Zone 4 update
As announced during today’s Press Conference, a Red Level circuit breaker has been announced for a section of Zone 4 (Edmundston region), including Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region, effective at 6 p.m. today. The rest of Zone 4, including Grand Falls, Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin, and Saint-Léonard, will remain in the Yellow level for now, along with the rest of the province. A map of the circuit breaker area is available online. The area will remain in the Red level for at least four days. Mass testing for asymptomatic people is scheduled for today and tomorrow to help determine how widespread the outbreak is.
As per Public Health Guidance, the following are the restrictions for those at the Red Alert level:
- Indoor sport and recreational facilities, including other similar close contact sport or recreational businesses (pools, gym, fitness facilities, bowling alleys, escape rooms, yoga, dance studios, gymnastics, etc.), are closed.
- Outdoor recreational spaces where people can congregate are closed (i.e. ski hills, outdoor skating rinks, playgrounds, warming huts and lodges along public trails, etc.). Outdoor recreation that promote movement alone or within a single-household bubble is allowed (i.e. cross-country skiing, walking, snow shoeing, etc.).
- Only essential travel is recommended in and out of Red level zones. Organized sport is not considered essential travel.
- A participant or coach who travels to a red zone regardless of the reason or resides in the red zone cannot participate in the activities in a zone that is at the yellow or orange alert level for 14 days or until there is a lessening of restrictions in the zone of travel.
Although there are no major changes to report, the Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated to reflect a few updates and can be viewed attached or at https://tinyurl.com/FAQC19