COVID-19 Update May 20, 2020:
📊 There are 21 new confirmed cases in BC. There are a total of 2,467 cases. Of these, 317 cases are active. There are 1,214 cases in the Fraser Health region.
✅ 2,001 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC.
🔴 Sadly, three more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. My thoughts are with their families and communities as they mourn the loss of a loved one.
🖥 Tonight at 7:15 you can join MLA Ravi Kahlon and Minister of Education Rob Fleming for a discussion on K-12 education. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/250890852822995/
💻 On Friday May 22 at 7:15 I will be 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.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/683426075813566/
✅ The BC Centre for Disease Control wants to hear from you about your experience during this pandemic. Thank you to the over 286,000 people who have already answered the survey.
You can access the survey at this link: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey
An important message today from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry:
“Our ‘new normal’ is different from the way we have done things before, but we can reopen our schools and our businesses, and increase our connections in a way that is safe for everyone. Today, the federal government spoke to the use of non-medical masks or cloth face coverings in public settings. When it is difficult to keep a safe physical distance for an extended period of time – for example, when you are on transit – this is a good way for you to protect those around you. We have to remember that face coverings keep our droplets in and don’t prevent transmission from others.
Our individual circumstances are unique, but the actions we can take to protect each other and ourselves are the same. We have made great strides to flatten our curve and we must continue to work together to keep it there.”
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