HALIFAX -- Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 have led to many closures and cancellations across Canada. Currently, all Maritime provinces have reported confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19. Many Maritime institutions are taking precautions to limit the spread of the virus. CTV Atlantic has compiled a list of local cancellations and closures and will update the information as it becomes available.

N.B. Education:

• The province of New Brunswick has ordered that all public schools, universities, and colleges will remain closed until further notice.


• All Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including national championships, have been cancelled until further notice. This includes all Hockey Nova Scotia events including minor hockey games and practices, and provincial tournaments. New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association hockey has also been cancelled for the remainder of the season

• The 2019-20 Canadian Tire Cup Playoffs have been cancelled.

• The National Basketball League of Canada is suspending basketball operations until further notice as a result of concerns regarding COVID-19. This includes all games for the Halifax Hurricanes, Moncton Magic and Island Storm.

• The QMJHL has suspended its season until further notice.

• All New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI ringette programming is suspended until further notice.

• All GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less Clubs are closed.

N.B. Sports:

• The 2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championship in Rothesay has been cancelled.

• Cheer New Brunswick 2020 provincials, scheduled for March 21 and 22 in St. Stephen, have been postponed.

• Football NB has suspended all activities until further notice.

• Soccer NB has suspended all activities until further notice.

• All Basketball NB events and programs are suspended indefinitely.

• Special Olympics NB has suspended all community weekly training and competitions, as well as fundraising events through March 31.

N.B. events:

• All Scouts Canada activities have been cancelled. That includes all regular meetings, outdoor adventures, tours, visits, camps and non-essential travel. Scouts Canada will also close all shops and offices.

• Girl Guides of Canada has cancelled all in-person Girl Guide activities until April 14.

• The Saint John Home Show has been postponed until further notice.

• The New Brunswick Sportsmen and Fly Fishing Show, scheduled for March 27-29, has been postponed.

• Fredericton's Flourish Festival has been postponed.

• The Moncton Boat Show, scheduled for March 27- 29, has been postponed. 

• The Moncton RV Show & Sale has been postponed until further notice.

• The Saint John Wine Fair, scheduled for March 28, has been cancelled.

• The Frye Festival, scheduled for April 17 - 26, has been cancelled. 

• The Greater Moncton Home Show, scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22, has been cancelled.

• Fredericton Playhouse has cancelled all public events up to, and including, April 2.

• The Fredericton Women's Show, scheduled for April 18 and 19, has been cancelled.

• James Taylor has cancelled his upcoming Canadian tour.

• Saint John's Imperial Theatre has postponed all events for two weeks

• The performance by the Scottish Fiddle Orcestra on April 4 at The Riverview Arts Centre has been postponed.

• The James Mullinger comedy show at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, scheduled for March 14, has been moved to June 12.

• Theatre New Brunswick has postponed their production of Heroine (March 18-29), their TNB Young Company Tour, and all clasess and rehearsals at the TNB Theatre School. Activities at the TNB Theatre School are, at this time, expected to resume when students return to public schools.

N.B. businesses:

• The province has ordered all retail businesses to cease all operations, however, they may continue with online or delivery sales.

• The New Brunswick government has announced that all non-essential government services will be shut down until further notice.

• The province has ordered that all food and beverage service businesses must only offer takeout and delivery services 

• The CNIB Foundation has suspended drop-in services and in-person programs at all locations until further notice. 

• The province has ordered all bars, and other establishments operating under the liquor control act, to close.• New Brunswick Public Libraries are closed.

• All provincial parks are closed until further notice. 

• Correctional Service Canada has suspended offender visits from the public in all federal institutions.

• The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

• Atlantic Lottery has closed all video lottery terminals for two weeks, effective March 15.

• YMCA of Greater Moncton has closed its health, fitness and aquatics centre and suspend membership-based programs until March 30

• YMCA of Greater Saint John has temporarily closed all facilities.

• YMCA of Fredericton has closed temorarily cloased all facilities.

• Chapters/Indigo is cancelling its Kids’ Break events. Visit indigo.ca for up-to-date information.

• Starbucks is temporarily closing company-operated stores in high-social gathering locations like stores that are located inside malls or on university campuses.

• New Brunswick has suspended jury trials until May 12.

• Cineplex has closed its theatres until at least April 2

• Casino New Brunswick has suspended all operations, including hotel, casino, restaurants, spa, and concerts.

• The Aberdeen Cultural Centre will remain closed to the public until Friday, March 27.

• The New Brunswick Museum is closed to the public until at least March 30. This closure will be reassessed on an ongoing basis.