NB State of Emergency Extended (Apr. 3, 2020)

Infection numbers for COVID-19 in Canada and New Brunswick continue to climb ( the_latest ), prompting this reminder to adhere to direction provided by government, including by New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health ( Coronavirus_Page ).

Meantime, the State of Emergency declaration issued by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on March 19th has been extended for another 14 days with the approval of the all-party cabinet committee on COVID-19 and the cabinet. The provincial government has revised the mandatory order under the Emergency Measures Act. The new sections include:
- campgrounds being prohibited from admitting patrons for a two-week period;
- landowners/occupiers are now responsible to take all reasonable steps to prevent gatherings;
- no open fires until May 1st;
- some adjustments have been made at border control points with regards to work/family/necessities;
- and physical distancing of 2m applies to -everyone-, except household members or as needed for work.
The latest version of the State of Emergency declaration is available online ( State_of_Emergency ).