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Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #36 – Friday, July 3rd, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 11:00 AM local time on a virtual online platform, rescheduled to Friday as a result of the Canada Day Holiday. Our meeting scheduled have been reduced to a Wednesday meeting schedule unless the situation warrants further meetings.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group has reduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Wednesday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

A previously scheduled teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health for Tuesday June 30th, 2020 has been postponed to a future date. The next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health is currently being reviewed for a reduced frequency schedule and will be rescheduled in the near future.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020, and subsequent reductions in restrictions / amendments to the Mandatory Emergency Order:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, all of New Brunswick has now moved to an adjusted Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement and revised Mandatory Order the following are now allowed:
• The Atlantic Bubble began on today’s date.
OTHER ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES AT TODAY’S MEETING:
To provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick a ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned on Saturday July 04th, 2020 and a virtual recording of this opening will be posted online following the ceremonial opening for public view.

  • A review of signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town at all facilities advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities consistent with a regional approach of municipal playgrounds. 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 park users.
  • Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted until further notice. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.
  • The Town has developed and posted online guidelines and an approval process for the general use by family groups, community events, corporate entities wishing to gather on Town owned lands / out of door facilities to establish the requirements of any user or occupier of the lands and / or facilities to abide by and follow such reasonable steps as to limit / prevent gatherings of people more than fifty (50) people whereby a person, group or entity where the gathering implies common intent or purpose associated with socializing, celebration, ceremony, or entertainment for use of Town lands or out of doors facilities.
  • Town Hall has opened with a strict Operational Plan requiring physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Given the Phase 3 announcements the Town continues to review the Plan for the Jubilee Hall and the final stages of development by the senior’s stakeholders group.
  • As of today’s date Friday July 03rd, 2020; the Town continues encourage individuals and families to take time to exercise and be outdoors, but please do so responsibly. Our trails, parks and put of door facilities 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 and facilities 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation.
  • The Town will conduct its committee meetings in person for our meeting schedule the scheduled week of July 13th, 2020. Our fourth Council meeting will be streamed live online on a virtual feed at 7:00 PM local time on Monday July 20th, 2020.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time Wednesday July 15th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday July 15th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #35 – Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 11:00 AM local time on a virtual online platform. Our meetings have been reduced to a Wednesday meeting schedule unless the situation warrants further meetings.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group has reduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Wednesday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health is currently being reviewed for a reduced frequency schedule. The next teleconference will be scheduled following an internal review of frequency by Public Safety.


ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, New Brunswick has moved to an adjusted Yellow level. Attached is the May 29, 2020 version of the Emergency Order issued by the Province of New Brunswick. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement revised Order the following are now allowed:
• Your household bubble can be extended to close friends and family.
• Non-regulated health professionals and businesses can open, including acupuncturists and naturopaths.
• Personal services businesses can open, including: barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists.
Restrictions, beginning on Friday, June 05th, 2020, New Brunswick has loosened additional restrictions under the Yellow level. At that time, the following are now permitted:
• Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing. Religious services of 50 people or fewer can take place indoors with physical distancing.
• Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will increase.
• Low-contact team sports can be played.
• The following will be allowed to open:
o Swimming pools, saunas and waterparks
o Gyms, yoga and dance studios
o Rinks and indoor recreational facilities
o Pool halls and bowling alleys
Beginning on Friday, June 19, 2020, overnight camps will be able to open.
OTHER ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES AT TODAY’S MEETING:
– The Town’s O’Connell Splash Pad is currently operational with minor deficiencies still to be addressed.

To provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick a ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned for the near future.

– A review of signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town at all facilities advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities consistent with a regional approach of municipal playgrounds. 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, respect physical distancing and show patience to the fellow park users.

– Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remains restricted until further notice. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.

– The Town has developed and posted online guidelines and an approval process for the general use by family groups, community events, corporate entities wishing to gather on Town owned lands / out of door facilities to establish the requirements of any user or occupier of the lands and / or facilities to abide by and follow such reasonable steps as to limit / prevent gatherings of people more than fifty (50) people whereby a person, group or entity where the gathering implies common intent or purpose associated with socializing, celebration, ceremony, or entertainment for use of Town lands or out of doors facilities.

– Town Hall has opened with a strict Operational Plan requiring physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The Town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request that residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

– The 8th Hussar’s Military Museum and Stiles Collection, have scheduled their seasonal opening for Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 under their current operational plan.

– Given the Phase 2 and now Phase 3 announcements the Town continues to review the Plan for the Jubilee Hall and the final stages of development by the senior’s stakeholders group.

– The Sussex Regional Library has developed an Operational Plan and has begun operations internally.

– As of today’s date Wednesday June 18th, 2020; the Town continues encourage individuals and families to take time to exercise and be outdoors, but please do so responsibly. Our trails, parks and out of door facilities 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 and facilities 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advises the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

– The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day ninety-two (92) of our operational changes.

– The Town has conducted its committee meetings in person for our meeting schedule the week of June 08th, 2020. The third Council meeting was streamed live online on a virtual feed at 7:00 PM local time on Monday June 15th, 2020.

– The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.


Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time Wednesday June 24th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #34 – Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 2:00 PM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group has reduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Wednesday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 for 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, New Brunswick has moved to an adjusted Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement revised Order the following are now allowed:
• Your household bubble can be extended to close friends and family.
• Non-regulated health professionals and businesses can open, including acupuncturists and naturopaths.
• Personal services businesses can open, including: barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists.
Restrictions, beginning on Friday, June 05th, 2020, New Brunswick has loosened additional restrictions under the Yellow level. At that time, the following are now permitted:
• Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing. Religious services of 50 people or fewer can take place indoors with physical distancing.
• Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will increase.
• Low-contact team sports can be played.
• The following will be allowed to open:
o Swimming pools, saunas and waterparks
o Gyms, yoga and dance studios
o Rinks and indoor recreational facilities
o Pool halls and bowling alleys
Beginning on Friday, June 19, 2020, overnight camps will be able to open.
OTHER ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town’s O’Connell Splash Pad is currently being inspected for completeness following our modest upgrade to undertake connections and upgrade both the water and sewer services for the Pad and the Kiwanis Comfort Station. Our work is scheduled to be completed on Thursday June 11th, 2020. A facility opening will be announced shortly thereafter to coincide with the opening of the new Kiwanis Comfort Station. To provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick.
  • For the public’s convenience the Town’s playground structures, touch surfaces in our parks, courts, and skate park are spray sanitized once a day, seven (7) days a week for the protection of our Patrons using Town facilities.
  • 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 park users.
  • Effective on Friday June 05th, 2020 public access to the Basketball Court and the Town’s Ball fields are now permitted subject to all patrons are then required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment. Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town 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.
  • The Town continues to work with Sussex Minor Baseball and Sussex Softball to review and approve an Operational Plan for the Town’s Baseball fields.
  • Effective Friday, May 22, 2020 public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts are now permitted. All patrons are required to follow the Operational Plan of the Sussex Tennis Association and the strict direction of the association.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to the Skate park, with an access limit of five (5) patrons at any one time will be permitted subject to all patrons being required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to six (6) Park locations with Playground Play Structures (O’Connell, Malone, Oak, Pearson, Barbour’s, Sunnyside Drive Parks), Bark Park and each of their facilities, with the exceptions of the new O’Connell Park Kiwanis Comfort Station and the parks splash pad will be permitted subject to all patrons being required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted until further notice. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.
  • The Town is currently developing guidelines for the general use by family groups, community events, corporate entities wishing to gather on Town owned lands / out of door facilities to establish the requirements of any user or occupier of the lands and / or facilities to abide by and follow such reasonable steps as to limit / prevent gatherings of people more than fifty (50) people whereby a person, group or entity where the gathering implies common intent or purpose associated with socializing, celebration, ceremony, or entertainment for use of Town lands or out of doors facilities.
  • Town Hall has opened with a strict Operational Plan requiring physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Given the Phase 2 and now Phase 3 announcements the Town continues to review the 8th Hussar’s Military Museum, the Stiles Collection, and the Plan for the Jubilee Hall are all under various stages of development by the Stakeholders Groups. Each stakeholder’s Operational Plan will be reviewed and approved by the Town prior to authorizing the occupancy of the spaces as the Town next phased opening planning.
  • The AX Group and Knock’s Café have developed Operational Plans and have begun operations effective Monday June 1st, 2020.
  • The Sussex Regional Library has developed an Operational Plan and have begun operations internally. An announcement on the resumption of modified operations is expected shortly.
  • As of today’s date Friday June 10th, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day eighty-five (85) of our operational changes.
  • The Town has conducted its committee meetings in person for our meeting schedule the week of June 08th, 2020. It is planned that the third Council meeting will be streamed live online on a virtual feed beginning at 7:00 PM local time on Monday June 15th, 2020. The Town will provide the online link to this meeting at a date closer to the scheduled meeting. The link to the live stream can be accessed on the Town’s website. www.sussex.ca. Any change to this schedule will be announced as soon as possible.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time Wednesday June 17th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday June 17th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #33 – Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 2:00 PM local time on a virtual online platform. Our meeting have been reduced to a Wednesday meeting schedule unless the situation warrants further meetings.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group has reduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Wednesday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 for 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, New Brunswick has moved to an adjusted Yellow level. Attached is the May 29, 2020 version of the Emergency Order issued by the Province of New Brunswick. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement revised Order the following are now allowed:
• Your household bubble can be extended to close friends and family.
• Non-regulated health professionals and businesses can open, including acupuncturists and naturopaths.
• Personal services businesses can open, including: barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists.
It is believed, beginning on Friday, June 05th, 2020, New Brunswick will loosen additional restrictions under the Yellow level following a one (1) week delay due to the Region 5 flare-up. At that time, it is expected the following will be permitted beginning on June 5th, 2020:
• Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing. Religious services of 50 people or fewer can take place indoors with physical distancing.
• Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will increase.
• Low-contact team sports can be played.
• The following will be allowed to open:
o Swimming pools, saunas and waterparks
o Gyms, yoga and dance studios
o Rinks and indoor recreational facilities
o Pool halls and bowling alleys
Beginning on Friday, June 19, 2020, overnight camps will be able to open.
OTHER ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town will publish the most recent guidance in the recovery Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1) reduction in restrictions announced on Friday May 22nd, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick. Specific details on Town owned Facilities are listed below. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual and, to that end the Guidance of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health should continue to be followed.
  • Planning is in place, if the expected restrictions are lifted by PNB that effective on Friday June 03rd, 2020 at 5:00 PM public access to the Basketball Court the facility will be permitted subject to all patrons are then required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment. Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town 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.
  • The Town continues to work with Sussex Minor Baseball and Sussex Softball to review and approve an Operational Plan for the Town’s Baseball fields. This field facilities will remain closed to the Public until further notice.
  • Effective Friday, May 22, 2020 public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts are now permitted. All patrons are required to follow the Operational Plan of the Sussex Tennis Association and the strict direction of the association.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to the Skate park, with an access limit of five (5) patrons at any one time will be permitted subject to all patrons being required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to six (6) Park locations with Playground Play Structures (O’Connell, Malone, Oak, Pearson, Barbour’s, Sunnyside Drive Parks), Bark Park and each of their facilities, with the exceptions of the new O’Connell Park Kiwanis Comfort Station and the parks splash pad will be permitted subject to all patrons being required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • The Town’s O’Connell Splash Pad is currently undergoing a modest upgrade while we connect and upgrade both the water and sewer services for the Splashpad and the Kiwanis Comfort Station. Our work is schedule to be complete on Friday June 05th, 2020. An opening will be announced shortly thereafter to coincide with the opening of the new Kiwanis Comfort Station in mid – June and provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick.
  • For our public’s convenience the town’s playground structures, touch surfaces in our parks, courts, and skate park are spray sanitized once a day, seven (7) days a week for the protection of our patrons using Town facilities.
  • 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 park users.
  • Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted until further notice. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.
  • An Operational Plan is been adopted by Town Council of Sussex for the above noted Town owned facilities. The Town’s Operational Plan has been adopted by Sussex Council at the Tuesday May 19th, 2020 council meeting.
  • Town Hall has opened with a strict Operational Plan requiring physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Given the Phase 2 and now Phase 3 announcements the Town will review the 8th Hussar’s Military Museum, the Stiles Collection, and the Plan for the Jubilee Hall are all under various stages of development by the Stakeholders Groups. Each stakeholder’s Operational Plan will be reviewed and approved by the Town prior to authorizing the occupancy of the spaces as the Town next phased opening planning.
  • The AX Group and Knock’s Café have developed Operational Plans and have begun operations effective Monday June 1st, 2020.
  • The Sussex Regional Library have developed an Operational Plan and have begun operations internally. An announcement on the resumption of modified operations is expected shortly.
  • The Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day seventy-eight (78) of our operational changes.
  • The EOC Group has engaged the Town’s normal compliment of summer students who assist the Town with parks maintenance.
  • The Town will conduct its committee meetings in person for our meeting schedule the week of June 08th, 2020. It is planned that the third Council meeting will be streamed live online on a virtual feed beginning at 7:00 PM local time on Monday June 15th, 2020. The Town will provide the online link to this meeting at a date closer to the scheduled meeting. The live stream can also be accessed through the Town’s website. www.sussex.ca. Any change to this schedule will be announced as soon as possible.
  • A teleconference meeting of the Town of Sussex Planning Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 beginning at 4:30 PM local time.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time Wednesday June 10th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #32 – Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 2:00 PM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group will continue with its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

The teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health that had been scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 1:15 PM was cancelled due to the Doctors availability on short notice. Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 03rd, 2020 for 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, New Brunswick has moved to the Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement by Premier Higgs the following are now allowed:
• Your household bubble can be extended to close friends and family.
• Non-regulated health professionals and businesses can open, including acupuncturists and naturopaths.
• Personal services businesses can open, including: barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists.
Beginning on Friday, May 29, 2020, New Brunswick will loosen additional restrictions under the Yellow level. At that time, the following will be allowed:
• Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing. Religious services of 50 people or fewer can take place indoors with physical distancing.
• Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will increase.
• Low-contact team sports can be played.
• The following will be allowed to open:
o Swimming pools, saunas and waterparks
o Gyms, yoga and dance studios
o Rinks and indoor recreational facilities
o Pool halls and bowling alleys
Beginning on Friday, June 19, 2020, overnight camps will be able to open.
ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town will publish the most recent guidance in the recovery Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1) reduction in restrictions announced on Friday May 22nd, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick. Specific details on Town owned Facilities are listed below. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual and, to that end the Guidance of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health should continue to be followed.
  • Effective Friday May 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM public access to the Basketball Court the facility will be permitted subject to all patrons are then required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment. Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town 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.
  • The Town continues to work with Sussex Minor Baseball and Sussex Softball to review and approve an Operational Plan for the Town’s Baseball fields. This field facilities will remain closed to the Public until further notice.
  • Effective Friday, May 22, 2020 public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts are now permitted. All patrons are required to follow the Operational Plan of the Sussex Tennis Association and the strict direction of the association.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to the Skate park, with an access limit of five (5) patrons at any one time will be permitted subject to all patrons being required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to six (6) Park locations with Playground Play Structures (O’Connell, Malone, Oak, Pearson, Barbour’s, Sunnyside Drive Parks), Bark Park and each of their facilities, with the exceptions of the new O’Connell Park Kiwanis Comfort Station and the parks splash pad will be permitted subject to all patrons being required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • The Town’s O’Connell Splash Pad is currently undergoing a modest upgrade while we connect and upgrade both the water and sewer services for the Pad and the Kiwanis Comfort Station. Our work is scheduled to be complete on Friday June 05th, 2020. An opening will be announced shortly thereafter to coincide with the opening of the new Kiwanis Comfort Station in mid – June and provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick.
  • 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 park users.
  • Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted until further notice. There are no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.
  • An Operational Plan is been adopted by Town Council of Sussex for the above noted Town owned facilities. The Town’s Operational Plan has been adopted by Sussex Council at the Tuesday May 19th, 2020 council meeting.
  • Town Hall has opened with strict Operational Plan and physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

Given the Phase 2 and now Phase 3 announcements the Town will review the Library and 8th Hussar’s Military Museum, the Stiles Collection, The AX Group and the Plan for the Jubilee Hall are all under various stages of development by the Stakeholders Groups. Each stakeholder’s Operational Plan will be reviewed and approved by the Town prior to authorizing the occupancy of the spaces as the Town next phased opening planning.

  • As of today’s date Friday May 27th, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day seventy-one (71) of our operational changes.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM local time Friday May 29th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday June 03rd, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #30 – Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 1:45 PM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group will continue with a schedule of regular meetings, and will now utilize a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings, unless conditions warrant assemble at the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre. These meetings will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 for 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town will publish the most recent guidance in the recovery Phase 2 (orange) reduction in restrictions announced on Friday May 08th, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick. Specific details on Town owned Facilities are listed below. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual, and, to that end the “Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery” dated May 08th, 2020 developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is attached to this update and to provide more detailed information. Further updates by the Province of New Brunswick will be posted at www.gnb.ca/coronavirus.
  • Public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Ball fields, Skate park, Playground Play Structures, Bark Park and each of their facilities remain locked from use. There is preliminary planning underway and review of submitted Operational plans for stakeholder facilities underway to change these facilities status as a mitigation measure under the Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the Government Recovery Plan. The Town is now in receipt of the draft Operational Plan from our stakeholders using Town Facilities. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.
  • Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Sussex Regional Library, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted. There is no immediate plan to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan. An Operational Plan is been adopted by Town Council of Sussex for the above noted facilities. A final draft of the Town’s Operational Plan has been adopted by Sussex Council at the Tuesday May 19th, 2020 council meeting.
  • Preparations are underway to open Town Hall with strict Operational Plan and physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the town Hall Facility. The Town will advise on the Town’s social media feed and the Town’s website of the opening date for Town Hall.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services to operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

Given the Phase 2 announcement the Town will review the Library and 8th Hussar’s Military Museum, the Stiles Collection, Sussex Tennis Association, The AX Group and the Plan for the Jubilee Hall are all under various stages of development by the Stakeholders Groups and each stakeholder’s Operational Plan will be reviewed and approved by the Town prior to authorizing the occupancy of the spaces as the Town next phased opening planning.

  • Town Parks and trails have had signage placed at all entrances to the Town’s Trail system, and Parks. The Town has and will continue to undertake regular patrols on our trail system located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Sussex as required by the Provincial emergency directive to maintain public safety.
  • As of today’s date Wednesday May 20th, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advises the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The Town has completed its committee meetings on our virtual online platform for our meeting schedule the week of May 11th, 2020 with a successful second Council meeting streamed live online on a virtual feed on Tuesday May 19th, 2020. We wish to thank the number of viewers that participated in our online council meeting.
  • A teleconference meeting of the Town of Sussex Planning Advisory Committee was completed on Wednesday May 13th, 2020. The meeting’s teleconference platform work as expected.
  • The town has received sufficient shipment of infrared equipment. We are requesting the status of the delivery delays for the shipments of PPE.
  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day sixty-four (64) of our operational changes.
  • Town staff complements are now up to full complement as of today’s date the first day of our operations under the Council approved Operational Plan adopted by Sussex Council on May 19th, 2020.
  • Works department will begin the process of spring cleanup of the Leonard’s Gate site as well as finalizing the planning for the May 26th and 27th dates for the Town’s spring clean-up pickup.
  • The EOC Group is beginning the discussion on how and when to engage the Town’s normal compliment of summer students who assist the Town with parks maintenance. The group has completed a request under the Canada Summer Student Program and will now await a response prior to planning to make a formal recommendation to Sussex Council. The Town has not received formal notification of the complement numbers under the federal program.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM local time Friday May 22nd, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday May 27th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #28 – Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 1:45 PM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group will continue with a schedule of regular meetings, and will now utilize a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings, unless conditions warrant assemble at the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre. These meetings will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town will publish the most recent guidance in the recovery Phase 2 (orange) reduction in restrictions announced on Friday May 08th, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick. Specific details on Town owned Facilities are listed below. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual, and, to that end the “Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery” dated May 08th, 2020 developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is attached to this update and to provide more detailed information. Further updates by the Province of New Brunswick will be posted at www.gnb.ca/coronavirus.
  • Public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Ball fields, Skate park, Playground Play Structures, Bark Park and each of their facilities remain locked from use. There is no immediate planning to change this status as a mitigation measure under the Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the Government Recovery Plan. The town has now requested a copy of each Operational Plan from our stakeholders using Town Facilities. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.
  • Public access to Town Hall, The Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Sussex Regional Library, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted. There are no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 of the Government Recovery Plan. An Operational Plan is currently under development for the Town of Sussex facilities. A final draft of the Town’s Operational Plan has been forwarded to the Town’s Administration Committee on Tuesday May 12th, 2020. A final recommended plan is expected to be adopted by Sussex Council at the Tuesday May 19th, 2020 scheduled council meeting.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater and transportation systems remain our priority. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

Given the Phase 2 announcement the Town will review the Library and 8th Hussar’s Military Museum, the Stiles Collection, Sussex Tennis Association, The AX Group and the Plan for the Jubilee Hall under development by the Senior’s Group and each stakeholder’s Operational Plan prior to authorizing the occupancy of the spaces.

  • Town Parks and trails have had signage placed at all entrances to the Town’s Trial system, and Parks. The Town has and will continue to undertake regular patrols on our trails system located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Sussex as required by the Provincial emergency directive to maintain public safety.
  • As of today’s date Wednesday May 13th, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • Town’s Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) are in the process of finalizing the development of a Covid-19 Operations Plan. A meeting was completed on May 11th, 2020 to complete their recommendation. The Document will be recommended to the Sussex Town Council at their next committee meeting scheduled for May 19th, 2020.
  • The Town will continue to conduct its committee meetings on our virtual online platform for our meeting schedule the week of May 11th, 2020 with planning of its second Council meeting streamed live online on a virtual feed beginning at 7:00 PM local time on Tuesday May 19th, 2020 due to the holiday. The Town will provide the online link to this meeting at a date closer to the scheduled meeting. The live stream will also be available by link on the Town’s website. www.sussex.ca. Any change to this schedule will be announced as soon as possible.
  • A teleconference meeting of the Town of Sussex Planning Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday May 13th, 2020 beginning at 4:30 PM local time.
  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day fifty-seven (57) of our operational changes.
  • The Town has begun utilizing two work crews during normal business hours to begin the seasonal street sweeping of Town Streets. Other task that can be achieved using physical distancing are being actively assessed and set to ramp up beginning on May 04th, 2020. Preplanning is underway this week to bring the staffing up to full complement once the operational plan is complete for the week of May 19th, 2020.
  • Works department will begin the process of spring cleanup of the Leonard’s Gate site as well as finalizing the planning for the May 26th and 27th dates for the Town’s spring clean-up pickup.
  • The EOC Group is beginning the discussion on how and when to engage the Town’s normal compliment of summer students who assist the Town with parks maintenance. The group has completed a request under the Canada Summer Student Program and will now await a response prior to planning to make a formal recommendation to Sussex Council on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. The Town has not received formal notification of the complement numbers under the federal program.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 11:00 AM local time Friday May 15th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday May 20th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #25 – Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 1:45 PM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group will continue with a schedule of regular meetings, and will now utilize a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings, unless conditions warrant assembling at the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre. These meetings will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 for 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town has published the most recent guidance in the recovery Phase 1 reduction in restrictions announced on Friday April 24th, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick. Specific details on Town owned Facilities are listed below. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual, and, to that end the “Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery” dated April 24, 2020 developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is attached to this update and to provide more detailed information. Further updates by the Province of New Brunswick will be posted at www.gnb.ca/coronavirus.
  • It is believed a revision of the guidance document will be issued as early as May 07th, 2020. The Town will provide the updated document upon receipt on our web presence feeds.
  • Public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Ball fields, Skate park, Playground Play Structures, Bark Park and each of their facilities remain locked from use. There is no immediate planning to change this status as a mitigation measure under the Phase 1 of the Government Recovery Plan. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.
  • Public access to Town Hall, The Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Sussex Regional Library, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 1 of the Government Recovery Plan. While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater and transportation systems remain our priority. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Town Parks and trails have had signage placed at all entrances to the Town’s Trial system, and Parks. The Town has and will continue to undertake regular patrols on our trails system located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Sussex as required by the Provincial emergency directive to maintain public safety.
  • As of today’s date Wednesday May 06th, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

The Town’s Trail system experienced damage late Friday early Saturday May 02nd, 2020. The RCMP have been notified and continue to investigate. This development is disheartening given the need and public use of the Town’s outdoor trail system during the pandemic.

  • The Town will continue to conduct its committee meetings on our virtual online platform for our meeting schedule the week of May 11th, 2020 with planning of its second Council meeting streamed live online on a virtual feed beginning at 7:00 PM local time on Tuesday May 19th, 2020 due to the holiday. The Town will provide the online link to this meeting at a date closer to the scheduled meeting. The live stream will also be linked through the Town’s website. www.sussex.ca.
  • A teleconference meeting of the Town of Sussex Planning Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday May 13th, 2020 beginning at 4:30 PM local time.
  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day fifty (50) of our operational changes.
  • The Town has begun utilizing two work crews during normal business hours to begin the seasonal street sweeping of Town Streets. Other task that can be achieved using physical distancing are being actively assessed and set to ramp up beginning on May 04th, 2020. Preplanning is underway this week to bring the staffing up to full complement once the operational plan is complete.
  • Works department will begin the process of spring cleanup of the Leonard’s Gate site as well as finalizing the planning for the May 26th and 27th dates for the Town’s spring clean-up pickup.
  • The EOC Group is beginning the discussion on how and when to engage the Town’s normal compliment of summer students who assist the Town with parks maintenance. The group has completed a request under the Canada Summer Student Program and will now await a response prior to planning to make a formal recommendation to Sussex Council on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1 New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. At the Province’s news conference held on May 04th, 2020 it would appear a further reduction in restrictions are expected this week. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM local time Friday May 08th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Corporate update report Friday May 08th, 2020 at 3:30 PM, and our next public update report Wednesday May 13th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #23 – Friday, May 1st, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 10:00 AM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group will continue with a schedule of regular meetings, and will now utilize a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings, unless conditions warrant assemble at the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre. These meetings will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 06th, 2020 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town has published the most recent guidance in the recovery Phase 1 reduction in restrictions announced on Friday April 24th, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick. Specific details on Town owned Facilities are listed below. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual, and, to that end the “Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery” dated April 24, 2020 developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is attached to this update and to provide more detailed information. Further updates by the Province of New Brunswick will be posted at www.gnb.ca/coronavirus .
  • Public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Ball fields, Skate park, Playground Play Structures, Bark Park and each of their facilities remain locked from use. There is no immediate planning to change this status as a mitigation measure under the Phase 1 of the Government Recovery Plan. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.
  • Public access to Town Hall, The Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Sussex Regional Library, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 1 of the Government Recovery Plan. While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 from 9am-4:30pm daily and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater and transportation systems remain our priority. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Town Parks and trails have had signage placed at all entrances to the Town’s Trial system, and Parks. The Town has and will continue to undertake regular patrols on our trails system located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Sussex as required by the Provincial emergency directive to maintain public safety.
  • As of today’s date Friday May 01st, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advises the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The recommended Close Proximity and Screening Protocol recommended to the Town’s Administration by the Town’s Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) has been adopted by the Sussex Town Council on Monday, April 27th, 2020. Staff have been begun the requirements of the protocol on Tuesday April 28th, 2020.
  • Town’s Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) are in the process of developing a Covid-19 Operation Plan the week of May 04th, 2020 to be recommended to the Town’s Administration Committee at their next committee meeting scheduled for May 14th, 2020.
  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day forty-five (45) of our operational changes.
  • The Town has begun utilizing two work crews during normal business hours to begin the seasonal street sweeping of Town Streets. Other tasks that can be achieved using physical distancing are being actively assessed and set to ramp up beginning on May 04th, 2020.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1 New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM local time Monday May 04th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next corporate update report Monday May 04th, 2020 at 3:30 PM and our next public update report Wednesday May 06th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #22 – Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 1:45 PM local time on a virtual online platform.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group will continue with a schedule of regular meetings, and will now utilize a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings, unless conditions warrant assemble at the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre. These meetings will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s for the foreseeable future.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 06th, 2020 for 1:15 PM. Immediately following this teleconference the Town’s EOC group will again conduct a situational update meeting using a virtual online platform.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:

  • The Town wishes provide more clarity and guidance in the recovery Phase 1 reduction in restrictions announced on Friday April 24th, 2020 by the Province of New Brunswick and as well provide specific details on Town owned Facilities. The most important message needs to be communicated is this is not business as usual, and, to that end the “Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery” dated April 24, 2020 developed by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is attached to this update and to provide more detailed information.
  • The Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery provides specific details on all aspects of the necessary precautionary measures as we all begin the Phase 1 of the Provinces recovery plan. The document explains more fully the two household bubble concept.

Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 Recovery

  • Public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Ball fields, Skate park, Playground Play Structures, Bark Park and each of their facilities remain locked from use. There is no immediate planning to change this status as a mitigation measure under the Phase 1 of the Government Recovery Plan. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.
  • Public access to Town Hall, The Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Sussex Regional Library, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 1 of the Government Recovery Plan. While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 from 9:30am-12:30pm daily and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater and transportation systems remain our priority. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Town Parks and trails have had signage placed at all entrances to the Town’s Trial system, and Parks. The Town has and will continue to undertake regular patrols on our trails system located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Sussex as required by the Provincial emergency directive to maintain public safety.
  • As of today’s date Wednesday April 29th, 2020; the Town continues 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 encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day forty-three (43) of our operational changes.
  • The Town has begun utilizing two work crews during normal business hours to begin the seasonal street sweeping of Town Streets. Other task that can be achieved using physical distancing are being actively assessed and set to ramp up beginning on May 04th, 2020.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1 New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM local time Friday May 01st, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next update report Friday May 01st, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

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