Safety Is Not Negotiable – Pandemic Preparedness – the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Last Updated: 4.01 P.M., Tuesday, November 23, 2021

This page is intended to provide general information on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. NBNU will be updating this page with additional information as it becomes available. Guidelines for novel coronavirus COVID-19, targeted at health care workers, are currently under development by the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as by provincial public health offices.

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Memos:
Memo Date
2201 EMANB COVID-19 Immunization Policy - Politique de vaccination contre la COVID-19 d'EMANBOctober 12, 2021
2021-10-08 GNB Amendments to COVID Vaccination Policy - Modifications à la politique de vaccination pour les effectifs du GNBOctober 12, 2021
COVID-19 MEDICAL EXEMPTIONOctober 12, 2021
Travel Guidelines for Health-Care Workers Only - 2021-10-04October 4, 2021
2021-10-04 POC test kits for employees - Trousses de dépistage au point de service pour les employésOctober 4, 2021
COVID-19 Testing at Home -- Test de dépistage de la COVID-19 à domicileOctober 4, 2021
COVID-19 MEDICAL EXEMPTIONAugust 31, 2021
2021-03-01 COVID-19 Application of Leave ProvisionsMarch 2, 2021
COVID-19] HR Bulletin #34 - Mental Health Supports // [COVID-19] Bulletin des RH no 34 – Soutien en santé mentaleJanuary 26, 2021
HR Bulletin 33 Restriction of Movement of Staff COVID-19 Bulletin des RH no 33 Restriction de travail en dehors d’EM ANBJanuary 22, 2021
2020-12-18 Revised - Application of leave provisions_ENDecember 21, 2020
[COVID-19] HR Bulletin #32 – Travel Outside of New BrunswickDecember 17, 2020
HR Bulletin #29 – Following Public Health Guidelines Part 3November 13, 2020
2020-11-02 Leave Table Revised_ENNovember 4, 2020
HR23 Mental Health Support - RH23 Soutien en santé mentaleOctober 20, 2020
Mindwell-2020-06-26-ENGOctober 20, 2020
Application of Leaves Provisions EMANBOctober 14, 2020
Summer vacation and travel outside New BrunswickJune 30, 2020
Mental Health Support - MindwellJune 26, 2020
Mindwell June 26, 2020
Travel RestrictionsJune 5, 2020
HR Bulletin #15 - Child care responsibilitiesApril 24, 2020
Weekly Webinars April 14-17, 2020April 14, 2020
Mental Health Tips During COVID-19April 14, 2020
HR Bulletin #14 – Extended School ClosureApril 9, 2020
HR Bulletin – Preventative Measures in the WorkplaceApril 8, 2020
HR Bulletin #12 – Testing for Health Care WorkersApril 1, 2020
HR Bulletin #11 – Travel Outside of New Brunswick - UPDATEDMarch 29, 2020
HR Bulletin #10: Updates on Daycare Leave and WHSNBMarch 27, 2020
HR Bulletin #9: Mental HealthMarch 27, 2020
Employee ScreeningMarch 24, 2020
COVID-19 HR Bulletin #7: Self-IsolationMarch 20, 2020
Recommendations on preventive measures for health care workers who are pregnant or breastfeedingMarch 20, 2020
COVID-19: HR Bulletin #6 - Vacation Leave and Annual SchedulingMarch 18, 2020
COVID-19: HR Bulletin #5 – Mental Health in the WorkplaceMarch 17, 2020
COVID-19: HR Bulletin #4: COVID-19 and Child Care LeavesMarch 17, 2020
COVID-19: HR Bulletin #3 - International TravelMarch 16, 2020
COVID-19: HR Bulletin #2 – Protecting Ourselves & OthersMarch 15, 2020
COVID-19 : HR Bulletin #1 – Leaves of AbsencesMarch 13, 2020
Memo Date
Summary Bulletin 183 - COVID-19 - November 10, 2021November 10, 2021
Bulletin #183a - COVID-19 - Booster Doses for Health Care Workers - Nov 10 2021November 10, 2021
Bulletin #183b - COVID-19 - HR Updated Travel Guidelines for Health Care Workers - Nov 10 2021November 10, 2021
Bulletin #183c - COVID-19 - GNB Guidance for Third Dose-Boosters for Designated Support Persons - Nov 10 2021November 10, 2021
Bulletin #183d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Nov. 9 - Nov 10 2021November 10, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Horizon hospitals and health care facilities to maintain visitor restrictions during return to Orange alert level - Oct 29 2021October 29, 2021
Summary Bulletin 181 - COVID-19 - October 28, 2021October 29, 2021
Bulletin #181a - COVID-19 - ICYMI - Vaccination Q and A - Oct 28 2021October 29, 2021
Bulletin #181b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Usage of Halyard Gowns - Oct 28 2021October 29, 2021
Bulletin #181c - COVID-19 - POCT and Screening Criteria - Oct 28 2021October 29, 2021
Bulletin #181d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 27 - Oct 18 2021October 29, 2021
Bulletin #181e - COVID-19 - GNB Revised Rapid Molecular PCR Testing - Oct 28 2021October 29, 2021
Summary Bulletin 180 - COVID-19 - October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
Bulletin #180a - COVID-19 - Updated Leave Table - Oct 25 2021October 26, 2021
Bulletin #180b - COVID-19 Vaccination Q and A with an Infectious Disease Specialist - Oct 25 2021October 26, 2021
Bulletin #180c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 24 - Oct 25 2021October 26, 2021
Bulletin #180d - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Oct. 25 - Oct 25 2021October 26, 2021
Summary Bulletin 179 - COVID-19 - October 22, 2021October 25, 2021
Bulletin #179a - COVID-19 - Booster Doses for Health Care Workers - Oct 22 2021October 25, 2021
Bulletin #179b - COVID-19 - Mental Health Supports - Oct 22 2021October 25, 2021
Bulletin #179c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 21 - Oct 22 2021October 25, 2021
Summary Bulletin #178 - COVID-19 - October 20, 2021October 20, 2021
Bulletin #178a - COVID-19 - Booster Doses for Health Care Workers - Oct 20 2021October 20, 2021
Bulletin #178b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 19 - Oct 20 2021October 20, 2021
Bulletin #178c - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Oct. 20 - Oct 20 2021October 20, 2021
Summary Bulletin #176 - COVID-19 - October 14, 2021October 15, 2021
Bulletin #176a - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Interim COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Guidelines for DSPs - Oct 14 2021October 15, 2021
Bulletin #176b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Revision of IPC Guidance Documents - Oct 14 2021October 15, 2021
Bulletin #176c - COVID-19 - Red Phase Questions and Answers - Oct 14 2021October 15, 2021
Bulletin #176d - COVID-19 - Vaccination Status Added to Horizon Nursing Admission Forms - Oct 14 2021October 15, 2021
Bulletin #176e - COVID-19 - Some TMH Units Closed to Admissions, Transfers Due to Outbreaks - Oct 13 2021October 15, 2021
Bulletin #176f - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 13 - Oct 14 2021October 15, 2021
IPC Guidance Ambulatory Care Outpatient Services During COVID-19 All Phases - Oct 12 2021October 15, 2021
IPC Guidance Directive Continuous Use of Masks Eye Protection Full Shifts Healthcare Settings All Phases COVID-19 - Oct 12 2021October 15, 2021
IPC Guidance for Outbreak Management of COVID-19October 15, 2021
Outbreak Management of COVID-19 with attachments (Oct 14 2021)October 15, 2021
IPC Guidance for Patient COVID-19 Exposures - October 14 2021October 15, 2021
IPC Guidance OR Theatres OR Decision Pathway Red Phase - October 8 2021October 15, 2021
Summary Bulletin #175 - COVID-19 - October 12, 2021October 12, 2021
Bulletin #175a - COVID-19 - Vaccine Compliance Interim Testing Process - Oct 12 2021October 12, 2021
Bulletin #175b - COVID-19 - PSA Attend Appointments as Scheduled - Oct 12 2021October 12, 2021
Bulletin #175c - COVID-19 - KM Attend Appointments as Scheduled - Oct 12 2021October 12, 2021
Bulletin #175d - COVID-19 - Horizon Adding Made-in-Canada N95 to Mask Inventory - Oct 12 2021October 12, 2021
Bulletin #175e - COVID-19 - All-user Email Protocol During Red Alert Level - Oct 12 2021October 12, 2021
Bulletin #175f - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 11 - Oct. 12 2021October 12, 2021
Summary Bulletin #174 - COVID-19 - October 8, 2021October 8, 2021
Bulletin #174a - COVID-19 - Amendments to the Vaccination Policy for GNB Employees - Oct. 8, 2021October 8, 2021
Bulletin #174b - COVID-19 - ID IPC PPE Required when Caring for Suspect or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients - Oct. 8, 2021October 8, 2021
Bulletin #174c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 7 - Oct. 8, 2021October 8, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Horizon hospitals and health care facilities to return to Red alert level next week - Oct 8 2021October 8, 2021
Summary Bulletin #173 - COVID-19 - October 7, 2021October 7, 2021
Bulletin #173a - COVID-19 - No Visitors at Horizon Hospitals and Health Care Facilities - Oct 7 2021October 7, 2021
Bulletin #173b - COVID-19 - Vaccination Documentation Drop-in Sessions - Oct 7 2021October 7, 2021
Bulletin #173c - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Working in Outbreak Facilities and Units - Oct 7 2021October 7, 2021
Bulletin #173d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 6 - Oct 7 2021October 7, 2021
Bulletin #172a - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Oct. 5 - Oct 6 2021October 6, 2021
Bulletin #172b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 5 - Oct 6 2021October 6, 2021
Summary Bulletin #171 - COVID-19 - October 4, 2021October 4, 2021
Bulletin #171a - COVID-19 - Stay Home With Symptoms, Call Employee Health - Oct 4 2021October 4, 2021
Bulletin #171b - COVID-19 - Proof of Vaccination for Physicians - Oct 4 2021October 4, 2021
Bulletin #171c - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Eating and Drinking FAQs - Oct 4 2021October 4, 2021
Bulletin #171d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Oct. 3 - Oct 4 2021October 4, 2021
Bulletin #171e - COVID-19 - GNB Revised Public Health Vaccine Allergy Risk Assessment Process - Oct 4 2021October 4, 2021
Summary Bulletin #170 - COVID-19 - September 30, 2021September 30, 2021
Bulletin #170a - COVID-19 - A Thank You From Horizon's CEO - Sep 30 2021September 30, 2021
Bulletin #170b - COVID-19 - Reminder of Mandatory Twice Daily Symptom Screening - Sep 30 2021September 30, 2021
Bulletin #170c - COVID-19 - Mental Health Supports - Sep 30 2021September 30, 2021
Bulletin #170d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Sept. 29 - Sep 30 2021September 30, 2021
Bulletin #170e - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Sept. 30 - Sep 30 2021September 30, 2021
Summary Bulletin #169 - COVID-19 - September 29, 2021September 29, 2021
Bulletin #169a - COVID-19 - Requests for Fraudulent Vaccine Records - Sep 29 2021September 29, 2021
Bulletin #169b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Physical Distancing Requirements - Sep 29 2021September 29, 2021
Bulletin #169c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Sept. 28 - Sep 29 2021September 29, 2021
Bulletin #169d - COVID-19 - Cybersecurity COVID-19 Fake Text Messages - Sep 29 2021September 29, 2021
Bulletin #169e - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Sept. 29 - Sep 29 2021September 29, 2021
Memo - Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status - Sept 27 2021September 28, 2021
Summary Bulletin #168 - COVID-19 - September 24, 2021September 27, 2021
Bulletin #168a - COVID-19 - HR Amendments to COVID-19 Testing Requirements - Sep 24 2021September 27, 2021
Bulletin #168b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Sept. 23 - Sep 24 2021September 27, 2021
Bulletin #168c - COVID-19 - Sentinel Surveillance - Emergency Room and Hospital Admission - Sep 24 2021September 27, 2021
Bulletin #168d - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Sept. 24 - Sep 24 2021September 27, 2021
Summary Bulletin #167 - COVID-19 - September 23, 2021September 23, 2021
Bulletin #167a - COVID-19 - Clarification on Orange Phase Terminology - Sep 23 2021September 23, 2021
Bulletin #167b - COVID-19 - Guidance on Vaccination Requirements for Designated Support Persons - Sept 23 2021September 23, 2021
Bulletin #167c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Sept. 22 - Sep 23 2021September 23, 2021
Summary Bulletin #166 - COVID-19 - September 22, 2021September 22, 2021
Bulletin #166a - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Revised Guidance Documents - Sep 22 2021September 22, 2021
Bulletin #166b - COVID-19 - Enhanced Precautions in the Fourth Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Sep 22 2021September 22, 2021
Bulletin #166c - COVID-19 - Updated Guidance on Designated Support People - Sep 22 2021September 22, 2021
Bulletin #166d - Updated Patient and Visitor Screening Tool - Sep 22 2021September 22, 2021
Bulletin #166e - COVID-19 - GNB Guidance on Use of Nasopharyngeal Swabs - Sep 22 2021September 22, 2021
Summary Bulletin #165 - COVID-19 - Sep 16 2021September 17, 2021
Bulletin #165a - COVID-19 - Need for Staff to Support COVID-19 Assessment Centres - Sep 16 2021September 17, 2021
Bulletin #165b - COVID-19 - Accessing Record of COVID-19 Immunization through MyHealthNB - Sep 16 2021September 17, 2021
Bulletin #165c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Sept. 14 - Sep 15 2021September 17, 2021
Bulletin #165d - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Sept. 15 - Sep 16 2021September 17, 2021
Summary Bulletin #164 - COVID-19 - Sep 9 2021September 9, 2021
Bulletin #164a - COVID-19 - In-person Access to COVID-19 Record of Immunization through MyHealthNB - Sep 9 2021September 9, 2021
Bulletin #164b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Sept. 7 - Sep 9 2021September 9, 2021
Summary Bulletin #163 - COVID-19 - Sept. 2, 2021September 2, 2021
Bulletin #163a - COVID-19 - ID IPC Revision of Visitation Guidelines and Surrogacy Process During Path to Green - Sept. 2, 2021September 2, 2021
Bulletin #163b - COVID-19 - Upcoming Vaccination Clinics Poster Template - Sept. 2, 2021September 2, 2021
Bulletin #163c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Aug. 31 - Sep. 2, 2021September 2, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Update on Vaccination Policy - Aug 30 2021August 30, 2021
Summary Bulletin #162 - COVID-19 - Aug 26 2021August 26, 2021
Bulletin #162a - COVID-19 - In-person Access to COVID-19 Record of Immunization through MyHealthNB - Aug 26 2021August 26, 2021
Bulletin #162b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Aug. 24 - Aug 26 2021August 26, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Accessing your Record of COVID-19 Immunization through MyHealthNB - Aug 18 2021August 18, 2021
Summary Bulletin #160 - COVID-19 - Aug. 12, 2021August 12, 2021
Bulletin #160a - COVID-19 - Reminder to Book Your Second Dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine - Aug 12 2021August 12, 2021
Bulletin #160b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Aug 10 - Aug 12 2021August 12, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Mandatory Safety Requirements Inside Horizon Facilities - Aug 9 2021August 6, 2021
Poster - Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 - July 30 2021August 6, 2021
Poster - Mandatory Masks - HHN-1090 - October 2020August 6, 2021
Summary Bulletin #159 - COVID-19 - Aug. 5, 2021August 5, 2021
Bulletin #159a - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Support Persons for Outpatient Services - Aug 5 2021August 5, 2021
Bulletin #159b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from Aug 3 - Aug 5 2021August 5, 2021
Updated Screening Criteria and Poster - July 30, 2021August 3, 2021
Chart - Visitor Guidelines - July 30, 2021August 3, 2021
Chart - Travel Guidelines for Health Care Workers - July 30, 2021August 3, 2021
HR Update - Updated Travel Guidelines for Staff and Physicians - July 30 2021August 3, 2021
Horizon IPC Path to Green - Final - July 30, 2021August 3, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Horizon's Path to Green Phase 3 Guidelines - July 30, 2021August 3, 2021
Summary Bulletin #158 - COVID-19 - July 29 2021July 22, 2021
Bulletin #158a - COVID-19 - HR Reminder - Vaccinations for Staff and Physicians Returning from Leave - July 29 2021July 29, 2021
Bulletin #158b - COVID-19 - GNB Allergy Risk Assessment process - July 29, 2021July 29, 2021
Bulletin #158c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from July 27 - July 29, 2021July 29, 2021
Chart - Travel Guidelines for Health Care Workers - July 21 2021July 23, 2021
Summary Bulletin #157 - COVID-19 - July 22 2021July 23, 2021
Bulletin #157a - COVID-19 - HR Update - Updated Travel Guidelines for Staff and Physicians - July 22 2021July 23, 2021
Bulletin #157b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from July 20 - July 22 2021July 23, 2021
Bulletin #157c - COVID-19 - GNB International COVID-19 Vaccines Not Authorized In Canada - July 22 2021July 23, 2021
Summary Bulletin #155 - COVID-19 - July 8 2021July 8, 2021
Bulletin #155a - COVID-19 - Contractors, Service Representatives Access Preventative Measures - July 8 2021July 8, 2021
Bulletin #155b - COVID-19 - Update to Assessment and Posting Temporary Vacancies Assignments - July 8 2021July 8, 2021
Bulletin #155c - COVID-19 - Vaccinate Against COVID-19 - July 8 2021July 8, 2021
Bulletin #155d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from July 6 - July 8 2021July 8, 2021
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Summary Bulletin #154 - COVID-19 - June 30, 2021June 30, 2021
Bulletin #154a - COVID-19 - Changes to Employee Health On-call Service and Updated Screening Criteria - Jun 30 2021June 30, 2021
Bulletin #154b - COVID-19 - HR Call Out for Clinical and Non-clinical Assistance - Jun 30 2021June 30, 2021
Bulletin #154c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from June 29 - Jun 30 2021June 30, 2021
Bulletin #154d - COVID-19 - GNB Case and Contact Management - Path to Green - June 30 2021June 30, 2021
Summary Bulletin #153 - COVID-19 - June 24, 2021June 24, 2021
Bulletin #153a - COVID-19 - HR Update - Travel Guidelines, Screening & Vaccinations - June 24 2021June 24, 2021
Bulletin #153b – COVID-19 – ID-IPC – Revised Continuous Use of Eye Protection – Jun 24 2021June 24, 2021
Bulletin #153c – COVID-19 – GNB Special Immunization Clinics – June 24 2021June 24, 2021
Bulletin #153d – COVID-19 – GNB Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines – June 24 2021June 24, 2021
Bulletin #153e – COVID-19 – GNB Enhancements to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2021-2022 – June 24 2021June 24, 2021
Summary Bulletin 152 - COVID-19 - June 18 2021June 18, 2021
Bulletin #152a - COVID-19 - Travel Guidelines and Screening Criteria for Horizon Staff and Physicians - Jun 18 2021June 18, 2021
Bulletin #152b - COVID-19 - Visitor Guidelines Yellow Alert Level Measures - Jun 18 2021June 18, 2021
Summary Bulletin 151 - COVID-19 - June 17, 2021June 17, 2021
Bulletin #151a - COVID-19 - Horizon's Path to Green - Jun 17 2021June 17, 2021
Bulletin #151b - COVID-19 - Screening Criteria - Jun 17 2021June 17, 2021
Bulletin #151c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from June 16 - Jun 17 2021June 17, 2021
Bulletin #151d- COVID-19 - GNB Updated Movement of Physicians and Staff - Jun 17 2021June 17, 2021
Summary Bulletin 150 - COVID-19 - June 10, 2021June 10, 2021
Bulletin #150a - COVID-19 - Screening Criteria - Jun 10 2021June 10, 2021
Bulletin #150b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from June 8 - Jun 10 2021June 10, 2021
Bulletin #150c - COVID-19 - GNB Interchangeability of Vaccines - Jun 10 2021June 10, 2021
Bulletin #150d - COVID-19 - GNB Guidance for Primary Care Providers - Jun 10 2021June 10, 2021
Bulletin #150e - COVID-19 - GNB Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunization - Jun 10 2021June 10, 2021
Bulletin #150f - COVID-19 - GNB Vaccine Injury Support Program - Jun 10 2021June 10, 2021
Summary Bulletin 144 - COVID-19 - May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Bulletin #144a - COVID-19 - HR update- Travel outside the Fredericton Area - May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Bulletin #144b - COVID-19 - Suspension of all classroom-based Learning at DECRH Campus - May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Bulletin #144c - COVID-19 - Pandemic Clinical and Support Staff Recruitment- May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Bulletin #144d - COVID-19 - Vaccination Photos on Social Media - May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Bulletin #144e - COVID-19 - Screening Criteria - May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Bulletin #144f - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from May 18 - May 20 2021May 20, 2021
Summary Bulletin 143 - COVID-19 - May 17 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #143a - COVID-19 - Media Status Report - DECRH Campus - May 17 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #143b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Variants of Concern Fomite Transmission - May 17 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #143c - COVID-19 - Need for Clinical and Non-Clinical Resources to Support Pandemic Response - May 17 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #143d - COVID-19 - PHAC and NCCID Webinar on Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy - May 17 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #143e - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from May 16 - May 17 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #142a - COVID-19 - DECRH Campus Media Status Report - May 15 2021May 17, 2021
Bulletin #142b - COVID-19 - HR update- Travel to other zones by DECRH campus staff, physicians and students - May 15 2021May 17, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Fredericton - Working in Long-term Care Facilities During Red Alert Level - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Summary Bulletin 141 - COVID-19 - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #141a - COVID-19 - HR Updates - Screening Criteria - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #141b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Health Care Workers and Food Safety - All Phases - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #141c - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from May 13 - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #141d - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from May 14 - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #141e - COVID-19 - Nurses Week - May 14 2021May 14, 2021
Special Bulletin - Fredericton Staff and Physician Restrictions and Continuous Use of Facial Protection - May 13 2021May 14, 2021
CEO Memo - COVID-19 Outbreak at Horizon's DECRH SCCR VU - May 13 2021May 14, 2021
Summary Bulletin 140 - COVID-19 - May 13 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #140a - COVID-19 - HR Reminders - May 13 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #140b - COVID-19 - Screening Criteria - May 13 2021May 14, 2021
Bulletin #140c - COVID-19 - Invitation to Participate in Study Related to COVID-19 - May 13 2021 May 14, 2021
Bulletin #140d - COVID-19 - Horizon Bulletin and COVID-19 Bulletin Survey Results - May 13 2021 May 14, 2021
Bulletin #140e - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from May 11 - May 13 2021May 14, 2021
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Horizon Employee Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination - May 6 2021May 6, 2021
Summary Bulletin 139 - COVID-19 - May 4 2021May 4, 2021
Bulletin #139a - COVID-19 - Updated Screening Criteria - May 4 2021May 4, 2021
Bulletin #139b - COVID-19 - News Release on Treatment Available for Adult COVID-19 Outpatients - May 4 2021May 4, 2021
Bulletin #139c - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Precautions for COVID-19 Variants - May 4 2021May 4, 2021
Bulletin #139d - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Continuous Use of Eye Protection in Emergency Departments - Yellow Phase - May 4 2021May 4, 2021
Bulletin #139e - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from May 2 - May 4 2021May 4, 2021
Summary Bulletin 138 - COVID-19 - April 29 2021April 29, 2021
Bulletin #138a - COVID-19 - Designated Support Person Program - Apr 29 2021April 29, 2021
Bulletin #138b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from April 27 - Apr 29 2021April 29, 2021
Bulletin #138c - COVID-19 Fredericton Area - Fredericton area - Influenza and RSV Orders and Results - Apr 29 2021April 29, 2021
Bulletin #138d - COVID-19 - Moncton Area - Influenza and RSV Orders and Results - Apr 29 2021April 29, 2021
Bulletin #138e - COVID-19 - GNB Testing and Isolation Requirements After Travel - Apr 29 2021April 29, 2021
Bulletin #138f - COVID-19 - GNB Vaccination Options for New Admissions - Apr 29 2021April 29, 2021
Summary Bulletin 137 - COVID-19 - April 27, 2021April 27, 2021
Bulletin #137a - COVID-19 - Updated Screening Criteria for ALL Employees and Physicians - Apr 27 2021April 27, 2021
Bulletin #137b - COVID-19 - Temporary COVID-19 Testing Clinic in Nackawic - Apr 27 2021April 27, 2021
Bulletin #137c - COVID-19 - Vaccinations for Staff and Physicians Returning from Leave - Apr 27 2021April 27, 2021
Bulletin #137d - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from April 25 - Apr 27 2021April 27, 2021
Bulletin #137e - COVID-19 - GNB Updated Guidance on Astrazeneca - Apr 27 2021April 27, 2021
Summary Bulletin 136 - COVID-19 - April 22, 2021April 22, 2021
Bulletin #136a - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Revised Continuous Use of Eye Protection - Apr 22 2021April 22, 2021
Bulletin #136b - COVID-19 - Horizon Dashboard Data from April 20 - Apr 22 2021April 22, 2021
Bulletin #136c - COVID-19 - Self-screening Reminder - Apr 22 2021April 22, 2021
Bulletin #136d - COVID-19 - GNB Contact Management With Suspect Variant - Apr 22 2021
What is Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV?

According to the World Health Organization, a coronavirus belongs to a family of viruses causing illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe diseases, like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). A novel coronavirus is a strain previously unidentified in humans. Named COVID-19, this respiratory disease was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 before spreading to a number of Asian countries and Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada. There are now thousands of confirmed cases in mainland China and more than 100 dead. The incubation period for the new coronavirus is thought to be up to 14 days.

Have there been any confirmed cases in New Brunswick?

Public Health reported today that 56 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 75 new cases of the virus, with the number of active cases at 665.

There are 18 people in intensive care and another 27 in hospital for a total of 45 people hospitalized. Of these 45, nine contracted the virus while hospitalized for other reasons due to the ongoing outbreaks in certain units at the Moncton Hospital.

There is one person under 19 currently hospitalized.

As a healthcare worker, what should I do if I suspect I have the coronavirus?

As of March 20th, Healthcare workers and staff that are symptomatic (new onset/exacerbation of chronic cough or fever) and provide direct patient contact should be tested for COVID19 regardless of travel history, and they should stay off work and self-isolate until test results are negative.

Health care workers and staff that provide direct patient care includes the following: RHA institutions; Ambulance New Brunswick, Extra Mural Program, other home health care providers, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists/technicians, long-term care providers, staff from Canadian Blood Services and health care providers in First Nations communities.

Those who have developed symptoms starting before March 20th do not require testing, as the most infectious period would have already passed at this stage. A dedicated telephone line has been set up for Health Care workers and staff to call should they develop symptoms compatible with COVID-19; (new onset/exacerbation of chronic cough or fever) at 1-833-475-0724.

With respect to employer announcements regarding a COVID-19 quarantine:

For our Part III members, please refer to your Collective Agreement, Article 25.11 “No employee shall suffer a reduction in salary when absent from work because of a quarantine ordered by a Medical Health Officer”. As a result, NBNU takes the position that if you are not COVID-19 positive, and otherwise healthy, you should be placed on leave of absence with pay during such a quarantine. If you have COVID-19 positive, you will be required to use sick time.

For our Nursing Home members, we have been advised that the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes released a memo that states:

Staff and visitors who have traveled internationally (the traveler only, and not their contact or family members) are to be restricted from the nursing home for 14 days after they have returned.

As such, if the employer asks an employee to stay home because she’s back from vacation and suspects that she may have been exposed, then the employer will grant a LOA with pay for the quarantine. If, however, the employee comes back and has symptoms, she will take sick leave for the quarantine.

How can I protect myself and my family?

General guidelines to protect yourself from infections include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are ill.
  • Staying home when you are ill.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throwing the tissue in the garbage and washing your hands; if you don’t have a tissue, sneezing or coughing into your sleeve or arm.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Early Childhood Services Portal

Should members be in need of childcare they must register to the Parent Portal. There is a toll free number – 1-833-221-9339 where parents can call as well.

It is important that all parents still continue to apply the directives around travel, self-isolation, and self monitoring as indicated in Government’s Coronovirus web page : https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus.html

The decision to designate facilities as emergency early learning and childcare sits with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. If there are facilities interested in offering emergency services, they should contact their Quality Assurance Monitors.

What can registered nurses do to take action on coronavirus at work?
  • Comply with existing workplace infection control policies and procedures.
  • Update your N-95 respirator fit testing and wear an N-95 respirator if there could be any risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • Use required droplet, contact and additional airborne precautions such as (but not limited to): gloves, gowns, face shields, respirators, goggles, powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) (for aerosol-generating procedures, e.g. intubation).
  • STOP if you do not have the required personal protective equipment or properly fitted respiratory protection, and speak with your manager or supervisor; document the situation and copy your union and Joint OH&S Committee representative.
  • REPORT any health and safety concerns, including gaps in adequate protocols and procedures and/or communications, training, access to PPE or other health and safety concerns to your manager or supervisor, copying your Joint OH&S Committee and your union.
Ensure your employer has:
  • Consulted the Joint OH&S Committee on all measures, procedures and training with respect to COVID-19.
  • An adequate supply of appropriate N95 respirators on hand as well as PAPR (for aerosol-generating procedures, e.g. intubation).
  • Conducted a risk assessment to determine all points of potential entry (and how to restrict them) and other points of potential exposure for workers (e.g. screening, triage, isolation rooms).
  • In place relevant travel screening and worksite/unit exposure controls.
  • In place suitable structural barriers (e.g., ceiling-to-floor plexiglas barriers at triage and registration).
  • Completed respirator fit testing and training for all health care workers at risk.
  • Dedicated teams of clinicians who are protected with and trained in the use of proper personal protective equipment for 2019-nCoV, including teams trained in the use of N-95 respirators and PAPR (for aerosol-generating procedures), who are ready to respond and care for both confirmed cases and individuals who may be under investigation.
  • Airborne infection isolation rooms available.
Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Labour Relations Officer or email NBNU at [email protected]

For further information about the 2019 novel coronavirus:
What is Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV?

According to the World Health Organization, a coronavirus belongs to a family of viruses causing illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe diseases, like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). A novel coronavirus is a strain previously unidentified in humans. Named COVID-19, this respiratory disease was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 before spreading to a number of Asian countries and Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada. There are now thousands of confirmed cases in mainland China and more than 100 dead. The incubation period for the new coronavirus is thought to be up to 14 days.

Have there been any confirmed cases in New Brunswick?

Public Health reported 35 recoveries and 52 new cases on September 23, 2021. Thirty-nine, or 75 percent, of these 52 cases are not fully vaccinated. There are 27 people hospitalized due to the virus, with 12 in an intensive care unit. The number of active cases is 574.

As a healthcare worker, what should I do if I suspect I have the coronavirus?

As of March 20th, Healthcare workers and staff that are symptomatic (new onset/exacerbation of chronic cough or fever) and provide direct patient contact should be tested for COVID19 regardless of travel history, and they should stay off work and self-isolate until test results are negative.

Health care workers and staff that provide direct patient care includes the following: RHA institutions; Ambulance New Brunswick, Extra Mural Program, other home health care providers, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists/technicians, long-term care providers, staff from Canadian Blood Services and health care providers in First Nations communities.

Those who have developed symptoms starting before March 20th do not require testing, as the most infectious period would have already passed at this stage. A dedicated telephone line has been set up for Health Care workers and staff to call should they develop symptoms compatible with COVID-19; (new onset/exacerbation of chronic cough or fever) at 1-833-475-0724.

With respect to employer announcements regarding a COVID-19 quarantine:

For our Part III members, please refer to your Collective Agreement, Article 25.11 “No employee shall suffer a reduction in salary when absent from work because of a quarantine ordered by a Medical Health Officer”. As a result, NBNU takes the position that if you are not COVID-19 positive, and otherwise healthy, you should be placed on leave of absence with pay during such a quarantine. If you have COVID-19 positive, you will be required to use sick time.

For our Nursing Home members, we have been advised that the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes released a memo that states:

Staff and visitors who have traveled internationally (the traveler only, and not their contact or family members) are to be restricted from the nursing home for 14 days after they have returned.

As such, if the employer asks an employee to stay home because she’s back from vacation and suspects that she may have been exposed, then the employer will grant a LOA with pay for the quarantine. If, however, the employee comes back and has symptoms, she will take sick leave for the quarantine.

How can I protect myself and my family?

General guidelines to protect yourself from infections include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are ill.
  • Staying home when you are ill.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throwing the tissue in the garbage and washing your hands; if you don’t have a tissue, sneezing or coughing into your sleeve or arm.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Early Childhood Services Portal

Should members be in need of childcare they must register to the Parent Portal. There is a toll free number – 1-833-221-9339 where parents can call as well.

It is important that all parents still continue to apply the directives around travel, self-isolation, and self monitoring as indicated in Government’s Coronovirus web page : https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus.html

The decision to designate facilities as emergency early learning and childcare sits with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. If there are facilities interested in offering emergency services, they should contact their Quality Assurance Monitors.

What can registered nurses do to take action on coronavirus at work?
  • Comply with existing workplace infection control policies and procedures.
  • Update your N-95 respirator fit testing and wear an N-95 respirator if there could be any risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • Use required droplet, contact and additional airborne precautions such as (but not limited to): gloves, gowns, face shields, respirators, goggles, powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) (for aerosol-generating procedures, e.g. intubation).
  • STOP if you do not have the required personal protective equipment or properly fitted respiratory protection, and speak with your manager or supervisor; document the situation and copy your union and Joint OH&S Committee representative.
  • REPORT any health and safety concerns, including gaps in adequate protocols and procedures and/or communications, training, access to PPE or other health and safety concerns to your manager or supervisor, copying your Joint OH&S Committee and your union.
Ensure your employer has:
  • Consulted the Joint OH&S Committee on all measures, procedures and training with respect to COVID-19.
  • An adequate supply of appropriate N95 respirators on hand as well as PAPR (for aerosol-generating procedures, e.g. intubation).
  • Conducted a risk assessment to determine all points of potential entry (and how to restrict them) and other points of potential exposure for workers (e.g. screening, triage, isolation rooms).
  • In place relevant travel screening and worksite/unit exposure controls.
  • In place suitable structural barriers (e.g., ceiling-to-floor plexiglas barriers at triage and registration).
  • Completed respirator fit testing and training for all health care workers at risk.
  • Dedicated teams of clinicians who are protected with and trained in the use of proper personal protective equipment for 2019-nCoV, including teams trained in the use of N-95 respirators and PAPR (for aerosol-generating procedures), who are ready to respond and care for both confirmed cases and individuals who may be under investigation.
  • Airborne infection isolation rooms available.
Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Labour Relations Officer or email NBNU at [email protected]

For further information about the 2019 novel coronavirus: