COVID - 19

COVID - 19


The City of Bathurst is committed to inform the public on its approach concerning the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and to share all relevant information affecting the City and its residents.

We invite all to consult this page regularly for information updates. 



CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Saturday May 16, 2020, 9:00am

DALY POINT NATURE RESERVE NOW OPEN

The City of Bathurst informs the population that DALY POINT NATURE RESERVE IS NOW OPEN TO THE POPULATION.


* IMPORTANT * 

It is important to note that the interpretive center, washrooms and rest areas ARE NOT DISINFECTED AND REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING.

The public can enjoy access to the nature reserve while respecting physical distancing directives from Provincial Government. 

The City of Bathurst thanks all for their continued cooperation and understanding while we continue our efforts to implement the appropriate Health and Safety measures to ensure the protection of all citizens. 



CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Tuesday April 27, 2020, 1:30pm


COVID-19 NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF BATHURST

As the Government of New Brunswick moves into Phase 1 of Recovery for COVID-19, it is critical that public health measures are followed to reduce the risk impact of further waves of COVID-19 to the public and to progress towards a ‘new normal’. Some services will open sooner than others depending on level of risk and potential negative impact. A gradual lifting of restrictions while watching closely for any resurgence is the best way to protect community health.

REGARDING CITY OF BATHURST OUTDOOR PUBLIC SITES AND TRAILS, we are presently working on a plan to activate progressive access to these infrastructures, as per directives and guidance documents from the Provincial Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

AS OF THIS MOMENT, THE CLOSURES THAT WERE IMPLEMENTED BY THE CITY ARE STILL IN PLACE. We ask the public for their patience and understanding while we work towards opening access. 

*** IMPORTANT *** 

Once access is established to public sites and trails, it will be primordial for citizens to comply with social distancing and other safety guidelines that still apply. Failure to do so will force us to close access to designated sites and trails.

The City of Bathurst greatly appreciates the high level of understanding and cooperation residents have demonstrated through these difficult times and thanks all for the continued efforts by all. 



CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Tuesday March 31, 2020, 4:30pm


CLOSURE OF DALY POINT NATURE RESERVE

With a State of Emergency declared in New Brunswick on March 19, 2020 due to the increased presence of COVID-19 and due to risks to the health and safety of visitors, The City of Bathurst informs the population that ALL ACCESS TO DALY POINT NATURE RESERVE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


PLAYGROUNNDS

As ordered by the Government of New Brunswick on Sunday March 29, all playgrounds in the City are also closed to the population, this until further notice.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.





CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

Monday March 30, 2020, 8:00pm


PRESS RELEASE

BATHURST OFFERS PAYMENT RELIEF OPTIONS FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES

The City of Bathurst will be providing customers in need with a payment deferral option in an effort to ease the financial strain felt by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. 

A resolution passed unanimously by Council members during the special public meeting on Monday March 30th officially enacted the payment options, which will take effect immediately. This will enable residents and businesses experiencing unexpected financial hardships to defer payments toward their water and sewer account until June 30th, 2020, with no late payment charges or interest charges applied. Further, the City will suspend any disconnection of water service for non-payment during this period. 

“We recognize that water and sewer services are an essential component. At this most unprecedented and perilous of times, it is vitally important for us to offer assistance to citizens and private business operators who are in need at such a time,” said Mayor Paolo Fongemie. 

Customers will have a period of up to June 30, 2020, to make payments while avoiding interest and late charges, a decision that aligns with other extensions granted by Canadian utilities as part of the COVID-19 crisis. 

It should be mentioned that those who are able to make regular payments as usual are encouraged to do so. 

“We know our population is resilient, but this generation and a few before have never faced this kind of challenge. We stand with all our citizens through this most difficult of times and it is our sincere hope that the situation can stabilize as soon as possible, allowing our community and our region to begin the process of returning to normal,” concluded Mayor Fongemie. 

Water and Sewer Services payments can be processed through the following methods: 

  • By calling 548-0400 and processing payments with a Credit Card;
  • By accessing the City of Bathurst Website’s Online Services (www.bathurst.ca, top menu);
  • Cheques sent by mail.




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Thursday March 26, 2020, 12:00pm

COLLECTION OF WASTE AND RECYCLABLES

NOTICE FROM THE CHALEUR REGIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION

Due to the closure of Eco360 Recycling Services, offered at the Red Pine Landfill site, and following the recommendations of New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the following measures for the collection of Waste and Recyclables will be implemented, STARTING MONDAY MARCH 30, 2020, this for an indefinite period.

FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF BATHURST:

  • The collection schedule will remain as is;
  • Bathurst residents can still put their blue bins at the roadside as is usual, knowing that recyclable materials will be disposed of in the landfill in the same manner as regular waste.

We encourage all to conserve recyclable materials at your homes, if possible, until regular operations resume.

IF YOU CANNOT CONSERVE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AT YOUR HOME, WE INFORM THE POPULATION THAT ALL RECYCLABLE MATERIALS INCLUDED WITH WASTE WILL BE TREATED AT THE LANDFILL IN THE SAME MANNER AS REGULAR WASTE. 

Our thanks to all for their understanding and cooperation! 



CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Friday March 20, 2020, 12:00pm 

DALY POINT NATURE RESERVE  

As part of the preventive measures to reduce risk of contamination of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Bathurst informs the public that BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE AT DALY POINT NATURE RESERVE will be closed to the public until further notice.

FACILITIES AFFECTED 

Interpretation Center- CLOSED

  • No snowshoe rental;
  • No sale of birdseed.

Washrooms - CLOSED

Trails are still accessible to visitors. However, the following directives must be respected:

  • NO groups of more than ten (10) individuals
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE ADHERED TO - Individuals must separate themselves by a minimum distance of two (2) meters, or six (6) feet. 
  • Individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 cannot access site.

The City of Bathurst thanks all for their understanding and cooperation.




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Thursday March 19, 2020, 10:00am

BATHURST FIRE DEPARTMENT

In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Bathurst Fire Department the citizens of Bathurst of preventative measures that are being taken.

In order to ensure the highest level of public safety and to minimize the risk of contamination of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Access to the Fire Department facilities is limited to city of Bathurst employees only.
  • We have taken all recommended and necessary precautions when it comes to sanitary procedures at both fire stations and at emergency scenes.
  • All in house training and Firefighter related gatherings have been postponed at this time.
  • All public relation events our members are involved with are postponed at this time.

The Bathurst Fire Department will continue to serve the city of Bathurst during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this global outbreak and we want to reassure the citizens of Bathurst that they can count on us during these difficult times. 




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Wednesday March 18, 2020 – 6:30p.m. 

BATHURST POLICE FORCE

In our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Bathurst Police Force is taking every necessary precaution by limiting exposure to our frontline staff and administrative personnel.

For this reason, the lobby entrance to the station will be closed to the public during regular business hours. Criminal Record Checks and fingerprint procedures have been put on hold until further notice. Any police complaint that can be processed by phone will be done using this approach.

If you need to speak with an officer to make a complaint, please call 548-0420 and select Option #2. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

We urge everyone to follow every precaution identified by health officials and to practice social distancing.

The men and women of this organization are dedicated to keeping our citizens out of harm’s way. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these difficult times. 




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Wednesday March 18, 2020 – 12:00p.m. 

Bathurst closes access to City Hall

As part of the preventive measures to reduce risk of contamination of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Bathurst informs the public that City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. 

We will ensure that services to the public are not compromised, by ensuring continued access to the following options.


Water and Sewer Services 

Payments can be processed through the following methods:

  • By calling 548-0400 and processing payments with a Credit Card;
  • By accessing the City of Bathurst Website’s Online Services (www.bathurst.ca, top menu);
  • Cheques sent by mail.

Water meter readings can be submitted through the following methods:

  • By calling 548-0400 and sharing readings to city personnel;
  • By accessing the City of Bathurst Website’s Online Services (www.bathurst.ca, top menu);
  • By submitting the provided and filled water reading cards by mail.

City of Bathurst

150 St. George Street

Bathurst NB

E2A 1B5

Planning services and Construction permits:

Inquiries for Municipal Planning or Construction Permit requests can be made by calling 548-0457.


As the situation is continually and rapidly evolving, the City of Bathurst thanks all for their understanding and cooperation during these important times.




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Monday March 16, 2020 – 12:00p.m.

--- EDITED AT 1:50p.m. ---


As part of the preventive measures to reduce risk of contamination, the City of Bathurst informs the public of the following actions impacting municipal facilities and/or events. These measures go into effect on Monday March 16th, 2020, at 1:00p.m.

K.C. Irving Regional Centre

All recreational activities are CANCELLED, including Gentlemen’s Hockey, access to the Fitness Track and Senior activities in the Florence Roussy Room.

As it is an essential service, the Blood Donor Clinic hosted by Canadian Blood Services will be held as scheduled from Monday March 16th until Thursday March 19th.


Bathurst City Hall

The Pavillion Gymnasium at City Hall will be closed until further notice.

The Freemen of the City recognition event, scheduled for Thursday March 19th, has been POSTPONED.

Citizens are asked to limit visits at City Hall. For bill general inquiries and bill payments, citizens can call at 548-0400.

For the Bathurst Public Library, residents are asked to contact the Library directly at 548-0706 or consult their website at https://www1.gnb.ca/0003/Pages/en/Biblio-e.asp?CODE=CN .


BATHURST AQUATIC CENTRE

The Bathurst Aquatic Centre and Daycare service will be closed until Sunday March 28th. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time.


As the situation is rapidly evolving, residents are reminded that they should follow updates from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the most up to date and accurate information:

https://bit.ly/2xsO7Np

The City of Bathurst thanks all for their cooperation during these important times.




CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Sunday March 15, 2020, 2:10p.m.

The City of Bathurst informs the public that we are monitoring the situation closely and following the instructions given by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for New Brunswick. 

We have implemented some measures to protect our employees, continue to provide essential services to residents, and help reduce the spread of the virus. These measures are based on the information we currently have. As the situation evolves, we will advise citizens of updates.





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