COVID-19 Regional Update – January 5, 2021

Changes to New Brunswick COVID Response

This afternoon, the Government of New Brunswick announced changes to their province’s COVID Response. All zones across New Brunswick will change their zone classification to ‘Orange’ as of midnight tonight. This is an attempt to avoid overwhelming their healthcare system. At this time, there are no changes to access to Listuguj residents. Please continue to follow health protocols to ensure our on-going safety when accessing essential services across the bridge.

New Brunswick has announced two (2) new confirmed cases in the Campbellton Region (Zone 5), including a possible COVID exposure at Walmart on Dec. 30 between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and on Dec. 31 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (4 Jagoe St., Atholville). If you visited this location and have no symptoms of COVID-19, please self-monitor and continue to follow Public Health guidelines.


Potential Changes to Quebec’s COVID Response

The Premier of Quebec is expected to announce tomorrow afternoon regarding changes to the province’s COVID response. Like New Brunswick, Quebec is experiencing a rising number of cases in urban centers across the province. Listuguj anticipates that Quebec will impose additional regional measures to attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.

It is important to note that Quebec’s situation is very different from our own. Our protocols have proven to be very effective when followed diligently. Our measures, in general, are at a higher standard than those of Quebec and New Brunswick. Our innovative “Unified Command” structure allows us to respond to crises in a speedy manner. The Unified Command will continue to monitor the on-going situations in both New Brunswick and Quebec and will continue to work with Chief and Council to adjust our response if need be.