Zone 5 will move into the Yellow level with the rest of the province on Friday, June 26.
The Council of Atlantic Premiers announced interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, will be permitted beginning Friday, July 3.
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Elimination of interest on WorkSafeNB assessment premiums
WorkSafeNB is deferring the collection of assessment premiums related to employer payrolls.
Deferring interest and principal payments on existing Government of New Brunswick loans
On a case-by-case basis, the provincial government will defer loan and interest repayments for existing business loans with government departments.
New Operating Loans for Small Businesses
Small business owners will be eligible for operating loans up to $200,000. They will not be required to pay principal on their loan for up to 12 months.
Up to $25 million in working capital for medium-sized to large employers
The province will provide working capital of more than $200,000 to help medium-sized to large employers manage the effects of COVID-19 on their operations.
Late Penalties on Property Taxes Waived
Though business property taxes must be paid by May 31, late penalties will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to see if the penalty can be waived due to undue financial challenges, such as having to close a business due to COVID-19.
Commercial Leases: Evictions Prohibited
No landlord shall, in relation to any commercial and any other type of non-residential lease, weather written or verbal, give any sort of notice to quit, re-enter or re-possess, or exercise any right of distress, until May 31 2020, for non-payment of rent that came due after March 19 2020.
NBPower Payment Deferral
NB Power will defer electricity bill payments for residential and small business customers for up to 90 days.
Worker Emergency Income Benefit
A one-time income benefit of $900 will be provided to self-employed and workers in New Brunswick who have lost their job due to the state of emergency.
Utility Payment Deferral
Residential customers can defer electricity and natural gas bill payments for the next 90 days to ensure no one will be cut off, regardless of the service provider.