Public Health Guidance
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COVID-Testing – Expanded symptom criteria was implemented on April 28, 2020 although it is noted that physician clinical judgement can be exercised.
COVID-19 testing outside of accredited medical laboratories with licensed staff – The Department of Health strongly discourages the practice of employers offering COVID19 testing to employees through its own unaccredited, non-medical laboratory facilities.
Correctional centers – For implementation in provincially owned and operated correctional centres in New Brunswick, with the goal of providing guidance to staff to help prevent or limit the transmission of COVID-19 in these institutions.
Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) – Steps an ARF can take to help prevent the introduction or spread of viral infections like COVID-19. (Updated August 31, 2020)
Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) – Steps LTCFs can take to help prevent the introduction or spread of viral infections like COVID-19. (Updated August 31, 2020)
Visitation at nursing homes and adult residential facilities – Visitation framework and guidelines for nursing homes and adult residential facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while balancing risk and overall well-being of residents.
Extra-Mural Program – For health-care professionals who are required to enter patient’s homes to provide essential care. (Updated May 1, 2020)
Homecare workers – For homecare workers who are required to enter patient’s homes to provide essential care.
Primary care providers in a community setting – This fact sheet has been adapted with permission from the Ontario Ministry of Health. (Updated September 9, 2020)
Community pharmacies – Community pharmacies play an important role in supporting the response to suspected cases of COVID-19 and in preventing the spread of the virus. (Updated September 10, 2020)
Early learning and childcare facilities/Day camps – Please visit the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s website for guidance.
Staff in child residential centres – The advice in this document has been developed to support group homes in providing care while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
First responders – Best practices for first responders: police and fire (Updated August 7, 2020)
Housing – Guidance for homeless shelters
Retail and food services – Guidance for food banks and other emergency food programs (Updated May 19, 2020)
Substance-use – Information on substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic
Temporary foreign workers: Guidance for employers – Requirements for managing temporary foreign worker arrivals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated January 20, 2021)
Temporary foreign workers: COVID-19 Information and Consent Sheet (Updated January 20, 2021)
Advice to volunteers providing transport services (Updated September 8, 2020)
Places of worship – Frequently asked questions about masks
Public Health Guidance for Farmers and Workers on Mink Farms - Recent evidence suggests that mink farms are at risk of widespread infection of COVID-19. Danish authorities have reported widespread outbreaks on 289 farms since June, 2020. To protect public health and the mink farming industry in New Brunswick, New Brunswick Public Health (NBPH) has the following recommendations for mink farm operators.
Hunting Guidelines – At all times, hunters must comply with regulations found on the NB’s Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development’s hunting website and with public health measures.