Coronavirus

Updated: May 11, 2020 | 8:35 p.m.

The City of Fredericton Municipal Emergency Measures Operations (MEMO) is actively monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and taking appropriate actions to protect the public and staff while continuing to deliver essential services.

We are following the advice and recommendations of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada.



Facility Closures

  • City Hall and related municipal offices.
    **The Fredericton Police Station remains open.
  • Fredericton Indoor Pool
  • All indoor and outdoor City of Fredericton aquatic facilities, including Killarney Lake
  • Grant-Harvey, Lady Beaverbrook, Willie O’Ree and York Arenas
  • All outdoor rinks
  • All playing fields
  • Stepping Stone and Johnston Avenue Senior Centres
  • Odell and Killarney Lake lodges
  • Community school gyms, including the Nashwaaksis Field House
  • Mitch Clarke Nasis Park
  • Skate Parks and Playgrounds,
  • Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
  • Marysville Heritage Centre 

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Essential Services

Protective Measures
Staff carrying out essential services will follow all provincial safety protocols to protect themselves and the public from COVID-19.

This includes practicing social distancing, washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer, wearing protective gear, as appropriate, and cleaning high touch surfaces. Employees who feel ill will immediately be asked to self-isolate.

Travel
All travel involving City employees has been suspended until further notice.

Employees who have traveled abroad are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon return (as per Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidelines)

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Payments and Permits

The payment and permit desks at City Hall are closed. Many City payments and permits can still be processed online:

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City Council Meetings

Virtual Council-in-Committee and Regular Council meetings will occur. City Council’s Standing Committees will resume their work by holding virtual meetings in May and June. Agenda items for these meetings will focus on matters of governance related to keeping the City running.

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Grocery Store & Pharmacy Hours

Contact grocery stores directly for the most up to date information. Please note that pharmacy hours for grocery stores may vary from the store's opening/closing hours.

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#SupportFredLocal 

With the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19, here is how you can help support local businesses offering online ordering, delivery and/or other modified services.

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People Helping People

The City, together with our community agencies and partners, is pleased to present the following list of available local resources to help our residents.

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What can you do? 

Here’s what YOU can do to help to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus:

  • Stay informed about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and observe all safety protocols listed on the GNB.ca/coronavirus website.
  • Don’t Flush That. While we applaud the sanitary measures your family and business are taking at this time, the City’s Water & Sewer Utility reminds residents that flushable wipes belong in the garbage, not the toilet. They clog the pipes in your home, as well as the City pipes, lagoons & sewage lift stations. #DoNotFlush #3Ps Fredericton.ca/DoNotFlush
  • Your mental health is important in these situations. Here are some tips on how to deal with stress in emergencies.

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Be Advised & Stay Informed

Please Be Advised:
Following the Province’s State of Emergency Declaration on March 19, 2020, all staff working in non-essential City services have been directed to stay home in order to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Our office staff will nevertheless be working remotely. While City services may be affected as we focus on essential services, every effort will be made in order to return messages and answer questions as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these exceptional circumstances.


Helpful links:

GNB toll-free information line (1-844-462-8387) and email address (helpaide@gnb.ca) have been set up to help answer non-health related questions, including questions about compliance with the state of emergency. This phone number, offering services in both languages, is operational seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.​

You can always reach out to us directly should you have any questions during this difficult time. 

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