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Edmundston and the rest of New Brunswick passing to orange level on Jan. 6

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — As of midnight on Jan. 6, the city of Edmundston (part of zone 4), as well as the province, is in the Orange level of NB’s Recovery Plan.

The city of Edmundston’s Public Safety Answering Centre continues to monitor the situation closely based on public health requirements and guidelines.

Basic services

The city reassures citizens that all basic services are maintained during this period, including:

  • 911/Public Safety communications,
  • Drinking water, wastewater and sewage treatment,
  • Police force and firefighter protection,
  • Road and snow removal operations,
  • Critical traffic lights,
  • Public communications


Should municipal facilities need to close, citizens will be notified via our Website, medias and social media.

However, the following changes have been made with respect to sports facilities and activities.

  • Skating sessions (family, warm-up, recreational) are cancelled because it is not possible to maintain the distance guidelines.
  • Free field hockey sessions are cancelled for the same reason.
  • Public swimming is cancelled.
  • Climbing facility is closed.
  • Racquet sports are practiced in singles only.

In addition, the showers and locker rooms in the Sports Pavilion are no longer accessible while we are in the orange phase. Users must therefore bring a bag to store their personal belongings.

A physical distance of two metres and a mask is mandatory for low-intensity activities such as walking, yoga and stretching; and a physical distance of three metres is mandatory for high-intensity activities such as cardio, dance and aerobics.

These changes are in effect until further notice.

You can reach the municipality during regular hours by dialing 506.739.2115 and the Sports Pavilion at 506.739.2122.

Respect public health guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, here is an important reminder of public health guidelines for the orange level:

  • Be part of just one household bubble,
  • Limit outings for essential reasons only,
  • No more than 25 people outside,
  • The need to keep a registry in controlled settings,
  • Sports teams can practice their sport (with operational plan),
  • Businesses, services and schools are open (with operational plan),
  • You must wear a mask in public (inside and outside) and
  • Always respect physical distancing.

Collective effort helps limit the chances of the spread of COVID-19, according to city officials.

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