The provincial government has announced that, based on the current level of COVID-19 hospitalizations, a state of emergency is being reinstated and a mandatory order will come into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight. It will include new measures to limit contacts, ensure physical distancing is maintained, and require certain businesses and events to have a vaccination or masking-and-testing workplace policy.
The government will review the mandatory order every two weeks. As hospitalization numbers decrease, the mandatory order and public health measures will remain in place to ensure hospitalizations stabilize. Once the number of hospitalizations falls to 10 or fewer, the mandatory order will be lifted, and New Brunswick will return to public health measures. It will be reinstated if 25 or more people are hospitalized.