COVID-19: First Phase of Path to Green (June 15, 2021)
At midnight, New Brunswick will enter the first phase of its "Path to Green" in the Province's coronavirus recovery plan. As of June 15th, 75.1 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers over the age of 12 had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which was the condition to unlocking this first phase. It will include a loosening of (but not entirely lifting) restrictions regarding indoor and outdoor gatherings, as well as relaxing border crossing rules for people entering New Brunswick from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and designated bordering regions of Quebec (Avignon and Témiscouata) and Nova Scotia (Cumberland County). Full details HERE.
The second phase of the Path to Green will be activated once 20 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 65 and older receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Meantime, Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday -- two in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and one in Zone 6 (Bathurst region). The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick since the onset of the pandemic last year is 2,302 with 2,171 recoveries to date. There have been 45 deaths. The number of active cases is 85 including eight patients in hospital, three of whom are in intensive care. As of June 14th, 1,118 tests were conducted for a total of 352,506.