COVID-19 Update May 8

COVID-19 Update May 8, 2020:

πŸ“Š There are 29 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are a total of 2,315 cases in BC. There are 1,089 cases in the Fraser Health region.

βœ… Outbreaks have now been declared over in 18 long term care facilities.

πŸ”΄ I am very sad to report that one more person has passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. I offer my condolences to their families, communities, and caregivers.

βœ… This week Premier John Horgan announced BC’s cautious 4-phase plan to restart our province. You
can find more information on the restart plan at:

πŸ’» Premier John Horgan, Minister of Finance Carole James and North Vancouver – Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma hosted a Virtual Town Hall today on BC’s restart plans. You can watch the full event here:

Dr. Henry offered us some wise advice this Mother’s Day:

β€œWe can all do something special for our mothers, whether they are near or far, in your household bubble or not. For now, avoid any close physical contact, unless your mother is in your immediate household. And if your mother is older, awaiting surgery or has an underlying illness, celebrate at a safe distance. Give your mother the gift of staying safe and healthy.

Let’s continue to stand together in spirit as we stay apart and move forward together”

Be safe. Be well.

BC Government News: Joint Statement on the Province of BC’s COVID-19 Response, Latest Updates.

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