A case of COVID-19 in the Moncton region/Zone 1 was announced by Public Health on June 23rd (June 23 NB news release). It’s a travel-related case. Infected is an individual between 50-59 who was self-isolating at the time of diagnosis and had not had any close contacts. Meantime, since the last update there were eight more recoveries, leaving 20 active cases in the province, including two in hospital, one of whom is in ICU. Of the confirmed 165 cases to date of the Coronavirus since the pandemic reached New Brunswick, two resulted in death. The province has conducted 40,832 tests.
As for the province's Recovery Plan, the Campbellton zone remains at Phase 2 (Orange), while the rest of New Brunswick is at Phase 3 (Yellow), which allows for the gradual reopening of businesses and activities.
Useful link: The back-to-school plan announced by the education minister (Plan released for return to schools in September 2020).
The Salisbury Village Office at 56 Douglas Street is accessible by appointment only. Contact the Clerk’s Office at 372-3230 to make an appointment to come in if it is a matter where in-person contact is required (for example, purchase of a dog tag or payment of a sewer bill*). Appointments at the Village Office can be made between 8:30 and 4:30, Monday to Friday. When in the Village Office, it is expected that face-coverings be worn if physical distancing of 2m is not possible. There is controlled access to the Office until further notice due to province-wide efforts to limit the community spread of COVID-19. Your understanding and cooperation is very much appreciated.
* There are ways to make a sewer bill payment without coming into the Village Office. Payments can be made by cheque and placed in the drop slot next to the front door of the Village Office; OR it can be sent by mail to Village of Salisbury, 56 Douglas Street, Salisbury, NB, E4J 3E3; OR paid via online banking (CIBC or Credit Union); OR paid through Service New Brunswick online (here is the link: SNB).
It is with great sadness that the Municipal Council and employees of the Village of Salisbury learned of the passing of our former mayor, Ruth Jackson on May 26, 2020.
Ruth was mayor of the village for many years, from 1992 to 2004, after having served as municipal councillor from 1983-1989. An avid volunteer in the community, it is obvious that she devoted her life to the development of her municipality and the well-being of its citizens.
"Her commitment to the citizens of this community will never be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to her family and loved ones during this difficult time,” said Mayor Terry Keating. "I encourage people to share Ruth’s best moments and accomplishments on social media to celebrate her life and achievements.“
Mayor, Council, and Staff of the Village of Salisbury would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of our former Mayor, Councillor, and friend. Ruth was an incredible person and leader who cared deeply about her community and devoted much of her life to public service. Salisbury is a better place because of her love for this community. She will be missed.
UPDATED 4pm, June 8, 2020 > With 24 active cases of the Coronavirus, including nine announced on the afternoon of June 8th, New Brunswick’s Campbellton region (Zone 5) remains at Phase 2 (Orange) of the Province’s Recovery Plan. However, for the rest of the province, June 5th marked another key step in Phase 3 (Yellow).
A further reduction in restrictions includes allowing indoor gatherings in private homes of 10 people or fewer, and outdoor public gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing. As well, religious services with 50 people or fewer, including weddings and funerals, can take place with physical distancing. Elective surgeries will increase. Outdoor visitation will be permitted, limited to two visitors, at long-term care facilities. Low-contact team sports (for example, baseball) are now permitted with conditions. Playgrounds are open (more). Also allowed to open now, with physical distancing and capacity limits, are public swimming pools, waterparks, gyms, and dance studios. All of the specifics can be found in the NB Recovery Plan.
Meantime, the Province is serious about people wearing face-coverings. The latest directives from NB Public Health under the COVID-19 State of Emergency state that people are strongly encouraged to have a mask with them at all times when in a public area so they can put it on if physical distancing of 2m cannot be maintained (June_6_clarification).
Nine new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the June 8th update by NB Public Health. Of the 146 confirmed cases in the province to date, there has been one death and 121 recoveries. Of the 24 active cases, all in Zone 5 (Campbellton region), five are in hospital with none in ICU. There have been 34,400 tests conducted so far.
June 5th "Yellow" Update
The onset of warm weather brings with it the weekend tradition of yard sales. Top of mind for many of us right now is whether or not yard sales are permitted to take place during this unprecedented Coronavirus global pandemic. The short answer to this question is, yes, but with conditions set down by the New Brunswick Government. Here’s what the Emergency Measures Organization has told the Village of Salisbury:
- Yard sales can occur during the current phase of the NB Recovery Plan, but everyone still must follow the Order (ie. State of Emergency directives):
- Landowner must prevent gatherings of more than 10 people, including themselves.
- Yard sale can be outside only.
- Homeowners cannot allow buyers into their homes.
- Buyers and sellers must wear masks if they cannot maintain a 2 metre distance from one another.
- Buyers and sellers are advised to follow disinfection practices and guidelines of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
The May 19th report from the province indicated that there were no new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick -- in fact, there are no active cases at all. Of the confirmed 120 cases of the Coronavirus in the province, all 120 have recovered. To date, there have been 20,791 tests conducted in New Brunswick.
Meantime, the province is in Phase 2 (Orange) of the COVID-19 recovery, which is aimed at the reopening of businesses and activities while working to prevent a resurgence of the spread of the virus. More information on Phase 2 is available online ( here ).