COVID-19 Update May 7, 2020:
📊 There are 33 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are a total of 2,288 cases in British Columbia. There are 1,064 cases in the Fraser Health region.
✅ 1,512 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC.
🔴 Unfortunately, two more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. My thoughts are with the families, communities, and caregivers who have lost someone dear.
✅ Premier John Horgan today announced an ambitious plan to restart postponed surgeries in BC. The province will be hiring additional staff this summer to help clear the backlog. Additional safety protocols will be in place to prevent further spread of COVID-19. For today’s announcement, you can go here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0026-000830. For the full 12-page plan, “A Commitment to Surgical Renewal in BC”, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/conducti…/surgical-renewal-plan.pdf
⚠ We are currently in Phase 1 of the government’s careful plan to re-open British Columbia. The guidelines and restrictions Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry enacted to keep us safe are still in effect. Phase 2, if things continue on their current course, will begin in Mid-May and will include an easing of certain restrictions. For more information on BC’s restart plan, you can visit gov.bc.ca/restartbc.
Our actions in this new phase must be cautious. As we can see from today’s numbers, the pandemic has not fully ended and we must continue to stay committed to Dr. Henry’s orders. We are only able to begin opening because of our united efforts. Our adherence to physical distancing and good hygiene must remain strong as we move onto Phase 2 of reopening our province.
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