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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.

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #21 – Monday, April 27th, 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 assembling 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, April 29th, 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.

COVID-19 Guidance Document Recovery Phase 1

  • 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.
  • 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 weekdays from 9:30-12:30 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 Monday April 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 Town will conduct its first ever Council meeting streamed on the Town’s YouTube Channel here

Our Council meeting will begin online on a virtual feed beginning at 7:00 PM local time on Monday April 27th, 2020. The general public is welcome to attend this meeting online.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day forty-one (41) of our operational changes.
  • 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 1:00 PM local time Wednesday, April 29th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next update report Wednesday April 29th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

Postponing of Free Drop off Waste Day

The Town has received notification from RSC 8 that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to postpone Free Drop-Off Day that was scheduled for May 16th at the Transfer Station. They have yet to decide on a rescheduled date for this event. This cancellation was necessary to promote social distancing and help protect their staff and the public.

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #20 – Friday, April 24th, 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 – Active 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, April 29th, 2020 tentatively scheduled 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 secured the necessary supply of PPE for use in Town vehicles and use by Town staff. The Town is now in receipt of non-medical masks for use by Town staff, half of the Town’s order has been secured. The remainder of the shipment is expected the first of next week.
  • The recommended Close Proximity and Screening Protocol recommended to the Town’s Administration by the Town’s Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) was reviewed and adopted by the Town’s Administration Committee at their meeting held via an online platform on April 23rd, 2020. This policy is scheduled for adoption by Sussex Council at its regularly scheduled Council meeting to be held on Monday, April 27th, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM.
  • Sourcing is now complete for infrared thermometer devices. The first Shipment has been received by the Town. All deliveries are expected prior to April 30th, 2020.
  • The Town will conduct its first ever Council meeting streamed live online on a virtual feed beginning at 7:00 PM local time on Monday April 27th, 2020. The Town will provide shortly the online link to this meeting. The live stream will also be embedded in the Town’s website. www.sussex.ca   
  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day thirty eight (38) of our operational changes.
  • 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 will wait one (1) additional week prior to making a recommendation to Sussex Council.
  • Public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts, Basketball Court and Skate park, playgrounds, Bark Park and facilities remain locked from use. There is no change in status in this mitigation measure.  The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with this necessary measure.

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

  • Parks signage has been placed at all entrances to the Town’s Trial system and The Town has  undertaken regular patrols on the trails system located within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Sussex.
  • As of today’s date Friday April 24th, 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 will assess the Phase 1 New Brunswick Recovery Plan upon receipt.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM local time Monday April 27th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next update report Wednesday April 27th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

The Town of Sussex Emergency Operations Centre is currently active to monitor the Town response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).More Information