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Covid-19 (coronavirus) information and updates

Interim measures - Omicron variant

The provincial government is introducing further measures in response to the arrival of the Omicron variant. These changes include:

Organized sport and all other organized activities for children under 12 are prohibited as of tonight(December 13, 2021) at 11:59 p.m.

Beginning tonight (December 13, 2021) at 11:59 p.m., for those 12 and older, practices and skills drills are permitted involving only a single team at a time, under an operational plan that includes reasonable effort to ensure distancing and sanitization.

Students in kindergarten through Grade 6 will begin their holiday break on Friday, Dec.17, at the end of the regular school day. This is one week ahead of schedule.

To allow time for businesses to prepare, the following measures come into effect on Friday at 11:59 p.m.:

People must limit their household contacts to a maximum of a Steady 20.

Distancing must be maintained at all times in businesses, retail establishments, gyms, salons and spas. Patrons are permitted to dine at restaurants but a distance of two metres must be maintained between tables and proof of vaccination is still required.

Entertainment centres, including movie theatres, professional sporting events, casinos, etc., will be operating at 50 per cent capacity with distancing of two metres.

 

For more details click on the following link: https://bit.ly/3DXWeOy

 

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

Rapid-testing program expanding

Please find on the PDF a new municipal policy in regards to COVID-19. 

 

 

For more details or information regarding COVID-19, click on the following link: https://www2.gnb.ca/.../gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

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Important Notice

 

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.

 

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Prevention

 

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.

Two new online guides offer older adults and caregivers information and tips to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

NB 211

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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GovNB/posts/2017190711776985

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gov_NB/status/1338861432700428288

Government of New Brunswick: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/contact_info.html

Guidance for the General Public when Shopping for Essential Food and Retail Services. (See PDF for full details)

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