A message from the Musqueam Health Department:
There is a surge in COVID-19 cases in British Columbia, mostly related to Kelowna exposures from Canada Day parties. There are more than 70 cases related to those exposures, and close to 1000 people self-isolating because they came into close contact with confirmed cases.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stressed that most of the new cases in BC are people in their 20s and 30s. In Canada, there is an overall increase in COVID-19 cases in young people aged 20-29.
The recent rise in numbers is related to unsafe social and physical interactions, including large house parties and overcrowded restaurants and bars. In response, BC’s public health orders were amended for bars and nightclubs on July 22.
- Keep your groups small, only interact with the people you know
- Maximum of 6 people to a table while out at a bar or restaurant
- No “table hopping” – remain at the table of 6 that you came with
- Follow the public health alerts to keep an eye out for community exposures
- Physical distance, and wear a mask if you cannot maintain distance
- Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth
- DO NOT go out if you feel sick, even with mild symptoms—contact your provider and get tested if needed
ON RESERVE REMINDER:
A mail carrier on reserve was tested for COVID-19. Please remember to diligently clean surfaces that you regularly touch — such as mailbox, door knobs, remote controls, keyboards, computer mouse and cell phones.