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N.B. COVID-19 roundup: State of emergency reinstated as 3 more deaths recorded

New Brunswick has reinstated the COVID-19 state of emergency and mandatory order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, after recording three more deaths and 78 new cases, both record highs.

Government briefings held as province sees record case numbers and hospitalizations after move to green phase

Premier Blaine Higgs, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, addressed the public Friday afternoon. (Government of New Brunswick)

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  • 40 hospitalizations projected within 2 weeks
  • Breakdown of the new cases
  • Confirmed cases in more schools and child-care facilities
  • No student-to-student transmission stats yet but COVID hit 36 schools
  • Record schools closed or having at-home learning
  • Health network chiefs call the unvaccinated to action
  • In-person Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting cancelled
  • Atlantic COVID roundup
  • New public exposure notices
  • Previous exposure notices

New Brunswick has reinstated the COVID-19 state of emergency and mandatory order, effective at 11:59 p.m. AT Friday, after recording three more deaths and 78 new cases, both record highs.

The current rate of growth in COVID cases and especially hospitalizations due to COVID presents a "serious and imminent risk" to the health and safety of all New Brunswickers and to the continuity and function of health services, said Premier Blaine Higgs.

It "constitutes a public health and heath-care emergency," he said.

"The situation is serious and we need people to take it seriously."

The move comes after the province decided to move to the green phase of recovery and lift all restrictions on July 30, before reaching its original target to have 75 per cent of New Bruswickers aged 12 and older fully vaccinated.

On Friday, Dr. Gordon Dow, an infectious disease specialist with the Horizon Health Network, told a technical briefing that was a mistake.

"Absolutely, all of us in this room right now, with the evidence of this rapid increase of delta virus in the province, would all agree that was not the right decision to make," he said.

The renewed order means people must limit their contacts to their household plus 20 consistent contacts, or "steady 20." Indoor private gatherings will also be limited to 20 consistent contacts.

There will be no limits on outdoor gatherings, as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Businesses and events where people gather or exercise, must ensure all employees are fully vaccinated or are continuously masked and tested regularly. These include museums, movie theatres and live entertainment venues, bingo halls, casinos, amusement centres, arenas, game rooms, pools halls, gyms, yoga studios, weddings and funerals.

Physical distancing is required at businesses, services or events where proof of vaccination is not required, such as grocery and retail stores, private businesses and libraries.

Premier says New Brunswick is going back to a state of emergency

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Premier Blaine Higgs announces a state of emergency over COVID-19 and says an emergency order will return at midnight Friday. 2:32

All previously announced public health measures remain in place, including mandatory masks in indoor public spaces, proof of vaccination to access most non-essential businesses, services and events and travel registration to enter the province.

Enforcement officers will conduct spot checks at businesses and at borders, said Higgs.

"Unfortunately, some who choose not to be vaccinated have also been shown to be less likely to self-isolate when required to do so or get tested or wear a mask," he said.

"If you choose not to follow the rules and put your fellow New Brunswickers at risk, there will be consequences for your actions."

Individuals or businesses could face fines between $480 and $20,400, he warned.

The mandatory order will be reviewed every two weeks and be tied to hospitalizations.

Once the number of hospitalizations falls to 10 or fewer, the order will be lifted, and New Brunswick will return to public health measures alone. The order will be reinstated whenever 25 or more people are hospitalized, Higgs said.

Thirty-one people are now in hospital, including 15 in intensive care, he told the news conference.

Two people in the Moncton region, Zone 1, in their 70s and 80s, have died as a result of COVID, along with a person over 90 in the Edmundston region, Zone 4. This brings the death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 52.

There are now 573 active cases of COVID in the province.

The trigger for the mandatory order will be COVID hospitalizations. It will be lifted when they fall to 10 and reinstated when they reach 25. (Government of New Brunswick )

At the current pace, the province could see an average of 72 new infections each day by next week, said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell.

"It is clear that our current situation is very serious," she told the COVID briefing.

"The pace of the fourth wave is beyond what we had anticipated."

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard described the surge as "concerning … upsetting and … frightening."

"In a worst-case scenario, health-care professionals would need to make heartbreaking decisions about who to care for, and some patients could be turned away," she said.

"At this time, there is no consideration for bringing in the military. … At this time, we're working through it."

But New Brunswick is at a "tipping point," said Russell, urging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated to curb the spread and ease the strain on the health-care system.

A total of 78.6 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 or older are now fully vaccinated, up from 78.4 per cent Thursday, while 87.4 per cent have received at least one dose, up from 87.1.

The new target is to have at least 90 per cent of the total population double-dosed.

Russell noted some people might feel protected because they're already vaccinated, or believe they're not at risk, even if they're unvaccinated, because of their age or health status.

"The greatest risk affects us all equally, and that is the risk that COVID-19 presents to our health-care system," she said.

40 hospitalizations projected within 2 weeks

Mathieu Chalifoux, lead COVID-19 epidemiologist with Public Health, said it will take time for new provincial measures, such as masking in indoor public spaces, to have an impact.

"Under our current growth … we do expect hospitalizations will continue rising for some time," he said during the technical briefing.

Between 35 and 40 more people are expected to be hospitalized "at any one time" over the next two weeks, he said.

New Brunswick has recorded 866 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the month, nearly a quarter of the total cases the province has had since the beginning of the pandemic, Chalifoux said.

Mathieu Chalifoux, N.B. Public Health's lead COVID epidemiologist, said the number of COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths this month is 'a reminder of the great cost of not taking this disease seriously.' (Government of New Brunswick/YouTube)

Each recorded case is generating 1.5 cases, he told the briefing.

Two people have also died and 38 people have been hospitalized this month.

Although the province has seen this level of growth before, never in such a sustained manner throughout the entire province.

That's because the highly transmissible delta variant is now the dominant strain, he said.

More than 85 per cent of cases between Sept. 1 and 19 have been delta-related, he said.

Delta is twice as infectious as the original strain and spreads exponentially, said Dow.

In an unvaccinated population, one person with the original strain would infect 27 people within a month, he said. Someone with the delta variant would infect 216 others within the same period.

Dr. Gordon Dow, infectious disease specialist of Horizon Health Network, described COVID-19 vaccines as being like a suit of armour and Public Health guidelines as being like a shield. With a combination of both, people will be protected, he said. (Government of New Brunswick/YouTube)

The respiratory secretions are "a thousand times higher," and it sticks to cells much more easily, Dow said.

It also has a shorter incubation period. It takes only four days for someone with the delta variant to develop symptoms, compared to six days with the original strain.

That means there's less time to contact trace and isolate people, which leads to more rapid spread, he said.

The other "bad news" is that one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is not effective against the delta variant, and it appears more likely to lead to hospitalization and death, said Dow.

People who are unvaccinated are 12 times more likely to get infected and 36 times more likely to go to the hospital, he said.

The "good news," is that two doses work "incredibly well." It is 90 per cent protective against hospitalization and death, he said.

Only about 70 per cent of the province's total population is fully vaccinated, however, which Dow likened to having a suit of armour that only covers 70 percent of your body, and needing a shield to go with it.

"What's the shield? It's Public Health measures."

Until 90 per cent of the total population is double-dosed for "optimal community protection," that combination of defences will keep people protected, he said.

Breakdown of the new cases

Of the 78 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Friday, 59  — or 76 per cent — are not fully vaccinated, Public Health said. It did not say how many of the cases are children under 12 who are too young to be vaccinated or people who can't be vaccinated for medical or other reasons.

Here is a breakdown of the cases:

Moncton region, Zone 1, eight cases:

  • Two people 20-29
  • Three people 30-39
  • Two people 40-49
  • A person 70-79

Three of these cases are under investigation, three are contacts of previously confirmed cases and two are travel-related cases.

Saint John region, Zone 2, six cases

  • A person 19 or under
  • A person 20-29
  • A person 40-49
  • A person 50-59
  • Two people 70-79

Three of these cases are under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Fredericton region, Zone 3, 28 cases:

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

Sixteen of these cases are under investigation and 12 are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

New Brunswick recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 in Zone 1 Friday, six in Zone 2, 28 in Zone 3, 22 in Zone 4, 13 in Zone 5 and one in Zone 7. (CBC)

Edmundston region, Zone 4, 22 cases:

  • 11 people 19 or under
  • Two people 20-29
  • Two people 30-39
  • Four people 40-49
  • Two people 50-59
  • A person 60-69

Thirteen of these cases are under investigation and nine are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Campbellton region, Zone 5, 13 cases:

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

Eight of these cases are under investigation and five are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Miramichi region, Zone 7, one case:

  • A person 70-79

This case is under investigation.

New Brunswick has had 3,707 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 3,081recoveries so far.

A total of 448,802 tests have been conducted to date, including 2,835 on Thursday.

Health network chiefs call the unvaccinated to action

Heads of the province's two health networks say the community and the health system is in dire need of people to get vaccinated so they don't overtax an already burdened system.

Dr. John Dornan, interim president of Horizon Health Network, said the "experiment" of whether the vaccine works is over. And the result is: People with the vaccine are not getting as sick as the people without.

"Folks get that virus and they pass it to their sisters, their mother, their fathers, and their children," he said.

He said the COVID-19 patients require more staffing than other diseases. A person with COVID-19 requires 24/7 monitoring in the ICU, taking resources from other parts of the hospital.

"You come in with a coronavirus and you require special attention and ICU care. Your mother has been waiting for surgery for seven months, has her surgery cancelled because we do not have room in our operating theatres," he said, as an example.

He said the obstetric unit at the Upper River Valley Hospital has been temporarily closed to make room for ICU COVID-19 patients.

"So there's real impact, and mothers that have now to travel to Fredericton to give birth to their babies," he said.

He said people who choose not to get vaccinated need to minimize the harm they cause the community by wearing masks and staying away from other people.

Dr. France Desrosiers, president of Vitalité Health Network, said she's concerned about staff fatigue and high capacity rates at the hospitals.

"The demand is going beyond capacities," she said. "We're already working in a system with great human resource challenges.

Dr. France Desrosiers, president and chief executive officer of Vitalité Health Network, described the 'fragile health system' as an 'elastic' that has been 'stretched beyond repair.' (Government of New Brunswick/YouTube)

"We have to continuously relocate our people … We have closed beds in hospitals that are already overflowing."

She said ambulances have been diverted from one emergency room to another and surgeries have ben cancelled to handle the extra demand of unvaccinated people sick with COVID-19.

She urged people to get vaccinated so the system doesn't collapse.

Confirmed cases in more schools and child-care facilities

Positive cases have been confirmed in 13 schools and several child-care facilities in four different health zones across the province, Public Health announced Friday.

"Public Health is committed to keeping every classroom, teacher and student healthy and safe," Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, said in a statement.

"We know the benefit of keeping children in the classroom goes a long way, and has a positive impact on their overall well-being and social and mental health."

in the Moncton region, Zone 1, a positive case has been confirmed at Shediac Cape School.

A positive case has also been confirmed at Daycare of Memories in Moncton.

In the Saint John region, Zone 2, a positive case has been confirmed at each of the following schools: Hampton Middle School and Kennebecasis Valley High School in Quispamsis.

In the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a positive case or cases have been confirmed at each of the following schools: Townsview School in Woodstock; Keswick Valley Memorial School in Burtts Corner; Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton; and Devon Middle School in Fredericton.

Southern Victoria High School in Perth-Andover, which already has confirmed cases, also has a new case.

A positive case has also been confirmed in each of the following child-care facilities: Woodstock After School Program and Future Footprints Family Centre in Perth-Andover.

In the Edmundston region, Zone 4, positive cases were confirmed at École Mgr. Martin in Saint-Quentin.

A new positive case or cases have been confirmed at each of the following previously impacted schools: École Mgr. Lang in Drummond; Polyvalente Alexandre-J.-Savoie in Saint-Quentin; École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick; and John Caldwell School in Grand Falls.

A positive case was also confirmed at Valley Kids Care in Grand Falls.

In the Bathurst region, Zone 6, a positive case was confirmed at Garderie la Découverte in Tracadie.

People who have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified directly by Public Health or by 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.

No student-to-student transmission stats, yet but COVID hit 36 schools

The province still can't say how many cases of COVID-19 have involved student-to-student transmission, but since classes started less than three weeks ago, there have been confirmed cases of COVID at 36 schools across six of the seven school districts.

"Multiple cases of COVID-19 have been reported at many, if not most, of these schools," Department of Health spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane said in an emailed statement Thursday.

He did not provide the total number, or a breakdown by school.

"Among school cases that have been reviewed, the majority of transmission has occurred outside the school setting," he said, without providing that data.

Last Friday, when Education Minister Dominic Cardy announced updated COVID guidelines for public schools, he told reporters the province had "concerning cases … in terms of the possibility of student-to-student transmission."

The school year has been punctuated by school closures across the province from the start, due to positive cases of COVID-19 and the need to allow for contact-tracing, risk assessments and operational responses. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

"We certainly have a number of worrying cases in different parts of the province that suggest that is happening."

Later that day, Macfarlane confirmed student-to-student transmission had occurred, but said he could not provide any numbers. He did not say whether the transmission had occurred at schools or not.

Four days earlier, Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health, told reporters the province had not yet seen any student-to-student transmission within the school setting.

"Our contact tracing shows that many of these infections occurred because children were in contact with a family member or household member that was not fully vaccinated," she had said.

On Thursday, Macfarlane said the situation is rapidly evolving as the incidence of COVID-19 in New Brunswick continues to increase.

Despite multiple requests from CBC, the province is yet to provide the number of positive COVID-19 cases detected in people under 12 who can't be vaccinated. The province only provides the number of positive cases in the category "19 and under."

The first day of classes was Sept. 8. Since that day, officials have detected 252 cases in children under the age of 19. It's not clear how many of the cases were directly related to school attendance.

'Process takes time'

The department continues to gather information to identify the source of transmission for several cases. "This requires extensive collaboration from multiple partners across government to ensure information is accurate and up to date," he said.

The process to confirm in-school transmission requires "multiple interviews with contact tracers and extensive research to rule out with certainty that transmission did not occur outside the school setting (such as during community events, youth groups or clubs, gatherings of friends and family, etc.)," said Macfarlane. "This process takes time."

The number of schools hit by COVID has almost doubled in a week. Last Friday, the province reported that 20 schools across health zones 1, 3, 4 and 5 had seen about 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

By comparison, the 2020-21 school year saw about 100 cases across 50 schools, in every one of the seven health zones.

"We remain committed to being transparent and families continue to be notified whenever a case or cases are confirmed in schools," said Macfarlane.

"We will also continue to share information and data with the public and media to the greatest extent possible, while meeting our commitments under [Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act] and [Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act], but as previously mentioned that is a process that will take time."

Record schools closed or having at-home learning

Friday brings a record number of schools closed or learning from home.

On Thursday evening, Anglophone West School District Superintendent​ David McTimoney, said there was a case detected at each one of the following schools: Townsview School, Keswick Valley Memorial School, John Caldwell School, Leo Hayes High School and Devon Middle School.

Students from each of those schools are learning from home Friday.

On Friday McTimoney said students of Andover Elementary School, Perth-Andover Middle School, and Southern Victoria High School will continue at-home learning until at least Oct. 4.

"Due to the number of COVID-19 cases at our Perth-Andover schools and our concern for learning to continue safely, we will extend distance learning for all students until next Friday," he said in a letter to parents. "This decision has been made in consultation with Public Health and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development."

At anglophone South School District, Kennebecasis Valley High School and Hampton Middle School are closed.

At Francophone Sud School District, École Sainte-Thérèse in Dieppe and École Saint-Henri in Moncton are also closed due to COVID-19.

Shediac Cape School and Port Elgin Regional School are continuing at-home learning.

In-person Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting cancelled

The in-person Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting, scheduled to be held in Moncton next week, has been cancelled.

It will be held virtually instead.

Premier Blaine Higgs was set to host his fellow Atlantic premiers, starting Monday, but the province issued an advisory Friday afternoon, after Higgs announced the COVID-19 state of emergency is being reinstated, saying it was cancelled.

On Friday night, the council issued its own release saying the two-day event will no longer proceed in-person.

As a result, a news conference with Higgs, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, and Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, slated for Tuesday, has also been called off.

Atlantic COVID roundup

Nova Scotia reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the active caseload to 169.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported 45 new cases, putting its total active cases at 109.

Prince Edward Island reported six new cases and has 39 active cases.

New public exposure notices

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

  • Sept. 21 – Air Canada Flight 8942 – from Toronto to Moncton departed at 7:55 a.m.
  • Sept. 18 – Flair Canada Flight F8137 – from Toronto to Saint John departed at 7:12 a.m.

Public Health has also identified new places where people may have been exposed to the coronavirus over the past two weeks.

Moncton region, Zone 1:

  • Between Sept. 16 and 17 between 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Moncton Hospital emergency department (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2:

  • Sept. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Spuds N Things (677 Main St., Hampton)
  • Sept. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Hampton Your Independent Grocer (454 Main St. Unit 15, Hampton)
  • Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Gahan House Restaurant (87, Prince William St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 15 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – A&W (131 McAllister Dr., Saint John)

Fredericton region, Zone 3:

  • Sept. 19 between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 16 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell Rd., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 16 between 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 15 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Montana's (6 Trinity Dr., Fredericton)

Edmundston region, Zone 4:

  • Sept. 22 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 18 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Alcool NB Liquor (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Kent Building Supplies (88 Powers Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 17 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.– Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 14 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Home Hardware (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 11 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Walmart (4 Jagoe St., Atholville)
  • Sept. 8 between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

Bathurst region, Zone 6:

  • Sept. 21 between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 21 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – UNI Financial Cooperation (1215 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 20 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 19 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 19 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

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

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

  • Sept, 16 – Air Canada Flight 8512 – from Montreal to Bathurst departed at 4:50 p.m.
  • Sept.14 – Air Canada Flight 8502 – from Montreal to Fredericton departed at 1:25 p.m.
  • Sept. 8 – Air Canada Flight 8790 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 7:53 p.m.

Public Health has also identified other places in the province where people may have been exposed to the virus over the past two weeks.

Moncton region, Zone 1

 

  • Sept. 19 between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. – Tandoori Zaika (196 Robinson St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 18 between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. – St. James' Gate (14 Church St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – East Coast Amusements of New Brunswick (377 Killam Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Superior Propane Centre (Rink D) (55 Russ Howard Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Moxies Grill and Bar (10 Wyse St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Costco (140 Granite Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 16 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Moncton Hospital emergency department (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 13, 14, and 15 between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Moncton Hospital post-anesthetic care unit (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 13 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.– Miss Cue (459 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 12 between noon and 2 p.m. – Centennial Park playground (811 St. George Blvd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 11 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. –  A & C Convenience Store laundromat (369 McLaughlin Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Tide and Boar Brewing (1335 Main St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 10 between 9 p.m. and midnight – Daquiri Smokehouse (3 Acadie Rd., Bouctouche)
  • Sept. 10 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pirate de la Mer (10 Industrielle Rd., Bouctouche)
  • Sept. 10 between 1:30 p.m. and midnight – P'tit Pub du Tchè (40 Irving Blvd., Bouctouche)
  • Sept. 10 between 10:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre Emergency Room (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
  • Sept. 10 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – McDonald's (420 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 9 and 10 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Supercuts (45 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 9 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Swiss Chalet (80 Champlain St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 8 between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre Emergency Room (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
  • Sept. 8 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Moncton Golf & Country Club clubhouse (212 Coverdale Rd., Riverview)
  • Sept. 8 between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Supercuts (45 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 8 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – Golf Town (52 Wyse St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 8 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre outpatient clinic (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
  • Sept. 8 and Sept. 7 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. – MacDonald Buick GMC Cadillac (111 Baig Blvd. Moncton)
  • Sept. 7 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. – TH Sports Group, Sports Complex (184 Barker St., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2:

  • Sept. 21 between noon and 3 p.m. – The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home (23 Main St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 18 between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (44 Lower Cove Rd., Sussex)
  • Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Taste and See (609 Main St., Sussex)
  • Sept. 17 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Royal King – Taste of India (165 Union St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 15 between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Wendy's (158 Main St. W, Saint John)
  • Sept. 13 between 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Tim Hortons (131 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 12 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Kennedy Inn Restaurant (218 Water St., Saint Andrews)
  • Sept. 12 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church (488 Main St., Sussex)
  • Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Sea Breeze Restaurant and Patio (49 King St., Saint Andrews)
  • Sept. 11 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Canadian Tire (138 Main St., Sussex)
  • Sept. 9 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Dollarama (286 Main St., Sussex)
  • Sept. 8 between 11 a.m. and noon – Starbucks (15 Depot Ct., Saint John)
  • Sept. 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Starbucks (641 Harding St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 8 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Starbucks (30 Lacey St., Rothesay)
  • Sept. 8 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Dollarama (101 McAllister Dr., Saint John)
  • Sept. 7 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Walmart (450 Westmorland Rd., Saint John)
  • Sept. 7 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Superstore (168 Rothesay Ave., Rothesay)

Fredericton region, Zone 3:

  • Sept. 17 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Jean Coutu (598 Union St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 16 between noon and 2 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 16 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Jean Coutu (598 Union St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 15 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Montana's (6 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 15 between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. – All Aboard Ultramar (318 Main St., Bath)
  • Sept. 15 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 15 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Walmart (125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton)
  • Sept. 15, 16, and 17– Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 14 and 15 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Carl's Dairy Bar (1301 W. Riverside Dr., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 14 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 13, 14, and 15 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Full Body Fitness (800 St. Marys St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 13 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 13 between noon and 6 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Tim Hortons (22 F. Tribe Rd., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 13 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Gorey Auto Repair (9799 Route 105, Beechwood)
  • Sept. 12 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – JP's Restaurant (5295 Route 560, Riviere de Chute)
  • Sept. 12 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Ripples Pentecostal Church (548 Route 670, Ripples)
  • Sept.12 between 10 a.m. and noon and between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Calvary Tabernacle (12 Legion St., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 12 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 10 between 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Acorn Restaurant (10 Route 635, Lake George)
  • Sept. 9 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Jimmy Flynn concert Capital Exhibit Centre (361 Smythe St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 8 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Turning Point Pentecostal Church (2031 Route 3, Harvey)
  • Sept. 8 between noon and 5 p.m. – Kings Landing (5804 Route 102, Prince William)
  • Sept. 7 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Northeast Christian College – Opening Service (128 River St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 7 between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Northeast Christian College – Dinner (128 River St., Fredericton)

Edmundston Region, Zone 4:

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Marché Bonichoix D. Poitras (746 Main St., Saint Leonard)
  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 13 to 19 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – O'Régal Restaurant (8014 Route 17, Kedgwick North)
  • Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (164 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 18 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Hart (180 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Paradis des Bonbons (180 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Marché Bonichoix – J.M. & C. Dugas (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 17 between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-Aout Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 17 between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (44 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – St. Sacrement Catholic Church (188 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Co Opérative de St-Quentin Ltée (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 17 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Résidence Funéraire Valcourt (254 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 17 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Plaso Dent (391 Front Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Between Sept. 13 and 17 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Université de Moncton - Edmundston Campus (165 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Between Sept. 9 and 17 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – OK Tire (5 Mgr Martin Ouest Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept.16 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Auberge Évasion de Rêves (11 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 16 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 16 between 12:35 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 15 between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Co Opérative de St-Quentin Ltée (145 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 15 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – DocBraces (630 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 15 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sep. 14 and 15 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Big John Gym (11 St-Jean Baptiste Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 13, 14, and 15 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Dépanneur McCormick (178 Monseigneur Martin E Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 14 between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Resto Pub Sportif (132 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 14 between 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 14 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (44 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 14 between 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 11 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 11 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Grand Falls Farmers' Market (68 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sept. 10 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Merritt Press (208 Main St., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 9 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 8 and 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – CCNB – Edmundston campus (35, rue du 15 août, Edmundston)
  • Sept. 8 and 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – UMCE Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus  (165 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 8 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Le Grand-Saut (155 Broadway Bd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 8 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Jean Coutu (276 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 8 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. –  A&A Ouellette Entreprise Ltd (1423 Tobique Rd., Drummond)
  • Sept. 8 between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 8 between noon and 12:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 7 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

Campbellton region, Zone 5:

  • Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire (384 Val-d'Amour Rd., Atholville)
  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Salon du Centre (157 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB-Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 16 between 8:30 a.m. and noon – CCNB-Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 14 and 15 – Nailz by Tania (162 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 12 and Sept. 11 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Tim Hortons (75 Roseberry St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 10 between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.  – Tap's Bar (42 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 8 and 9 between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  – Gym Fitness (384 Dover St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 8 and 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  – CCNB – Campbellton (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 7 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.  – Atlantic Superstore (25 Savoie Ave., Atholville)
  • Sept. 7 between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Restigouche Walk-In Clinic (68 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 7 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  – Salon de Coiffure Cheveux Modern Hair (59 Water St., Campbellton)

Bathurst region, Zone 6:

  • Sept. 18 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – House of Lee (315 Main St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Alcool NB Liquor (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Sobeys (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 17 between 6 p.m. and 18 p.m. – Joey's Pub (2050 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 17 between 10:30 a.m. and noon – Atlantic Host (1450 Vanier Blvd., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 16 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Dollarama (930 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 16 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Dollarama (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 16 between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. – Canadian Tire (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 16 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. – Kent Building Supplies (950 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 14 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB-Bathurst Campus (75 Youghall Dr., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 13 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. – CCNB-Bathurst Campus (75 Youghall Dr., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 12 and 13 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canadian Tire (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Cast & Crew (588 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 10 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. – Pur & Simple (930 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 8 between 8 a.m. and noon – CCNB – Bathurst Campus, Main Building (725 Collège Rd., Bathurst) 

Miramichi region, Zone 7:

  • Sept. 11 between noon and 1 p.m. – Fundy Line Restaurant (869 King George Highway, Miramichi)
  • Sept. 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – River Signs (2311 King George Highway, Miramichi)
  • Sept. 8 and 9 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – River Signs (2311 King George Highway, Miramichi)
  • Sept. 9 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Jungle Jim's Restaurant (2441 King George Highway, Miramichi)
  • Sept. 8 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Cali.Co. Café (1 Allan St., Miramichi)

The full list of possible exposures is updated regularly and is available on the government's website.

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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