(by Jack Bingham | LifeSite News) – The Canadian province of New Brunswick now allows grocery stores to bar the unvaccinated as part of their so-called COVID “winter plan.”
On Saturday, December 4, the Canadian province of New Brunswick imposed the most restrictive measures against those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 in the nation. Included in the “winter plan” is the requirement that grocery stores, malls, and salons prohibit the unvaccinated from entering their premises or enforce “social distancing.” Meanwhile, the government will subject its unvaccinated citizens to mandatory 10-day isolation when entering or returning to the province.
Citing “very concerning” infection rates, New Brunswick Health Minister Dorothy Shephard told her citizens, “With winter comes colder weather, shorter days, more time spent inside and increased opportunity for COVID-19 to spread.”
“It is important we have a plan in place that ensures our health-care system is not overwhelmed, but also considers the mental, physical, and financial health of New Brunswickers.”
The plan, which Shephard says are “small actions” that “aren’t difficult,” went into effect Saturday and includes the following guidelines:
- Maximum of 20 people for informal indoor household gatherings.
- Maximum of 50 people for informal outdoor gatherings.
- Unvaccinated residents should avoid informal indoor gatherings.
- Masks are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing can’t be maintained.
- Malls, grocery stores, and salons must enforce physical distancing or may instead require proof of vaccination from all patrons.
- Schools will follow existing plans at this time.
- All travelers, including New Brunswickers returning to the province, must register or have a multi-use pass.
- Unvaccinated people entering the province are required to isolate and take a test on Day 10.
- All travelers arriving by air will be provided with a rapid testing kit.
New Brunswick has a population of 755,500; the so-called “very concerning” number of infections is 711, with merely 49 of those cases requiring hospitalization and only 16 requiring intensive care. Read Full Article >