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COVID-19: Municipal Operations

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

  • All Town of Sussex facilities and departments are closed to the public until further notice, including:
    • Town Hall
    • Sussex Fire Station
    • 8th Hussars Sports Centre
    • Sussex Regional Library
    • Works Garage
  • Limited staff will be deployed in order to ensure the continuance of essential municipal services.
  • Online services are available:

Community Services

  • All Town of Sussex facilities and departments are closed to the public until further notice.
  • All Town of Sussex park equipment is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Sussex Bark Park is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Sussex Skate Park is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Basketball Court is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Hans Lammens Tennis Centre is closed to the public until further notice.
  • Public activities hosted by the Town of Sussex are postponed until further notice.

Town of Sussex Employees & Essential Services

  • Department Heads have been working on the development of and categorizing services into essential and non-essential.
  • The Town has deemed the operation of the Municipal Water System as an essential service. The following operational changes will be undertaken:
    • Potability testing undertaken within private residences will be relocated to external access points to maintain potability testing and to satisfy the Town’s testing requirements under its approval to operate.
    • Sewer system operational testing will remain unchanged, but the system will be operated as a critical public service.
    • Winter maintenance operations will be maintained as an essential service uninterrupted for the remainder of the winter.
  • Staffing will be implemented in a rotational sequencing to maintain operations daily, but limit contact with others
  • Sussex Fire Department developing response complements to limit exposure and still provide effective emergency response services.
  • Spring Cleanup has been postponed to May 26 & 27, 2020.
The Town of Sussex Emergency Operations Centre is currently active to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).More Information