March 20, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY MARCH 20 2020


CAM – LISTUGUJ MEASURES
Listuguj First Nation has released measures it has taken in what it calls a
response to growing public health concerns surronding COVID-19.

All Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government buidlings are closed to the public for at
least 14-days.

Most staff have been sent home but essential workers will continue to provide
services such as emergency communication and response.

Business owners are also being advised to take proper sanitation measures as
well people are encourged to regularly call family and neighbors to check
their wellbeing.

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CAM – MAPLE CANCEL

You can add another cancellation of a popular regional event to the list due
to public health measures.

Organizers say the Maple Sugar Brunch organized by the Campbellton Richelieu
Club scheduled for April 5th has been cancelled.

The annual family event held at Sugarloaf Provincial Park Lodge is an area
favorite with outdoor activities topped off by a maple sugar camp meal
complete with snow prepared toffee.

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CAM – CYR HOME

Campbellton city Councillor Gilbert Cyr has confirmed with CKNB he and is
family are home safe and are now in a 14-day self-isolation.

Cyr along with his wife, daughter, her partner and their children had been on
a European vacation that started before the pandemic was declared.

As reported yesterday the family was having issues securing a flight home.

The councillor said earlier no one in the group was displaying signs of
illness and all are feeling well.

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CAM – FOOD BANK

The Restigouche County Volunteer Action Association foodbank is open until
today with all other locations in Restigouche open until the end of the
month.

Organizers are encouraging Campbellton clients to pick up their monthly food
issues today if possible.

If they are unable to the group says they can call and make an appointment
for pick up next week. Donations are also still being accepted in Campbellton
location.

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NB – EMERGENCY

Premier Blaine Higgs has delcared a State of Emergency in New Brunswick.

Higgs says under the emergency measures act, following public health
directives to close a business, limit social gatherings or self isolate is
now the law and can be enforced.

Higgs says the declaration was needed to protect public health.

Higgs says part of the declaration will also suspend the authority of
landlords in the province to evict tenants over unpaid rent.

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NB-Numbers

Meanwhile, there were no new cases of the virus reported in the province
today/(on Thursday). Chief Medical Officer Dr.Jennifer Russel say there ares
stil 11 cases of Covid-19 in NEw Brusnwick, and 410 others have tested
negative. Dr. Russell also lended her support to the provincial enforcing
public health directives

Canada has a total of 873 cases of the novel coronavirus, and 12 people have
died.

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NB – HEALTH WORKER RULES

Premier Blaine Higgs says self-isolation rules for those who travelled
outside of Canada apply to everyone including healthcare professionals.

Higgs made the comments at yesterday’s briefing saying there is no special
exceptions for current healthcare employees or those temporarily returning
from retirement or hiatus.

The Premier said after March 13th all employees returning from an
international destination were instructed to self-isolate for 14-days before
returning to work and that protocal has not changed.

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