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“So we need to take extra precautions for the coming months. It means no Halloween parties. This means that we have to focus on the small outdoor celebrations and memorials for people’s funerals, for burials, for November 11th. I think we need to consider all the upcoming celebrations, be it Diwali, Hanukkah or Christmas.
Henry also reiterated his hope that everyone will wear masks in all indoor public places, regardless of the size of the space, especially as we head into respiratory season, when colds and flu are spread. easier.
“If you are in a high traffic area or among many people outside your home while you are working, a mask will help protect you and those around you,” she said.
What does the health ordinance mean to me?
The ordinance means that no resident, tenant or owner is allowed to have a gathering inside their home with more than their “safe six” – the same six people who are in your bubble and not interacting. than between them. People living in the residence are not counted as part of the “security six” limit.
This ordinance is in effect on Monday, October 26 and applies to private residences in the province, for all occasions.
“Law enforcement will be stepped up to make sure people follow this new order, with an immediate focus on the Fraser health region, where the increase in new cases is most notable,” said Henry .
Earlier this summer, the province announced that organizers or owners who violate orders from the medical officer of health could be fined $ 2,000. People who attend an event in violation of health ordinances could also receive $ 200 tickets.