New Brunswick to move to Green Level on July 30th


New Brunswick will lift the mandatory order and move to the Green Level at 11:59 p.m. on July 30th.

In a release Friday, Premier Blaine Higgs says, "by the end of next week, the percentage of eligible New Brunswickers vaccinated with the second dose will be high enough to balance out many of the risks of living with COVID-19".

Lifting the mandatory order will remove travel and provincial border restrictions, gathering limits, the requirement to wear masks in public and other public health restrictions that have been in place throught the pandemic.

Federal border restrictions will remain in effect.

Government says outbreaks can still be declared and isolation requirements can be enforced to protect communities when needed and some facilities and businesses may choose to maintain their own policies on protective health measures.

Officials said Friday that 62.7% of people aged 12 and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 81.2% have received their first dose.

Government is encouraging those who have yet to be vaccinated to book an appointment for their first or second dose through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

All New Brunswickers are eligible for their second dose of vaccine 28 days after they receive their first.

Mobile vaccination clinics will offer the Moderna vaccine at the following locations next week:

  • Village Hall, 199 Main St., Canterbury, Monday, July 26, between noon and 5 p.m.
  • Triple C Recreation Centre, 817 Rockland Rd., Rockland, Tuesday, July 27, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Juniper Community Centre, 6840 Route 107, Juniper, Wednesday, July 28, between noon and 4 p.m.
  • Recreation Centre, 160 Klokkedahl Hill Rd., New Denmark, Thursday, July 29, between noon and 4 p.m.
  • Saint-Paul Golden Age Club, 6532 Route 515, Saint-Paul, Thursday, July 29, between noon and 6 p.m.
  • Knights of Columbus Hall, 22 Hallett Rd., Beechwood, Friday, July 30, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Three new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, including two travel-related cases in Zone 2 (Saint John Region) and a case under investigation in Zone 3 (Fredericton Region).

With one recovery also reported, New Brunswick has 10 active cases of COVID-19, though no one is receiving treatment in hospital.