There was a significant jump in COVID cases recorded by Northern Health on Tuesday, with the Northern totals making note of 21 new cases in the 24 hour reporting period from Monday to Tuesday, bringing the Northern total to 540 cases to January.
And the surge in the North, combined with growing numbers from the Lower Mainland and other areas of the province have shaped the narrative of an information statement issue on Tuesday afternoon, which offers up a range of guidelines towards attention to the risks of COVID across the North.
In their statement the Health Authority has urged caution and expresses concern with the upward trend and frequency of new cases and clusters in the region.
Towards the guidance, much of the Northern Health elements are taken from the Lower Mainland orders and the themes offered as part of the goal of preventing transmission across this region.
The five points include:
Maintaining our social connections are important for our well-being. However, please keep your bubble small and limited to your household and a handful (up to six) close friends or family (your “safe six”).