Although New Brunswick declared a state of emergency on March 19, it has not issued a general order closing all businesses. Under a Renewed and revised Mandatory Order (PDF) dated March 25:
- All businesses in retail sales must stop admitting patrons, except: grocery stores; pharmacies; repair garages; post offices; financial and lending institutions; retailers of fuel, hardware and automotive parts; convenience stores; animal and fish feed providers; and corporate and agency stores of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB. All businesses required to stop admitting patrons are permitted to sell online or by telephone and to arrange delivery or pick-up of purchases.
- Owners and managers of all workplaces and organizers of all activities will take all reasonable step to ensure minimal interaction of people within two metres of each other and carry out advice to minimize risk as issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
- All owners and managers of all workplaces will reduce to critical functions and will take every reasonable step required to prevent people who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 from entering the workplace, in accordance with advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health or Worksafe New Brunswick. They will also take every reasonable step required to prevent people from entering workplaces who have travelled internationally in the previous 14 days.
- Owners and operators of all other premises at which people may gather in large numbers will take all reasonable steps to prevent gatherings of more than ten people.
- All food and beverage businesses are reduced to take-out and delivery service only.
- All lounges and special facilities licensed under the Liquor Control Act must stop admitting patrons.
- All swimming pools, spas, saunas, waterparks, gymnasiums, yoga studios, dance studios, rinks and arenas, tennis courts, climbing walls, escape rooms, ski hills, golf courses, arcades, amusement centres, pool halls, bowling alleys, casinos, cinemas, libraries, museums, aquariums, barbers, hair stylists, esthetics service providers, sugar bush operations, and theatres or other live performance venues must stop admitting members of the public.