Having considered the most recent recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Heath for New Brunswick:
At this time, in an abundance of caution and to address public anxiety, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that any non-essential mass gathering (150 or more people) be cancelled or postponed until we are able to better determine the risk to our population.
It has been decided that the International Pie Day event scheduled for Saturday March 14th at Sackville United Church will be cancelled.
In respect to Sunday Gatherings at Upper Sackville and Sackville United Church, these will occur as usual (unless we anticipate in excess of 150 persons at each event) and we encourage individuals to exercise an abundance of caution in respect to their own health and the health of others as they consider attending.
Please follow the guidelines of the Chief Medical Officer for Health:
All New Brunswickers have a role to play in preventing the spread of respiratory infection by taking simple actions such as washing your hands frequently, covering your coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick.
Symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing may take up to 14 days to appear. Should an individual who has recently traveled outside the country experience non-specific symptoms (such as headache, congestion, achiness, feeling unwell) they should separate themselves from others and stay home to monitor themselves.
Should these symptoms progress to include fever or cough, the individual should:
- immediately call 811;
- describe their symptoms and travel history; and
- follow any instructions carefully.
Continue to take important everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding touching common surfaces in public places.
The Department of Health continues to work closely with its partners and will continue to issue public updates.
Lloyd and Jennie will be making an effort to use Facebook Live to share the service from Sackville United Church for the next few Sundays. We will also make an extra effort to be in communication via email and phone so that we can remain connected as community in the midst of these challenging times.
Sackville Pastoral Charge
Sackville United Church
Upper Sackville United Church
PS If you have baked a pie to contribute to the event by all means enjoy it! Pie is always a good idea.