Please visit the gnb website for more information about the Mandatory Mask policy


Tobique took quick response to the Covid-19 pandemic, suspending many of it’s social gatherings and businesses moving down to essential staff in March of 2020.  Following the government of New Brunswick guidelines, we additionally created a check point at the entrance of the reserve to monitor and restrict Tobique off to non-essential visitors and began screen residents coming in as well implementing a curfew.


At the advise of the Neqotkuk Health Center, a plan to protect elders and those vulnerable to the virus were developed, kits were delivered to all community members which included PPE (personal protection equipment) hand sanitizer and cleaning products. Tobique encouraged it’s residents to learn and promote identifying Covid-19 symptoms, and follow recommended safety guidelines including social distancing.


Now that the second wave has hit, we unfortunately have recently had Covid-19 cases within the community. The Chief and Council acted quickly to take precautionary measures and moved the band into red phase, restricting access to community members and essential services. The band is currently monitoring the situation closely, asking it’s members to stay home and getting those who were potentially exposed tested. We hope taking these measures will stop the spread of Covid in the community, and will be able to resume operations once we see no further cases. 


More in-depth information and updates from Tobique regarding Covid-19, please visit our Facebook page: 

Tobique Covid-19 Information Page 


Tobique’s Covid-19 response was also noted in CBC news and The Globe & Mail articles: 

CBC News –  Overcrowding, vulnerable population make COVID-19 big worry for First Nations  

Globe & Mail –  ‘With so much at risk, we couldn’t just wait for help:’ Indigenous communities and COVID-19


Other Resources: 

Government of Canada Resources 

WHO (World Health Organization) Resources

How to wear a non-medical face mask or face covering properly