Communicable disease prevention

The risk of COVID-19 transmission continues in New Brunswick. As an employer, you must take every reasonable precaution to keep your workplace healthy and safe.


  • Watch for and be prepared for elevated risk. The level of risk of certain communicable diseases, including COVID-19, may elevate from time to time or on a seasonal basis. This may occur at a local or regional level or within a workplace. In these cases, employers will be advised by Public Health of the measures they need to take to manage the risk.
  • We strongly encourage you develop a communicable disease prevention plan. Consider your risk factors. We recommend you keep some of your COVID-19 operational plan protocols, especially those that do not negatively impact operations. This may include barriers already erected or directional signage to reduce points of congestion. Other protective measures include:
    • Hand hygiene facilities or sanitizer available
    • Self-monitoring by workers for symptoms
    • Encouraging vaccination for vaccine-preventable diseases
    • Cleaning and disinfection of the workplace
    • Reminders to cover coughs and sneezes appropriately

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