COVID-19 Update May 23:
📊 There are 10 new confirmed cases in BC. There are a total of 2,517 cases. Of these, 303 cases are active. There are 1,244 cases in the Fraser Health region.
✅ WorkSafe BC has released guidelines for workers to know what to expect of employers in Phase 2. The guidelines can be found here: https://www.worksafebc.com/…/cov…/what-workers-should-expect
✅ 2,057 people in BC have fully recovered from COVID-19.
🔴 I am very sad to report that two more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. I would like to extend my condolences to all of the families who have lost a loved one.
💻 Last night I joined by Coquitlam – Burke Mountain MLA Joan Isaacs, the CEO of Fraser Health Dr. Victoria Lee and Fraser Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Martin Lavoie to answer your health-care related questions.
You can re-watch the entire event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEuV7oG1HNo.
✅ The BC Centre for Disease Control wants to hear from you about your experience during this pandemic. Thank you to the over 290,000 people who have already answered the survey.
You can access the survey at this link: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey
This has been our first week in Phase 2. These new cases remind us that gatherings of any kind increase the risk of public transmission. Our public health teams will quickly identify these cases and their contacts with others. Yesterday, Dr. Henry amended her order on public gatherings to include gatherings of vehicle. Let’s remember the ‘golden rules’- including ‘big spaces and few faces’, and to stay home if we are feeling sick as we restart our economy.
Be safe. Be well.
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