SURREY – Wednesday marked the highest increase in COVID-19 cases across British Columbia since April, with 85 new cases in British Columbia and 36 in Fraser Health. While we encourage people in our region to get outside, be active and enjoy the summer weather, we must make it our daily mantra to bend the curve, not the rules.
“This summer, we must stand united against COVID-19 transmission in our communities and stay focused on protecting ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19,” said Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health president and CEO. “This means continuing to protect yourself and those around you by staying home when you’re not feeling well, maintaining appropriate physical distance, washing your hands frequently, and keeping your social circle small and consistent.”
Now is your opportunity to spend quality time with people who live in your household and a few close friends, to support one another by following public health advice, and remembering that we can get through this challenging time by working together.
Invited to a party with people outside your bubble? Have clear boundaries:
- It’s okay to say ‘no’ to a social gathering right now. There is no better excuse than a global pandemic.
- State your boundaries clearly. For example, you may say, “I’m managing my exposure carefully and keeping my bubble small.”
- Be a role model. Hearing you state your boundaries may make it easier for others to be brave about theirs.
- Know the rules, follow them, and share them.
- Invited to an event? Ask what COVID-19 safety measures they will have in place. Ask if they are aware of the Provincial Health Officer orders on gatherings and events.
When we work together we can make a difference, bend the curve, and reduce transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.