The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and its partners have developed information and guidance to help New Brunswickers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  



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Public health guidance 

General resources



COVID-Testing – Expanded symptom criteria was implemented on April 28, 2020 although it is noted that physician clinical judgement can be exercised.

COVID-19 testing outside of accredited medical laboratories with licensed staff – The Department of Health strongly discourages the practice of employers offering COVID19 testing to employees through its own unaccredited, non-medical laboratory facilities.

Correctional centers  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.

Adult Residential Facilities (ARF)  – Steps an ARF can take to help prevent the introduction or spread of viral infections like COVID-19. (Updated August 31, 2020)

Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) – Steps LTCFs can take to help prevent the introduction or spread of viral infections like COVID-19. (Updated August 31, 2020)

Visitation at nursing homes and adult residential facilities – 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.

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

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

Primary care providers in a community setting – This fact sheet has been adapted with permission from the Ontario Ministry of Health. (Updated September 9, 2020)

Community pharmacies – 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)

Early learning and childcare facilities/Day camps  Please visit the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s website for guidance.

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

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

Housing  Guidance for homeless shelters

Retail and food services – Guidance for food banks and other emergency food programs (Updated May 19, 2020)

Substance-use – Information on substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic

Temporary foreign workers: Guidance for employers  Requirements for managing temporary foreign worker arrivals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated June 29, 2020)

Temporary foreign workers: COVID-19 Information and Consent Sheet  (Updated: June 15, 2020) 

Advice to volunteers providing transport services (Updated September 8, 2020)