COVID-19 community update

Jan. 19, 2021

New Brunswick Public Health continues to manage and assess COVID-19 risks while protecting the well-being of the community and province. As of midnight tonight, Jan. 19, Zones 1-3 (Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John) will move to the Red health alert level.

UNB operations under Red level

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan states that post-secondary education can continue to operate in-person for all practical programs but only virtually in areas where it is possible. As we move to the red phase of recovery, UNB will continue to operate under our current approved COVID-19 operational plan.

Course delivery methods

  • Only courses with in-person requirements necessary to meet program outcomes and satisfy lab, clinical and practicum will continue while ensuring strict adherence to the New Brunswick Public Health guidelines. This includes wearing masks in all public spaces and continuously maintaining a 2-metre physical distance and limiting our social contact with others.
  • All other courses will be delivered virtually only while under Red.
  • We will continue to update you as more details are made available from the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

UNB libraries

Harriet Irving Library, Science & Forestry Library and Hans W. Klohn Commons are open to support learning in all programs but with limited capacity in accordance with New Brunswick Public Health guidelines. Learn more about how UNB Library Services may provide additional research support.

UNB residences

Student residences will remain open with strict health measures to reduce the risk of exposure and spread within our community.

We recognize the anxiety and uncertainty the recent message from New Brunswick Public Health may create for members of our community. It is important for us to come together as a community and demonstrate patience and understanding. We encourage you to support each other during this difficult time.

More detailed information will be available for students, faculty, and staff as the situation evolves. Please check your university email regularly in the days and weeks ahead. While we will continue to update, the latest news will also be shared with you via email and UNB social media channels.

With kind regards,

Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

See past community updates