COVID-19 Update May 15

COVID-19 Update May 15, 2020:

📊 There are 15 new confirmed cases in BC. BC has a total of 2,407 cases. There are 359 active cases. There are 1,164 cases in the Fraser Health region.

WorkSafe BC today released Phase 2 re-opening guidelines for safety plans for the following sectors:
• restaurants, cafes and pubs;
• salons and personal services;
• museums, art galleries and libraries, real estate;
• education;
• health services;
• retail;
• in-person counselling;
• parks and outdoor spaces; and
• office space.

Businesses are expected to develop a safety plan outlining how they will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For more information please visit: https://www.worksafebc.com/…/covid-19-returning-safe-operat….

The BC Centre for Disease Control wants to hear from you about your experience during this pandemic. Thank you to the over 175,000 people who have already answered the survey. You can access the survey at this link: http://www.bccdc.ca/…/diseases-con…/covid-19/covid-19-survey.

🔴 Sadly, five more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. My thoughts are with their communities and families in this difficult time.

👩‍🏫 Premier John Horgan and Minister of Education Rob Fleming announced today that parents will have the choice of sending their children to in-class instruction on a part-time basis. This return to class is optional and entirely voluntary. Families that decide not to send their children to class may continue learning from home.

This weekend we have a great opportunity to put our social distancing in action – BC Parks are open for day use! Let’s remember that many small rural, remote, and Indigenous communities may not have the ability to deal with sudden surges in COVID-19 cases. Natural beauty is everywhere in our province; let’s enjoy the benefits of wonders of the outdoors close to home this long weekend.

Be safe. Be well.

BC Government News: Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates.

For more information on Provincial government supports, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support