People 12 years of age or older can now book clinic appointments through Horizon or Vitalité health networks, or a participating pharmacy, spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane said. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell told reporters on Tuesday she expected the province to announce details of the vaccination plan for students aged 12 to 15 “shortly”.
Russell and Education Minister Dominic Cardy are expected to provide an update on COVID-19 at 2:30 p.m.
The briefing will be webcast live here on the CBC New Brunswick website.
He intervenes amid exposure notices affecting students at eight Fredericton-area high schools.
The latest notice, sent Tuesday night by West Anglophone School District Superintendent David McTimoney, applies to the 21 bus, which transported students to Fredericton High School and Middle School in the rue George, mornings from May 18 to 21.
These students and all members of their household are required to self-isolate until midnight Saturday night and self-monitor for symptoms for the next 14 days, Dr. Cristin Muecke, Acting Regional Medical Officer of Health for the central region, requested an attached letter.
Health ministry officials could not immediately say on Wednesday how many students are affected.
Students and their households should stay at home and keep two meters from others as much as possible, she said.
If possible, they should avoid taking any medication that might mask symptoms of COVID or a fever, such as ibuprofen, often sold as Advil, and acetaminophen, often sold as Tylenol.
Students and their families are also strongly encouraged to get tested, Muecke said.
The notice follows possible exhibits at at least seven schools in Fredericton in recent weeks: George Street Middle School, Leo Hayes High School, Nashwaaksis Middle School, New Maryland Elementary School, Fredericton Christian Academy, Connaught Street School and Priestman Street Elementary. School.
People 18 years of age or older have been eligible for the vaccine since May 18.
Children between the ages of 12 and 15 who have a complex condition or two or more chronic conditions were also eligible previously.
134 active cases
Nine new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Tuesday.
There are 134 active cases of respiratory disease.
New Brunswick has recorded 2,153 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. So far, there have been 1,975 recoveries and 43 COVID-related deaths.
A total of 325,858 tests were performed, including 1,101 on Monday.
As of Wednesday, 393,887 New Brunswickers received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, according to the government dashboard. This represents 56.8% of the eligible population, aged 12 and over.
Latest public exhibitions
Public health has identified potential public exposure to the virus at the following locations and dates:
Moncton area, Zone 1:
- Extreme windows, 80 Loftus Street, Moncton, May 18, May 19, May 20 and May 21 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Subway, 100 Morton Ave., Moncton, May 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
- TD Bank, 525 rue Regis, Dieppe, May 22 between 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Fredericton area, zone 3:
- Arthurette general store, 1450 Route 109, Red Rapids, May 11 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 21 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Save easily, A-24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover, May 11, May 14, May 15 and May 21 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- Grant Service Center, 1151 W. Riverside Dr., Perth-Andover, May 13 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- NB Alcohol, 26F Tribe Rd., Perth-Andover, May 13 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- Pharmacie Lewis, 14F Tribe Rd., Perth-Andover, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.
- The convenience of Squeaky, 2-18F Tribe Rd., Perth-Andover, May 14 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.
- Castle building materials, 24B Columbus St., Perth-Andover, May 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and May 20 at noon. and 5:30 p.m.
- Aldo shoes, 1381 Regent Street, May 19, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- The castle, 1381 Regent Street, May 19, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Lawtons Drugs, 1381, rue Regent, May 19 and 20, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Costco, 25, boulevard Wayne Squibb, May 21, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Dollarama, 1033, rue Prospect, May 21, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Giant tiger, 1160 Smythe St., May 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Public Health is now offering COVID-19 testing to all New Brunswickers who have been in a public exposure area, even if they have no symptoms. Residents can request a test online or call Tele-Care 811.
People with one or more symptoms are also encouraged to get tested.
Past public exhibitions
Public Health identified nine public display sites on Monday, all in the Fredericton area.
- Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Boulevard, Fredericton Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Supercentre Walmart, 1399 Regent Street, Fredericton Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 1040 Prospect Street, Fredericton on Sunday, May 16, between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- Walmart, 125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton Monday, May 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Dollarama, 125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton Monday, May 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Sobeys Fast Fuel, 530 Brookside Dr., Fredericton Monday, May 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
- Pizza de Fadi, 312 Main Street, Fredericton on Tuesday, May 18, between noon and 2 p.m.
- Fredericton Regional Center, 300 St. Mary’s, Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Atlantic supermarket, 116 Main Street, Fredericton Wednesday, May 19, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Other public exhibitions
Public Health said the dates for a previously reported public display at the Fredericton YMCA daycare were incorrect. The correct dates are:
- Fredericton YMCA Daycare, 570 York Street, Fredericton, Tuesday May 18 and Wednesday May 19
- Christ Church (parish), 245 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, Sunday, May 16, service at 10:30 a.m.
- Hope City Church, 429 Clements Drive, Fredericton, Sunday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Petro Canada, 20 Royal Rd., Fredericton, Tuesday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Home Depot, 1450 Regent Street, Fredericton, Wednesday, May 19, 5 to 7 p.m.
- Scholten, 325 Sunset Dr., Fredericton, May 17 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Atlantic supermarket, 116 Main St., Fredericton, May 16 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen Street, Fredericton, May 15 from 3 p.m. to May 16 at noon.
- Club de golf de Riverbend, 541 Route 628, Durham Bridge, ON May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Penniac Ultramar, 22 Route 628, 15 mai, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
- Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, 665 George St., May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon
- Moores Clothing, 1150, rue Prospect, May 15, between 11 a.m. and noon.
- Home Depot, 1450 Regent Street, May 15, between noon and 1 p.m.
- Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen Street, between 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 and noon on Sunday, May 16.
- Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Boulevard, Fredericton, Friday, May 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- CJ Munn Equipment, 1095 Hanwell Rd., Fredericton, Friday, May 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- McMath Law Firm, 406 Regent St., May 14, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Fredericton Mitsubishi, 327 St. Mary’s St., May 14, 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Pizza delight, 243 St. Mary’s St., May 14, between noon and 2 p.m.
- L’Abbey Cafe, 546 Queen Street, May 14, between noon and 12:30 p.m.
- Banque Scotia, 490 King Street, May 14, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sobeys, 1180, rue Prospect, May 14, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
- Cannon’s Cross Pub, 15 Riverside Dr., May 14, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Restaurant McDonald’s, 1177, rue Prospect, May 14, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Cal’s Independent Grocer, 135 Otis Dr., Nackawic, May 14, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Restaurant Irving Big Stop Blue Canoe, 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, May 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
- Progressive Credit Union, 395 Connell Rd., Woodstock, May 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Giant tiger, 1160 rue Smythe, May 13, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Scholten, 325 Sunset Dr., May 13, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Boulevard, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and May 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- A&W, 1018 Prospect Street, Fredericton, May 12, between noon and 2 p.m.
- NB Power, 515 King Street, May 12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Sobeys Fast Fuel, 530 Brookside Dr., May 12, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- University of New Brunswick campus in Fredericton, residence administration building, 20 Bailey Dr., Fredericton, May 11 and 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sobeys, 463 Brookside Dr., Fredericton, May 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tony Pepperoni, 510 Brookside Dr., May 11, 5-7 p.m.
- The Drome, 301 Main St., May 11, 8:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 1040 Prospect Street, May 11, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Pickle Jar Restaurant, 620 Queen Street, May 11-16.
- Tim Hortons drive-thru, Regent Street, May 10, 1:30 p.m.
- Atlantic Superstore, 471 rue Smythe, May 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Dr Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, 700 Priestman St., May 10-11.
- Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Center, 800 Priestman Street, May 10 and 11.
- Veterans Health Unit, 680 Priestman St., May 10 and 11.
- Quai de Wolastoq, 527 Union Street, May 9, between noon and 2:30 p.m.
- Northern market, 170 Main Street, May 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Irving Oil, 181 King St., May 9, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Dollarama, 5 Trinity Dr., May 9, noon to 2 p.m.
- NB Alcohol, 18 Trinity Dr., May 9, noon to 5 p.m.
- Sense of home, 18 Trinity Dr., May 9, noon to 5 p.m.
- Delta Fredericton, 225, chemin Woodstock, from May 6 to 12.
- STMR. Restaurant 36 – Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd., May 6-12.
- Costco Wholesale, 140 Granite Dr., Moncton, May 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tim Hortons, 54 rue Canada, Saint-Quentin, ON May 16, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Jean Coutu, 177 Victoria St., May 15, between noon and 1 p.m.
- Tim Hortons, 1420, boulevard Vanier, Bathurst, May 16, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Public health has identified a positive case in a traveler who could have been contagious on the following flights:
- Air Canada 314 -om Vancouver to Montreal, departure at 11:24 pm on May 11.
- Air Canada 8902 -om Montreal to Moncton, departure at 1:06 p.m. on May 12.
- Air Canada 8946 from Toronto to Moncton, departing at 8:47 p.m. on May 10.
What to do if you have a symptom
People who are concerned about having symptoms of COVID-19 can take an online self-assessment test.
Public health says symptoms exhibited by people with COVID-19 include:
- Fever greater than 38 C.
- New cough or worsening chronic cough.
- Sore throat.
- Runny nose.
- New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell.
- Difficulty in breathing.
In children, symptoms also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.
People with any of these symptoms should: