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

Last Updated: 4:20 P.M., Monday, November 23, 2020

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
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 83 - COVID-19 - Nov. 12 2020November 12, 2020
Bulletin #83a - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Travel Outside Atlantic Bubble For Work - Nov 12 2020November 12, 2020
Bulletin #83b - COVID-19 - Confidential Information - Nov 12 2020November 12, 2020
Bulletin #83c - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Nov. 10 - Nov 12 2020November 12, 2020
Bulletin #83d - COVID-19 - GNB Guidance for Non-Facility Staff Responding to an Outbreak - Nov 12 2020November 12, 2020
Public Health Notice - Regarding Charlotte County and Maine English - Nov 6 2020 November 6, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Face Mask Use - Nov 6 2020November 6, 2020
Summary Bulletin 82 - COVID-19 - Nov. 5 2020November 6, 2020
Bulletin #82a - COVID-19 - HR Update - Nov 5 2020November 6, 2020
Bulletin #82b - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Nov. 3 - Nov 5 2020November 6, 2020
Bulletin #82c - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Nov. 5 - Nov 5 2020November 6, 2020
Bulletin #82d - COVID-19 - GNB Travel into New Brunswick - Nov 5 2020November 6, 2020
Summary Bulletin 81 - COVID-19 - October 29, 2020October 30, 2020
Bulletin #81a - COVID-19 - HR Update - Oct 29 2020October 30, 2020
Bulletin #81b - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Oct. 27 - Oct 29 2020October 30, 2020
Bulletin #81c - COVID-19 - Increased Zone 5 Measures (Memo from Oct. 23) - Oct 29 2020October 30, 2020
Bulletin #81d - COVID-19 - Revised Alert Level Table and Outbreak Tables (Memo from Oct. 22) - Oct 29 2020October 30, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Isolation Requirements for Various Recovery Levels - Oct 26 2020October 26, 2020
COVID-19 - Change to Bulletin#75b - Working Outside of Horizon Oct 23 2020October 23, 2020
Summary Bulletin 80 - COVID-19 - October 22, 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80a - COVID-19 - Patient and Family Advisory Council Letter - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80b - COVID-19 - HR Update - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80c - COVID-19 - Access Control Management for Moncton Area - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80d - COVID-19 - Corporate Update - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80e - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Oct. 20, 2020 - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80f - COVID-19 - GNB News Releases - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #80g - COVID-19 - SNB Scheduled Outages - Oct 22 2020October 23, 2020
Bulletin #79a - COVID-19 - Active Screening - Respectful Workplace - Oct 20 2020October 21, 2020
Bulletin #79b - COVID-19 - Travel In and Out of Zones in Orange - Oct 20 2020October 21, 2020
Bulletin #79c - COVID-19 - Revised Requests for Medical Exemptions for Children to Physically Attend School - Oct 20 2020October 21, 2020
Summary Bulletin #78 - COVID-19 - October 19, 2020October 20, 2020
Bulletin #78a - COVID-19 - Corporate Update - Oct 19 2020October 20, 2020
Bulletin #78b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC Personal Items Food - (All Phases) - Oct 19 2020October 20, 2020
Bulletin #78c - COVID-19 - GNB News Release - Oct 19 2020October 20, 2020
Summary Bulletin #77 - COVID-19 - October 15, 2020October 15, 2020
Bulletin #77a - COVID-19 - Corporate Update - Oct 15 2020October 15, 2020
Bulletin #77b - COVID-19 - HR Update - Oct 15 2020October 15, 2020
Bulletin #77c - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Oct. 13, 2020 - Oct 15 2020October 15, 2020
Bulletin #77d - COVID-19 - GNB News Release - Oct 15 2020October 15, 2020
Summary Bulletin #76 - COVID-19 - October 13, 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76a - COVID-19 - CEO Letter - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76b- COVID-19 - Corporate Update - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76c - COVID-19 - HR Update - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76d - COVID-19 - Leave Entitlement - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76e - COVID-19 - GNB Mandatory Masks FAQ and Infographic - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76f - COVID-19 - GNB Adult Residential Facility Patients - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76g - COVID-19 - GNB Regional Outbreak Declared in Campbellton and Moncton - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76h - COVID-19 - GNB Immunization in Orange Phase - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76i - COVID-19 - GNB Nursing Home and Adult Residential Facilities Admissions - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76j - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from Oct. 13 - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Bulletin #76k - SNB Kronos Upgrade Outage Notification - Oct 13 2020October 13, 2020
Summary Bulletin #75 - COVID-19 - October 9, 2020October 10, 2020
Bulletin #75a- COVID-19 - Corporate Update - Oct 9 2020October 10, 2020
Bulletin #75b - COVID-19 - HR Update - Working Outside of Horizon, Screening Criteria - Oct 9 2020October 10, 2020
Bulletin #75c - COVID-19 - GNB News Release - Oct 9 2020October 10, 2020
Summary Bulletin #74 - COVID-19 - October 8, 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74a - COVID-19 - HR Update - Leave Entitlement - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Screening, Testing Directive, Remdesivir, Patient Monitoring, Masks - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74c - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Oct. 6 - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74d - COVID-19 - GNB Information on Maine Mill Outbreak - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74e - COVID-19 - GNB News Releases - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74f - COVID-19 - GNB Thanksgiving Safety - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74g - COVID-19 - GNB Halloween Safety - Oct 8 2020October 9, 2020
Bulletin #74h - COVID-19 - Requests for Medical Exemptions for Children to Physically Attend School - Oct 8 2020 October 9, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Update to services at Horizon's TMH - Oct 8 2020October 8, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - HR Update - Screening Criteria - Oct 7 2020October 7, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Request for Staffing for Moncton Adult Residential Facility - Oct 7 2020October 7, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Enhanced Visitor Restrictions at Horizon’s TMH - Oct 7 2020October 7, 2020
A HHN1075 -Covid-19-Employee-Self-Screening-Tool-English-12x18Oct6-2020October 7, 2020
Summary Bulletin #73 - COVID-19 - October 1, 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73a - COVID-19 - HR Update - Screening Criteria - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73b - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Sept. 29 - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73c - COVID-19 - Use of Nasopharyngeal or Throat Swabs in Children Under 12 AMENDED - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73d - COVID-19 - Vulnerable Population Management and Preparedness - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73e - COVID-19 - FAQs for Masks, Face Shields and Exemptions - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73f - COVID-19 - FAQs for Influenza Vaccine Delivery - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Bulletin #73g - COVID-19 - Laboratory Processing Prioritization Scheme - Oct 1 2020October 2, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Travel to Avignon Region of Quebec - Sep 29 2020September 29, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Screening Criteria for Public and Patients to enter Horizon facilities - Sep 25 2020September 25, 2020
Summary Bulletin #72 - COVID-19 - September 24, 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72a - COVID-19 - Mask care, Employee Health and Wellness, Screening Criteria - Sep 24 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72b - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Sept. 22 - Sep 24 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72c - COVID-19 - GNB Exposure App - Sept 24 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72d - COVID-19 - SNB Learning Website Outage - Sep 24 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72e - COVID-19 - Restrictions in Long Tern Care Facilities by Alert Level - Sep 24 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72f - COVID-19 - Cottage Closures - Sept 24 2020September 24, 2020
Bulletin #72g - COVID-19 - Infant Feeding During Emergency - Sept 24 2020September 24, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - ID-IPC REVISED Guidance Quebec Twinned Communities - Sep 18 2020September 18, 2020
Summary Bulletin #71 - COVID-19 - September 17, 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71a - COVID-19 - Corporate Update - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71b - COVID-19 - Patient Telephone Service - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71c - COVID-19 - GNB Self-service Option for Testing - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71d - COVID-19 - HR Update - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71e - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Sept. 15 - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71f - COVID-19 - ID-IPC Guidance Quebec Twinned Communities - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71g - COVID-19 - Pandemic Plans and Cohorting - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Bulletin #71h - COVID-19 - Use of Nasopharyngeal Swabs in Children Under 12 - Sep 17 2020September 18, 2020
Summary Bulletin #70 - COVID-19 - September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70a - COVID-19 - Patient Telephone Service - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70b - COVID-19 - HR Update - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70c - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Sept. 8 - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70d - COVID-19 - IPC Guidance on PPE in a Shortage - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70e - COVID-19 - Testing for People Working with Vulnerable Populations - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70f - COVID-19 - Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70g - COVID-19 - Nursing Home and Adult Residential Facitlites Visitation Guidance in Yellow Phase - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Bulletin #70h - COVID-19 - Guidance for Community Pharmacies - Sep 10 2020September 10, 2020
Summary Bulletin #68 - COVID-19August 27, 2020
Bulletin #68a - COVID-19 - HR Update August 27, 2020
Bulletin #68b - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Aug 25 August 27, 2020
Bulletin #67a - COVID-19 - Corporate UpdateAugust 20, 2020
Bulletin #67b - COVID-19 - HR Update August 20, 2020
Bulletin #67c - COVID-19 - PPE, Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from Aug 18August 20, 2020
Summary Bulletin 67August 20, 2020
Summary Bulletin #66 - COVID-19August 13, 2020
Bulletin #66b - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Guidance on Inpatient Passes LOA and Education (Yellow Phase)August 13, 2020
Bulletin #66a - COVID-19 - HR Update August 13, 2020
Bulletin #66d - COVID-19 - GNB Guidance for Correctional Centres August 11, 2020
Bulletin #66c - COVID-19 - PPE Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard August 11, 2020
Summary Bulletin #65: COVID-19 InformationAugust 6, 2020
Bulletin #65a - COVID-19 - HR Update August 6, 2020
Bulletin #65b - COVID-19 - PPE Inpatient and Occupancy Dashboard from August 4 - August 6 2020August 4, 2020
Summary Bulletin #64: COVID-19 InformationJuly 30, 2020
Bulletin #64a – COVID-19 – HR Update July 30, 2020
Bulletin #64a – COVID-19 – HR Update July 30, 2020
Summary Bulletin #58 - COVID-19 June 30, 2020
Bulletin #58a - COVID-19 - Q&A - Visitor InformationJune 30, 2020
Bulletin #58b- COVID-19 - HR Update June 30, 2020
Bulletin #58c - COVID-19 - Pre-op Testing Upper Aerodigestive TractJune 30, 2020
Bulletin #58d - COVID-19 - Visitation to LTCF ARF and RHA within Atlantic Canada June 30, 2020
Bulletin #58e - COVID-19 - Zone 5 Patients No Longer COVID SuspectJune 30, 2020
Special Bulletin - COVID-19 - Patient Personal Items and Food June 26, 2020
Summary Bulletin #57 June 25, 2020
Bulletin #57c - COVID-19 - Information for Visitors HandoutJune 25, 2020
Bulletin #57d - COVID-19 - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from June 23June 25, 2020
Bulletin #57b - COVID-19 - HR Update June 25, 2020
Bulletin #57a - COVID-19 - Corporate UpdateJune 25, 2020
Summary Bulletin #56 - COVID-19 June 23, 2020
Bulletin #56a - COVID-19 - Continuous Use of MasksJune 23, 2020
Bulletin #56b - COVID-19 - HR UpdateJune 23, 2020
Bulletin #56c - COVID-19 - SNB Scheduled Application, Service OutagesJune 23, 2020
Bulletin #56d - COVID-19 - Self-Isolation Guidance for Asymptomatic IndividualsJune 23, 2020
Bulletin #56e - COVID-19 - Movement Between Jurisdictions and NB Health Zones June 23, 2020
Summary Bulletin #55 - COVID-19 - June 18 2020June 18, 2020
Bulletin #55a - COVID-19 - Corporate UpdateJune 18, 2020
Bulletin #55b - COVID-19 - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from June 16 June 18, 2020
Bulletin #55c - COVID-19 - Indoor Visitation to LTCF ARF and RHAJune 18, 2020
Bulletin #55d - COVID-19 - Reporting of Deaths to NBOTP June 18, 2020
Bulletin #55e - COVID-19 - Enhancements to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2020-21 June 18, 2020
Bulletin #54a - COVID-19 - Corporate Update June 17, 2020
Bulletin #54e - COVID-19 - Collaborating with First Nations PartnersJune 17, 2020
Bulletin #54b - COVID-19 - HR Update June 17, 2020
Bulletin #54c - COVID-19 - Changes to Clinical Order SetsJune 17, 2020
Bulletin #54d – COVID-19 - Scheduled Application, Service OutagesJune 17, 2020
Bulletin #54f - COVID-19 - GNB News Release from June 16June 17, 2020
Summary Bulletin #54June 17, 2020
Summary Bulletin #53 - COVID-19 - June 11 June 11, 2020
Bulletin #53a - COVID-19 - Corporate UpdateJune 11, 2020
Bulletin #53b - COVID-19 - Recovery JourneyJune 11, 2020
Bulletin #53c - COVID-19 - Cornea Recoveries Resuming June 11, 2020
Bulletin #53d - COVID-19 - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from June 9 June 11, 2020
Bulletin #53e - COVID-19 -Pre-operative Testing for COVID-19 in Yellow Phase ZonesJune 11, 2020
Bulletin #53f - COVID-19 - Allowing Outdoor Visits for Residents of LTC FacilitiesJune 11, 2020
Bulletin #53g -COVID-19 - Medical Assistance in DyingJune 11, 2020
Summary Bulletin #52 - COVID-19 June 9, 2020
Bulletin #52a - COVID-19 - Corporate Update June 9, 2020
Bulletin #52b - COVID-19 - Facility Meeting Rooms and TheatresJune 9, 2020
Bulletin #52c - COVID-19 - HR Update June 9, 2020
Bulletin #52d - COVID-19 - Palliative Care Visitation in Yellow PhaseJune 9, 2020
GNB News Release from June 9 June 9, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #51c - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from June 2 June 5, 2020
Summary Bulletin #51 June 5, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #51a - Contractors and Service Providers Access to Sites June 5, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #51b - HR UpdateJune 5, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #36a - HR Update May 4, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #36b - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from May 3 May 4, 2020
GNB News Release from May 4May 4, 2020
GNB Weekend News ReleasesMay 4, 2020
Bulletin #35 - COVID-19 - ID-IPC - Personal Protective EquipmentMay 4, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #35a - HR Update May 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #35b - Vestcor UpdatesMay 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #35c - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 30 May 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #35d - GNB News Release from May 1May 1, 2020
GNB News Release from May 1May 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #34a - HR Update April 30, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #34b - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 29 April 30, 2020
GNB News Release from April 30April 30, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #33a - COVID-19 - Corporate Update April 29, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #33b - HR UpdateApril 29, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #33c - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 28 April 29, 2020
GNB News Release from April 29 April 29, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #32 - ID-IPC - Personal Protective Equipment April 29, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #32 - ID-IPC - Cleaning and Disinfection of Non-Critical Patient Care EquipmentApril 29, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #32a - SNB Scheduled Outages for HorizonApril 28, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #32b - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 26 April 28, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #32c - New Masks For Health Care PartnersApril 28, 2020
GNB News Release from April 28April 28, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #31a - Corporate Update April 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #31b - Alternative Inventory SupplieApril 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #31c - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 26 April 27, 2020
GNB News Release from April 27April 27, 2020
GNB Weekend News Releases April 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #30a - HR Update April 24, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #30b - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 23 April 24, 2020
GNB News Release from April 24April 24, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #29a - Corporate Update April 23, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #29b - HR UpdateApril 23, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #29c - PPE and Inpatient Patient Dashboard from April 22April 23, 2020
GNB News Release from April 23 April 23, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #28a - SNB Scheduled Outages for HorizonApril 21, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #28b - PPE Patient Dashboard April 21, 2020
GNB News Release from April 22April 22, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #27a - Corporate Update
COVID-19 : Bulletin #27b - MyHealthNB Website LaunchedApril 22, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #27c - PPE Patient DashboardApril 21, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #27d - ID-IPC Patient Care UnitsApril 21, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #27e - ID-IPC Cleaning RecommendationsApril 21, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #27f - ID-IPC Continuous Use of MasksApril 21, 2020
GNB News Release from April 21 April 21, 2020
COVID-19 : Urgent - Monitoring required for all admitted patientsApril 20, 2020
COVID-19 PPE and Inpatient Dashboard April 20, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #26a - Horizon Virtual Care ServicesApril 20, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #26b - ID-IPC Clinical RecommendationsApril 20, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #26c - ID-IPC GuidelinesApril 20, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #26d - Clarification on Mask Use in the Health-Care SystemApril 20, 2020
GNB News Release from April 20April 20, 2020
GNB Weekend News ReleasesApril 20, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #26g - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Inpatient DashboardApril 20, 2020
GNB News Release from April 17 April 17, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #25a - Clinical Order Sets AnnoucementApril 17, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #23a - Thank You From Horizon BoardApril 15, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #23b - Employee Screening UpdateApril 15, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #23c - Cashless Payment OptionsApril 15, 2020
GNB News Release from April 15April 15, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #21a - Corporate UpdateApril 9, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #21b - QA Patient Personal Items and Staff FoodApril 9, 2020
COVID-19 - : Bulletin #21c - HR UpdateApril 9, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #21d - NB Human Rights ActApril 9, 2020
GNB News Release from April 9April 9, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #20a - CEO Easter MessageApril 8, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #20b - Corporate UpdateApril 8, 2020
GNB News Release from April 8April 8, 2020
URGENT - COVID-19 - Procedural Masks for EmployeesApril 8, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #19a - Corporate UpdateApril 7, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #19b - ID-IPC UpdateApril 7, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #19c - Pandemic Task ForceApril 7, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #19d - Organizational ChartApril 7, 2020
GNB News Release from April 7April 7, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #18a - Corporate UpdateApril 6, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #18b - Staff Safety TipsApril 6, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #18c - HR UpdateApril 6, 2020
GNB News Release from April 6April 6, 2020
GNB Weekend News ReleasesApril 6, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #18f - Guidelines for ShoppingApril 6, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #17a - Privacy ReminderApril 2, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #17b - Corporate UpdateApril 2, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #17c - HR UpdateApril 2, 2020
GNB News Release from April 2April 2, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #16a - Consent to recordApril 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #16b - Corporate UpdateApril 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #16c - HR UpdateApril 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #16d - Suspension of Donated ItemsApril 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #16e - Clinical Order Set Process and New Pediatric COVID-19 AdmissionApril 1, 2020
GNB News Release from April 1April 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #16g - PPE UpdateApril 1, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #15a - Thank you from CEOMarch 31, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #15b - Corporate UpdateMarch 31, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #15c - Megamation RequestsMarch 31, 2020
GNB News Release from March 31March 30, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #14a - Corporate UpdateMarch 30, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #14b - HR UpdateMarch 30, 2020
GNB Weekend News Releases - Mar 30 2020March 30, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #14d - Notification of COVID-19 Related DeathsMarch 30, 2020
GNB News Release from March 3March 30, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #13a - Corporate UpdateMarch 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #13b - HR UpdateMarch 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #13c - Hospital Patient Phone ServiceMarch 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #13d - Spectrum AppMarch 27, 2020
GNB News Release from March 27March 27, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #12a - Corporate UpdateMarch 26, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #12b - Anxiety Management Tools Resources and SupportMarch 26, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #12c - HR UpdateMarch 26, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #12d - PPE Health Care Update from March 25March 26, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #12e - Irving Foundation Supports SJRHFMarch 26, 2020
GNB News Release from March 26March 26, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #11a - Corporate UpdateMarch 25, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #11b - HR UpdateMarch 25, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #11c - Years of Service Celebrations and Retirement LuncheonsMarch 25, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #11d - Community DonationsMarch 25, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #11e - Scheduled Outages for HorizonMarch 25, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #11f - GNB Interprovincial, Territorial and International TravelersMarch 25, 2020
GNB News Release from March 25March 25, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #10a - Privacy law violations and privacy breachesMarch 24, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #10b - Corporate UpdateMarch 24, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #10c - HR UpdateMarch 24, 2020
GNB News Release from March 24March 24, 2020
COVID-19 – Personal Protective Equipment for Infection, Prevention and ControlMarch 23, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #9a - Corporate UpdateMarch 23, 2020
GNB News Release from March 23March 23, 2020
Bulletin 8 : COVID-19 UpdateMarch 23, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #8a - Active Screening for Staff and Designated EntrancesMarch 22, 2020
COVID-19 : Bulletin #8b - Essential Supplies OrderingMarch 22, 2020
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?

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 430 and 347 have recovered. There have been six deaths, and the number of active cases is 77. As of today, 116,247 tests have been conducted.

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 info@nbnu.ca.

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?

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 193 and 188 have recovered. There have been two deaths and there are three active cases. As of today, 65,169 tests have been conducted.

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 info@nbnu.ca.

For further information about the 2019 novel coronavirus: