While phase 2 of the province’s restart plan is underway, the ordinance limiting mass gatherings to a maximum of 50 people remains in effect.
“In addition, the order was amended to also include no more than 50 vehicles for outdoor events with access, with a restriction on the sale of refreshments,” said a joint statement from the provincial health worker, the Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.
“Everyone participating in these events must stay in their car, unless they have to go to the toilet, which must be maintained with running water for good hand hygiene.”
The Twilight drive-in theater at Aldergrove remained open during the pandemic, while organizers of the Summerset Music and Arts Festival announced last week that it could be held in a drive-in theater in August.
Meanwhile, British Columbia has registered 155 deaths and more than 2,500 cases related to the virus. The recovery rate remains at 81%.
The three new deaths occurred in the Fraser health region, the release said.
An epidemic at Lions Gate Hospital has been declared over. Outbreaks at 14 in long-term care or assisted living facilities and two acute care units remain active.
Three other deaths from COVID-19 and 18 other cases – last update for British Columbia. The recovery rate remains close to 81%. No new outbreaks in the community and the epidemic at Lions Gate Hospital is officially over.
– Bruce Claggett (@BruceClaggett) May 22, 2020
The number of deaths at Langley Lodge, a nursing home where two outbreaks have been recorded, is up to 16, according to the operator.
“There have been more deaths since yesterday; unfortunately, three of our residents who were positive for COVID-19, ”said an article published on Thursday on the website.
Lodge Lodge also reports 16 active cases, including eight staff members, one of whom is a second health worker with the Fraser Health Authority.
But the latter had minimal contact with residents, says Langley Lodge, adding that the person worked in a unit where no cases were recorded and wore personal protective equipment.
Meanwhile, at Mountain Institution, a federal prison where an outbreak was reported on Thursday, there is still only one case, while nine tests are pending, according to Correctional Service Canada.
There are no longer any active cases at Mission Institution, where a previous outbreak affected 120 detainees, one of whom died.
“Public health teams continue to provide community outbreak support at Mountain Institution and Mission Institution – both federal correctional facilities – of the Oppenheimer Group, poultry establishments and those related to the ‘Kearl Lake plant in Alberta,’ said Henry and Dix.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 888 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,236 in Fraser Health, 127 in Island Health, 194 in Interior Health and 62 in Northern Health.
There are 310 active cases in British Columbia.
Of this number, 41 people remain hospitalized, including eight in intensive care.
“This week, we saw British Columbians across the province using the WorkSafeBC public health guidelines and rules for safe social interactions to increase their activities while protecting employees, customers, friends and the public. family, “said Henry and Dix.
“This approach – moving slowly, with patience and attention – is our way to go. We have made great progress in flattening our curve and we must continue our efforts. “