NB Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Jennifer Russell

Public Health has declared an outbreak at Magee House at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The building is an apartment style residence for students.

As of today – six cases of COVID are related to the outbreak. Residents – family members – and staff were tested yesterday and are awaiting results. Public Health also says testing of residents and staff at Elizabeth Parr- Johnston residence will take place tomorrow due to an exposure to a case of COVID. All residents are self isolating.

Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell – says “The transmission pattern of the variant in this outbreak is very concerning, we ask people who have symptoms to get tested and self-isolate until they receive their test results.”

Public Health is also working with St Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College due to their close proximity to the University of New Brunswick.