Covid-19 (coronavirus) information and updates
Rapid-testing program expanding
Beginning Monday, Oct. 18, people who are not a positive COVID-19 case will be able to pick up free rapid-test kits which they can administer at home. In our region, test kits will be available at the Grand Falls General Hospital, 625 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday).
*It is so important that anyone who has a positive result on a rapid test register for a PCR COVID-19 lab test. This can be done online through the GNB Coronavirus website or calling Telecare 811. For more details, please refer to the following link: https://www2.gnb.ca/.../Promo/covid-19/step-by-step-home.pdf
The Town of Grand Falls wishes to inform its citizens concerning the most recent directives from the government of New Brunswick.
We encourage everyone to respect these directives. Even the smallest gesture counts in keeping our loved ones safe and healthy.
Circuit breaker to be introduced in areas with high transmission.
The provincial government announced yesterday that a circuit breaker will be put in place in certain areas of the province, including zone 4, for 14 days beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8.
The circuit breaker restrictions will include the following:
People must limit their contacts to their single household, which includes individuals living together; caregivers for any member of the household; and any parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild living outside the household who requires support.
No private indoor or outdoor gatherings are permitted.
Travel to or from circuit breaker regions is restricted, except for those who must travel for essential reasons, including work, health services, child custody, childcare or post-secondary education, or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required.
All schools will remain open, unless advised otherwise by Public Health. Sports and extra-curricular activities will be paused for those 12 and under. No spectators will be permitted for any school sports or extra-curricular activities within the impacted areas.
Businesses, entertainment centers and events may remain open and can continue to admit people who show proof of full vaccination and a government-issued ID. Children under 12 accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult will also be admitted.
“We must act now to prevent the virus from becoming even more entrenched in these communities,” said Russell. “Businesses and events requiring proof of vaccination can remain open as these are controlled environments and patrons are asked for ID and must be vaccinated.”
Single households for Thanksgiving weekend
To further limit the spread of the virus and prevent and reduce further hospitalizations, all New Brunswickers, including those living in areas not impacted by the circuit breaker, must limit their contacts to their single household during the Thanksgiving long weekend, between Friday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Individuals who show proof of full vaccination and a government-issued ID can continue to visit businesses, entertainment venues and events. Children under 12 accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult will also be admitted.
For more details or information regarding COVID-19, click on the following link: https://www2.gnb.ca/.../gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html
Please note that interest charges on amounts due to the Town of Grand Falls will resume as of October 1st, 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Pandemic Response Plan
Please click on the PDF to view the Town of Grand Falls Covid-19 pandemic response plan.
Here are the coordinates to pay your water bill:
Online – Service New Brunswick / Town of Grand Falls :
By phone :
Here are the steps we are taking to protect our employees, continue to provide essential services to residents, and help reduce the spread of the virus.
Remember to help your neighbors; be good to one another; don’t panic and, above all, minimize the risk to yourself, your family and friends. Help reduce the possibilities of transmission by following the measures suggested by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for New Brunswick:
Wash your hands often
Cough and sneeze into the elbow
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
Cough into a tissue and throw it away
Stay at home if you are sick
Avoid contact with a sick person
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if there is no soap and water
Other useful links
If you don't have symptoms, visit www.gnb.ca/coronavirus for more information on self-monitoring, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you may be at risk. The web page will be continuously updated.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has a toll-free number to answer your questions about COVID, 1-833-784-4397.
Health Canada : https://www.canada.ca/
NB Dept. of Education : 1-844-288-3888
Canadian Public Health Agency : 1-833-784-4397
Information line / to report people who are believed to be violating the emergency declaration order : 1-844-462-8387 or email@example.com
Two new online guides offer older adults and caregivers information and tips to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
211 NB is here to help 24/7/365! As New Brunswick navigates the second wave of COVID-19, people who need support are often unsure where to turn.
Government of New Brunswick: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/contact_info.html