Changes to Twinning Bubble
LISTUGUJ, September 24, 2020 – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) is committed to the health and safety of our community. Due to the rising number of COVID cases, all governments are taking proactive steps to restrict and limit travel to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. At this time, our governments share common concerns on the rising number of confirmed cases in the MRC Avignon. The LMG is monitoring the growing number of COVID cases closely and is working with the Government of New Brunswick and our neighbouring communities to find solutions to accommodate our regions unique relationship.
Chief Darcy Gray spoke directly with Premier Blaine Higgs on Wednesday, September 23, and confirmed that Listuguj residents will not be adversely impacted by any changes made to the ‘twinning bubble.’ Listuguj residents will continue to have access to family and loved ones and essential goods and services on both sides of the River.
Beginning Friday, September 25, 2020, at noon, access across the River, and into the ‘twinning bubble’ for day travel, will be limited to Listuguj, Point-à-la-Croix, and New Brunswick residents ONLY. Changes will be made to the online registration process, including, the reintroduction of single-use passes. Multi-passes will no longer be valid with the exception of students travelling for school. Childcare/custody, medical and work passes, will not be impacted at this time. Unless otherwise exempt, New Brunswick residents seeking to travel outside the ‘twinning bubble’ will be required to self-isolate for 14-days upon return; and residents of Listuguj and Point-à-la-Croix who travel outside the twinning bubble and wish to enter New Brunswick will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
The LMG would like to thank our residents for their ongoing efforts in keep our community, families and loved ones safe. Please continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, proper cough etiquette and good hygiene practices. We are also asking that all Listuguj residents stay within the ‘twinning bubble’ and avoid areas with rising numbers of cases.
Our government will continue to provide accurate information and updates as they happen. For all the latest, please consult the Listuguj webpage and social media feeds.