COVID-19 Update May 6

COVID-19 Update May 6, 2020:

📊 There are 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are 1,046 cases in the Fraser Health region. There are a total of 2,255 cases in BC.

🔴 I am sad to report that three more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. My thoughts are with their families and communities in this very difficult time.

Premier John Horgan outlined plans to restart BC’s economy safely. BC is currently in Phase 1 of the Restart Plan. Phase 2 will begin in Mid-May, and will include:

Small social gatherings.

Resumption of elective surgeries and regulated health services like physiotherapy, dentistry, chiropractors and in-person counseling.

Provincial parks open for day use. Most provincial parks will reopen, starting May 14, for day-use only. On June 1, many remaining facilities, including campgrounds, will reopen. A small number of parks which may attract large crowds or where there may be risks will remain closed.

Opening more non-essential businesses in keeping with safe operations plans.

Recalling the provincial legislature for regular sittings.

For more information on BC’s Restart Plan, please visit:

WorkSafeBC is developing industry-specific guidance to help employers bring workers and customers back safely. Any business restarting operations must ensure it is in compliance with the provincial health officer’s orders and in accordance with occupational health and safety guidance provided by WorkSafeBC.

For more information on WorksafeBC and BC’s re-opening, please visit:…/BG_Support_for_Workplaces_Resuming…

👨‍🏫 The Ministry of Education has developed a 5 stage plan to return BC students to in-class instruction. For more information on this plan, please visit:…/BG_Parks_and_Sites_and_In-Class_Le…

As Premier Horgan mentioned, this plan puts safety first. It is thanks to the collective efforts and enormous sacrifice of British Columbians that we can now begin to think about easing some restrictions. As Dr. Henry said, this is not a return to normal, but a new normal. In this next phase, we must continue to be 100% committed to excellent hygiene, physical distancing, and following Dr. Henry’s guidelines.

Be safe. Be well.

BC Government News: Premier outlines plan to restart BC safely.

For more information on Provincial government supports, please visit this link: