The Government Has Begun to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions in My Area

Aymes Sarah
5 min readApr 25, 2020

What this looks like and our government’s plan to slowly return to normalcy

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels

I live in New Brunswick, Canada and we are on the track to freedom!

We have only had 118 cases of the COVID-19 virus, 0 deaths, and 11 active cases.

As of today, April 25, 2020, we have had no new cases of the COVID-19 virus in seven days.

In comparison to our sister province of Quebec, we are doing quite well. Unfortunately, Quebec currently has 23,267 active cases of the COVID-19 virus and 1,446 people have died due to the virus in the province.

New Brunswick is a poor province and it’s also a small province. Presumably, we have fewer cases than the other provinces because our residents were not traveling as much as in the affluent provinces and we have a smaller population.

Also, as soon as the other Canadian provinces began to accumulate cases of COVID-19, Premier Higgs closed our borders quickly and enforced social distancing.

He acted quickly, with purpose and it paid off.

Some outdoor activities are now restored

Yesterday, Premier Blaine Higgs, announced that New Brunswickers are being granted some leniency in regard to social distancing.

Phase one of the recovery plan begins immediately and is focusing on getting us outside and away from our couches!

Golf courses will be allowed to open while keeping their clubhouses and restaurants closed, fishing and hunting seasons will go forward and the use of outdoor spaces will be permitted.

“With proper physical distancing, people can now enjoy outdoor spaces including parks and beaches. It is understandable that New Brunswickers are getting increasingly anxious to return to some sense of normalcy”

- Premier Blaine Higgs.

This is good news for many of our residents, who love to hunt and fish, but the best announcement was yet to come.

A system of two-family household bubbles

This is what we have all been waiting for: Seeing our loved ones.

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Aymes Sarah

Wife, mother, and researcher of a myriad of subjects. I love to write about anything and everything! Writer for The Startup, Better Marketing, & The Ascent👊