Community News

6 new cases; Potential Public Exposure at Vickers River Tubing

Public Health has reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 6. The number of active cases in the province is 55, with 2 in the Miramichi Region.

A potential public exposure has been added to the list.

  • August 4 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Vicker’s River Tubing (906 Howard Rd., Blackville)

Other potential exposures were announced earlier this week:

  • August 1 between noon and 9 p.m. – Bay du Vin Island Event
  • August 1 between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. – Westside Bar (546 MicMac Rd., Esgenoopetitj First Nation)
  • July 31 between 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., August 1 between 11 p.m. to close – Pub 981 (981 Principale St., Neguac)

Public Health advice for people who were at any of these locations at the dates and times specified includes:

  • Book a COVID-19 test, either online or by calling 811.
  • Self monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after the potential exposure.
  • If any COVID-19 symptoms develop, isolate immediately and book a test, either online or by calling 811.
  • It can take up to five (5) days before you would test positive after being exposed to COVID-19; if your test results comes back negative, continue self-monitoring for any symptoms and get tested immediately if you develop symptoms.
  • Avoid visiting settings with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, correctional facilities, and shelters over the next 14 days.
  • Continue to follow all Public Health advice, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and maintaining physical distancing in public settings.

Coronavirus Update

Leave a Comment