Go to, really don’t holiday vacation: Dr. Henry says it truly is however okay to go to Whistler

WHISTLER (News 1130) — You can’t go to church or a film, but you can nevertheless head up to Whistler for a working day journey.

Regardless of 547 cases of COVID-19 joined to the resort municipality about the previous thirty day period, no rapid motion is becoming taken to shut down ski resorts.

Provincial Overall health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says efforts are getting produced to assist persons with discounted passes who are nervous about violating her “stay local” directives.

“I know they are coming out with a prepare. I count on it will be upcoming week. But it is 1 of the worries that has been introduced to their focus. I know the community is incredibly concerned about that, too,” she stated.

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Whistler RCMP claims about the weekend, officers responded to 7 grievances similar to COVID-19 and issued 5 tickets for violating provincial general public wellbeing orders.

Henry says it is nonetheless okay to go to Whistler, as lengthy as you are not expending the evening.

“What I’m telling people today is it’s alright to go exterior to go snowboarding. It’s the ‘befores and the afters,’ the parties, and the acquiring jointly, and the social collecting — those people have by no means been satisfactory,” she explained.

“That is wherever we’re observing transmission going on in several communities,” Henry added.

We will have to wait around until finally subsequent 7 days to come across out what precisely is remaining carried out to prevent the distribute of the virus at ski resorts. There have been hints that people with passes that expire at the conclusion of this time might be allowed to roll them around until up coming calendar year, but that hasn’t been confirmed still.

Health and fitness Minister Adrian Dix states inspections by WorkSafeBC have now been stepped up at firms exactly where exposures have been recorded — not just in Whistler, but also Fernie and at Big White close to Kelowna.

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