The New Brunswick government is closing all public schools in the province for two weeks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

The government says the closures go into effect today and will be reassessed on an ongoing basis.  

Early learning and child-care facilities, including those located in schools, are not being closed.  

Currently New Brunswick has one confirmed case of COVID-19.  

The province is asking anyone who has travelled internationally on or after March 9 to avoid early learning and childcare centres for 14 days.  

Some New Brunswick post-secondary institutions are adjusting their courses in the wake of the coronavirus as well.  

All in-person classes at UNB in Fredericton and Saint Thomas University are suspended for the remainder of the academic year.  

Classes will resume using alternative methods following a break this week. 

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