Public Health Guidance
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: COVID-19 Information and Consent Sheet (Updated: June 15, 2020)
Advice to volunteers providing transport services (Updated September 8, 2020)