New Brunswick COVID-19 Summary: 2nd Confirmed Case at Dalhousie High School

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A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Dalhousie Regional High School in northern New Brunswick.Dalhousie school students, staff, parents and guardians were notified Tuesday evening by the Anglophone Northern School District Superintendent, Mark Donovan.

Students in Grades 9 to 12 will do virtual learning on Wednesday, while contact tracing is carried out by Public Health.

Students in grades 6 to 8 had not returned to the school after it reopened on October 15 and were due to return on Friday.

Six schools in Zone 5, the Campbellton area, have had confirmed cases of COVID-19, including the four schools in Dalhousie, one in Campbellton and one in Balmoral.

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by public health on Tuesday. There have been 95 active cases in New Brunswick, including 54 people in the Restigouche area.

The Moncton and Campbellton regions remain at the orange level of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery plan, and the rest of the province is below the least restrictive yellow level.

About 30 cases have developed in the area over the past two weeks, with transmission occurring in “multiple” work and social settings, according to Russell.

Too many people do not wear their masks and physically distance themselves, she said, urging residents of the area to “redouble” their efforts.

At the orange level, residents are limited to bubbles of two households, which can extend to caregivers and immediate family members.

Travel inside or outside the area is discouraged except for essential reasons, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people or less with physical distance.

What to do if you have a symptom

People who are concerned about having symptoms of COVID-19 can take a self-report test on the government website at gnb.ca.

Public health says symptoms exhibited by people with COVID-19 include: fever above 38C, new or worsening chronic cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache , new onset of fatigue, new onset of muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell and difficulty breathing.

In children, symptoms also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with any of these symptoms should:

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