New Brunswick

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 5 new deaths, death toll now highest of the Atlantic provinces

Five more New Brunswickers have died from COVID-19, Public Health reported Wednesday. That pushes the total number of COVID-related deaths to 24 in the past eight days and 99 since the pandemic began.

69 new cases reported and 55 people in hospital, including two age 19 or under

Premier Blaine Higgs urges people to keep following COVID-19 measures as cases continue to decline across the province. (Government of New Brunswick/YouTube)

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  • Cases rise in Dalhousie nursing home, other homes 'getting better'
  • Children will need reformulated vaccines, doctor says
  • Medical groups urge vaccination for pregnant people
  • Impact on paramedics
  • New cases in 3 schools
  • Remembrance Day at qplex cancelled
  • Saint John Santa Claus parades cancelled
  • Atlantic COVID roundup
  • New public exposure notices
  • Previous exposure notices

Five more New Brunswickers have died from COVID-19, Public Health reported Wednesday. That pushes the total number of COVID-related deaths to 24 in the past eight days and 99 since the pandemic began.

Cumulative deaths from COVID-19 have now exceeded those in the other three Atlantic provinces.

Nova Scotia, which once dwarfed New Brunswick for fatalities, had no new deaths Wednesday and a total of 98.

Newfoundland and Labrador have recorded 15 deaths, while Prince Edward Island has had none.

Three people in their 60s – one in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, and two in the Bathurst region, Zone 6 – a person in their 80s in the Campbellton region, Zone 5, and a person 90 or over in the Moncton region, Zone 1, have died "as a result of COVID-19."

"My thoughts are with the family and friends who are mourning their loved ones," Premier Blaine Higgs said in a statement.

"We can see that the measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are having an impact as the number of active cases continues to decline. We all need to keep doing our part to ensure this trend continues."

This graph illustrating the cumulative COVID-19 deaths in New Brunswick in blue versus those in Nova Scotia in red shows how fast the gap has been closing in recent weeks. (COVID-19 Tracker Canada)

Public Health reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 and 77 recoveries, putting the active case count at 761.

Fifty-five people are hospitalized because of the virus, including two people 19 or under.

Sixteen people are in intensive care. Of those, 14 are unvaccinated, one is partially vaccinated, and the other is fully vaccinated.

A total of 82.9 per cent of New Brunswickers age 12 and older are fully vaccinated, up from 82.7 on Tuesday, and 91.8 per cent have received their first dose, up from 91.7.

The province's goal is to have at least 90 per cent of the total population — not just eligible population — fully vaccinated.

According to CBC's vaccine tracker, 72.7 per cent of the total population is double-dosed and 80.7 per cent have received one shot.

Of the new cases, 35 – or 51 per cent – are unvaccinated, four – or six per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 30 – or 43 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

The new cases are spread across six of the seven health zones.

Eighteen of the cases involve people age 19 or under. Twelve of them are under 10 and too young to be vaccinated, daily testing data on the COVID-19 dashboard reveals.

The origin of all but one case remains under investigation. The cases of unknown origin have now reached a record high of 2,235.

Close contacts have accounted for 3,039 of New Brunswick's cases, 608 have been travel-related and 83 have been deemed community transmission.

Here is the breakdown:

Moncton region, Zone 1, 13 cases:

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

All cases are under investigation.

Saint John region, Zone 2, 10 cases:

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

All cases are under investigation.

Fredericton region, Zone 3, 17 cases:

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

Sixteen cases are under investigation and the other is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick decreased to 761 on Wednesday from 774. (CBC)

Edmundston region, Zone 4, 11 cases:

  • Two people 19 or under
  • A person 30-39
  • Four people 60-69
  • Two people 70-79
  • Two people 80-89

All cases are under investigation.

Campbellton region, Zone 5, 17 cases:

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

All cases are under investigation.

Miramichi region, Zone 7, one case:

  • A person 19 or under

The case is under investigation.

New Brunswick has had 5,965 confirmed cases of COVID since the start of the pandemic, with 5,104 recoveries so far.

A total of 511,309 lab tests have been conducted to date, including 2,000 on Tuesday.

On Tuesday 10,065 free rapid-test kits were distributed across the province, Public Health said.

Outbreaks in 11 'vulnerable settings'

Members of the provincial rapid outbreak management team, also known as PROMT, are dealing with active outbreaks in 11 "vulnerable settings," including nursing homes, long-term care facilities and rooming houses, as of Wednesday, said Public Health.

PROMT is also onsite at 12 other locations, "providing various levels of assistance depending on the requirements of each location."

The outbreak locations include:

  • Drew Nursing Home in Sackville (Zone 1)
  • Woodstone Residence in Moncton (Zone 1)
  • House of Nazareth in Moncton (Zone 1)
  • Résidence du Marais in Dieppe (Zone 1)
  • Manoir Saint-Jean Baptiste in Bouctouche (Zone 1)
  • The Crossing in Saint John (Zone 2)
  • Maison du Bonheur in Edmundston (Zone 4)
  • Foyer la Renaissance in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska (Zone 4)
  • Agence Résidentielle Restigouche in Campbellton (Zone 5)
  • Dalhousie Nursing Home (Villa Renaissance) in Dalhousie (Zone 5)
  • Losier Hall in Miramichi (Zone 7)

The number of cases at each facility was not provided, but on Tuesday, the Department of Health told CBC there were 12 active outbreaks at vulnerable settings which had a combined total of 18 deaths and 153 positive cases.

A recent outbreak at Grand Falls Manor in Grand Falls (Zone 4) has now officially been declared, according to a news release.

An outbreak at a nursing home, adult residential facility or other communal living setting is defined as two or more residents or staff with a lab-confirmed diagnosis, where transmission within the facility cannot be ruled out, department spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane had said.

Testing at these facilities is "continuous" and is conducted on a rotational basis, based on direction from regional medical officers of health, he said.

The other 12 locations where PROMT is activated include:

  • Southeast Regional Correctional Centre in Shediac (Zone 1)
  • Jordan Life Care Centre in Salisbury (Zone 1)
  • B&B Balanced Wellness Centre in Moncton (Zone 1)
  • T.J. Maillet Residences in Cocagne (Zone 1)
  • Community Residential Living Board in Woodstock (Zone 3)
  • Madawaska Regional Correctional Centre in Saint-Hilaire (Zone 4)
  • Villa Cayouette in Saint-Quentin (Zone 4)
  • Au petit domaine de L'Assomption in Saint-Quentin (Zone 4)
  • Foyer Ste-Élizabeth in Baker Brook (Zone 4)
  • Foyer Notre-Dame de Saint-Léonard in Saint-Léonard (Zone 4)
  • Résidence 4 Saisons in Balmoral (Zone 5)
  • Royal Residence in Bathurst (Zone 6)

Cases rise in Dalhousie nursing home, other homes 'getting better'

The number of COVID-19 infections at the Villa Renaissance in Dalhousie has increased from nine to 17, including one employee.

The remaining seven cases were detected in residents.

Michael Keating of the New Brunswick Nursing Home Association said cases continue to rise in the nursing home. There have been five deaths in Villa Renaissance.

He said the first case was brought in through an employee, who could have been asymptomatic for a number of days.

Villa Renaissance in Dalhousie has eight new cases Wednesday, according to Michael Keating of the New Brunswick Nursing Home Association. (Michel Nogue/Radio Canada)

In an interview with Information Morning Moncton, Keating said more stringent measures are needed to protect against COVID-19.

"Are we going to allow ourselves to continue to let our people die?" he said. "We have to have stricter measures. It's as simple as that ... we need to protect these people."

He said some employees have brought trailers into the nursing home parking lot and have been living there to provide services around the clock. There have been other resources sent through the province as well, he said.

"The administrator has informed me that there is not a staffing issue at this time, as people have stepped up to come in and help them," he said.

Michael Keating of the New Brunswick Nursing Home Association says he expects the outbreak at Drew Nursing Home to be declared over Wednesday or Thursday. (Shane Magee/CBC)

The outbreak at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville, where 31 people have been infected, should be declared over on Wednesday or Thursday. Eight people have died at the Drew Nursing Home, he said.

Losier Hall in Miramichi, where there have been 15 infections and two deaths, seems to be showing progress, he said.

"They seem to be managing quite well at this stage," Keating said.

Children will need reformulated vaccines, doctor says

A pediatric infectious disease expert says once children under 12 are approved to receive the vaccine, it will need to be reformulated for them.

Dr. Karina Top, an associate professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University and a pediatric infectious disease physician at the IWK in Halifax, said the dose needed for children should be a third of what is given to people 12 and older.

Since the vaccine is already given in a small volume, just under half a millilitre, "it will require repackaging these vaccines into a pediatric size or a child-sized dose with separate labelling," she told Information Morning Saint John.

Top said if the amount of liquid is less than half a millilitre, it would be difficult to administer.

Dr. Karina Top is an associate professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University, and a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the IWK Health Centre. She speaks with host Julia Wright about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids from age 5-11, as Pfizer has asked Health Canada to approve it for kids that age group. 10:42

Pfizer has asked Health Canada to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for five- to 11-year-old children in early October.

In September, Pfizer released results of early trials in which the vaccine was shown to cause as good an immune response in five- to 11-year-olds at that lower dose as it does in people age 16 to 25, Top said.

Pfizer also said it was well tolerated and safe in that younger age group.

That's essentially all the information the public has, Top said, but Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization will be receiving all of the data from that trial.

"They'll be looking at all of that very carefully in making their decisions around whether to recommend the vaccine and approve the vaccine [for that age group]," she said.

Medical groups urge vaccination for pregnant people

The New Brunswick Medical Society and Perinatal NB are urging pregnant people and those who are breastfeeding to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, the medical organizations say pregnant people are four times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract COVID-19.

In addition, 40 per cent of those hospitalized due to COVID-19 during pregnancy are admitted to an intensive care unit, says the statement, which is signed by Dr. Mark MacMillan, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society, and Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck, medical director of Perinatal NB.

COVID-19 can also increase the risk of premature birth, low birth weight and stillbirth, according to the statement.

COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for all people age 12 and older, including those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant, or who may become pregnant in the future.

A recent study of more than 35,000 pregnant people following vaccination identified "no safety concerns," and "there is no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems," MacMillan and Murphy-Kaulbeck note.

Vaccination is "the safest, most effective way of protecting yourself, your unborn child, your family and loved ones, and your community," they say.

Impact on paramedics

About 0.6 per cent of Ambulance New Brunswick's paramedics are off work because they have COVID-19, while another 0.8 per cent are in self-isolation due to potential COVID-19 exposures, says Medavie Health Services New Brunswick.

The province has about 800 paramedics, so that works out to roughly five confirmed cases and six who have been identified as close contacts of positive cases.

Asked whether this has resulted in any gaps in service and whether it's particularly acute in any areas of the province, Medavie spokesperson Christianna Williston said "any paramedic absences anywhere within the system can affect normal operations."

But Medavie makes every effort to have other paramedics cover their shifts.

The dynamic deployment system also helps to ensure coverage where needed, she said. "The system is made to adapt quickly to various scenarios and ambulances are continuously being repositioned as needed to mitigate risks and ensure areas remain covered."

New cases in 3 schools

Seven positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in three schools, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.

They include École Champlain and Mountain View School in the Moncton region, Zone 1, and Le Galion des Appalaches in the Campbellton region, Zone 5.

There are 50 schools across the province currently "impacted."

A total of 363 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at 103 schools since the school year began on Sept. 7.

Remembrance Day at qplex cancelled

The Remembrance Day ceremony at the qplex in Quispamsis has been cancelled again this year, the Kennebecasis Legion Branch 058 announced on Facebook.

There will be a smaller ceremony in the legion parking lot at 61 Marr Road in Rothesay instead.

"All Veterans are encouraged to attend," it said. But otherwise, it's invited guests only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Saint John Santa Claus parades cancelled

The Saint John Santa Claus Parade and the Lancaster Santa Claus Parade have both been cancelled again this year.

"We understand the disappointment that you will have to not have this annual tradition to mark the Christmas Season, however we must always act on the side of safety," the organizing committees posted on Facebook.

The businesses and community organizations are subject to many COVID-19 restrictions and don't have enough volunteers to build floats or be part of the parades, it said.

As of Oct. 15, the Saint John parade had received only four entries.

"We will bring the parade back in 2022 bigger and better and it will give us something to focus on that will give us hope during this pandemic."

Atlantic COVID roundup

Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 165. Sixteen people are now in hospital with the virus, including five in intensive care.

Newfoundland and Labrador announced nine new cases and has 46 active cases. Five people are in hospital, two of them in critical care.

Prince Edward Island has no new cases and had seven active cases as of Tuesday. 

New public exposure notices

The following are the new public exposures released by Public Health on Wednesday.

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 18 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Dieppe Aquatic and Sports Centre (111 Aquatique St., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Slapshots Family Sports Restaurant & Grill (55 Russ Howard Dr., Moncton)

Edmundston region, Zone 4

  • Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Familiprix (131 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Saint André Recreation Centre (455 Route 255, Saint André)
  • Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (577 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Dollarama (787 Victoria St., Edmundston)

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 and now clearly separates new exposure notices from previously reported exposure notices.

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

  • Oct. 14 – Air Canada Flight  8786 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 8:28 a.m.

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

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Moncton Hospital Emergency Room waiting room (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
  • Oct. 15 from noon to 12:30 p.m. – Boutique Recycl'Art and Antiques (149 John St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Bistro Le Chat Bleu (342 Route 940, Baie-Verte)
  • Between Oct. 10 and 14 – Headquarters Campground, Fundy National Park (11 Headquarters Campground Rd., Fundy National Park)
  • Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (1840 Main St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 13 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Wise Guyz Pub (176 Robinson St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 13 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (89 Trinity Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – George Dumont Hospital, Diagnostic Imaging Department (330 Université Ave., Moncton)
  • Oct. 13 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Spirit Halloween (169 Trinity Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Gusto Italian Grill & Bar (130 Westmorland St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tim Hortons (10 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
  • Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tim Hortons (10 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
  • Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pregnancy & Wellness Centre of Moncton (27 John St., Moncton)
  • Oct. 7 between 9 a.m. and noon – Service New Brunswick, waiting room (766 Main St., Moncton)
  • 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)

Saint John region, Zone 2

  • Oct. 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (212 McAllister Dr., Saint John)
  • Oct. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Brenan's Paradise Row
  • ​Funeral Home (111 Paradise Row, Saint John)
  • Oct. 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (175 Hampton Rd., Quispamsis)
  • Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – St. Louis Bar & Grill (175 Hampton Rd., Quispamsis)
  • Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub (112 Prince William St., Saint John)
  • Oct. 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Thandi (33 Canterbury St., Saint John)
  • Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Kingston Farmer's Market (4 Market Ln., Kingston)
  • Oct. 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – The Barrel's Head Gastropub (141 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)
  • Oct. 9 between 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. – Drew & Jen's No Frills (621 Fairville Blvd., Saint John)
  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (2 King St., St. Stephen)
  • 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. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Herring Cove Pharmacy (924 Route 774, Welshpool)
  • 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. 5 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Campobello Island Health Centre (640 Route 774, Welshpool)
  • 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)

Fredericton region, Zone 3

  • Oct. 14 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Canadian Tire (388 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Between Oct. 13 and 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Fredericton Inn (1315 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 13 from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Cazza Petite (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Regent Mall (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – HomeSense (18 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 13 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canadian Tire (388 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon – Home Hardware (115 Drummond St., Perth)
  • Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon – BMR Besthome Hardware & Building Supplies (319 Centreville Rd., Florenceville-Bristol)
  • Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon – Davesports (398 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Oct. 12 between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  – Canadian Tire (388 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Oct. 10 between noon and 5 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 10 between 9 a.m. and noon – HopeCity (429 Clements Dr., 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 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – PJ's Wings and Things (38 Main St., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 6 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – York County Cider (38 Main St., Fredericton)
  • 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)Oct. 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 5 p.m. – Speedway 104 Mower races (7399 Route 104, Windsor)
  • 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. 2-3 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – Quality Inn and Suites Amsterdam (559 Bishop Dr., Fredericton)

Edmundston region, Zone 4

  • Oct. 16 from 8:45 a.m to 10 a.m.  – Edmundston Regional Hospital Emergency Room waiting room (275 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – IGA extra Supermarché Donat Thériault (580 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Grand Falls Big Stop (121 Route 255, Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon – IGA extra Supermarché Donat Thériault (580 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 13, 14, and 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Roger C. Ouellette (9 Godreau St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Familiprix (131 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (577 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Dollarama (15 Mowin St., Madawaska Maliseet First Nation)
  • Oct. 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Foodland (535 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Loune's Lounge (475 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 13 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Dollarama (787 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – IGA extra Supermarché Donat Thériault (580 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Canadian Tire (590 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 13 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – Grand Falls General Hospital, Outpatient Waiting Room (625 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. – Dejeuner AM Breakfast (1791 Main St., Madawaska Maliseet First Nation)
  • Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – BMO (291 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon – Toner Home Hardware (445 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. – Dejeuner AM Breakfast (1791 Main St., Madawaska Maliseet First Nation)
  • Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (160 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Clinic Physio Logic (182 High St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Regional Hospital of Edmundston, emergency department (275 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 12 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Casse Croute Caro (180 Hebert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Foodland (535 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 11 from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – IGA extra Supermarché Donat Thériault (580 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 10 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 10 from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church (30 37e Ave., Edmundston)
  • Oct. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Church of St. Anne (99 Main St., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)
  • Oct. 9 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • 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. 9 from 6 a.m. to 7: 45 a.m. – Ultramar (555 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 8 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Ultramar (555 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • 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. 7 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Ultramar (555 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 3 to Oct. 7 – Rodeway Inn (10039 Route 144, Grand Falls)
  • 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 from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Sports Experts (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Oct. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Provincial Court, Carrefour Assomption (121 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • 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 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. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Foodland (535 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • 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 p.m. – St. George Church (226 St. Georges Rd., Grand Falls)

Campbellton region, Zone 5

  • Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon – Le Grenier (312 Val d'Amour Rd., Atholville)
  • Oct. 15 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Le Grenier (312 Val d'Amour Rd., Atholville)
  • Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Naturiste (312 Val d'Amour Rd., Atholville)
  • Oct. 13 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Kent Building Supplies (15 Savoie Ave., Atholville)
  • Oct. 12 and 13 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. – J.A. Epicerie 2000 Inc. (339 Main St., Eel River Crossing)
  • Oct. 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Boutique Daze (312 Val-D'Amour Rd., Atholville)
  • Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Kent Building Supplies (15 Savoie Ave., Atholville)
  • Oct. 6-8 – Clinique Vétérinaire Lépine (148 Notre Dame St., Atholville)
  • Oct. 7 between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Campbellton Regional Hospital, emergency department (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)
  • Oct. 6 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Brasserie 1026 Bar & Grill (157 Water St., Campbellton)
  • Between Oct. 5 and 6 between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. – Campbellton Regional Hospital, emergency department (189 Lily Lake Rd., 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)

Bathurst region, Zone 6

  • Oct. 8 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Oct. 8 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – House of Lee (315 Main St., Bathurst)
  • Oct. 8 between 9:50 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – Marshalls (700 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • 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 Blvd. 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)

Miramichi region, Zone 7

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

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.

With files from Information Morning Moncton, Information Morning Saint John and Jacques Poitras

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