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BC health officials: travel cautiously this summer

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:35 PDT, Wed June 24, 2020

Travel cautiously and plan ahead this summer, BC health officials said during a briefing today.

Continuing current precautions will minimize new cases of COVID-19 until there is an effective treatment or vaccine. Planning ahead, being prepared and maintaining safe social interactions is key to safe summer travel, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Check with your destination community to understand if it is welcoming visitors, as well as what services are available and what may still be closed. Take provisions with you if needed, and while away, take the same safety precautions as at home.

Henry and Dix also announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,849 in the province. There was one new death related to the virus in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

There were no new health-care facility outbreaks, with active outbreaks continuing at six long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility.

There were no new community outbreaks and the outbreak at Maersk Distribution Canada Inc. in Delta has been declared over. Public health teams continue to provide support for the two remaining community locations.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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