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...

Bulletin: Our Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 we have been : pushing out regular updates through email and social media. Read our email blasts here: https://us3.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=35bd72955d43547de682e456f&id=ea136339ae gathering templates and resources shared by...

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...

Bulletin: the Budget and COVID-19

Last week we were on-site at the Legislature along with mayors of our member municipalities to hear the presentation of the budget, which was subsequently passed in a lightning session on March 13. Since then, discussion has rapidly turned toward the COVID-19 novel...

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...

Bulletin: Municipal Stare-down at the Legislature, and more

The Provincial 2020-21 Budget will be tabled tomorrow. UMNB will inside the budget lockup finding out what the numbers mean for municipalities. Mayors & Councillors impacted by recent health care announcements will be at the Legislature to watch the budget speech...