According to Health Minister Dix, “We are at a critical juncture in our provincial COVID-19 response. We have two paths ahead: we will begin to see evidence of a flattened curve or our rates of infection will rise even more.
“Our entire government is doing everything we can to address this challenge, and we need every person in our province to do the same. Let us be united in this singular purpose: in these next two crucial weeks we must be 100% committed to flattening the curve and lessening the devastating impacts of this virus.
“While we are watching the epi-curve closely, we continue with the active readiness of our health-care system to prepare for the potential of a large spike in COVID-19 cases, " said Minister Dix.
Both Health Minister, Adrian Dix, and Chief Medical Health Office, Dr. Bonnie Henry, continue to urge all British Columbians to work from home if not providing an essential service, and practice strict social (physical) distancing.
Distancing remains our best defense. Here's the basics.
ADDITIONAL GOOD NEWS.
To support seniors during this difficult time, the B.C. government is expanding its BC 211 helpline. Seniors in need can call and be matched with volunteers willing to help. If you are a senior or the family member of a senior who needs help getting groceries, getting medications and staying connected, call 211 or visit the website www.bc211.ca. We’ll try to match you up with a volunteer or some kind of service in your community.
THINGS ARE CHANGING DAILY. BE SURE TO FOLLOW OUR PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP UPDATES.
We urge all British Columbians to listen to the province's daily COVID 19 emergency updates provided by Minister of Health Adrian Dix's and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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