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COVID-19: Municipal Operations

This Notice to all patrons who enter Town of Sussex owned buildings currently open to the Public is in response to the Changes to the Mandatory Order announced today by Premier Higgs, effective midnight tonight, October 08, 2020.
Masks will become mandatory in most indoor places and will include:

• public spaces where the public and employees interact (retail businesses, malls, service centres, places of worship, restaurants and bars except while eating, etc.) and organized indoor gatherings in public spaces (e.g. weddings, funerals, etc.);

• common areas like lobbies, elevators and hallways, and public shared spaces including those in private sector and government workspaces; and

• public transportation.

Continuous mask use is still required in seated venues with one metre physical distancing.

Previously existing mask policies continue to apply in hospitals, health care settings, public schools and early childhood learning facilities.

As approved by the Pandemic Task Force, children under two are exempt from wearing masks, as well as those with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.

Based on the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of New Brunswick, to help slow the rate of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable populations including seniors and those with compromised immune systems, the Town of Sussex has cancelled most Town-operated programs and closed a number of municipal facilities.

The Town of Sussex remains prepared to respond to emergencies. Emergency responses by RCMP, ambulance, and the Sussex Fire Department are not impacted.

Impacted Operations

General Services

  • Some Town of Sussex facilities and departments are closed to the public until further notice, including:
    • Sussex Fire Station
    • Works Garage
  • Online services remain available:

Recreation Facilities

  • The following is the status of Town of Sussex facilities under this Phase of the Province’s Recovery Plan
    • With the exception of the facilities mentioned above, all municipal properties are open to the public subject to the direction of the Town’s operational plan and/or the operational plan of the facility user group (i.e Sussex Tennis Association, Sussex Regional Library, etc).

Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town at all facilities advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities. The Town will promote good hand hygiene practices and the Town will require all patrons using these facilities bring the necessary hand sanitizer with them prior to arrival at these facilities, physical distancing and patience to the fellow users.

Sussex Nature Walkway

  • Municipal walking trails remain open, however users must follow social distancing requirements as per posted signage.
  • The Town continues to encourage individuals and families to take time to exercise and be outdoors, but please do so responsibly. Our trails will remain open for use as we believe that they are a great resource for remaining physically and mentally well.
  • The Town advises that if residents do choose to use our trails that they be mindful of maintaining appropriate distances between yourselves and others and also keeping control of your pets. Please observe the Town’s leash requirements and do not let pets run free for the safety of your fellow trail users.
The Town of Sussex Emergency Operations Centre is currently active to monitor the Town response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).More Information