Easter weekend no time to let up on COVID-19 safety

Provincial health officer warns against travelling this weekend

“This is not the time to take unnecessary travel. It’s not the time to go to some of our smaller or more remote communities where the services may not be available to support you or to support the community should this virus be introduced into those communities. And we need to make sure that we consider the impact that such a misstep could have on everything that we have done,” Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a news conference today. “We are in this together, and I’ve said this week every day: ‘we are in the thick of it right now.’ We are still watching what’s happening across the country and across the globe, and it is no time for us to let up at all.”

She thanked everyone who is doing their part to stay safe and protect others and acknowledged those who are finding it challenging. She asked residents to practice safe distancing, not to connect physically but to do so virtually, to clean hands, to cover mouths, and to stay away from others, especially if not feeling well.

“Every day that we are doing this is making a difference,” she said. “It’s time to continue what we have been doing: being kind to each other, being calm and being safe.”

You can see her update at: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/

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