UNB Saint John’s COVID-19 update

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On November 21, an email was sent to UNB students with updated information about COVID–19 cases. 

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In-person classes 

The email affirms that in-person classes are safe to continue as long as they strictly follow the Public Health guidelines, which include wearing face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces and keeping a two-meter distance from other people. 

UNB members exposed 

However, it also mentioned that someone from UNB Saint John may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

According to the email, the individuals in question are in self-isolation and being monitored. 

“New Brunswick Public Health will identify and notify all individuals who may have been exposed to confirmed cases”, reads the email, “If you have NOT been contacted directly by the New Brunswick Public Health, you are not considered to have been exposed.” 

The email also encourages students to use the application COVID Alert, to monitor if they have been exposed, and to keep an eye on the university email for future updates.  

Case update 

On November 21, 23 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the province, six of those in Zone 1 (Moncton region) one in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), and 16 in Zone 2 (Saint John region). This brings the active number of cases in New Brunswick to 71. 

Public Health’s Saturday update also requested that anyone travelling to and from Halifax from New Brunswick to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their return, as an outbreak has occurred in that region.