New Brunswick reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the largest single-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic, and another death, the province's 49th.
A person in their 80s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, has died "as a result of COVID-19," Public Health said in a news release.
No other information about the individual, including whether they lived in a long-term care home where there's an outbreak, or their vaccination status, has been provided.
Premier Blaine Higgs and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell both offered their condolences.
The number of COVID hospitalizations is now 26, up two from Tuesday. Fifteen people remain in intensive care. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized, according to the release.
Members of the provincial rapid outbreak management team, also known as PROMT, are activated at 15 locations across the province, including nursing homes, a shelter and First Nation community.
In addition, new positive cases have been confirmed in 10 schools and child-care facilities in three health zones.
Russell has said the province is on a trajectory to have 100 new cases confirmed a day, every day.
The seven-day average is now up to 64. A week ago it was 37. Two weeks ago, it was 13.
New measures are now in effect to help curb the spread and boost vaccination rates.
Starting today, people aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination and government identification to access most non-essential businesses, services and events, and masking will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces.
In addition, anyone entering the province, including New Brunswickers, must pre-register through the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program.
A total of 78.1 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated, up from 77.9 per cent Tuesday, while 86.8 per cent have received at least one dose, up from 86.6.
Places where proof of vaccination will be required include:
Indoor festivals, performing arts and sporting events
Indoor and outdoor dining and drinking at restaurants, pubs and bars
Movie theatres, nightclubs, amusement centres, pool halls, bowling alleys and casinos
Gyms, indoor pools and indoor recreation facilities
Indoor group exercise facilities
Indoor organized gatherings, including weddings, funerals, parties (excluding parties in a private dwelling), conferences and workshops
Indoor organized group recreational sports, classes and activities.
Visiting a long-term care facility
Acceptable proof includes a MyHealthNB record, an immunization record from a regional health authority clinic, pharmacy or Public Health, a photo or copy of an immunization record, or proof of vaccination from another jurisdiction.
Government-issued ID may include a driver's licence, birth certificate and medicare card.
People who are unable to receive a vaccine for a medical reason must show a proof of exemption signed by a health-care provider.
Any individual or business that fails to follow the new regulations may be subject to fines ranging between $172.50 and $772.50.
New Brunswick has had 3,577 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 2,970 recoveries so far.
A total of 443,209 tests have been conducted to date, including 2,300 on Tuesday.
A list of upcoming walk-in vaccination clinics is available online.
They are asked to bring their Medicare card, a signed consent form and, for those receiving a second dose, a copy of the record of immunization they received after getting their first dose.
557 active cases
The 76 new cases of COVID confirmed Wednesday pushed the province's active case count to 557, a record high.
The new cases are spread across every one of the seven health zones.
Fifty-eight of the cases, or 76 per cent, involve people who are not fully vaccinated, according to a news release from Public Health.
It does not indicate how many of those involve children under 12 who are too young to be vaccinated or people who can't be vaccinated for medical or other reasons.
Thirty of the new cases involve people 19 or under.
Here is the breakdown:
Moncton region, Zone 1, 15 cases:
Four people 19 or under
Two people 20-29
Three people 30-39
Two people 40-49
Two people 50-59
A person 60-69
A person 70-79
Nine of these cases are under investigation and six are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
Saint John region, Zone 2, six cases:
A person 19 or under
A person 20-29
Three people 30-39
A person 40-49
Two of these cases are under investigation and four are contacts of a previously confirmed case.
Fredericton region, Zone 3, 31 cases:
17 people 19 or under
Five people 20-29
Four people 30-39
A person 40-49
Two people 70-79
A person 80-89
A person 90 or over
Twenty-two of these cases are under investigation and nine are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
Edmundston region, Zone 4, 14 cases:
Four people 19 or under
Two people 20-29
Two people 30-39
Two people 50-59
A person 70-79
Three people 90 or over
Seven of these cases are under investigation and seven are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
Campbellton region, Zone 5, seven cases:
Four people 19 or under
A person 30-39
Two people 40-49
Six of these cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and one is under investigation.
Bathurst region, Zone 6, two cases:
A person 30-39
A person 80-89
Both of these cases are under investigation.
Miramichi region, Zone 7, one case:
A person 60-69
This case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.
'Continuous testing' at 15 locations
Members of the provincial rapid outbreak management team, also known as PROMT, are providing various levels of assistance at 15 different locations, depending on the needs at each site, Public Health said Wednesday.
Continuous testing at these locations is happening on a rotational basis, according to a news release.
The locations include:
Harvest House in Moncton
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in Bathurst
Manoir Brise de l'Oasis in Bathurst
Foyer Lillianne Ouellette in Campbellton
Sugarloaf Manor in Campbellton
Campbellton Nursing Home in Campbellton
Drew Nursing Home in Sackville
Tobique First Nation (Neqotkuk)
Residence Alouette in Dieppe
Villa Sormany in Robertville
Villa des Chutes in Grand Falls
Macleod's Too in Bath
Victoria Glen Manor in Perth-Andover
River View Manor in Hartland
Résidence Le Royal in Bathurst
Confirmed cases in schools and child-care facilities
Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in schools and child-care facilities in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, Edmundston region, Zone 4, and Campbellton region, Zone 5, Public Health announced.
At least one positive case has also been confirmed in the Moncton region, Zone 1, according to school notices sent to parents Wednesday night.
In the Fredericton region, a positive case was confirmed at Enterprise Centre School and positive cases were confirmed at Barkers Point Elementary School.
A positive case was also confirmed at the Preschool Centre on Windsor Street in Fredericton.
In the Edmundston region, Saint Mary's Academy and École Saint-Jacques each had a positive case confirmed.
A positive case was also confirmed at each of the following child-care facilities: Les p'tits trésors de Steph in Drummond; Garderie Au rêve des anges in Edmundston; and Valley View Kids Care in Grand Falls.
In the Campbellton region, a positive case was confirmed at each of the following child-care facilities: Garderie les Débrouillards in Val-d'Amour and Garderie le p'tit monde de Jessie in Eel River Crossing.
The respective school or child-care communities have been notified, said Public Health. "If you do not hear directly, you have not been identified as a close contact," it said in a release.
In the Moncton region, a positive case was detected at Ecole Saint-Henri in Moncton, and the school will be closed on Thursday, according to a note to parents Wednesday night.
The note said staff are working with Public Health on contact tracing, and that only parents of children who have been in close contact with the confirmed case would be notified.
Port Elgin Regional School also announced Wednesday night that its students would be learning from home on Thursday and Friday, but did not immediately say whether it was because of a COVID-19 case.
Vitalité, Horizon announce new preventive measures
New Brunswick's two regional health authorities have announced new COVID-19 preventive measures to reduce the pressure on the health-care system and protect services, given the recent spike in confirmed COVID cases and projections of more to come.
Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to visit Vitalité and Horizon hospitals and health-care centres. This does not apply to patients.
"We must be ready to face an increase of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the days and weeks to come," Vitalité president and CEO Dr. France Desrosiers said in a statement. "It is thus important for us to get prepared and ensure that we have the flexibility necessary to react quickly as needed."
Vitalité is "raising its alert level" at all its facilities and working to keep its occupancy level at 85 per cent "to free up staff for COVID-19 patients," said a news release.
It is monitoring the "evolution" of the pandemic on a daily basis, including the network's ability to manage urgent COVID-19 cases, while maintaining essential services to the population.
Some services may need to be temporarily reduced, said Desrosiers, citing ambulatory care services, professional services, diagnostic imaging services and surgical services as examples.
The level of reduction will be determined case-by-case and according to specific local situations, she said.
Mandatory pre-operative screening measures will be "adjusted, especially for unvaccinated patients," according to the release. No other details were provided.
Screening upon entry will continue and all preventive measures recommended by Public Health, such as wearing a mask, physical distancing and frequent handwashing, will be reinforced, it said.
Horizon said the occupancy rate at each of its five regional hospitals is "high," above 85 per cent, and staffing "remains a concern."
"Our health care teams and physicians are constantly reviewing admissions and discharges to ensure we have space to care for urgent and emergency cases," it said in a news release.
The regional health authority is able to maintain all current services, including surgical and outpatient services.
Due to an increase in demand for COVID-19 tests, Horizon is prioritizing urgent requests, such as those who are close contacts with confirmed positive cases and those who are symptomatic.
"Urgent requests should be booked within 24 hours; others may wait a few days to receive an appointment," the release said.
Horizon has increased the hours of operation at its assessment centres and is "exploring alternative testing options to increase capacity."
Diocese of Moncton, Edmundston and Bathurst require vaccination
The Archdiocese of Moncton and diocese of Edmundston and Bathurst will require proof of double vaccination for people 12 and older to access churches, rectories or community centres under their supervision.
This requirement applies to all religious celebrations, such as Sunday and weekly masses, baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as meetings, workshops, socials, and bingos.
The decision follows a meeting with Health Minister Dorothy Shephard last week, said Archbishop Valéry Vienneau of the Moncton Archdiocese.
About 30 religious leaders of different denominations met with the minister after the Premier Blaine Higgs announced proof of vaccination would be required to access most non-essential businesses, services and events, he said.
Although the newly revised Public Health Act lists "gatherings that are held indoors" among those requiring proof of vaccination, places of worship are currently excluded.
This, despite the fact that Higgs told CBC's Shift that New Brunswick has had a "significant number of cases [of COVID-19] — and I'm talking in the hundreds — that would be traced back to particular … church gatherings."
They're not all active cases, he said, but also contacts of cases.
Higgs called on religious leaders across the province to encourage vaccination of their worshipers.
"I agree with the premier's proposal," Vienneau told Radio-Canada's La Matinale. "We need to encourage people to get vaccinated and protect others. When you see what is going on in intensive care and what is happening in the province, you cannot close your eyes."
In an online letter to his faithful last Friday, Vienneau wrote: "Full vaccination remains the best way to counter the spread of the delta virus and protect the population. The government is seeking a vaccination rate of 90 [per cent.]"
Not everyone agrees with the decision, however. Vienneau said he realized it would be polarizing, but he has received threats over the new requirements.
"It's a small group that often isn't even from the diocese," he said. "A lot of the calls we receive are from people from outside, not even from the region at all."
A letter he sent to the faithful last week has been sent to "far-right sites in the United States," he said.
Vienneau noted the rules could change. The diocese expects further guidance from the Department of Health by Friday.
If the province does not give the diocese new directives, they intend to continue to require double vaccination, he said.
The requirement applies to priests, lay ministers, members of choirs, volunteers, the faithful and other participants, including family members or close friends at baptisms, weddings, or funerals.
Pharmacists see boost in people getting vaccines
New Brunswick pharmacists had seen a jump in residents getting their COVID-19 shots before new regulations went into effect requiring proof of full vaccination at many places for anyone 12 or older starting today.
Over the weekend Jake Reid, executive director of the New Brunswick Pharmacists Association, said 2,600 people went to get their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The weekend before that, there were about 1,300 people.
"Obviously, it would seem this policy is working," he said.
Premier Blaine Higgs announced the new regulations last week during a COVID-19 news briefing.
The Monday before the announcement, staff at pharmacies gave 437 COVID shots. The Thursday after the announcement, pharmacies saw just over 1,500 people get their vaccines.
"That's more than triple the number they had seen on the Monday," he said.
But the mood is a lot different from when vaccines were first available to New Brunswick residents. Early on, people were crying, bumping elbows with pharmacists and taking selfies when they got their shots.
Now, some people are coming in complaining "their employer made it a mandate to get a vaccine" or they heard about the new regulations.
This can be wearing on staff, Reid said, and he wants to remind everyone that they should not take their frustration out on people who work in pharmacies.
"Pharmacists are ready and they're prepared," he said.
He said pharmacists are seeing people of all ages come to get their shot and they shouldn't worry about a lack of supply.
"There's more than enough for everyone."
State of emergency not required for new regulations
Some New Brunswickers are wondering how the government can impose new COVID-19 measures along with hefty fines for offenders when the state of emergency ended on July 30 at 11:59 p.m., when the province moved to the green phase of COVID-19 recovery and removed all restrictions.
Unlike Alberta, New Brunswick does not declare a state of emergency again. Instead, on Sept. 17, it filed a COVID-19 "preventive measures" regulation under the Public Health Act.
It grants the province the right to demand compliance with its new restrictions as of Wednesday.
The document sets out three preventive measures:
Providing proof of vaccination or exemption before entering certain premises or attending certain activities.
Providing proof of vaccination or wearing a mask and being regularly tested in certain settings.
Registration and proof of vaccination before entering the province.
Unless repealed earlier, the regulation will remain in force until April 30, 2022.
New public exposure notices
Public Health has identified new places where people may have been exposed to the coronavirus over the past two weeks. They include two departments of the Moncton Hospital, a church in Saint-Quentin, an amusement ride business and numerous restaurants, grocery stores and retailers.
Here is the detailed list:
Moncton region, Zone 1:
Sept. 19 between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. – Tandoori Zaika (196 Robinson St., Moncton)
Sept. 18 between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. – St. James' Gate (14 Church St., Moncton)
Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – East Coast Amusements of New Brunswick (377 Killam Dr., Moncton)
Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Moxies Grill and Bar (10 Wyse St., Moncton)
Sept. 16 between 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Moncton Hospital emergency department (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
Sept. 13, 14, and 15 between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Moncton Hospital post-anesthetic care unit (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)
Saint John region, Zone 2:
Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Gahan House Restaurant (87 Prince William St., Saint John)
Sept. 17 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Royal King – Taste of India (165 Union St., Saint John)
Sept. 12 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Kennedy Inn Restaurant (218 Water St., Saint Andrews)
Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Sea Breeze Restaurant and Patio (49 King St., Saint Andrews)
Fredericton region, Zone 3:
Sept. 15, 16, and 17– Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
Sept. 15 between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. – All Aboard Ultramar (318 Main St., Bath)
Sept. 13 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Gorey Auto Repair (9799 Route 105, Beechwood)
Sept. 12 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – JP's Restaurant (5295 Route 560, Riviere de Chute)
Edmundston region, Zone 4:
Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (164 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
Sept. 18 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Hart (180 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Paradis des Bonbons (180 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 17 between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (44 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – St. Sacrement Catholic Church (188 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Co Opérative de St-Quentin Ltée (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)
Sept. 16 between 12:35 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
Sept. 15 between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Co Opérative de St-Quentin Ltée (145 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 13, 14, and 15 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Dépanneur McCormick (178 Monseigneur Martin E Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 14 between 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)
Sept. 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 14 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (44 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Bathurst region, Zone 6:
Sept. 16 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. – Kent Building Supplies (950 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
Sept. 16 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Dollarama (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
Sept. 16 between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. – Canadian Tire (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
Sept. 18 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – House of Lee (315 Main St., Bathurst)
Public Health recommends that people who have been at a possible public exposure site and are not fully vaccinated get a COVID test, even if they don't have symptoms. They can book an appointment online or call Tele-Care 811.
If they do have symptoms, they must isolate while they await their results.
For people who are fully vaccinated, Public Health recommends they monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the possible exposure and get a COVID test if symptoms develop.
Anyone who frequented the locations at the specified dates and times should also avoid visiting settings with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, correctional facilities and shelters for the next 14 days.
Atlantic COVID roundup
Nova Scotia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 127.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported 23 new cases and announced all towns and communities along routes 410 to 419 on the Baie Verte Peninsula would move to Alert Level 3 at midnight after community spread was confirmed in an outbreak in the area totalling 42 cases. The province now has 77 active cases.
Prince Edward Island reported three new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and has 47 active cases.
Previous exposure notices
Public Health has identified a case of COVID-19 in a person who may have been infectious while on the following flights:
Sept.14 – Air Canada Flight 8502 – from Montreal to Fredericton departed at 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Air Canada Flight 8790 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 7:53 p.m.
Public Health has also identified other places in the province where people may have been exposed to the virus over the past two weeks.
Moncton region, Zone 1:
Sept. 13 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.– Miss Cue (459 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
Sept. 12 between noon and 2 p.m. – Centennial Park playground (811 St. George Blvd., Moncton)
Sept. 11 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. – A & C Convenience Store laundromat (369 McLaughlin Rd., Moncton)
Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Tide and Boar Brewing (1335 Main St., Moncton)
Sept. 10 between 9 p.m. and midnight – Daquiri Smokehouse (3 Acadie Rd., Bouctouche)
Sept. 10 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pirate de la Mer (10 Industrielle Rd., Bouctouche)
Sept. 10 between 1:30 p.m. and midnight – P'tit Pub du Tchè (40 Irving Blvd., Bouctouche)
Sept. 10 between 10:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre Emergency Room (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
Sept. 10 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – McDonald's (420 Paul St., Dieppe)
Sept. 9 and 10 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Supercuts (45 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
Sept. 9 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Swiss Chalet (80 Champlain St., Dieppe)
Sept. 8 between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre Emergency Room (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
Sept. 8 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Moncton Golf & Country Club clubhouse (212 Coverdale Rd., Riverview)
Sept. 8 between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Supercuts (45 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)
Sept. 8 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – Golf Town (52 Wyse St., Moncton)
Sept. 8 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre outpatient clinic (330 Université Ave, Moncton)
Sept. 8 and Sept. 7 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. – MacDonald Buick GMC Cadillac (111 Baig Blvd. Moncton)
Sept. 7 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. – TH Sports Group, Sports Complex (184 Barker St., Moncton)
Saint John region, Zone 2:
Sept. 12 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church (488 Main St., Sussex)
Sept. 11 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Canadian Tire (138 Main St., Sussex)
Sept. 9 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Dollarama (286 Main St., Sussex)
Sept. 8 between 11 a.m. and noon – Starbucks (15 Depot Ct., Saint John)
Sept. 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Starbucks (641 Harding St., Saint John)
Sept. 8 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Starbucks (30 Lacey St., Rothesay)
Sept. 8 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Dollarama (101 McAllister Dr., Saint John)
Sept. 7 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Walmart (450 Westmorland Rd., Saint John)
Sept. 7 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Superstore (168 Rothesay Ave., Rothesay)
Fredericton region, Zone 3:
Sept. 14 and 15 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Carl's Dairy Bar (1301 W. Riverside Dr., Perth-Andover)
Sept. 13, 14, and 15 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Full Body Fitness (800 St. Marys St., Fredericton)
Sept. 13 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
Sept. 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Tim Hortons (22 F. Tribe Rd., Perth-Andover)
Sept.12 between 10 a.m. and noon and between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Calvary Tabernacle (12 Legion St., Perth-Andover)
Sept. 13 between noon and 6 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
Sept. 12 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)
Sept. 10 between 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Acorn Restaurant (10 Route 635, Lake George)
Sept. 9 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Jimmy Flynn concert Capital Exhibit Centre (361 Smythe St., Fredericton)
Sept. 8 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Turning Point Pentecostal Church (2031 Route 3, Harvey)
Sept. 8 between noon and 5 p.m. – Kings Landing (5804 Route 102, Prince William)
Sept. 7 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Northeast Christian College – Opening Service (128 River St., Fredericton)
Sept. 7 between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Northeast Christian College – Dinner (128 River St., Fredericton)
Edmundston Region, Zone 4:
Sept. 20 between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Marché Bonichoix D. Poitras (746 Main St., Saint Leonard)
Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 13 to 19 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – O'Régal Restaurant (8014 Route 17, Kedgwick North)
Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 17 between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-Aout Rd., Edmundston)
Sept. 17 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Plaso Dent (391 Front Rd., Grand Falls)
Between Sept. 9 and 17 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – OK Tire (5 Mgr Martin Ouest Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept.16 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Auberge Évasion de Rêves (11 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 16 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)
Sept. 15 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – DocBraces (630 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)
Sep. 14 and 15 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Big John Gym (11 St-Jean Baptiste Rd., Kedgwick)
Sept. 14 between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Resto Pub Sportif (132 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 14 between 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)
Sept. 11 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 11 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Grand Falls Farmers' Market (68 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 11 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sept. 10 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Merritt Press (208 Main St., Grand Falls)
Sept. 9 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 8 and 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – CCNB – Edmundston campus (35, rue du 15 août, Edmundston)
Sept. 8 and 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – UMCE Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus (165 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)
Sept. 8 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Le Grand-Saut (155 Broadway Bd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 8 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Jean Coutu (276 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)
Sept. 8 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – A&A Ouellette Entreprise Ltd (1423 Tobique Rd., Drummond)
Sept. 7 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)
Campbellton region, Zone 5:
Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire (384 Val-d'Amour Rd., Atholville)
Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Salon du Centre (157 Water St., Campbellton)
Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB-Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
Sept. 16 between 8:30 a.m. and noon – CCNB-Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
Sept. 14 and 15 – Nailz by Tania (162 Water St., Campbellton)
Sept. 12 and Sept. 11 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Tim Hortons (75 Roseberry St., Campbellton)
Sept. 10 between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. – Tap's Bar (42 Water St., Campbellton)
Sept. 8 and 9 between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Gym Fitness (384 Dover St., Campbellton)
Sept. 8 and 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – CCNB – Campbellton (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)
Sept. 7 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (25 Savoie Ave., Atholville)
Sept. 7 between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Restigouche Walk-In Clinic (68 Water St., Campbellton)
Sept. 7 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Salon de Coiffure Cheveux Modern Hair (59 Water St., Campbellton)
Bathurst region, Zone 6:
Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Alcool NB Liquor (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Sobeys (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
Sept. 17 between 6 p.m. and 18 p.m. – Joey's Pub (2050 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
Sept. 17 between 10:30 a.m. and noon – Atlantic Host (1450 Vanier Blvd., Bathurst)
Sept. 14 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB-Bathurst Campus (75 Youghall Dr., Bathurst)
Sept. 13 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. – CCNB-Bathurst Campus (75 Youghall Dr., Bathurst)
Sept. 12 and 13 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canadian Tire (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)
Sept. 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Cast & Crew (588 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
Sept. 10 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. – Pur & Simple (930 St. Anne St., Bathurst)
Sept. 8 between 8 a.m. and noon – CCNB – Bathurst Campus, Main Building (725 Collège Rd., Bathurst)
Miramichi region, Zone 7:
Sept. 11 between noon and 1 p.m. – Fundy Line Restaurant (869 King George Highway, Miramichi)
Sept. 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – River Signs (2311 King George Highway, Miramichi)
Sept. 8 and 9 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – River Signs (2311 King George Highway, Miramichi)
Sept. 9 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Jungle Jim's Restaurant (2441 King George Highway, Miramichi)
Sept. 8 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Cali.Co. Café (1 Allan St., Miramichi)
The full list of possible exposures is updated regularly and is available on the government's website.
What to do if you have a symptom
People concerned they might have COVID-19 can take a self-assessment test online.
Public Health says symptoms of the illness have included a fever above 38 C, a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, a new onset of fatigue, and difficulty breathing.
In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.
People with one of those symptoms should stay at home, call 811 or their doctor and follow instructions.