank the entire UNB community for stepping up to keep our community healthy and safe," he said in a statement.

At the Fredericton campus, 94.9 per cent of students, faculty and staff have received both doses of a COVID vaccine, said Mazerolle.

At the Saint John campus, the figure is 92.3 per cent.

Faculty, staff and students who are engaging in on-campus activities or in-person classes and haven't shown proof of full vaccination must complete regular COVID-19 rapid testing.

"Your participation in the COVID testing policy has ensured that this term resembles a traditional UNB experience with in-person classes and activities on campuses continuing as planned," Mazerolle said.

The university's masking policy remains in place, regardless of vaccination status.

Face masks may be removed if a person is alone in an office, or when eating or drinking while remaining seated. Eating and drinking is not permitted in classrooms.

In closed areas or office settings with 10 or fewer people, masks may be removed if everyone is seated and physical distancing of two metres between individuals is maintained. In a class of more than 10, instructors are allowed to remove their mask when teaching if everyone is seated and physical distancing is maintained.

Update on Sackville nursing home outbreak 

The results of COVID-19 testing Tuesday at Drew Nursing Home in Sackville found no new cases, according to an update the home sent to families Thursday.

Of the 40 cases confirmed at the 118-bed facility, there is now only one active case — a resident, it said.

The next round of testing will be conducted Friday. "If all results are negative, Public Health may declare the outbreak over as early as October 22."

The outbreak began Sept. 14, when it was announced the home was closed to visitors after a staff member tested positive.

Eight residents have died.

Additional testing will be conducted next Tuesday, according to the notice to families.

"Once this outbreak is over, we will slowly and cautiously start moving towards our new normal."

Under provincial directives, all visitors, including family members, will now have to be fully vaccinated to enter the home, it advised.

All staff will also have to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 19. Until then, unvaccinated staff will be tested regularly.

The home is waiting to hear from the province when residents will receive booster COVID vaccines. The boosters will be given with the annual flu shots.

Thirty residents and 10 staff tested positive throughout the outbreak.

Megan Mitton, the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar and the Green Party's health critic, called Tuesday for an independent investigation of the outbreak and for the government to be more transparent about outbreaks at other facilities.

She contends questions should be answered publicly about whether the response was adequate and whether nursing home COVID protocols, such as containment measures, should be strengthened to better deal with the highly transmissible delta variant.

Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch said an investigation would be a wasteful exercise in finger-pointing.

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said the government evaluates every outbreak and has been "very transparent."

"If they can't get answers to their questions, we could take it under advisement. But I'm not sure of any questions that they would ask that we wouldn't answer," she said.

Edmundston mayor hopeful

The mayor of Edmundston hopes a COVID-19 circuit breaker underway in his region will help slow the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Under current rules, gatherings outside household bubbles are prohibited, but people can still go to restaurants and bars with proof of vaccination.

Eric Marquis says that's much better than being in a complete lockdown, which the region has experienced twice during the pandemic — in January and April.

"What I'm hoping for is that this step back will help people realize, who are not vaccinated right now, that they need to do so, so we don't go another step back when we arrive in the holidays or during next winter season," he said.

The circuit breaker has been much better for the mental health of people, said Marquis.

"All of the services are still available to most of the people that are fully vaccinated."

The lockdowns were much harder to deal with, he said.

New cases at 8 schools, 2 child-care facilities

New cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in eight schools and two child-care facilities spread across six of the seven health zones, according to a news release from Public Health.

In the Moncton region, Zone 1, a new "case or cases" have been confirmed at École Le Sommet in Moncton and École Mont-Carmel in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, which were both previously impacted, the relase said.

A case has also been confirmed at Wee College Crandall in Moncton.

In the Saint John region, Zone 2, a new case has been confirmed at Campobello Island Consolidated School, which was previously impacted.

In the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a new case has been confirmed at Hartland Community School, which was previously impacted.

In the Campbellton region, Zone 5, a new case has been confirmed at École la Mosaïque du Nord in Balmoral, which was previously impacted.

A case has also been confirmed at Garderie des Grands Amis in Dundee.

In the Bathurst region, Zone 6, a case has been confirmed at Halte scolaire Le Tremplin and Halte scolaire Le Tremplin 2, both located in Tracadie.

In the Miramichi region, Zone 7, a new case has been confirmed at King Street Elementary School in Miramichi, which was previously impacted.

People who have been in close contact with a confirmed case will be notified directly by Public Health or the school or facility for contact tracing, according to a news release.

Under New Brunswick's Healthy and Safe Schools guidelines, schools with cases will close or move to online learning for at least one calendar day to support contact tracing, risk assessments and operational responses.

Since Sept. 7, 98 schools and 53 early learning and child-care facilities have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The number of cases at each school and whether they involve students, teachers or staff have not been released.

New public exposure notices

The following are new public exposures released by Public Health on Thursday:

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 13 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Spirit Halloween (169 Trinity Dr., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2

  • Oct. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Herring Cove Pharmacy (924 Route 774, Welshpool)
  • Oct. 5 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Campobello Island Health Centre (640 Route 774, Welshpool)

Fredericton region, Zone 3

  • Oct. 3 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Speedway 104 Mower races (7399 Route 104, Windsor)

Campbellton region, Zone 5

  • Oct. 7 between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Campbellton Regional Hospital, emergency department (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)
  • Between Oct. 5 and 6 between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. – Campbellton Regional Hospital, emergency department (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)

Miramichi region, Zone 7

  • Oct. 10 between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (188 King St., Miramichi)

Public Health recommends that people who have been at a possible public exposure site and are not fully vaccinated get a COVID test, even if they don't have symptoms. They can book an appointment online or call Tele-Care 811.

If they do have symptoms, they must isolate while they await their results.

For people who are fully vaccinated, Public Health recommends they monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the possible exposure and get a COVID test if symptoms develop.

Anyone who frequented the locations at the specified dates and times should also avoid visiting settings with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, correctional facilities and shelters for the next 14 days.

Previous exposure notices

The following are exposure notices from the past few weeks. For the full list beyond this time period, please visit the Government of New Brunswick's website, which was redesigned Tuesday and now clearly separates new exposure notices from previously reported exposure notices.

Public Health has identified a positive case of COVID-19 in a traveller who may have been infectious while on the following flight:

  • Oct, 8 – Air Canada Flight 8790 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 7:47 p.m.

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 7 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Pseudio (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Between Oct. 6 and 7 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Wingate by Wyndham (69 Marché Rd., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 6 between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. – The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse (751 Main St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 6 between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pseudio (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 5 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.- Five Bridges Bar & Grill (121 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview)
  • Oct. 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Dr. Léon Richard Oncology Centre (37 Providence St. Moncton)
  • Oct. 4-6 between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Club Boishebert de Shediac (322 Main St., Shediac)
  • Oct. 3 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – YMCA (70 Twin Oaks Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 3 between 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – Cornerstone Chapel Moncton (11 York St., Berry Mills)
  • Oct. 3 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Hillsborough United Church (2891 Main St., Hillsborough)
  • Between Oct. 2 and 3 between noon and 10 a.m. – Beauséjour Camping (747 Lino Rd., Shediac)
  • Oct. 2 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.– The Brick – (75 Trinity Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Costco (140 Granite Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 2 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Under Armour Factory House (78 Wyse St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 2 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Tire Shack Brewing (190 John St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 2 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Fox Creek Golf, Golf Course (200 Golf St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 2 between 11 a.m. and noon – Pür & Simple (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 2 between 1:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – George Dumont Hospital Emergency Room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)
  • Oct. 2 between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Cocagne Arena (19 Marina Rd., Cocagne)
  • Oct. 2 between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Kay Arena (99 Wynwood Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 1 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Beauséjour Camping (747 Lino Rd., Shediac)
  • Oct. 1 between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – The Fisherman (640 Main St., Shediac)
  • Oct. 1 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – St. James' Gate (Fox Creek Golf) (200 Golf St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 1 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Ole Hibachi (790 Dieppe Blvd., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 1 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Fox Creek Golf, Member's Lounge (200 Golf St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 1 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Rossano's Italian Grill (30 Mapleton Rd., Moncton)
  • Oct. 1 between 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – Université de Moncton, Michel-Bastarache Law Library (18 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)
  • Oct. 1 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Fox Creek Golf, Golf Course (200 Golf St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 1 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Country View Restaurant (47379 Homestead Rd., Steeves Mountain)
  • Oct. 1 between 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 1 between 6:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. – Walmart (25 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 30 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – St. Louis Bar & Grill (500 Kennedy Rd., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 30 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (1380 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 30 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Walmart (25 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 30 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Cora's (1040 Champlain St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 23, 24, 29, and 30 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Bikini Village (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 29 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. – St. Louis Bar & Grill (500 Kennedy Rd., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 29 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 28 between 7 p.m. and midnight – Moncton Hospital, Emergency Department (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 28 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. – Remi Rossignol Pavilion, Room D102, Université de Moncton (60 Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 28 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Wendy Johnston Pottery and Art Effects Fine Craft Gallery (3923 Main St., Hopewell Cape)
  • Sept. 27 and 28 between 1:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 27 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – George Dumont Hospital, ophthalmology waiting room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 27 between 1:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. – Clinique Dr Sourire Orthodontists (211 Champlain Avenue, Suite 100, Dieppe)
  • Sept. 27 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. – Taillon Pavilion, Room MTA 328, Université de Moncton (18 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 27 between 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – Arts Pavilion, Room MAR217, Université de Moncton (55 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Maple Leaf Queen's Buffet (939 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and noon – Saint Augustine Catholic Church (340 Dominion St., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2

  • Oct. 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – The Barrel's Head Gastropub (141 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)
  • Oct. 8 between 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. – East Side Mario's (75 Consumers Dr., Saint John)
  • Oct. 8 between noon and 2:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire (250 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Oct. 8 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (195 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Oct. 8 between 6:45 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. – Station 33 Café & Yoga restaurant section (33 Railway Cres., Hampton)
  • Oct. 1 and 8 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)
  • Oct. 2 to Oct. 7 between 6:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Station 33 Café & Yoga restaurant section (33 Railway Cres., Hampton)
  • Oct. 5, 6, and 7 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – McAllister Place (519 Westmorland Rd., Saint John)
  • Between Oct. 4 and 7 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)
  • Oct. 7, between 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. – Hampton Community Center rink (808 Main St., Hampton)
  • Oct. 7 between noon and 2 p.m. – Vogue Optical (20 Plaza Ave., Saint John)
  • Oct. 6 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Vogue Optical (20 Plaza Ave., Saint John)
  • Oct. 6, between noon and 3 p.m. – Dr. Luan Le's Office (35 University Ave., Saint John)
  • Oct. 6, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Char and Chowder Restaurant (182 Water St., Saint Andrews)
  • Oct. 5 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 8th Hussars Sports Centre (8 Leonard Dr., Sussex)
  • Oct. 5, between 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Up to Par Restaurant (109 Upper Midland Rd., Norton)
  • Oct. 5 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canterbury Dental Clinic (18 Canterbury St., Saint John)
  • Oct. 4 and 5 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Needs Convenience Store (89 Marr Rd., Rothesay)
  • Oct. 4, between 5:45 p.m. and 16:15 p.m. – Mac's Island Market (924 Route 774, Welshpool)
  • Oct. 3 between 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Vito's Restaurant (111 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)
  • Oct. 3, between 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – Char and Chowder Restaurant (182 Water St., Saint Andrews)
  • Oct. 3 – Kings Church (332 Hampton Rd., Quispamsis)
  • Oct. 2 between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Woodchucks Axe Throwing (125 Prince William St., Saint John)
  • Oct. 2 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Churchill's Pub and Steakhouse (8 Grannan St., Saint John)
  • Oct. 2 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)
  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – Leon's (428 Rothesay Ave., Saint John)
  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – Leon's Clearance Centre (525 Rothesay Ave., Saint John)
  • Oct. 2 between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Needs Convenience Store (89 Marr Rd., Rothesay)
  • Oct. 1 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – Guardian Pharmacy (101 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Oct. 1 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Needs Convenience Store (89 Marr Rd., Rothesay)
  • Between Sept. 27 and 30 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)
  • Sept. 30 between 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – House of Chan (701 Millidge Ave., Saint John)
  • Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canterbury Dental Clinic (18 Canterbury St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 30 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canterbury Dental Clinic (18 Canterbury St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 29 between 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – All Smiles Orthodontic Specialist (157 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)
  • Sept. 29 between noon and 2 p.m. – Holy Redeemer Parish (316, Somerset St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 29 between 9 a.m. and noon – St. Joseph's Hospital, Urgent Care Department (130 Bayard Dr., Saint John)
  • Sept. 28 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. – St. Joseph's Hospital, Urgent Care Department (130 Bayard Dr., Saint John)
  • Sept. 28 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – New Brunswick Provincial Court (10 Peel Plaza, Saint John)
  • Sept. 28 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – QPLEX – (20 Randy Jones Way, Quispamsis)
  • Sept. 27 and 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Guardian Pharmacy (101 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 27 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Dr. Demmings Office (Building A. Suite 205, Hilyard Place, 560 Main St., Saint John)

Fredericton region, Zone 3

  • Oct. 10 between noon and 5 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 9 between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Starbucks (1040 Prospect St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Taco Boys (10 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Vape City (10 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 14 to Oct. 7 – Tobique Valley Senior's Complex (4 Manor Dr., Plaster Rock)
  • Oct. 7 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – East Side Mario's (14 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Dollarama (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Walmart (1399 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Hanwell Village Mart (1761 Hanwell Rd., Hanwell)
  • Oct. 6 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Capital Community Church (71 Downing St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 6 between noon and 2 p.m. – Ken's Barber Shop (240 Main St., Plaster Rock)October 4 between 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Scotiabank (728 Perth Main St., Perth-Andover)
  • Oct. 5 between noon and 8 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 5 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Abony Family Tennis Centre (594 Knowledge Park Dr., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 4 between 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Scotiabank (728 Perth Main St., Perth-Andover)
  • Oct. 4 between 9:40 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)
  • Oct. 3 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pond's Resort on the Miramichi restaurant (91 Porter Cove Rd., Porter Cove)
  • Oct. 3 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Speedway 104 Mower races (7399 Route 104, Windsor)
  • Oct. 3 between 10:30 a.m. and noon – Sure Life Assembly (335 Otis Drive, Nackawic)
  • Oct. 3 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – G8Way Ultramar (22 Route 628, Penniac)
  • Oct. 3 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Kingswood Golf Club (1700 Kingswood Way, Hanwell)
  • Oct. 2 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – East Side Mario's (14 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 2-3 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – Quality Inn and Suites Amsterdam (559 Bishop Dr., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Fredericton Indoor Pool (79 Carrington Ln., Fredericton))
  • Oct. 2, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Ryan's Pharmacy (135 Otis Dr., Nackawic)
  • Oct. 1 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Oct. 1 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (403 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Oct. 1 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Hilltop Restaurant (1034 Prospect St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 30 between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Giant Tiger (598 Union St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 29 between noon to 2 p.m. – The River Restaurant (558 Main St., Woodstock)
  • Between Sept. 28-29 between 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. – St. Mary's Entertainment Centre (185 Gabriel Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 28 – C. Terrance Shaw Dental Office (15 Station St., Perth Andover)
  • Sept. 28 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. –– Kingswood Golf Club (1700 Kingswood Way, Hanwell)
  • Between Sept. 27-28 between 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. – St. Mary's Entertainment Centre (185 Gabriel Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 27 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (3710 Connell St., Woodstock)

Edmundston region, Zone 4

  • Oct. 10 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 9 between 11 p.m. and midnight – Bar Chez Wilma (500 Mgr Numa Pichette Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 9 between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Café Retro Bar (69 Canada Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 9 between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Casino Grey Rock (100 Chief Joanna Blvd., Saint Basile)
  • Oct. 9 between noon and 2 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Oct. 9 between noon and 2 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Oct. 8 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 8 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Oct. 8 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Familiprix – Kevin Smyth (138 Main St., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)
  • Oct. 3 to Oct. 7 – Rodeway Inn (10039 Route 144, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 6 between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 6 between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Dollarama (15 Mowin St., Madawaska Maliseet First Nation)
  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 7 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Supermarché Bonichoix (746 Main St., Saint Leonard)
  • Oct. 7 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Familiprix – Kevin Smyth (138 Main St., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)
  • Oct. 7 between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Provincial Court – Carrefour Assomption (121 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 6-7 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Oct. 5 and 7 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – Cyr Roy Machine Shop and Dépanneur (111 Martin Rd., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)
  • Oct. 6 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Catholic Diocesan Centre (60 René-Bouchard Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 5 between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Greco Pizza (10 Mahsus Crt., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls) 
  • Oct. 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 4 between 8:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 4, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 4, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 4, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Road, Unit #700, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 3 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Oct. 3, between 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. – St. George Church (226 St. Georges Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 2 between noon and 3 p.m. – Sports Experts (33 Canada Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 2, between 10 a.m. and noon – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Oct. 1, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Oct. 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Jean Coutu (276 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 1 between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 1 between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct.1 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – Irving (272 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Oct. 1 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. – Kent (772 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 30 between noon and 8 p.m. – Coop Ô Naturel (2 Jeanne d'Arc Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 30 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 30 between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 29-30 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 29 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Douce plénitude, Centre d'éveil et de soins holistiques (34 Bergeron Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Coop Ô Naturel (2 Jeanne d'Arc Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 29 between noon and 1 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between noon and 12:30 p.m. – Ultramar (224 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between noon and 12:30 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Pür & Simple (30 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 29 between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 29 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 29 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls
  • Sept, 28 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 28 between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – UNI Financial Cooperative (205 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 28 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – La Moisson Public Library (206 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 27 between noon and 1 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 27 between noon and 1 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 27 between noon and 1 p.m. – Simply for Life (221 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 27 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 27 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Physio Proactive de Saint-Quentin (168 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 27 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

Campbellton region, Zone 5

  • Oct. 6-8 – Clinique Vétérinaire Lépine (148 Notre Dame St., Atholville)
  • Oct. 6 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Brasserie 1026 Bar & Grill (157 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Oct. 5-7 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB – Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
  • Oct. 4 between 11:40 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. – Bonnie's Tabata Fitness (1 Union St., Campbellton)
  • Between Oct. 1-6 – Campbellton Regional Hospital Med-Surg unit (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)
  • Oct. 1 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. – McIntyre Convenience Store (230 Chaleur St., Charlo)
  • Oct. 1 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)
  • Sept. 29-39 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)
  • Sept, 29 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – McIntyre Convenience (230 Chaleur St., Charlo)
  • Sept. 28-29, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Dixie Lee Family Restaurant (168 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 27-28, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. – Island Lake Club (Balmoral Parish)
  • Sept. 27-28 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)

Bathurst region, Zone 6

  • Oct. 8 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Sobeys (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Oct. 5 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Dixie Lee Restaurant (49 St-Pierre Boul. W., Caraquet)
  • Oct. 4 between noon and 1 p.m. – L'Entracte Resto Pub (3394 Principale St., Tracadie)
  • Oct. 3 between 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Boutique Évasion (956 Main St., Neguac)
  • Oct. 2 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Vaccination clinic, K.C. Irving Centre (850 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 27, 28, and 29 between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Brick (1165 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

Miramichi region, Zone 7

  • Oct. 5 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Downtown Beauty Salon (1706 Water St., Miramichi) 
  • Oct. 3 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Harvey's (2470 King George Highway, Miramichi)
  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Boutique Évasion (956 Main St., Neguac)
  • Sept. 30 between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 28 and 29, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – L.J. Patterson Sales and Service (752 Main St., Beresford)
  • Sept. 28 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 27 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)

What to do if you have a symptom

People concerned they might have COVID-19 can take a self-assessment test online.

Public Health says symptoms of the illness have included a fever above 38 C, a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, a new onset of fatigue, and difficulty breathing.

In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with one of those symptoms should stay at home, call 811 or their doctor and follow instructions.

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