Atlantic Bubble

New details on Atlantic Bubble, Alert Level 2 guidance expected a live briefing.

Just days before the so called Atlantic Bubble takes effect, Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to lay out details of what the Province can expect as it rolls into a second month without a new case of COVID-19.

The first live briefing in almost a week is scheduled to start 2pm.

On Monday, NL marked 32 straight days without a new case. The province has been free of COVID altogether that is since June 18.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Janice Fitzgerald has said there are epidemiological grounds to support the Atlantic bubble because the 4 Atlantic Provinces between them have not recorded a new case in some time. New Brunswick is the only province with any active cases.

Under the Atlantic bubble, residents of the 4 Atlantic Provinces will be able to cross provincial boundaries without having to self isolate for 14 days, as residents of other provinces will still be required to do.

Last week, Premier Dwight Ball said that if the Atlantic bubble works— namely, if there is no spike of new cases, the bubble could be expanded to other provinces.