NB Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell

The provincial government is clamping down on travel into the province as it works to contain the second wave of COVID and attempts to keep the new variant of the virus out. Travel into the province is restricted to work – medical reasons – child custody or compassionate reasons – and obtaining essential supplies for Quebec communities and First Nations across the Resitgouche River from Campbellton.

Canadian residents who own property in the province or who have family members here will no longer be allowed to enter the province.

Self-isolation and work isolation regulations have also been tightened and more information can be found here and here.

The province is also cracking down on people lying about contact information. Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell – says this has slowed the contact tracing process and that is a matter of life or death. She says anyone who refuses to answer questions or who lies or gives incomplete information will now be subject to charges for “violating provisions of the mandatory order.”