COVID-19 Update May 16

COVID-19 Update May 16, 2020:

📊 There are 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are a total of 2,428 cases. Of these, 355 are active cases. There are 1,184 cases in the Fraser Health region.

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: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey.

🏞 Many BC parks are open this long-weekend for day use. Let’s remember to keep our 2 metres distance from others, and to avoid any non-essential travel outside of our communities.

🔴 Sadly, one more person has passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. My condolences go to their family members and community.

WorkSafe BC yesterday 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…

For businesses affected by Provincial Health Orders, you can check when orders are lifted at this link: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance.

As Dr. Henry said, let’s use this long-weekend to think about how we are going to put into place safe social interaction for ourselves, our families, and our businesses. It’s thanks to your efforts that we are able to ease some of the earlier restrictions. We need to be considerate of who we share a household with and how vulnerable they may be to COVID-19 as we start to expand our social bubbles.

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