FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.

The case is an individual 30-39 in Zone 1 (Moncton region). The case is travel-related and the individual is self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,490. Since yesterday, one person has recovered for a total of 1,410 recoveries. There have been 30 deaths, and the number of active cases is 49. Two patients are hospitalized. Yesterday, 645 tests were conducted for a total of 245,323.

Vaccination clinics for staff at high schools

As part of the Return to School plan for high school students, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will undertake a program to make vaccination clinics even more accessible for staff in high schools. Between March 22 and March 27, 4,500 staff from high schools provincewide will receive a COVID-19 vaccination at a clinic in one of 16 locations. Schools will be closed to students on the days that local clinics are being held to allow for high school staff to be vaccinated and plan for the full return to school.

Vaccination clinics in Edmundston and Centreville will be available for staff from the following schools tomorrow:

•           Saint Mary’s Academy in Edmundston;

•           John Caldwell School in Grand Falls;

•           Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany in Edmundston;

•           École Grande-Rivière in Saint-Léonard;

•           École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick;

•           Polyvalente A.-J.-Savoie in Saint-Quentin;

•           Polyvalente Thomas-Albert in Grand Falls;

•           Canterbury High School in Canterbury;

•           Carleton North High School in Florenceville-Bristol;

•           Hartland Community School in Hartland;

•           Southern Victoria High School in Perth-Andover;

•           Tobique Valley High School in Plaster Rock;and

•           Woodstock High School in Woodstock.

More detailed information about the clinics and registration will be sent directly to the appropriate school staff.                    

Details will be announced tomorrow about the additional clinics that will be held throughout the week.

Families will be notified in advance of when their child’s school will be impacted. In the coming weeks, additional vaccination clinics will be available for staff in elementary and middle schools and for early childhood service providers and child care staff as part of the large employer section of the vaccine rollout plan. 

Travel restrictions reminder

As per the current Mandatory Order, travellers entering New Brunswick, or returning to New Brunswick from outside the province, must self-isolate on their return for 14 days, unless exempted. For more information on approved reasons for entry, visit www.gnb.ca/travelregistration. The Atlantic travel bubble within New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador will reopen by April 19. This means New Brunswickers will be permitted to travel to those provinces at that time without being required to self-isolate upon their return.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.