Level 1 Update - February 22, 2022

Article Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

February 22, 2022

Dear ASD-W Families,

The province of New Brunswick has moved to Level 1 of the Winter Plan. As a result, updates to the Healthy and Safe School Guidelines are now available online and are outlined below for your convenience.


Under the Level 1 Winter Plan, Public Health has updated the guidelines on what to do if you have symptoms.

Students and staff with one of the following symptoms should isolate and get tested for Covid-19:

  • fever
  • loss of sense of taste
  • loss of sense of smell

Students and staff with two or more of the following symptoms should isolate and get tested for Covid-19:

  • a new cough or worsening chronic cough
  • difficulty breathing; runny nose
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • new onset of fatigue
  • purple markings on fingers or toes of children


  • Unvaccinated students who test positive will be required to isolate for ten days before returning to school or five days for fully vaccinated staff and students.
  • Students and staff members are also required to isolate if a household member tests positive.
  • Staff and students are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of vaccine.
  • If a student or staff member tests positive for Covid-19 while they are isolating, their isolation period will start over. The isolation period of other household members is not extended unless they also test positive for Covid-19.
  • Fully vaccinated students who test positive must wait five days following their isolation before participating in any extracurricular or intramural activities.

Under level 1 in the Winter Plan, masking requirements have not changed. We encourage all students to bring at least two well-fitted, three-layer masks to school each day as per Public Health guidance.


For more information about vaccines, testing, and isolation, please refer to these GNB websites:

I’d like to thank you, our staff, and our students for your continued patience as we work through this changing pandemic. The move to Level 1 is a positive step towards lessening restrictions, and we are pleased to once again have the opportunity for activities such as field trips, dances, and in-person assemblies.


David McTimoney, Superintendent