COVID-19: Impact on Yard Sales

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.

Dog Tags - Deadline Extended Until July 31, 2020

(The original version of this article was posted on May 21st)
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The Village of Salisbury has extended the deadline to purchase 2020 Dog Tags without paying a $15 late-fee. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting New Brunswick State of Emergency. The deadline is now July 31st due to the fact that until now there have been very limited options for purchasing dog tags due to closures and the NB Public Health directive for physical distancing to reduce the community spread of the Coronavirus. Until July 31st, Village of Salisbury 2020 Dog Tags will remain only $10 (spayed or neutered) or $30 (not spayed or neutered).

To arrange for purchase of a dog tag:
- either contact the Village Office at 372-3230 and make an appointment to come in; (the Village Office is accessible by appointment only at the present time from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:30)
OR
- leave a message with the Animal Control Officer (at either 378-3627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so arrangements can be made to purchase a dog tag through her.

(NOTE: The original deadline for dog tag purchases without penalty was March 31st. It has since been extended thrice due to the Coronavirus.)

COVID-19: NB Reporting No Cases

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 ).

COVID-19 State of Emergency Extended by NB (May 14, 2020)

The New Brunswick Government has announced another 14-day extension of the State of Emergency, approved by Cabinet and the All-Party Cabinet Committee. This comes amid news of no new cases of COVID-19, leaving the number of confirmed cases in the province at 120, with 118 recoveries, since the onset of the global pandemic. Neither of the two remaining cases in New Brunswick have required hospitalization.

New Brunswickers are urged to remain vigilant in the common fight against the spread of the Coronavirus, including by staying within a two-household bubble; by maintaining 2m of physical distance from others when out, or wearing a face-covering when this is not possible; and by frequent hand-washing.
( NB_press_release )

Salisbury Celebrates Canada Day 2020 - Virtually

   2020 Foxys on the loose

 2020 Craft Challenge

 

2020 Colour Contest FlyerPrintable CopyCanada Day 2020

 

 

Canada Day Pic

Unfortunately, in light of the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Salisbury Celebrates Canada Day event in Highland Park is CANCELLED.

Instead, planning is underway to help celebrate together differently this year, in a way that will allow us to come together virtually to share our pride in being Canadian. We will still celebrate our country’s birthday with “Virtual Canada Day Celebrations.”

More details to come!

NB Enters Next Phase of Coronavirus Recovery

Announced by Premier Blaine Higgs on May 8th, New Brunswick's COVID-19 recovery plan has transitioned to Phase 2. This means businesses and activities can carefully reopen, ie. with conditions (physical distancing, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, retail stores and restaurants; as well as daycares, offices, libraries, museums, zoos, campgrounds, and ATV trails. As well, elective surgeries can start taking place again and non-emergency health services, including dentists and physiotherapists, can reopen. Outdoor public gatherings, with physical distancing, of 10 or fewer people are now permitted. Also permitted are indoor public gatherings, again, with physical distancing, of 10 or fewer people for in-person religious services, weddings and funerals. Face masks will be required to be worn in public if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, says it is expected that New Brunswickers will continue to limit close contact to those only within their two-household bubble. ( Full_NB_press_release )

Meantime, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick on May 8th, putting the total number of confirmed cases in the province at 120 since the outbreak began, only two of which remain active cases. The province has conducted 17,029 tests to date.

No New Cases of COVID-19; State of Emergency Extended

On May 7th, with the number of cases of the Coronavirus in New Brunswick at 120, including 118 recoveries, the provincial government announced that the State of Emergency due to the global pandemic has been formally extended for another 14 days. Some parts of the emergency order have been clarified to ensure that residents and business owners understand what they can and cannot do; for example, restaurants offering take-out must ensure physical distancing of customers who are on the premises waiting for their food, and that property owners must take steps to prevent gatherings.

According to the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, police have been receiving hundreds of calls weekly from people concerned about violations of the order. While most situations are resolved through education, there have been 99 tickets issued with fines ranging from $292.50 to $10,200. Anyone with questions, comments or concerns regarding compliance with the State of Emergency can call 1-844-462-8387 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Meantime, this being National Mental Health Week, the provincial government is encouraging New Brunswickers to take care of their emotional health during this challenging time and, if necessary, do not hesitate to reach out for help. Talking with one another and maintaining connections is so important. ( press_release )

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