Emergency Response

Regional Communication

January 19, 2022

Dear members of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council (Prince Edward Island):

New Year’s greetings to you. While this is not the start to the new year that we had hoped for, I would like to thank each of you for doing your part to follow the protocols that have been put in place to ensure continued safety in our communities of faith. May you be blessed as you prepare to bless others this year, with your leadership and ministry, through this constantly changing time.

On January 18, 2022, the government of Prince Edward Island added enhanced public health measures in the response to the Omicron variant. These measures are in effect until January 31, 2022, and are in addition to existing measures. This guidance will continue to be updated. Please check the provincial website regularly for more details and information at Covid-19 Measures

Including:

  • Personal gatherings are limited to a single household, plus up to two support people where needed.
  • Employers should support and encourage staff to work from home when operationally possible.
  • Masks should be worn as much as possible to reduce risk to yourself and others.
  • Masks are required in indoor public places.
  • Wear a mask outdoors if you are within 6 ft of people you don’t know.

Faith-Based Organizations:

Organized gatherings, including worship services, are not permitted.

  • Funeral ceremonies and wedding ceremonies are permitted up to 10 people plus officiants
  • Wedding receptions, funeral receptions, and wakes/visitations are not permitted
  • Individual households can have private visitations with the deceased (with only staff present in addition to household members)
  • Drive-in worship services can occur with no limit on the number of vehicles, provided individuals aren’t exiting the vehicle other than for purposes such as to use the washroom while maintaining physical distancing and wearing masks

At this time, I would also remind you that the decision was made to close our Sackville office building due to the rising number in COVID cases. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidance, staff will be working from home at this time.  If you wish to speak to any of the staff please use their email or phone number. The staff directory can be found by visiting our website at:  Staff Directory

We have been here before, and we will get through this together. Be safe everyone, and thank you for your ongoing support to the province’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

January 18, 2022

Dear members of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council (New Brunswick):

New Year’s greetings to you. While this is not the start to the new year that we had hoped for, I would like to thank each of you for doing your part to follow the protocols that have been put in place to ensure continued safety in our communities of faith. May you be blessed as you prepare to bless others this year, with your leadership and ministry, through this constantly changing time.

As you are already aware, as of Friday, January 14, 2022, all of New Brunswick has moved to Level 3 of the winter plan. Public Health guidance for this level states the following:

  • Social gathering is restricted to a single household bubble
  • Public gatherings are not permitted
  • Masks are mandatory in indoor public places
  • Masks are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing cannot be maintained

Faith-Based Organizations:

  • Outdoor, virtual or in-car religious services only
  • Wakes and funeral services are permitted but limited to one household bubble in attendance at a time, in addition to funeral home staff and one cleric, with staff and clergy.
  • Weddings are permitted but limited to the couple plus one household bubble and one officiant.
  • People in attendance must show proof of full vaccination
  • People in attendance must follow public health guidance (i.e. mask, physical distancing, etc.)

All of this information is currently available online at the Government of New Brunswick Covid-19 Website: NB Covid-19 Alert System

It is expected that the province will remain at Level 3 until there is a decreasing 7-day average of new cases and decreasing 7-day average of new hospital admissions.

At this time, I would also remind you that the decision was made to close our Sackville office building due to the rising number in COVID cases. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidance, staff will be working from home at this time.  If you wish to speak to any of the staff please use their email or phone number. The staff directory can be found by visiting our website at:  Staff Directory

We have been here before, and we will get through this together. Be safe everyone, and thank you for your ongoing support to the province’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to be in contact at fmaccuish@united-church.ca or at 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6156.

Sincerely,

Faith

Faith March-MacCuish
Executive Minister

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Emergency Coordinator

Emergency Coordinator for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council and Regional Council 15 Office is Tracey Rose and she will be the person who will send out communication to the Regions.

Tracey Rose
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council / Regional Council 15
Phone: 1-800-268-3781 | Ext. 6142
Email: trose@united-church.ca

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