Due to the continued COVID-19 case numbers in specific areas of Zone 4 (Edmundston area), New Brunswick’s Public Health Office has decided to put specific Zone 4 communities into lockdown effective midnight Sunday, April 11, 2021. Of the impacted communities (see link below), the one with the most retail presence is the town of Edmundston, NB. No official information has been given as to the length on the lockdown.
During lockdown, only essential products can be sold to customers, in-store. For instance, mass merchant retailers can only welcome patrons in-store to purchase products deemed ‘essential’. Curbside pickup is not allowed. If a retailer does not sell essential products, home delivery is the only option.
Quick service restaurants are limited to drive-thru, take-out and delivery.
Details of retail businesses that can be open and the products that can be sold can be found here. For quick reference, the retail products deemed essential are:
- office equipment and supplies,
- hardware and construction supplies
- vehicle parts,
- IT or telecommunications technology,
- animal and fish feed,
- ANBL and CNB, tobacco retailers,
- dry cleaners,
- food processing and food packing operations,
- bicycle, home and/or appliance repair services.
RCC will continue to work with the New Brunswick government on this issue and provide updates as required.
Note: The government’s offiicial order has not yet been posted online thus, it has been included at the bottom of this member notice.