COVID-19 in New Brunswick: 20 new cases, mandatory mask policy for schools – October 10, 2020
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In Fredericton, Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, and Dominic Cardy, the provincial minister of education and early childhood development, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The province is reporting twenty new cases of the coronavirus disease. Nine of the cases are related to the outbreak at the Notre-Dame Manor special-care home in Moncton. There is also a second confirmed case in a school. The province’s first case linked to a public school was confirmed on October 8. All students from kindergarten to grade twelve will now be required to wear masks while on school property, with exceptions for eating or physical activity. Students in kindergarten to grade eight will not have to wear masks when they are working at their desks. The province’s update comes as Zone 1 (Moncton region) and Zone 5 (Campbellton region) return to the orange level amid an increase of cases.