The Government of New Brunswick has decided to move to Level 3 of the winter plan because of the high number of hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the province. It will last from Friday, January 14 at 11:59 p.m. until January 30 at midnight.
Due to the province moving to Level 3 on Friday, the Government of New Brunswick and UNB have released updates.
Level 3 regulations
Under this level, the new regulations include:
- No public gatherings
- Non-essential businesses can remain open at 50% capacity with mask use and social distancing
- Spas, salons, entertainment centres and gyms must close
- Restaurants can only offer take-out, delivery, and drive-thru
- Recreational venues will be closed
- Social gatherings can only happen within a single-household bubble
Several of these changes differ from the original plan for Level 3 that the government publicized, including originally only allowing essential businesses to remain open.
More information about Level 3 here.
On Thursday, January 13, UNB sent an email to all students regarding in-person classes and services.
According to the email, courses that must be delivered in-person will be delivered on-campus starting Monday, January 24, while other courses will be delivered through alternative methods until February 7. Professors will notify students whether their courses will be delivered in person or online.
Regarding services, both campuses will stay open and operate in person, with some of the staff working remotely until February 7.