Kings Landing plans reopening for June as government moves into next phase of recovery
No new cases of COVID-19 in N.B. on Saturday
Kings Landing, a historical settlement and popular tourist site outside Fredericton, announced it will unlock its gates to the public in early June, following the government's decision to allow museums to reopen.
On Friday, the province announced that it will move into the next phase of its COVID-19 recovery plan.
Phase 2 allows businesses, museums, campgrounds and other operations to reopen if they're able to comply with physical distancing rules.
Kings Landing is set to open June 13, around the time it typically opens every year.
CEO Mary Baruth said the museum may hold a "soft" opening on June 10 to allow people to walk around the site.
"We understand that people want to get out and just walk," Baruth said.
Kings Landing will be enforcing several protocols for visitors to follow when it opens.
Visitors should wear a mask inside the buildings, but are free to take it off once they're outside, Baruth said.
"As long as they keep the physical distance between each other, they'll be able to go out and breathe the fresh air and smell the horses and enjoy themselves at Kings Landing."
The historical settlement is also installing hands-free sinks and sanitizer stations.
Kings Head Inn Restaurant will set take-out orders on a table six feet away from customers, to minimize contact.
No new cases
Public Health recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a news release from the Government of New Brunswick.
There are two active cases in New Brunswick, none in hospital. One case is related to travel and the other remains under investigation.
As of today, 17,426 tests have been conducted and 118 people have recovered.
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home. People concerned they might have COVID-19 can take a self-assessment on the government website. People with two of those symptoms are asked to:
Immediately call Tele-Care 811 or their doctor
Describe symptoms and travel history.