October 8th, 2021 - Update


“Travel to or from circuit breaker regions is restricted, except for those who must travel for essential reasons, including work, health services, child custody, childcare or post-secondary education, or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required”

Read more here



September 27th, 2021 - Update

The Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick wishes to provide you with clarification from the Department of Health.

There are no other restrictions in the Mandatory Order with respect to salons or cosmetologists in general, however, the Department of Public Health will be reviewing the document and will notify the CANB if the change is required.

Whether salons request proof of vaccination for patrons and/or employees remains a business decision for each business to make. It is implied that salons and cosmetologists continue to follow best practices, by asking screening questions, wearing a mask for both the customer and the cosmetologist, contract tracing, and 2-meter distancing when available.

Thank you for your patience.
CANB team.


September 21st, 2021 - Update


MANDATORY MASKS
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FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government announced on September 20, 2021, that masking in public indoor spaces will be required as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

MASKS:  Cosmetologists must wear a mask at all times. Clients must wear a mask at all times, with the exception of services that require the mask to be removed. When these services are being performed the cosmetologist must wear a mask and a shield, unless otherwise directed by Public Health or the Government of New Brunswick. 

Remember to visit www.gnb.ca/coronavirus regularly for the most up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19.


 September 17th, 2021


CANB Notice to Members

On September 15, 2021, the Provincial Government of New Brunswick announced that as of September 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm, people will be required to show proof of vaccination when accessing certain events, services, and businesses. At this time, the list of services, businesses, and events affected are the following:

• Indoor festivals, performing arts and sporting events;
• Indoor and outdoor dining and drinking at restaurants, pubs, and bars;
• Movie theatres, nightclubs, amusement centers, pool halls, bowling alleys, and casinos;
• Gyms, indoor pools, and indoor recreation facilities;
• Indoor organized gatherings including weddings, funerals, parties (excluding parties in a private dwelling), conferences, and workshops;
• Indoor organized group recreational sports, classes, and activities; and
• Visiting a long-term care facility.

Please note that at this time, salons are not included in the list of businesses affected. CANB recommends that all members continue to follow guidelines and recommendations from Public Health and WorkSafeNB.

Kind regards,
J. Gaye Cail
Executive Director Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick (CANB)


July 24th, 2021 Update:

Province will go to Green at midnight on July 30

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that the province’s mandatory order will not be renewed on July 30 at 11:59 p.m., which will remove all restrictions in the province as it goes to Green.

The end of the mandatory order will:
  • Lift all mandatory travel and public health restrictions that have been in place over the course of the pandemic.
  • Lift all provincial border restrictions; provincial border checks will cease, and registration will no longer be required to enter New Brunswick from anywhere in Canada.
  • Lift all limits on gatherings and the number of people within facilities. Capacity limits in theatres, restaurants and stores will no longer be required.
  • End the requirement to wear face masks in public.
While mandatory restrictions will cease, some facilities and businesses may choose to maintain their own policies on protective health measures. All employers and employees must adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which explains duties and obligations related to communicable disease transmission.Province will go to Green at midnight on July 30

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that the province’s mandatory order will not be renewed on July 30 at 11:59 p.m., which will remove all restrictions in the province as it goes to Green.

The end of the mandatory order will:
  • Lift all mandatory travel and public health restrictions that have been in place over the course of the pandemic.
  • Lift all provincial border restrictions; provincial border checks will cease, and registration will no longer be required to enter New Brunswick from anywhere in Canada.
  • Lift all limits on gatherings and the number of people within facilities. Capacity limits in theatres, restaurants and stores will no longer be required.
  • End the requirement to wear face masks in public.
While mandatory restrictions will cease, some facilities and businesses may choose to maintain their own policies on protective health measures. All employers and employees must adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which explains duties and obligations related to communicable disease transmission.

News Release

It is at the business discretion whether or not they wish to continue mask-wearing.  It will not be mandatory, but you can implement the regulation within your facility.  Screening questions and contact tracing will not be required.

Path to Green




June 16 2021

"The province will enter Phase 2 on the path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective as of midnight tonight, two weeks ahead of the original target date.
Restaurants and businesses may operate at regular capacity.

Businesses such as restaurants, gyms and salons must continue to maintain a contact list of clients to allow Public Health to contact trace if needed. Masks must continue to be worn indoors when it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of two metres or when not eating or drinking. The requirement to remain seated at all times is no longer in effect.

All other restrictions will remain in place, including the use of masks, based on a health zone’s alert level. New Brunswickers should check the rules in effect in other provinces prior to travel."

Revised Phase 2 News Release

Please see updated screening tool: COVID-19_screeningEN.pdf (gnb.ca)



June 15th,  2021


As of midnight, residents traveling from PEI, NL, Cumberland County (NS), Avignon, and Témiscouata (Quebec) are now permitted to enter Salons/Spas. Thank you New Brunswick for reaching phase 1 of the “Path to Green”. During this phase, we are still required to follow all existing safety protocols.

Click here for more information on New Brunswick's Path for Reopening.


June 14th, 2021
 


The second phase is expected to come into effect on Canada Day, July 1, as long as:
  • 75 per cent of New Brunswickers 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine
  • 20 per cent of New Brunswickers 65 and older have received their second dose
  • hospitalizations remain low
  • all health zones remain at the Yellow alert level
This will mean the following to Cosmetology:
  • Regular capacity with maintenance of contact lists for clients (gyms, salons, restaurants, etc.)
    Mask use when distance not two metres or when not eating/drinking

For more information please visit: Path to Green

31 May 2021


The provincial government recently released its "path to green" reopening plan, which aims for 75 percent vaccination as a goal.


The plan includes three phases to slowly loosen restrictions, with target dates based on anticipated vaccination rates and low numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The first phase begins on June 7th.

The plan is available online by clicking here:

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/alert-levels/path-to-green.html




10 May 2021


Dr. Jennifer Russell announced that Zone 4 can return to the yellow phase as of midnight tonight. During the yellow phase salons and spas can operate under the guidance of their operational plan.

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.05.0363.html



6 April 2021


The board and staff of CANB share your concerns and frustrations with the current situation facing our members during the pandemic.

In October, we hired a lobbying firm to represent our interests and advocate for our members to remain open during the orange phase and we were successful. At that time, the red phase had never been activated in New Brunswick and it was far more restrictive along the lines of the new lockdown phase that was implemented in the Edmundston area in January.

As a result of the implementation of the red phase and the lockdown phase, we re-engaged the lobbying firm in January. Their mandate has been to assist us in convincing the government to allow our members to remain open in the red phase. Although those restrictions were lifted shortly after we re-hired the lobbyists we were proactive and continued pushing for change for a potential future red phase which is now affecting our members in the Edmundston region.

Unfortunately, we have not yet been successful but we continue to push at the political level.

CANB and our lobbyist have had discussions on behalf of members at the highest levels of government, including the premier's office, the health minister's office and with the head of public health.  These conversations continue this week.

In addition, we are also pushing the government to amend its Small Business Recovery Grant which currently unfairly excludes our members who are sole proprietors.

We need your help to continue to push this forward.  We have found that our current efforts are unsuccessful in part because the government does not recognize the urgency of the matter.  We are encouraging all CANB members to write and call their local MLAs with a particular emphasis on Progressive Conservative MLAs who form the government.  We have attached a guide on how to craft your message.  Please visit the Elections New Brunswick website to find your MLA and contact them: https://www1.gnb.ca/Elections/en/provstreetkey/provskinformation-e.asp

We have attached a

guide on how to craft your message. 


We will continue our efforts and ask for your continued support.  Together, we can overcome these challenges.

Please ensure that you notify any staff or fellow cosmetologists of this information.

Stay safe.


29 March 2021


FREDERICTON (GNB) – The area in which the Red level applies in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) has been extended. Beginning at midnight tonight, Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark, and Four Falls will be included along with the previously indicated areas of Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region.

Salons and Spas are not permitted to be open during this phase.

https://www2.gnb.ca/.../news/news_release.2021.03.0242.html

Stay safe!


25 March 2021


A Red level circuit breaker has been announced for a section of Zone 4 (Edmundston region), including Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region, effective at 6 p.m. today. Salons and Spas are not permitted to be open during this phase.

https://www2.gnb.ca/.../news/news_release.2021.03.0235.html

https://www2.gnb.ca/.../cov.../alert-levels/red%20level.html

Stay safe!



Update – March 9th, 2021


Waiting rooms - can now open within the yellow level of recovery providing the salon’s floor plan allows for appropriate 6 feet social distancing from all who are not within each other’s household bubbles or Steady15.

Food and beverages - should not be served to patrons in a salon. Masks are only permitted to be removed when required for their services and then must immediately be replaced.


Important - March 7, 2021
 


The Government of New Brunswick has revised NB Recovery Plan - yellow level, please follow the link.
Revised yellow Level   

All zones are currently in the Yellow level.


During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.

Important - February 26, 2021
 


The Government of New Brunswick has revised NB Recovery Plan - orange level, please follow the link.
Revised Orange Level   

All zones are currently in the Orange level.
It is expected that all zones will move to the Yellow level at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, as long as the situation remains stable and cases continue to decline.

During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.



IMPORTANT - FEBRUARY 1, 2021


Transmission of Covid-19

We are writing to reassure you that, as we expected, there has not been a case of transmission of COVID-19 in New Brunswick through one of our salons or any member of the Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick. 
Dr. Jennifer Russell’s past reference to a case of transmission was troubling to many of our members and some of our clients, but we have confirmed with authorities that it was not a reference to one of our members.

The period of this pandemic has been a challenge for our industry. But we have responded responsibly, quickly, and effectively to continue to provide a safe service to our clients. Our efforts were recognized by the provincial government when government policy was amended to allow our operations to remain open during the Orange Phase.

Because of the precautions we take, cosmetology operations are safe, and you can reassure your clients that this remains the case.

We continue to work with the provincial government to ensure the stability of our members and the health and safety of both members and clients.

Stay Safe,

CANB Team




IMPORTANT - 25 JANUARY 2021


Zones 2 and 3 transition to Orange level!


FREDERICTON (GNB) – Zone 2 (Saint John Region) and Zone 3 (Fredericton region) will return to the Orange level effective Tuesday, January 26, 11:59 pm.

Zone 1 (Moncton region) remains at red level, and Zone 4 (Edmundston region) remains in lockdown.

Recovery level rules https://www2.gnb.ca/.../corp.../promo/covid-19/recovery.html In the Orange level, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.



IMPORTANT - 19 JANUARY 2021


Update: 

(GNB) – Zone 1 (Moncton region), Zone 2 (Saint John region), and Zone 3 (Fredericton region) will move to the Red level effective at midnight tonight. Salons and Spas are not permitted to be open during this phase.

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/eco-bce/Promo/covid-19/recovery_level_comparison.pdf

https://www2.gnb.ca/.../corp.../promo/covid-19/recovery.html

COVID-19 Government Benefits & Services




IMPORTANT - 17 JANUARY 2021

Zone 4 (Edmundston region) will move to the Red level effective at midnight tonight.
  • Personal services such as barbers, hair stylists or spas are closed.  
  • Government financial assistance can be found here: Covid Relief Program
Please stay safe



IMPORTANT - 
05 January 2021

New Brunswick will return to the Orange level effective midnight tonight.

Recovery level rules https://www2.gnb.ca/.../corp.../promo/covid-19/recovery.html 

In the Orange level, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.


All cosmetology establishment can remain open during the orange level but are required to follow all safety protocols set by the Public Health and WorkSafe NB.

http://canb.ca/images/safety_BI_00222_Final_Copy_Dec_5.pdf


UPDATE INFORMATION: December 4, 2020

Please click the link below for the PDF version on Protocols during COVID-19.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

Please find attached a Webinar by the CANB on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

LINK TO WEBINAR

These outline the current situation, our response, and how you can best comply or find more information about government restrictions.  We recommend that you re-watch and re-read these at least once a month to refresh your mind and ensure you are in compliance.  





Update: November 20th, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health announced today Zone 2, Saint John region, will roll back to the Orange phase as of midnight. Zone 1, Moncton region, returned to the orange phase yesterday.
  • NEW: Unregulated health professionals, barbers, hair stylists or spas may operate under a COVID-19 operational plan, with enhanced public health measures such as active screening of patrons, closed waiting rooms, and enhanced barriers.
  • NEW: Essential travel only is recommended in and out of Orange level zones, however, people can continue to travel within the province for work, school, essential errands and medical appointments.
Non-Essential Travel information



Note to Members:
Some of our members were recently visited by a public health inspector using COVID-19 safety protocols from another association to assess the operation of the member’s salon.

This was a mistake, and it has been addressed and corrected with the individual inspector.

We want to assure all our members that they are required to follow the COVID-19 Safety Protocols of the Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick and no other.

We are confident this was a one-off oversight as we all adapt to new regulations and learn to operate in a dramatically changed work environment. However, if any of our members anywhere in the province experience this or something similar during an inspection, please let us know so we can immediately address and correct it.



Update: November 17th, 2020

Government officials have prepared a recommendation for changes to the COVID-19 recovery phases that would allow our members to remain open during an orange phase with enhanced controls in place. This recommendation is working its way through the government decision-making process and we anticipate the change being in place by the end of the month. That is subject to change, but it is the current expectation of government experts making the recommendations. 

We continue to remain in close contact with the government and will provide any updates as things change or become more definite. 

CANB TEAM



Update: November 5th, 2020

Today, November 5, 2020, Dr. Jennifer Russell and Premier Blaine Higgs have announced that Zone 5 can return to the yellow phase as of midnight tonight. During the yellow phase salons and spas can operate under the guidance of their operational plan. https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.11.0584.html


Update: October 26th, 2020 

Please find attached a Webinar by the CANB on the COVID-19 pandemic.  It outlines the current situation, our response and how you can best comply or find more information about government restrictions.  We recommend that you re-watch this at least once a month to refresh your mind and ensure you are in compliance. 

Link to Webinar

Where to Find Information:

The government of New Brunswick website provides a lot of information pertaining to COVID-19 as well as specific phone numbers to ask questions about COVID-19. https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

WorkSafeNB is responsible for overseeing the compliance of businesses with COVID-19 restrictions. 

https://www.worksafenb.ca

CANB website Webinar and COVID-19 information
www.canb.ca

Stay safe and stay strong.  We will get through this together!
CANB TEAM                          


Update: October 22, 2020

https://www2.gnb.ca/…/en/news/news_release.2020.10.0550.html



IMPORTANT – October 19, 2020
-CANB Team


October 9th, 2020 - URGENT UPDATE!


Due to today’s announcement that salons and spas in Zone 1 and 5 are sanctioned to close as of midnight tonight, we want to reiterate the importance of compliance. Requirements and protocols will undoubtedly continue to evolve due to the ever-changing dynamics of this pandemic, if we don’t work together to get this right, we risk the possibility of closures again. Stay safe!

“COVID-19 is again making its presence known and felt within our province in a way that impacts us all,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “If the rest of the province wants to stay in the Yellow level and get the two Orange zones back to Yellow quickly, everyone needs to follow all public health measures including practicing physical distancing, limiting your social gatherings, washing your hands, staying home if even mildly sick and getting tested.”

PLEASE NOTE!!
The CANB is currently campaigning to all government agencies to advocate for its members who live and work in Zone 1 and 5. We issued a statement of support for the reopening of cosmetology establishments. We informed the government that members are highly trained to implement safety protocols to protect the public, as it is part of our mandate. We assured them that members will continue to abide by the imposed safety regulations implemented by Public Health.

The CANB will continue to advocate for the reopening of cosmetology establishments in Zone 1 & 5.



 
August 25th - latest safety protocol

Due to the volatility of the Covid-19 situation and constantly evolving evidence, we strongly encourage you to visit the COVID-19 website for the most current information: www.gnb.ca/coronavirus

NOTE: Cosmetologists who offer services such as facials, facial depilatory, make-up application, beard, and mustache trimming will be required to wear a mask and a shield while the client’s mask is removed.

Salons that have implemented safety measures that allow for the provision of services involving the face may permit clients to remove their face covering during the service but must put it back on once the service is complete. The employee must wear a face mask and a face shield over their mask while the service is being provided. This is an important protective measure while the client is not wearing their mask.

 




June 26,  2020 - Atlantic Bubble starting July 3rd

 
Effective Friday, July 3, residents of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) can travel within the four provinces without the requirement to self-isolate. Atlantic Canadians traveling within the region will not need to self-isolate for 14 days.

To ensure the health and safety of all Atlantic Canadians, it is important to maintain good public health measures such as:
  • Avoid travel / vacationing and staying home if sick
  • maintain physical distancing (2m / 6ft)
  • wear a community face mask when physical distancing not possible to maintain
  • limit contact with people at higher risk, such as older adults and those in poor health
  • clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often
  •  Frequently wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food
    • use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • when coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
    • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined wastebasket and wash your hands afterward
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Due to the volatility of the COVID-19 situation and constantly evolving evidence, the responses and resources provided may need to be updated as new information becomes available. Here is a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 




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June 16, 2020 - Government Financial Support


Congratulations, to the many members who have successfully and safely reopened salons and spas. You all are working very hard to follow proper safety protocols to ensure the safety of your clients, families, and staff. The CANB is one of the largest mandatory licensing bodies in New Brunswick and your comradery and support for your organization are apparent. 

The Board of Directors will continue to communicate with the government to provide you with guidance and support. We cannot guarantee the outcome of the government, but we will continue to advocate for the members of the CANB. PNB response to a request from CANB: 

Please Click Here for our latest update. This includes links to Government Income Support Programs for both individuals and workers.

Stay safe!



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June 2, 2020 - Information about Face Masks and Shields

Public Health states the purpose of face coverings is to protect the people around the user. Face shields are designed to protect the user.  Therefore, shields should not be used as a substitute to face coverings unless a face-covering introduces a hazard to the worker. This must be demonstrated by a risk assessment and be part of the employer’s COVID-19 operational plan. One example where face coverings should be worn is those occupations that deal directly with the public. For example, servers in a restaurant setting would not be allowed to wear a face shield. Whereas, due to the work environment in the same restaurant, the kitchen staff would benefit more from wearing a face shield for their own protection.

If a face shield must be used it should extend below the chin, cover the ears and there should be no exposed gap between the forehead and the shield’s headpiece. Using a face shield over a face covering is not prohibited.

Click Here for important information about Faceshields and Masks directly from WorksafeNB.




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May 28, 2020 - Zone 5 Returning to Orange Level

Due to yesterday’s announcement that salons and spas in Zone 5 are sanctioned to close until further notice, we want to reiterate the importance of compliance. Requirements and protocols will undoubtedly continue to evolve due to the ever-changing dynamics of this pandemic, if we don’t work together to get this right, we risk the possibility of closures again.

A client who resides or has traveled to Zone 5 should not be permitted to receive any cosmetology services in any cosmetology establishment. Personal services businesses such as barbers, hairstylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, and pedicurists, cannot operate at this time in Zone 5.

All other zones in New Brunswick are currently transitioning to the Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.

Click here to read more about this update.



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May 22, 2020 - Reopening of Salons and Spas

Premier Blaine Higgs announced we are now entering the Yellow phase; salons and spas can now be open.

It is at your discretion when you reopen. Please ensure you have all your mandatory and recommended safety protocols in place prior to reopening.

All of the precautions for workplaces that can keep workers, clients, and customers two meters apart continue to apply. In addition:
  • Install a physical barrier, such as a plastic guard, if possible, to help protect workers from potential exposure before considering other options. See your CONTROL OPTIONS on page 6.
  • Rather than adopting a passive screening tool, actively screen employees and customers for symptoms and risks of COVID-19.
  • Face coverings are mandatory as an additional measure to protect employees, clients, and, visitors when workplaces are not able to ensure two meters of physical distancing.
  • Keep visitor and employee logs for access points and rooms where physical distancing is not possible. Appointment books and reservation lists with names and contact information can replace logs for tracing visitors. In time, electronic records or control tracing apps may be available to help with this contact record keeping.
Here are the GUIDELINES FOR NEW BRUNSWICK WORKPLACES RE-OPENING IN A COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT 

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and stay safe.




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May 9, 2020 - WorkSafe Guide for Businesses

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions necessary to reduce risk, workplaces will not be the same as we left them and we will need to adjust. And while we all try to establish a new normal at our workplaces, there will certainly be an added layer of health and safety measures (physical distancing, screening, handwashing, etc.) required to ensure the safety of our workers, our customers, and our visitors.

This guide is designed to offer the guidance that New Brunswick workplaces need to help get business back up and running safely considering the pandemic. It also includes a template operational plan for reopening a business.

https://www.worksafenb.ca/media/60996/embracing-the-new-normal.pdf

Make no mistake: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work. These changes extend to how individuals commute, enter workplaces, interact with others, manage tasks, and more”.



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March 19, 2020 - State of Emergency Declared 

March 19, 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the members of the CANB for your patience and understanding in this uncertain and unprecedented time.

Premier Blaine Higgs has declared New Brunswick a State of Emergency, all cosmetology establishments must close immediately.

The office of the CANB will remain closed until April 6, 2020

Be Safe and Healthy




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March 18, 2020 - Recommended Closure

Dear members,

We have been working together with both the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with our colleagues in NS (The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia) and PEI (The PEI Hairdressers Association). 

The COVID 19 pandemic has been evolving daily, and in some cases hourly.

Thank you for your patience and support during these unprecedented times.  

This afternoon, both the Chief Public Health Officer of Prince Edward Island and the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia will announce the closure of all salons in their jurisdictions.  We are working with the New Brunswick Chief Officer of Medical Health, but we do not have an order from them yet.

That said, our Association has two founding missions:
  • Promote our Profession
  • Protect the Public
While we await formal direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, we recommend that you seriously consider closure.  We are not medical professionals and we cannot order you to close, but it does seem to be the prudent course of action at this time to protect the health and welfare both of our members and the public.  

We are preparing a list of FAQs for you.  These will be posted on our website and our Facebook Page later today.  We will keep these updated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as it progresses.

 We will get through this, and we will come out the other side stronger as an association.  Thank you for your patience, support, and cooperation

Frequently Asked Questions



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