New Brunswick Travel Caution

The Covid Chronicle

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release

New Brunswick Travel Caution
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Nova Scotians are requested to avoid non-essential travel to the city of Edmundston and surrounding communities in New Brunswick as a result of increased cases of COVID-19 in that area.

There is no change in Nova Scotia’s New Brunswick border policy at this time. People coming from New Brunswick are not required to isolate in Nova Scotia.

“This is a dynamic situation and one we have been watching closely,” said Premier Iain Rankin today, March 25. “Once we heard late this afternoon that New Brunswick was moving the city of Edmundston and surrounding areas into their red zone, we took action.”

Premier Rankin spoke with Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, late this afternoon. Of added concern is that New Brunswick has confirmed the UK variant in the Edmundston area.

“It is concerning to see the rise in cases in New Brunswick but at this time it is concentrated only in the northwestern area of the province,” said Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “It is important that Nova Scotians avoid travel to that area unless absolutely necessary.”

Dr. Strang is in close contact with his New Brunswick counterparts and is continuing to monitor the situation.

Additional Resources:

COVID-19 self-assessment: https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en

Nova Scotia coronavirus website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada information line 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free)

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)

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