General Information

The COVID-19 state of emergency

Government has taken measures to protect the health and well-being of New Brunswickers during the COVID-19 pandemic. That has led to a State of Emergency and an emergency order restricting many ordinary activities during these extraordinary times. Everyone, including individuals, employers and businesses, must follow the order to ensure public health.

Download the Mandatory Order (PDF)


Community public health measures

Health measures New Brunswickers and businesses can use to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.

General public health measures during COVID-19 recovery PDF

The following document provides high-level guidance for businesses, organizations, and service-providers.

Be Prepared COVID-19 (PHAC Infographic) - Government of Canada


Businesses and organizations

COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

Guidance and support information for small, medium and large New Brunswick businesses.

Public health guidance for businesses, educational institutions, organizations and service providers

The minimum requirements specific to all businesses, organizations, educational institutions and service providers across all phases of recovery

COVID-19 Operational Plan Guide: Keeping New Brunswickers Safer Together PDF

The point of an operational plan is for your business/service to address public health measures during the COVID-19 recovery in New Brunswick. 




COVID-19 Alert levels

Break areas in workplaces during lockdown and during the red alert level of the New Brunswick recovery plan PDF

During the red alert level of the NB Recovery plan, available services are limited to those that are essential. Mandatory public health measures must remain in place such as physical distancing, business closures and travel restrictions.

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How Steady 10 Works

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Last updated: 2020/12

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Recovery Level Yellow

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Last updated: 2021/06

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Symptoms, screening and testing

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Screening Tool

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Last updated: 2020/12

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Red Level Screening tool

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Last updated: 2020/12

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Protect yourself and others from getting sick

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Last updated Dec. 2020

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Understanding COVID-19 testing

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Last updated Dec. 2020

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COVID-19 'Swish and Gargle Test' for children

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Last updated Dec. 2020

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Self-monitoring and Testing and Isolation Requirements after Travel 

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How to self-monitor

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Last updated Dec. 2020

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COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Requirements after Travel

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Last updated April. 2021

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When and How to Isolate

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Last updated May 2021

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Masks and physical distancing

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Entrance sign: Thank you for wearing a mask (Bilingual)
Exit sign: Thank you for wearing your mask (bilingual)
Poster: Physical Distancing
Poster: Physical Distancing in Elevators
Use of a Community Face Mask to Help Reduce the spread of COVID-19
Understanding mask differences and recommendations for community use



Hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting

Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 PDF

Increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is significant in controlling the spread of viruses

Reduce the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands (PHAC Infographic) PDF

Increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is significant in controlling the spread of viruses


Posters and awareness resources:
Poster: Hand Sanitizer (bilingual)
Poster: Wash your hands (bilingual)
Poster: Steps for Effective Hand Washing



COVID-19 vaccinations


Last updated May 2021

How a vaccine is recorded as administered
New Brunswickers who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine



Care facilities, homecare, and community healthcare

COVID-19 Management Guide for Adult Residential Facilities and Nursing Homes PDF

Guidance document for New Brunswick adult residential facilities and nursing homes on prevention, identification and management of COVID-19. (Updated March, 2021)

Visitation at nursing homes and adult residential facilities PDF

Visitation framework and guidelines for nursing homes and adult residential facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while balancing risk and overall well-being of residents.

Guidance for the Extra-Mural Program  PDF

For health-care professionals who are required to enter patient’s homes to provide essential care. (Updated May 1, 2020)

Homecare workers PDF

For homecare workers who are required to enter patient’s homes to provide essential care.

Primary care providers in a community setting PDF

This fact sheet has been adapted with permission from the Ontario Ministry of Health. (Updated February 19, 2021)

Community pharmacies PDF

Community pharmacies play an important role in supporting the response to suspected cases of COVID-19 and in preventing the spread of the virus. (Updated September 10, 2020)




Specific industries

Collection of names and contact information under the Mandatory Order COVID-19 PDF

This document has been designed to support businesses, and all others it may apply to, to better understand their responsibilities.

Correctional centers PDF

For implementation in provincially owned and operated correctional centres in New Brunswick, with the goal of providing guidance to staff to help prevent or limit the transmission of COVID-19 in these institutions.

Child residential centres PDF

The advice in this document has been developed to support group homes in providing care while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Farmers and Workers on Mink Farms PDF

Recent evidence suggests that mink farms are at risk of widespread infection of COVID-19. Danish authorities have reported widespread outbreaks on 289 farms since June, 2020. To protect public health and the mink farming industry in New Brunswick, New Brunswick Public Health (NBPH) has the following recommendations for mink farm operators.

First responders PDF

Best practices for first responders: police and fire (Updated August 7, 2020)

Temporary foreign workers: Guidance for employers PDF

Requirements for managing temporary foreign worker arrivals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated March 30, 2021)




Places of Worship in the Orange Alert Level PDF

 Frequently asked questions about masks and more


Places of Worship in the Yellow Alert Level  PDF

 Frequently asked questions about masks and more


Hunting Guidelines PDF

At all times, hunters must comply with regulations found on the NB’s Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development’s hunting website and with public health measures.



Individuals and families

Staying healthy together

Information on daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic including schooling, mental health support, and violence prevention

Domestic violence: information and support services

Domestic violence takes many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse.

Persons Working with Individuals Experiencing Housing Instability

The following guidance is intended for service providers of people experiencing homelessness (including overnight emergency shelters, day shelters, meal service providers, and transitional houses).

COVID-19 and the New Brunswick Human Rights Act PDF

Last updated: 2020/11


Seniors and vulnerable populations

Physical distancing doesn’t mean being entirely isolated. Calling, texting, and staying in contact with your friends, family and neighbours keeps us connected and helps provide everyone with the support they need.

Do you or someone you know need:

  • Groceries or meals? If YES, contact your local food bank or call Food Depot Alimentaire at 1-506-383-4281.
  • Medicine or medical attention? If YES, call your doctor’s office or 811 for help. In an emergency, call 911.
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, or exploitation? IF YES, call Adult Protection at 1-888-99-ABUSE, or call your regional office of the Department of Social Development.
  • Community support? If YES, the following options, among others, are available to support you during this time.

In addition, a number of community services are available to provide support. To see what is available in your area, please visit the New Brunswick Community Services Database.

If you or someone you need require home support, or residential care, please contact your regional office of the Department of Social Development.

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Government services

Information and guidance for services provided by the Government of New Brunswick during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Education and early childhood development

Information and guidance for public schools, early learning facilities and school district offices.


Learn about new COVID-19 safety measures applicable to all levels of courts in New Brunswick.



Pandemic planning

Details on our strategies and planning for the COVID-19 pandemic.


New Brunswick Provincial Pandemic Coordination Plan

The New Brunswick Provincial Pandemic Coordination Plan (PPCP) describes an overview of the province’s coordinated approach for responding to public health events that are pandemic in nature. 

Pandemic Strategy

Save lives, keep people safe, and minimize impact to New Brunswickers’ culture, jobs, lives and business