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KELOWNA – British Columbia’s Interior Health Authority has issued a COVID-19 alert to its residents as cases increase in the region. The authority said in a statement that it is concerned about the upward trend and the frequency of new local clusters.
The provincial health officer’s order limiting social interactions does not apply to Interior Health, but she says in a statement that it needs the public’s help to avoid further restrictions. He asks people to avoid non-essential travel, including unnecessary visits to the Lower Mainland or other jurisdictions with an increase in COVID-19 cases.
British Columbia’s provincial court also released its latest health measure, saying the provincial public health office had indicated courts were exempt from the recommendation that masks should be worn in all public places. . However, the court says in a statement that the three BC courts have issued a joint recommendation that strongly encourages the wearing of masks in courthouses. He says those without a mask will be given one by a sheriff, although there are exemptions for children under two years of age or for those with a health condition or disability that prevents wearing a mask.