Guide: Council’s Role in Communicating COVID-19

Communication with the public and municipal employees is important right now. Good communication keeps people safe and healthy, keeps your municipality functioning well, and keeps your community calm and confident in your abilities. We have a new tip sheet with best...

State of Emergency Declared

New Brunswick has declared a state of emergency under section 12 of the Emergency Measures Act in response to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Link to the full announcement: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.03.0139.html Some highlights of...

COVID-19 Preparedness for Municipalities (UPDATED)

GNB gave a briefing to the municipal associations on COVID-19 preparedness, with updates from Health, EMO, and ELG.   Key message: Municipalities should be planning & preparing for the potential impacts of COVID-19, including business continuity if key personnel...

COVID-19 Coronavirus and Municipal Elections 2020

UMNB had a conference call today with government to discuss municipal elections and the Coronavirus pandemic, including the possibility of delaying the election. Government is considering multiple factors including risks to the public and election workers; potential...