October 5, 2021

GNB Update:
Moncton area, Edmundston region, Upper St. John River Valley will enter "circuit-breaker" restrictions. Residents must maintain a single-household bubble, non-essential travel is strongly discouraged.
All NBers to limit contacts to single-household close contacts for both private indoor/outdoor gatherings beginning Friday and 6 p.m. through Monday at 11:59 p.m.
Rapid testing will be available to unvaccinated students who have been exposed. 2 negative rapid tests, they can go back to school.

September 13, 2021

GNB Update:
Dr. Jennifer Russell announced that there 122 new cases of COVID diagnosed over the weekend. There are 229 active cases across the province, which includes 11 persons in hospital and 9 in the ICU. Dr. Russell did report that this is an epidemic mostly among those who are not fully vaccinated or cannot get vaccinated.
The cases are spreading more quickly in certain zones including Zone 1 (UK variant) and the other zones influenced by Delta Variant. Rapid increase over the last weekend in Zone 5 with 48 new cases.
Dominic Cardy announced that starting tomorrow, all students across all schools across the province must wear masks. There are additional measures put in place for schools directly impacted.
The Cabinet is discussing is new measures needed this afternoon, and an update will be provided on Wednesday.

July 26, 2021

As you likely know, Premier Higgs announced last week that starting on Friday 30 July at midnight, the Emergency Order will end which means that pandemic restrictions will be lifted. Dr. Russell explained that if there are resurgence of cases, they may re-impose some restrictions. Accordingly, the NBCA will keep you informed of any directives coming from public health. However, as far as we know, on Saturday, mandatory recommendations will be lifted.

 As a regulated profession, we remain committed to infection prevention and control, and would like to encourage all NB chiropractors to remain vigilant. For example, during high-transmission periods (i.e. new COVID outbreak, flu season), clinics could re-introduce measures like mandatory sanitation, extra disinfecting, masks and others (see attached). Clinics must also continue to meet the requirements of the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act.

We are here to help NB chiropractors and clinics navigate the next stage. Please do not hesitate to contact the NBCA if you have any questions or require additional information.  

 

June 16, 2021

Starting at midnight tonight, NB is transitioning (early) to phase 2. This means that all travelers from the Atlantic provinces can travel to NB without the need to self-isolate upon arrival. The requirement for self-isolation for rotational workers and their families is also removed.

Please see more details below:  

https://www2.gnb.ca/.../alert-levels/path-to-green.html

 

June 7th, 2021

Beginning today, anyone who received their first dose of a vaccine prior to April 1 can book an appointment for their second dose through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

Pharmacy vaccine registration (gnb.ca)

Vaccination clinics through Regional Health Authorities (gnb.ca)

Beginning June 14, anyone who received their first dose in April will be eligible to book an appointment for their second dose. On June 21, eligibility for second dose appointments will be extended to everyone, as long as at least 28 days has passed since their first dose. To receive their second vaccine dose, New Brunswickers are asked to bring a signed consent form, their Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose. If possible, residents are asked to book an appointment at the same pharmacy or clinic at which they received their first dose.

https://www2.gnb.ca/.../covid-19/COVID-19-consent-form.pdf

April 27, 2021

GNB Update:

Dr. Russell announced today another death, a person from the Moncton area in their 20's. This is the youngest death in NB and a reminder that everyone is at risk.

Dr. Russell also announced that the new cases in Edmundston area are linked to the same LTC facility, and the region will return to orange alert as of midnight tonight. The Grand Falls/Drummond area will remain to orange for another week.

Cases of the UK, South African and Indian variants are all present in NB. Hence, extra vigilance is recommended. Zone 3 is under close monitoring due to the presence of the Indian variant - additional measures may be coming.

April 26, 2021

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April 23, 2021

GNB Update:
Troubling new trend of new cases in almost all zones, including variant cases. The reason appears to be non-essential travel, which is strongly discouraged. Most of new cases today were travel-related. If you do travel or a member of your family, you have to self-isolate and in separate dwelling from others as well as respect other rules.
 
 

March 29th, 2021

REVISED - The area in which the Red level applies in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) has been extended. Beginning at midnight tonight, Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark and Four Falls will be included along with the previously indicated areas of Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region.
Public Health made the recommendation to the all-party cabinet committee on COVID-19 and to cabinet to extend the area in which the Red level applies, with the exception of the Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick regions, based on the confirmed presence of the more contagious variants of COVID-19 along with the possibility of community transmission.

 

March 18, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations - Appointments are now available for regulated healthcare providers. Details on how to book is in your inboxes - reach out if not there. We are confirming if applies to staff too.  

 

March 15, 2021

GNB Update: Effective at midnight tonight, the following areas are returning to orange alert: St. Leonard, Grand Falls, Drummond and Four Falls. However, remaining areas in zone 4 remain in lockdown. Travel outside of or to the lockdown areas are strongly discouraged.

March 11, 2021

GNB Update: The provincial government announced today that pharmacies will play a key role in the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Beginning today, New Brunswickers who are 85 and older may contact a pharmacist to set up an appointment to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments will be scheduled at nearly every pharmacy in the province, with the first vaccinations starting Wednesday, March 17.

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only. At this time, appointments may be booked only by individuals who are 85 or older or by a family member or caregiver on their behalf. People who meet the criteria are asked to book only one appointment in one location.

A Medicare card will be required to book an appointment, however residents without a Medicare card are still eligible and should speak to a pharmacy. Appointments may be booked online if the pharmacy has an online booking tool on their website; otherwise, appointments should be made by calling the pharmacy. At this time, only pharmacies are accepting appointments.

More details about New Brunswick’s updated COVID-19 vaccination plan, including timelines for additional age groups and priority groups will be provided on Friday, March 12.

 

25 January 2021

The NBCA has release Updated Recommendations.

1 May 2020

The NBCA has released updated Operational Plan to inform safe return to practice. 

29 April 2020

   The NBCA has released updated Permanent Telehealth Standard

24 April 2020

The NBCA has released Return to Practice Recommendations to inform safe return to practice.

1 April 2020

New Brunswick remains in a State of Emergency. The Renewed and Revised Mandated Order COVID-19 stays in effect which state:

“Regulated health professionals are prohibited from providing in-person services except those services they deem essential for the health and wellbeing of their clients. The offering of services is permitted conditional on compliance with all applicable control measures in the NB OCMOH Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Primary Care Providers in Community Setting. (…)” 

Any chiropractor conducting urgent or emergency care services must consult the Guidance for Primary Care Providers in Community Setting document. 

Accordingly, the definitions below should help you to determine whether cases are urgent:

 1. The patient is in an urgent state if they would be severely physically limited from basic daily activities without chiropractic care. Severe limitations could require patients to seek further medical services (e.g. emergency care) if left untreated.

2. The patient is in an urgent state if left untreated would be vulnerable to an acute flare-up that could leave them severely physically limited from basic daily activities.

3. Patients who are not experiencing urgent-type pain or dysfunction as described above, are not considered emergent care.

 

25 March 2020

"Regulated health professionals are prohibited from providing in-person services except those services they deem essential for the health and wellbeing of their clients. The offering of services is permitted conditional on compliance with all applicable control measures in the NB OCMOH Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Primary Care Providers in Community Setting. (…)"

Renewed and revised emergency order can be found at: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Corporate/pdf/EmergencyUrgence19.pdf

Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Primary Care Providers in Community Settings: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/COVID-19GuidancePrimaryCareProvidersCommunitySetting.pdf

 

19 March 2020

UPDATED DIRECTIVES

Today, 19 March 2020, the Premier Blaine Higgs declared a State of Emergency under Section 12 of the Emergency Act to enhance measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

The GNB directive reads as such: “All regulated health service providers will cease operations unless the services to be provided are to address essential health care or an emergency health-care situation.” This requirement is effective immediately. This directive also applies to home visits or similar arrangements.

17 March 2020

PRACTICE DIRECTIVES – COVID-19

The New Brunswick Chiropractors Association (NBCA) recognizes that concerns are being raised regarding COVID-19 public health threat from chiropractors and their patients. The NBCA is committed to providing chiropractors and the public best available information and directives as follows:

 

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 Exposure to COVID-19:

 

 

 

Marketing:

 

Patients: