GNB updates COVID rules for Thanksgiving weekend

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Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the province, the government of New Brunswick has decided to put “circuit-breaker” measures for some zones into action.

f COVID-19 statistics in New Brunswick as of October 05, 2021. (CBC News/Website)

Thanksgiving regulations

With the long holiday weekend coming soon, Public Health has decided to implement a circuit-breaker for 14 days in the identified “hot zones”; Zone 1 (Moncton area), Zone 3 (Fredericton, in the Perth-Andover area, and Zone 4 (Edmundston area). It consists of maintaining single household bubbles for two weeks, with schools and businesses remaining open. Those from other zones are not to travel to these circuit-breaker zones during this two-week period.

The single household bubble will also apply to the entire province starting on Friday, October 8 at 6 p.m. and ending on Monday, October 11 at midnight to help curb potential outbreaks from the long weekend. Those who live alone may join another household bubble, as can caregivers.

UNB travel reminder

On October 5, UNB sent an email to all students regarding travelling over Thanksgiving and the reading week in the fall.

It reminds students that if travelling outside the province unvaccinated, students will need to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to New Brunswick and that this implies missing classes and course materials.

“Instructors are not expected to provide accommodations for unvaccinated students enrolled in our rapid testing program who are self-isolating as a result of choosing to travel outside of New Brunswick during Thanksgiving or fall reading week”, read the email.

For vaccinated students, it is necessary to register their travel. Fully vaccinated people that register their travel will receive a multi-use pass for travelling into the province.
People who are fully vaccinated do not need to self-isolate.