N.B. COVID-19 summary: 4 new cases of respiratory virus in the Campbellton region

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Public Health has announced four new cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton area, bringing the total number of active cases to 29.Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, said two cases involved people in their 40s and two in their 50s.

“Today the people of Campbellton and the Restigouche area need us to be there for them,” she said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Mathematics, the areas of literacy most affected by the shuffling of jobs in schools

The province’s decision to move at least 70 jobs to English schools will have the most impact on English and math.

Twenty-eight people working at the district level in literacy and 28 in numeracy – they are known as managers – will be moved to other jobs in the school system, as more home teachers are needed during the COVID pandemic -19.

The Education Department released a breakdown of the posts on Wednesday.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, says there are four new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. (Presented by the Government of New Brunswick)

“These changes will allow experts who previously worked in district offices to work in schools, directly with teachers and students,” spokeswoman Tara Chislett said in an email to CBC News Wednesday.

“With the current redeployment in schools, there are still around 150 equivalent full-time positions in the districts. ”

Teachers are trained teachers who work in district offices and go to schools to help other teachers develop a curriculum and help them with lessons.

Teachers will be moved to other positions in the school system, as more home teachers are needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (iStock)

Earlier this week, the province also announced 10 tracks of respect and diversity that will also be eliminated. They are responsible for coaching teachers and school teams on how to be more respectful and inclusive of marginalized students.

The latest cuts have been criticized by education advocates, but Education Minister Dominic Cardy said the alternative could have meant there were not enough teachers in schools across the country. New Brunswick in the fall.

Education Minister Dominic Cardy said principals are being redeployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (CBC)

Once students return to school, smaller classes will be needed, which will mean more teachers needed in schools.

151 cases of COVID-19 in total

Prime Minister Blaine Higgs has told residents that they must remain vigilant until a vaccine is found for the new coronavirus. (Government of New Brunswick / Submitted)

There have been 151 cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Since the virus first broke out in March, 121 people have recovered, including one linked to the epidemic in the Campbellton area, where there has been a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

Seventeen of the 24 active cases in the region are at Manoir de la Vallée, a long-term care facility in Atholville.

Seventeen people connected to the Manoir de la Vallée in Atholville tested positive for COVID-19. (Serge Bouchard / Radio-Canada)

There was also a death related to the respiratory virus last month.

Five patients are hospitalized, one of whom is in an intensive care unit.

What to do in case of symptoms

People with concerns about COVID-19 can do a self-assessment on the government website at gnb.ca.

Public health says symptoms of people with COVID-19 include: fever over 38 ° C, new or worsening chronic cough, sore throat, runny nose, sore throat headache, new onset of fatigue, new onset of muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell and difficulty breathing. In children, symptoms also included purple marks on the fingers and toes.

People with two of these symptoms are encouraged to:

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