COVID-19 Update May 18

COVID-19 Update May 18, 2020

📊 There are 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. These cases represent a 48-hour period. There are 2,444 total cases in BC. There are are 1,195 cases in the Fraser Health region.

WorkSafe BC has 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: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/current…/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

🔴 I am very sad to report that there have been two additional deaths due to COVID-19 in BC. I wish to express my sincere condolences to their families and communities in this difficult moment.

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.

Tomorrow, we are moving into Phase 2. Let’s stay committed to the Golden Rules of Phase 2, and to being considerate of who we live with as we start to expand our social bubble. As Dr. Henry said, only you know best the risk for your household and business.

Be safe. Be well.

CBC News: 16 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in BC over 48-hour period.

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