COVID-19 Coronavirus (Mar. 30, 2020)

- It’s been two-and-a-half weeks since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 Coronavirus a pandemic. Since March 11th, the number of cases internationally has grown by six times to 720,060 with 33,969 deaths globally ( map ). It has now reached 203 countries.
- Here in New Brunswick, as of Monday morning, March 30th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus reached 66, an increase of 15 from the previous day; whereas, the national total of confirmed cases was 6,255 ( Canada ).
- Governments have pledged to help individuals and businesses who’ve been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus’ impact on the economy:
            - Here ( federal_aid ) is information on the Government of Canada’s economic response.
            - The information/application for the NB Workers Emergency Income Benefit, a one-time payout of $900, has been posted here.
- For information on COVID-19 posted by NB Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, visit this website ( NB ). Dr. Russell continues to advise New Brunswickers to stay home, maintain physical distance from others (6’ or 2m apart), and wash hands frequently. For anyone entering New Brunswick, a 14-day period of self-isolation is required. All of this is necessary if we hope to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- The Salisbury School Community is working with Salisbury Helping Hands Food Bank and other community partners to ensure that children and families who normally are recipients of school breakfast and lunch programs continue to have access to food during this pandemic. If you or someone you know needs help, please fill out the electronic form ( click_here ). There are no qualifying questions and your privacy will be respected. Another option is to contact Salisbury Helping Hands at 372-9787 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

We’re all in this together. By #workingtogetherapart, we can get through it.