No new cases of COVID-19; face coverings only required when physical distancing not possible; Zone 5 remains orange06 June 2020
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 today.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 136 and 121 have recovered, including one related to the current outbreak in Zone 5 (Campbellton region). There has been one death, and the number of active cases is 14, which are all in Zone 5. Four patients are hospitalized with none in an intensive care unit. As of today, 33,335 tests have been conducted.
Friday’s direction regarding wearing face coverings when entering businesses open to the general public has been clarified. Cabinet has reviewed the decision and it was not the intent to place an additional expectation on businesses or the public regarding wearing a face covering in a public space. Therefore, there will be no change to the state of emergency order that has been in place since May 14 regarding face coverings. Anyone who is in a public area, where physical distancing of two metres cannot be maintained, must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth unless they are a child under the age of two or if they cannot wear one for medical reasons.
People are strongly encouraged to have a mask with them at all times when in a public area so they can put it on if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
All areas of New Brunswick except Zone 5 are currently in the Yellow level of the COVID-19 recovery plan, which is aimed at the gradual reopening of businesses and activities while working to prevent a resurgence of transmission. Zone 5 remains at the Orange level of the recovery plan.
The following rules apply to Zone 5:
- A two-household bubble is permitted. Your household can join up with one other household, if both households mutually agree. You must not have close contact with anyone else. You cannot join up with more than one household or bubble.
- Non-regulated health professionals and businesses such as acupuncturists and naturopaths cannot operate at this time.
- Personal services businesses such as barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists cannot operate at this time.
Information on public health recovery phases, measures and guidelines is available online.
If you or a member of your family are showing two of the following symptoms, contact Tele-Care 811 or your primary health-care provider for further direction:
- fever above 38°C or signs of fever (such as chills);
- a new cough or worsening chronic cough;
- sore throat;
- runny nose;
- a new onset of fatigue;
- a new onset of muscle pain;
- loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell; and
- in children, purple markings on the fingers or toes. In this instance, testing will be done even if none of the other symptoms are present.
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