New Brunswick Prime Minister Blaine Higgs will hold a press conference on COVID-19 on Monday, along with the province’s chief doctor, Dr. Jennifer Russell, and Education Minister Dominic Cardy.
The briefing begins at 2:30 pm AT and will be streamed live here.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Two New Brunswick Schools
New case counts were not released over the weekend. However, on Friday, the province announced 24 new cases, with an active count of 136 cases.
Positive cases were also confirmed in two schools: Lord Beaverbrook Elementary School in Campbellton, NB, and Riverview High School in the Moncton region.
A letter to parents at Campbellton and Dalhousie schools sent Sunday outlined additional public health directives for the next two weeks due to “increased COVID-19 activity in your community that is impacting local schools.”
Students are asked to wear masks all day at school, both in common areas and in classrooms. Teachers who are fully vaccinated can remove them into the classroom for instructional purposes.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, PEI announced that it will temporarily cancel face-to-face classes at Charlottetown-area schools, following the first outbreak of COVID-19 in that province in a school setting.
PEI Health Director Dr. Heather Morrison said 10 of the last 11 COVID-19 cases have occurred in children, most of whom are too young to be eligible for vaccination.
“We know that COVID-19, including the Delta variant, looks for groups of people who are not vaccinated and that is what we are experiencing,” he said.
Morrison said he expected to have more cases in the coming days in PEI.
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