In a joint statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, provided guidance on voting as people in the B.C. are just over a week away from the provincial election.
“If you are planning on voting in person, remember to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge,” the statement reads. “If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, you can still vote without going to a voting place. Contact Elections BC at 1 800 661-8683 for more information or assistance.”
The province reported 155 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including nine epi-linked cases, and one additional death. There are 1,513 active cases in B.C and 3,713 people are under active public health monitoring.
There has been one new confirmed community outbreak at the Tim Hortons in Merritt.