N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Another death, 71 new cases, bubble rules clarified – CBC.ca

New Brunswick reported another COVID-related death and 71 new cases Wednesday, and clarified the bubble rules for Thanksgiving weekend as well as the two-week circuit breaker for parts of the province.

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New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said Public Safety officers enforcing the Thanksgiving rules will be on the lookout for any households with numerous vehicles parked outside. (Jon Collicott/CBC)

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New Brunswick reported another COVID-related death and 71 new cases Wednesday, and clarified the bubble rules for Thanksgiving weekend as well as the two-week circuit breaker for parts of the province.

A person in their 90s in the Moncton region Zone 1, has died “as a result of COVID-19,” according to a news release. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 14 in less than a week and 70 since the pandemic began.

There are 51 people hospitalized because of the virus, one more than Tuesday, with 25 of them in intensive care, an increase of two. No one under the age of 19 is hospitalized.

“Our situation here in New Brunswick remains serious and that is why we have had to take additional steps to curb the spread and reduce hospitalizations,” Premier Blaine Higgs said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Higgs announced several measures aimed at limiting the spread of the virus and preventing further hospitalizations.

Among them, all New Brunswickers must limit their private Thanksgiving weekend gatherings to their single households, both indoors and outdoors, starting Friday at 6 p.m. until Monday at 11:59 p.m.

On Wednesday night, the Department of Health clarified that New Brunswickers who live alone can bubble with another household during the holiday weekend.

“While we encourage people to remain within a single household bubble, we recognize the needs of individuals who live alone or who require support,” spokesperson Gail Harding said in an emailed statement. “Human connection is important to help cope, especially during these challenging times.

“If your household is the regular support for an individual who lives alone, please continue to do so. We only ask that you keep it exclusive to one other household. In turn, that household agrees to only pair up with one individual, as well. By keeping our contacts constant, we can still be connected without increasing the risk.”

Asked to further clarify whether this applies to people who aren’t elderly and don’t have any medical issues they require help with, but just want to share the holiday with others, Harding confirmed that is correct.

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Thanksgiving ‘circuit breaker’ restrictions a disappointment to some New Brunswickers

New COVID-19 restrictions prohibit families from gathering with people from other households, driving some to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in restaurants instead of homes. 2:16

On Tuesday, the province said a single household only includes individuals living together, caregivers for any member of the household, and any parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild living outside the household who requires supports.

An updated definition on a new circuit breaker website launched Wednesday afternoon doesn’t mention the clarification for people who live alone and don’t require support.

“A single household includes individuals living together,” the website states.

“It can be extended to include caregivers for any of those people, plus any parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild of those people who requires support, plus any one additional person who lives alone at another address who requires support.”

People can still get together for Thanksgiving at restaurants and other businesses, services and events that check for proof of vaccination. Children under 12 accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult will be admitted.

Travel outside the province is also permitted.

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The areas affected by the circuit breaker scheduled to begin Friday at 6 p.m. are Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent; the northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol; and all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region). (Government of New Brunswick)

Whether students studying out of province can return home for the holiday weekend depends on the address listed on their government-issued identification, such as a driver’s licence or Medicare card, said Harding.

They may return home only if their ID records the household they’re coming to as their primary address, she said.

The bubble extension for people who live alone also applies to those in the COVID-19 “hot zones” subject to a two-week circuit breaker. This includes the Moncton region, as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent; Zone 3 in the Upper St. John River Valley north of and including Florenceville-Bristol; and all of Zone 4, the Edmundston region.

In addition to the two-week limit on gatherings, non-essential travel in and out of these areas is restricted, except for those who must travel for essential reasons, including work, health services, child custody, childcare or post-secondary education, or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required.

All businesses can remain open, but must follow the mandatory order measures.

Household gatherings a ‘major source’ of infections, says Higgs

Premier Blaine Higgs says the province decided to limit Thanksgiving weekend gatherings across New Brunswick to single households because household gatherings have been a “major source” of COVID-19 infections.

“Everyone gets together, some are vaccinated, some aren’t. And then everyone walks out as a transmitter.”

Asked why the province didn’t place a ban on unvaccinated gatherings only, Higgs said a blanket ban will make enforcement easier. 

“The fact is, 90 per cent would follow [the rules] but 10 per cent will throw caution to the wind,” he told CBC’s Information Morning Fredericton Wednesday.

Public Safety officers will conduct checks throughout the province, with a focus on the circuit breaker areas, including random road checks, said Higgs.

“You can expect checkpoints but it’s not going to be like a blockade on the road,” he said. “We are relying on people to help us get over the hump here. It’s not going to be done through enforcement.”

Public Safety spokesperson Coreen Enos said officers will monitor compliance with the additional holiday measures as well as the mandatory order.

“They will take action when required,” she said in an emailed statement, without elaborating.

Doctors support limits

New Brunswick’s doctors support the province’s decision to limit Thanksgiving celebrations to single households and the two-week “circuit breaker” for the areas deemed COVID-19 “hot zones” to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health-care system.

“These are difficult steps to take that are undoubtedly frustrating and disheartening for all New Brunswickers,” Dr. Mark MacMillan, the new president of the New Brunswick Medical Societyy, said in a statement Wednesday. “However, physicians strongly believe that these are necessary steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent further strain on our health system.”

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Dr. Mark MacMillan, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society, says doctors have a responsibility to protect the population, especially unvaccinated children and people who are immunocompromised. (New Brunswick Medical Society )

The health-care system doesn’t have the human resources or hospital space to take on the growing surge of patients without drastically reducing services elsewhere, said MacMillan, who was installed as president last weekend.

The medical society continues to urge people to “do their part to curb the spread of COVID-19” and get fully vaccinated if they haven’t already done so.

“It is our best protection against the virus,” said MacMillan. “When combined with masking in public spaces, good hygiene, and other Public Health measures, vaccines can dramatically slow the spread of the virus.”

775 active cases

The 71 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Wednesday are spread across all seven of the health zones and put the province’s total active case count at 775.

Of the new cases, 50 – or 70.4 per cent – are unvaccinated, seven – or 9.9 per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 14 – or 19.7 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

Here is a breakdown of the new cases:

Moncton region, Zone 1, 10 cases:

  • A person 19 or under
  • Five people 30 to 39
  • Two people 40 to 49
  • A person 50 to 59
  • A person 60 to 69

Five of these cases are under investigation and five are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Saint John region, Zone 2, seven cases:

  • A person 19 or under
  • A person 20 to 29
  • A person 30 to 39
  • Three people 60 to 69
  • A person 80 to 89

One case is under investigation, three cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, and the other three cases are travel-related.

Fredericton region, Zone 3, 21 cases:

  • Five people 19 or under
  • Five people 20 to 29
  • Two people 30 to 39
  • Two people 40 to 49
  • Two people 50 to 59
  • Four people 60 to 69
  • A person 70 to 79

Nineteen cases are under investigation, and the other two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Edmundston region, Zone 4, 15 cases:

  • Six people 19 or under
  • Five people 20 to 29
  • A person 30 to 39
  • A person 40 to 49
  • A person 50 to 59
  • A person 70 to 79

Thirteen of these cases are under investigation, and the other two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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The 71 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Wednesday and 77 recoveries put the province’s total active case count at 775. (CBC)

Campbellton region, Zone 5, five cases:

  • Two people 20 to 29
  • A person 40 to 49
  • A person 60 to 69
  • A person 70 to 79

All five of these cases are under investigation.

Bathurst region, Zone 6, 12 cases:

  • Five people 19 or under
  • Two people 20 to 29
  • A person 40 to 49
  • Three people 50 to 59
  • A person 60 to 69

Five of these cases are under investigation, five cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, and two are travel-related.

Miramichi region, Zone 7, one case:

  • A person 40 to 49

This case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

New Brunswick has had 4,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 3,895 recoveries so far.

A total of 479,392 tests have been conducted to date.

Vaccination rate by health zone

A total of 80.9 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 or older are fully vaccinated, up from 80.7 per cent on Tuesday, while 89.9 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine, up from 89.7.

The goal is to have at least 90 per cent of the total population double dosed.

Here is the vaccination rate by region, as of Wednesday, according to figures provided to CBC by the Department of Health.

Region Eligible population fully vaccinated
1 80.4%
2 79.3%
3 75.3%
4 73.7%
5 77%
6 77.8%
7 82.5%

Vaccines necessary for travel

All Canadians aged 12 or older must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 30 to travel by plane, train or marine vessel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

All federal public servants must either get their shots by month’s end or be forced into an unpaid leave of absence, he said.

To qualify as a “fully vaccinated traveller,” a person must have received a full series of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine — a combination of approved shots is also acceptable — with the last dose having been administered at least 14 days prior to the day of travel.

There will be a “short transition phase,” allowing travellers to show a negative COVID-19 molecular test result instead of proof of vaccination, until Nov. 30.

“These travel measures, along with mandatory vaccination for federal employees, are some of the strongest in the world because when it comes to keeping you and your family safe, when it comes to avoiding lockdowns for everyone, this is no time for half measures,” Trudeau said.

“If you’ve done the right thing and gotten vaccinated, you deserve the freedom to be safe from COVID. To have your kids be safe from COVID. To get back to the things you love.”

The plan comes as public health authorities are urging vaccine holdouts to get their shots to curb a deadly fourth wave being driven by the highly transmissible delta variant in some provinces.

Outbreak at psychiatric hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the province’s only dedicated mental health hospital, says the Department of Health.

The outbreak at the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton is affecting its operation, including the forensic psychiatry assessment unit, said department spokesperson Gail Harding.

“Vitalité Health Network is working closely with Justice and Public Safety to manage the situation,” she said in an emailed statement, without elaborating on what steps are being taken.

The unit is the only place in the province where accused are sent for a 30-day psychiatric assessment to determine their fitness to stand trial and whether they are criminally responsible. Fifteen-day assessments can be done in jail.

Harding did not reveal how many cases have been confirmed at the hospital or say whether they involve patients or staff.

“Public Health has a duty to protect each individual’s rights to privacy and cannot provide further breakdown which could lead to the re-identification of individuals or a group of individuals in a constant effort to avoid stigmatization or blame,” she said.

Restigouche has 140 beds, according to Vitalité’s website.

In addition to forensic psychiatry, the hospital provides specialized medium- and long-term psychiatric rehabilitation services, consultation and stabilization for those suffering from complex psychiatric problems or related illnesses, and care for those who are not fit to stand trial or have been found not criminally responsible because of mental disorders.

Concerns about rapid testing for schools

The New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation has concerns about the province’s new rapid testing program for schools

Starting Tuesday, unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact of a confirmed case will be provided with a supply of rapid tests.

Federation president Connie Keating told CBC’s afternoon radio program Shift there are some questions in particular teachers want answered.

“What community resources would be put in place to assist schools and families in adhering to the rapid testing measures? … How will that be orchestrated? When will the specifics actually be communicated to teachers and families and who will be doing this? And lastly, will schools and families be provided with time to understand the implications of these procedures?”

Keating says schools are designed for teaching and learning, not as health–care centres. 

She says teachers — already stretched during the course of the pandemic — are not health experts and shouldn’t be policing vaccinations and rapid testing.

The province says the program is aimed at minimizing disruptions to learning due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Cases at 2 more schools, 3 more child-care facilities

Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at two more schools and three more early learning and child-care facilities across three health zones since Tuesday.

Seventy-eight schools and 44 early learning and child-care facilities have now been affected since the beginning of the school year on Sept. 7.

The total number of cases and the breakdown of students versus teachers and staff have not been released.

In the Moncton region, Zone 1, a case was confirmed at Northrop Frye School in Moncton.

“A new case or cases” have also been confirmed at Hillsborough Elementary School, Maplehurst School, École Champlain and École Saint-Henri, which are all located in Moncton and were previously impacted, Public Health said in a news release.

A positive case was also confirmed at each of the following early learning and child-care facilities: the Salvation Army Small Blessings Early Childhood Development Centre and YW Margie’s Early Learning Centre, both located in Moncton.

In the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a new case was confirmed at each of the following schools which were previously impacted: Hartland Community School and Liverpool Street School in Fredericton.

In the Edmundston region, Zone 4, a new case or cases were confirmed at École Mgr. Lang in Drummond and École Élémentaire Sacré-Coeur in Grand Falls.

A case was also confirmed at Garderie du Domaine in Edmundston.

In addition, a new case was confirmed at Garderie les Ribambelles en folies in Saint-Léonard, which was previously impacted.

People who have been in close contact with a case will be notified directly by Public Health or the school or facility for contact tracing, the release said.

Under New Brunswick’s Healthy and Safe Schools guidelines, schools with cases will close or move to online learning for at least one calendar day to support contact tracing, risk assessments and operational responses.

UNB cancels in-person grad ceremony

The University of New Brunswick has cancelled its in-person fall graduation ceremonies, given the growing number of COVID-19 cases across the province.

Convocation ceremonies were scheduled to be held in Fredericton next Thursday and in Saint John next Friday.

“We have been very much looking forward to celebrating graduates’ academic achievements in person and have dedicated substantial efforts and resources in ensuring that the celebration was well planned, memorable and safe,” a notice on the university’s website states.

“However, the current circumstances across the province are making it very challenging to hold an in-person graduation.”

The decision to cancel is a difficult but necessary one, it said, in the best interests of graduates, their guests, the UNB community and the wider New Brunswick community.

These would have been the first graduation ceremonies to take place in person since the fall of 2019.

Graduates from last year and this spring who took part in virtual ceremonies had also been invited to participate.

Atlantic COVID roundup

Nova Scotia reported one new death and 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There are 15 people in hospital with the virus, including five who are in intensive care. The province’s active case load now stands at 254.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported nine new cases. Fourteen people are in hospital and the province has 132 active cases

Prince Edward Island reported one new case on Tuesday, and has nine active cases.

New public exposure notices

The following are new public exposures released by Public Health on Wednesday:

Moncton region, Zone 1:

  • Oct. 2 between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Kay Arena (99 Wynwood Dr., Moncton)
  • Oct. 1 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Ole Hibachi (790 Dieppe Blvd., Dieppe)
  • Oct. 1 between 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 23, 24, 29, and 30 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Bikini Village (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 29 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 24 between 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 23 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)

Fredericton region, Zone 3:

  • Oct. 2 and 3 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – Quality Inn and Suites Amsterdam (559 Bishop Dr., Fredericton)
  • Oct. 1 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Scott’s Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Oct. 1 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (403 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Oct. 1 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Hilltop Restaurant (1034 Prospect St., Fredericton)

Bathurst region, Zone 6:

  • Sept. 26 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Christ-Roi Catholic Church (4580 Route 134, Allardville)

Public Health recommends that people who have been at a possible public exposure site and are not fully vaccinated get a COVID test, even if they don’t have symptoms. They can book an appointment online or call Tele-Care 811.

If they do have symptoms, they must isolate while they await their results.

For people who are fully vaccinated, Public Health recommends they monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the possible exposure and get a COVID test if symptoms develop.

Anyone who frequented the locations at the specified dates and times should also avoid visiting settings with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, correctional facilities and shelters for the next 14 days.

Previous exposure notices

The following are exposure notices from the past two weeks. For the full list beyond this time period, please visit the Government of New Brunswick’s website.

Public Health has identified a case of COVID-19 in a person who may have been infectious while on the following flights:

  • Sept. 21 – Air Canada Flight 8942 – from Toronto to Moncton departed at 7:55 a.m.
  • Sept. 19 – Air Canada Flight 8790 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 7:56 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 – Flair Airlines Flight 8137 – from Toronto to Saint John departed at 7:12 a.m.

Public Health has also identified other places in the province where people may have been exposed to the virus over the past two weeks.

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 1 between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – The Fisherman (640 Main St., Shediac)
  • Oct. 1 between 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – Université de Moncton, Michel-Bastarache Law Library (18 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 29 to October 3 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 28 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. – Remi Rossignol Pavilion, Room D102, Université de Moncton (60 Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 27 and 28 between 1:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 24 between noon and 8:30 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 27 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – George Dumont Hospital, Ophthalmology Waiting Room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 23 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 27 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. – Taillon Pavilion, Room MTA 328, Université de Moncton (18 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 27 between 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – Arts Pavilion, Room MAR217, Université de Moncton (55 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 26 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – J.K. Irving Centre Moncton Wildcats game (30 Evangéline St., Bouctouche)
  • Sept. 26 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Costco (140 Granite Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 26 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Hockey Heroes Weekend Superior Propane Centre (55 Russ Howard Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 25 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Hockey Heroes Weekend Superior Propane Centre (55 Russ Howard Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 25 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Ardene (181 Trinity Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 25 between 11 a.m. and noon – YMCA (30 War Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 24 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Hockey Heroes Weekend Superior Propane Centre (55 Russ Howard Dr., Moncton)
  • Sept. 24 and 25 between 10:20 p.m. and 4:20 a.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre emergency room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Maple Leaf Queen’s Buffet (939 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 23 between 9:30 a.m. and noon – White Cab Taxi (981 Main St., Moncton)
  • ​Sept. 22, 23, 24, and 25 – Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham (2515 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 22 and 23 between 11 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre emergency room (330 Université Ave. 
  • Sept. 21 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – St. Louis Bar and Grill (500 Kennedy Rd., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 20 and Sept. 24 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Route 16 Diner (4335 Route 16, Malden)
  • Sept. 20 and 23 between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (85 Harrisville Blvd., Moncton
  • Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Moncton Hospital obstetrics unit (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
  • Sept. 20 between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Club D’âge D’or de Dieppe (445 Acadie Ave., Dieppe)
  • Sept. 19 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. – Kiwanis Park (80 Limerick St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Rose’s Your Independent Grocer (75 Main St., Sackville)
  • Sept. 19 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – TH Sports Group, Sports Complex (184 Barker St., Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (151 Horseman Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre radiology department (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
  • Sept.19 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (151 Horseman Rd., Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre radiology department (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
  • Sept. 19 between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. – Tandoori Zaika (196 Robinson St., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2:

  • Oct. 1 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – Guardian Pharmacy (101 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 29 between 9 a.m. and noon – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Urgent Care Department (130 Bayard Dr., Saint John)
  • Sept. 28 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Urgent Care Department (130 Bayard Dr., Saint John)
  • Sept. 27 and 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Guardian Pharmacy (101 King St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Centre Point Victory Church (101 Wilton St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 26 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Saint John Regional Hospital, emergency department (400 University Ave., Saint John)
  • Sept. 24 between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Circle K (707 Eagle Rock Rd., Welsford)
  • Sept. 23 between 4:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Circle K (707 Eagle Rock Rd., Welsford)
  • Sept. 22 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Forever Healthy Allergy Elimination Centre (1040 Main St., Sussex)
  • Sept. 21 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Sobeys (1 Plaza Ave., Saint John)
  • Sept. 21 between noon and 3 p.m. – The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home (23 Main St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 21 between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Michaels (80 McAllister Dr. Saint John)
  • September 21 – Kent (797 Millennium Dr., Rothesay)
  • Sept. 21 – Thai Express (533 Westmorland Rd., Saint John)
  • Sept. 21 – Home Depot (55 Depot Crt., Saint John)
  • Sept. 21 – Alcool NB Liquor (40 East Point Way, Saint John)
  • Sept. 21 – Sobeys (40 East Point Way, Saint John)
  • Sept. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Voting station (5 Rose St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Holy Rosary Catholic Church (5 Rose St., St. Stephen)
  • Sept. 19 – Center Point Victory Church (101 Wilton St., Saint John)
  • Sept. 19 – Kings Church (332 Hampton Rd., Quispamsis)
  • Sept. 19 – Dairy Queen (499 Rothesay Ave., Saint John)
  • Sept. 19 – Kent (85 Consumers Dr., Saint John)
  • Sept. 19 – Dan’s Country Market (229 Churchill Blvd., Saint John)

Fredericton region, Zone 3:

  • Sept. 27 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (3710 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 26 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Circle K (1095 Broadway St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 26 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – The Corner Store (122 Houlton Rd., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 26 between noon and 2 p.m. – Canadian Tire (388 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and noon – Truth Temple Inc (2930 Williamstown Rd., Centreville)
  • Sept. 25 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – Scott’s Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 25 and September 24 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 25 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (350 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 24, 25, and 26 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – STMR.36 BBQ and Social (Delta Fredericton) (225 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 24 between 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 24 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Fredericton CO-OP (170 Doak Rd., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 24 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (471 Smythe St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 23 between 8 a.m. and 12 noon – Service New Brunswick (200 Kings St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 23 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon – Florenceville Veterinary Clinic (55 Allison Rd., Riverbank)
  • Sept. 23 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (3710 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 23 between 10 a.m. and noon – Glenn’s Grocery (9146 Main St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 23 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Costco (25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 23 between 2:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 23 and 24 – Days Inn Hotel (60 Brayson Blvd., Oromocto)
  • Sept. 23 – Corrective Health Services (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 22 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. –  STMR.36 BBQ and Social (Delta Fredericton) (225 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 22 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Costco (25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 22 and 23 between 8 a.m. and noon – Gateway Dental Centre (22 Commerce Dr., Oromocto)
  • Sept. 21 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – RustiCo (304 King St., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 21, 22, and 23 – Delta Hotels by Marriott (225 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 20, 21, and 22 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 21 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 19 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pentecostal Church in Motion (1709 Route 101, Nasonworth)
  • Sept. 19 between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)
  • Sept. 19 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.– Cannon’s Cross Pub (15 Riverside Dr., Fredericton)
  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and noon – Pentecostal Church in Motion (1709 Route 101, Nasonworth)

Edmundston region, Zone 4:

  • Oct. 1 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. – Kent (772 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 30 between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 29 between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 29 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 29 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls
  • Sept. 29 between noon and 12:30 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 29 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Pür & Simple (30 de l’Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 27 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 27 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Physio Proactive de Saint-Quentin (168 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 27 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 26 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Eglise Assomption communion class (355 Chapel St., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 26 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Shell (443 Tobique Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 26 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Shell (443 Tobique Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 25 between noon and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska St., Grand Falls) 
  • Sept. 25 between 11:35 a.m. and noon – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 25 between 11 a.m. and noon – Grand Falls Farmers’ Market (68 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 25 between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – The Red Barn (10549 Route 144, Saint André)
  • Sept. 25 between 9:25 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 25 between 8:45 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. – Simply for Life (91 Tobique Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 25 between 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Hill Top Restaurant (131 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 24 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 20, 24, and 27 between 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB – Edmundston Campus (35 15-aout Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 27 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – UNI Financial Cooperative (51 Notre-Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 27 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Familiprix (116 Notre-Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 17 to 25 – Bernier Meat Shop (40 Industrielle Rd., Saint Leonard)
  • Sept. 25 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Canadian Tire (590 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)
  • Between Sept. 20 and 24 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Archway Insurance (166 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 24 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 24 between 11:30 a.m. and noon – Physio Proactive de Saint-Quentin (168 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – voting station Best Western Edmundston (280 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 23 between 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 23 between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Marché Bonichoix – J.M. & C. Dugas Ltée (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 23 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Saint Quentin Cooperative (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 23 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 22 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald’s (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 22 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Sports Experts (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 22 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 22 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Camille St., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 22 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 22 between 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – IGA extra Supermarché (580 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 22 between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 21 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Greco Pizza (10 Mahsus Crt., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 20 and 21 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Royal Bank (305 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald’s (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. – Vaccination clinic, E.P. Sénéchal Centre (60 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Vaccination clinc, E. P. Sénéchal Centre (60 Ouellet St., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 21 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Vaccination clinic, E. P. Sénéchal Centre (60 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-aout Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.– PhysioFirst Prof. Corp. (68 Ouellette St., Suite 100, Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Hilltop (131 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Voting station Eglise St. Jacques (6 Ecole St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Léopold Roy House (212 Canada St., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Camille St., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. – Burger King (100 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls
  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald’s (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Camille St., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Voting station Salle des Citoyens (4 St. Jean St., Kedgwick)
  • Sept. 20 between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Marché Bonichoix D. Poitras (746 Main St., Saint Leonard)
  • Sept. 20 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Green Diamond Equipment (67 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. – Tim Hortons (54 Canada St., Saint-Quentin)
  • Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Le Grand Saut (155 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • September 19 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
  • Sept. 19 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (164 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Toner Food Master (328 Tobique Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between noon and 5 p.m. – Animalerie R L Tropical (721 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Jean Coutu (276 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault (45 de l’Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-aout Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Canadian Tire (590 Victoria St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – Sports Experts (33 Canada St., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Pür & Simple (30 de l’Église Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Foodland (535 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 19 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)
  • Sept. 13 between 3 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-aout Rd., Edmundston)
  • Sept. 13 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-aout Rd., Edmundston)

Campbellton region, Zone 5:

  • Oct. 1 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)
  • Sept. 29 and 30 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)
  • Sept. 29 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.  – McIntyre Convenience (230 Chaleur St., Charlo)
  • Sept. 27 and 28 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)
  • Sept. 22, 25, and 26 – Pseudio Boutique (312 Val D’Amour Rd., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 24 between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Osprey Truck Stop (2 Martin St., Eel River Bar First Nation)
  • Sept. 23 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Claire France (312 Val D’Amour, Campbellton)
  • Sept. 23 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.  – Dooly’s (81 Roseberry St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 22 between 11:05 a.m. and noon – Vaccine clinic, Campbellton Regional Hospital (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 21 between 6 p.m. and midnight – Dooly’s (81 E Roseberry St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 22 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Dooly’s (81 E Roseberry St., Campbellton)
  • Sept. 18 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Country Kitchen (14154 Route 17, Glen Levit)

Bathurst region, Zone 6:

  • Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Vaccination clinic, K.C. Irving Centre (850 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 27, 28, and 29 between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Brick (1165 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Vaccination clinic, K.C. Irving Centre (850 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 23 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Sobeys (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 20, 21, and 22 – Comfort Inn (1170 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 21 between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 21 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – UNI Financial Cooperation (1215 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 20 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 19 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
  • Sept. 19 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

Miramichi region, Zone 7:

  • Sept. 30 between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 28 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 27 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 24 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)
  • Sept. 22, 23, and 24 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Guillevin International (318 Dalton Ave., Miramichi)

What to do if you have a symptom

People concerned they might have COVID-19 can take a self-assessment test online.

Public Health says symptoms of the illness have included a fever above 38 C, a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, a new onset of fatigue, and difficulty breathing.

In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with one of those symptoms should stay at home, call 811 or their doctor and follow instructions.