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Statement from Blackville Mayor & Council Regarding Local COVID-19 Cases / Public Exposure Notice

The mayor and council of the village of Blackville is recommending that residents and visitors to local establishments wear a mask and maintain social distancing during the ongoing increase of COVID-19 cases in our area.

Mayor and council also encourage anyone that has not been vaccinated to please consider doing so this Saturday, August 28 at the Blackville Community Centre, 12 South Bartholomew Road. Public Health will be on site from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. No appointment is required – walk-ins are welcome. Ages 12 years and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered. Please note that if you have previously received your first vaccine and it was Moderna, Public Health will have doses of Moderna on hand for your second dose. If you are unable to or feel uncomfortable entering the building, staff have full PPE available and can administer your vaccine from your vehicle.

Miramichi Public Health has notified the village that there are at least 19 active cases in the Blackville and surrounding area (as of Tuesday, August 24).


Any close contacts of cases have been contacted by Public Health and followed up as per provincial guidelines. If unable to identify contacts, a public exposure will be posted on the GNB site:

NEW: August 22 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Gallan’s Miramichi River Tubing (48 Kersey Lane, Doyles Brook)· NEW: August 19 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Sailor and Jane Eatery (1 Jane St, Miramichi)

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.

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