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City of Saint John is following advice of Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for COVID-19 monitoring

11-Mar-2020

The City of Saint John has been following the advice and observations of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health to ensure that City services will continue to be delivered in the event of an COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  As of today, March 11, 2020, the Provincial Department of Health reports that there are no confirmed cases or deaths in New Brunswick.

At this time, all City operations are normal. Information from the Government of New Brunswick is being shared with City employees and posted in all public facilities. 

In the event of a pandemic outbreak in our area, the City of Saint John will follow the “New Brunswick Pandemic Planning Guide for Municipal Governments and First Nations Communities” for best planning practices and to facilitate any necessary coordination between the municipal and regional Emergency Management Organisations as well as with Horizon Health Network and Public Health Services.  

As further decisions are expected and can be made at any time, residents are advised to follow the latest information from the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada.  

From a municipal perspective, we are planning for the various possibilities and will be ready to meet challenges that may lie ahead.

Helpful links from official sources

Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health): https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/
content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus.html


Government of Canada Outbreak Update:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

 

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