SMFN’s Transition to Green Phase of Recovery

Transition Toward New Brunswick’s Green Recovery Phase

New Brunswick will transition to its green recovery phase tonight at midnight. With this transition comes the end of all public health mandates regarding social distancing, gathering sizes and mandatory masking in public spaces unless otherwise specified.

What this means for St. Mary’s First Nation is as follows:

  • Masks will no longer be required in Mary’s Retail, St. Mary’s Entertainment Centre, or the Band Hall locations. Employees and Staff may use their discretion when deciding whether to wear masks.
  • Mary’s Health Centre will continue to follow the guidance of Horizon Health which means effectively remaining in the yellow phase. Prior to entry to the building, clients will be asked screening questions. Once screened, they will be asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entry.
  • Social Distancing will no longer be required but may be encouraged wherever possible.
  • Businesses will be permitted to return to their normal operational capacity.


St. Mary’s First Nation continues to recommend that all community members exercise best practices. This includes regular hand washing, touch-point sanitation and increased cleaning frequency. Staff will continue to be requested to stay home if they feel ill or have recently been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution.

Chief and Council would like to thank the community for their efforts to keep our community safe and COVID free. Woliwon!