September 14, 2021 | by: isaacpiotrowski

Masks Will Have to be Worn in New Brunswick Schools for the Next Two Weeks as the Province Sees 122 New Cases Over the Weekend



Masks will have to be worn in schools for at least the next two weeks in New Brunswick.


There was a big spike in the number of new cases over the weekend in the province, almost doubling the number of active cases to 229. They were spread-out around the New Brunswick’s different health zones but many of the 122 new cases were concentrated in the Moncton and Campbellton regions.


Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Russell at her briefing said this is an epidemic of the unvaccinated. People who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and pass the virus to their children who then go to school and infect other children.


Education Minister Dominic Cardy says new measures are being implemented in schools across New Brunswick. Cardy says schools in the Campbellton-Dalhousie region will see further measures, because of a big spike in cases there, which include masks being worn in the classroom, limited contact between classes and a suspension of most extracurricular activities.