Government of New Brunswick - Executive Council Office - Latest News Government of New Brunswick - Executive Council Office - Latest News en Legislative assembly rises until further notice Following today’s legislative session, the house has risen until further notice in response to COVID-19. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:07:00 -0400 Non-essential government services to shut down until further notice The provincial government announced today that, based upon recommendations by Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, to address the impact of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), all non-essential government services will be shut down starting Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:52:00 -0400 Schools to close for two weeks The all-party cabinet committee has met and agreed to close New Brunswick public schools. Effective Monday, March 16, all schools across the province will be closed for two weeks. This is in response to the COVID-19 situation. This closure will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:34:00 -0400 New cabinet committee on novel coronavirus appointed Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that an all-party cabinet committee has been formed on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:49:00 -0400 Changes to cabinet announced Changes to the cabinet were announced today, including a new tourism, heritage and culture minister and a new minister responsible for La Francophonie. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:34:00 -0400 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:07:00 -0400