COVID-19 Update: Sept 2021
September 21, 2021
Re: COVID 19 GNB UPDATE
Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 infection cases, the Government of New Brunswick has introduced new regulations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and increase vaccination rates. Beginning Wednesday, September 22, all staff, guests, and participants will be required to show Proof of Vaccination to access Key Industries programs, events, parties, conferences, training workshops, or to visit “Welcome Home” Residential sites fourteen days after the second vaccine. Everyone (vaccinated or not) must also wear a mask in any public indoor space at all times.
Key Industries is considered a communal setting (working in large groups) and also provides services for adult residential. As such, staff, guests, or participants who are unable to receive a vaccination due to medical reasons must provide Proof of Medical Exemption. These persons (in addition to wearing masks inside our facilities at all times) must submit to regular COVID-19 testing as outlined on the GNB website.
Testing includes submitting to two rapid tests per week on Monday and Thursday (by experienced Key Industries staff) and one provincially administered COVID-19 test (at COVID-19 testing sites) per month. Rapid testing is completed at Key Industries by swabbing the inside of the cheek. Rapid testing will allow us to identify asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic cases of COVID-19. This provides an additional layer of protection for participants, staff, and others to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 at work, home, and the community. If you are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, you MUST stay at home and monitor your symptoms and submit to COVID-19 testing where appropriate.
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We recognize these are difficult and confusing times as GNB rolls out its new response plan. We ask that you practice kindness to everyone as numbers climb and we await additional direction from GNB We are happy to address any questions or concerns. Please connect with your manager, President, or Vice President for information. Thank you!