COVID-19 community update

Jan. 26, 2021

As of midnight, Jan. 26, Zone 2 (Saint John) and Zone 3 (Fredericton) will move to the Orange health alert level.

New Brunswick Public Health continues to manage and assess COVID-19 risks while protecting the well-being of the community and province. The Government will continue to reassess health alert levels on a weekly basis, however, restrictions may be reinstated at anytime.

UNB operations under Orange

UNB campuses are open while ensuring strict adherence to the New Brunswick Public Health guidelines. This includes maintaining a 2-metre physical distance, limiting our social contact with others and wearing face masks in all indoor public spaces and outdoor public spaces when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Course delivery methods

  • Under Orange, courses are offered through alternative delivery methods, in-person classes or a combination of both.
  • If in-person course delivery was adjusted under the Red alert level, instructors may choose when to transition from the newly adjusted Red schedule and resume the original in-person course schedule under Orange.
  • Instructors will notify students how their courses and labs will be adjusted as we move from Red to Orange and provide students with an updated course schedule if changes are being made.

NB measures

As we move forward to Orange, the threat of COVID-19 is not removed. We must continue to follow the health and safety measures in place to keep each other safe and work together to flatten the curve.

  • Maintain 2-metre physical distancing, frequent and thorough handwashing, practice good respiratory hygiene and wear a face mask.
  • Restrict social contacts to a one-household bubble.
  • Only essential travel is recommended both within and outside of the province.
  • Get tested. If you or a member of your family are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you can register to get tested or you can call Tele-Care 811 to make an appointment. If you have an out-of-province phone provider, call 1-877-795-3773.
  • Download COVID Alert app. It is a secure, reliable and user-friendly app that is an additional tool to help protect yourself and limit the spread of COVID-19. The more people who use the app, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities. Learn more about COVID Alert.

As the situation continues to evolve, please check your university email regularly in the days and weeks ahead. The latest news will be shared with you via email, UNB social media channels and

With kind regards,

Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

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