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14 new cases / update on schools in Zone 3 and 5

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The four cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • two people 30-39;
  • an individual 40-49; and
  • an individual 80-89.

The five cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under;
  • an individual 20-29; and
  • two people 30-39.

The three cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 20-29; and
  • an individual 50-59.

The one case in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) is as follows:

  • an individual 50-59.

The one case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is as follows:

  • an individual 20-29.

All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 779 and 585 have recovered. There have been nine deaths, and the number of active cases is 184. As of today, 162,098 tests have been conducted.

“The COVID-19 virus is all around us,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “If you have any symptoms, please get tested and follow Public Health guidance and advice. By getting tested and properly self-isolating when required, we will help protect our health-care system and our vaccination roll-out plan.”

Schools in Zone 3

Townsview School and Woodstock High School in Woodstock will both have operational response days on Monday, Jan. 11. Students will stay home while school staff prepare for remote learning. On Tuesday, Jan. 12 students will begin learning from home and continue learning remotely until at least Friday, Jan. 15. The situation will be re-assessed at the end of the week and families will be notified by school staff of any impacts on learning for the week of Jan. 18 -22.

“I understand this is an incredibly stressful time for families and I want to thank everyone for their patience,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “I want to assure everyone that school, district and department staff are working closely with Public Health to address these situations and keep our schools healthy and safe. We are committed to keeping families informed as the situation evolves and being part of the collective effort to keep our students and staff safe.”

Schools in Zone 5

Operational response plans are being rolled out at Académie Notre-Dame in Dalhousie and Polyvalente Roland-Pépin in Campbellton. School staff will reach out to families directly regarding any impacts on learning throughout this afternoon and evening.

Entire province remains at Orange level

Residents are reminded that the entire province remains at the Orange level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Orange level rules are available online.

10 January 2021

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