This Friday marks an important milestone for all New Brunswickers. After 499 days, the Government of New Brunswick will end the Emergency Measures Act in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
New Brunswickers met this unprecedented challenge head on – working together and making sacrifices to keep our families, friends, local businesses and province safe. Everyone's collective efforts helped to make Atlantic Canada one of the safest places during the pandemic. The New Brunswick RCMP found new and improved ways to serve our communities in collaboration with law enforcement across the province. This experience forged and strengthened relationships to ensure the safety of everyone.
Thank you to all the essential workers who ensured we were able to purchase the essentials we needed. To all those on the frontlines – paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, long-term care workers, and all first responders – thank you for unmeasurable efforts.
As we mark the end of the Emergency Measures Act, and move toward a post-pandemic world, please take a moment to remember the 46 New Brunswickers who lost their lives to COVID-19, as well as the many others who have endured the loss of loved ones during this challenging time.
The end of the Emergency Measures Act marks a significant step in the path to recovery. There is still work ahead of us to ensure the global recovery and the health and safety of everyone. Please continue to help keep our province safe by following public health recommendations. Continue to report crime and suspicious activity to police, and to do what New Brunswickers do so well – look out for one another.
Stay the course and be safe.