November 16 COVID-19 update: three schools closed due to epidemics

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In a new poll released by Insights West this week, 58% of British Columbians, parents and non-parents, “support the government’s current approach,” against a poll taken just before September’s return.

That group includes 21 percent – down from 13 percent in a September survey – who strongly support the way the back to school was handled, while those who “somewhat support” the return remain at 37 percent. When looking at the responses from parents only, the level of support climbs to 70%, with 27% who “strongly support”.

7:00 a.m. – Tofino and Ucluelet urge Lower Mainland residents to stay away until November 23

Tofino and Ucluelet are asking residents of the Lower Mainland to stay away for at least eight days.

In a statement, the District of Ucluelet, Tourism Ucluelet and the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce asked residents of the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions to postpone their visits until the afternoon of Monday, November 23.

12:00 p.m. – School transmissions increase in Metro Vancouver

A COVID-19 outbreak and clusters forced the two-week closure of three metro Vancouver schools over the weekend – with more than 850 people isolated.

An epidemic at Cambridge Elementary in Surrey (including a music teacher hospitalized in serious but stable condition) was declared on Saturday, with seven cases. Clusters have been reported at Jarvis Elementary School in Delta (with six) and Al-Hidayah School in New Westminster (with eight.) An outbreak is a cluster out of control.

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