Thursday, October 29, 2020

BC CDC provides guide to new Social Gathering measures

Two new public orders were put in place this week as health officials in the province continue to expand their work in trying to keep British Columbians safe in these times of increasing COVID case reports.

At her Monday briefing Doctor Bonnie Henry introduced two new public orders, the first related to Gatherings and Events, the second focused on owners and patrons of food and liquor serving premises.

To follow up on the Public Health Officers new measures, the BC Centre for Disease Control has expanded on Dr. Henry's notes with some suggestions for how we can all move towards our safer social interactions.

First with some things to keep in mind in our day to day activities

As well as to how we approach our social groups.

All of the Centres items of note on COVID can be accessed here

The complete list of existing Provincial orders related to COVID-19 is available here.

This week has delivered a steady stream of case counts that are significantly higher than what British Columbia saw only a month ago, with the province currently in the midst of what has been called the second wave.

The Wednesday snapshot of COVID-19 in BC from 
the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

As of yesterday, the province has recorded a total of 13,875 cases of COVID since the coronavirus arrived in the province earlier this year, the totals for Northern Health are just one shy of 400 from the start of the pandemic.

In the most recent data released by the BC CDC , only two confirmed cases of COVID had been recorded in the Prince Rupert area, that report as of the end of September.

Doctor Henry will deliver a live stream update on COVID-19 in British Columbia later today, you can watch that live stream from the BC government Facebook page, the briefings normally start after 3PM.

For more notes on COVID-19 see our archive page here.

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