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Edmundston Police remind public to avoid large gatherings on Easter

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The Edmundston Police Force reminds citizens that during this Easter weekend, all the containment and physical distancing measures put in place by governments remain in effect and therefore people must avoid large gatherings with family or friends.

Usually this is a time of year when families gather to celebrate. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, these gatherings will unfortunately need to be avoided this year. This doesn’t mean that people who live in the house can’t celebrate together, but no people from outside the home should be present.

Insp. Steve Robinson said the social distancing measures that have been put in place by Public Health officials are intended to prevent the spread of the virus and must always be respected, even at this Easter time. This does not mean that a family living under the same roof cannot go for a drive on a nice day. It simply means people should avoid being with those who do not share the same home.

Police officers will continue to patrol the streets of the municipality during the weekend and will intervene if gatherings of individuals are observed.

“Children should be reassured, however, that we have received confirmation that the Easter Bunny is fully immune to the virus, so he can be part of the weekend festivities,” Robinson confirmed.

While waiting for the Bunny’s visit, here is an image residents can download by CLICKING HERE, which the kids can colour and put in the windows.

The members of the Edmundston Police Force would like to thank residents for their continued respect of the guidelines and regulations

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