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Act now or face new COVID-19 restrictions: Interior Health

November 10, 2020 - 3:03 PM

New orders restricting visiting and travelling in the Lower Mainland will come to the Interior if people don’t take precautions.

That’s the warning issued by Interior Health today, Nov. 10, as the number of new cases continue to climb.

“The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has issued regional orders for Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health,” the Interior Health news release states. “These orders are not currently directed at Interior Health; however, we need your support to avoid stringent measures in the Interior region.”

READ MORE: 567 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., new orders for Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health

That means no non-essential travel to places like the Lower Mainland or other places where there are high incidents of the disease.

Interior Health is also asking that people limit their social contacts to household members and not more than six close friends.

Children should limit their outside activities to a small number of friends within their school cohorts.

“Physical distancing measures are especially challenging for young people,” it says. “As cases surge, Interior Health is committed to ensuring you have timely access to COVID-19 testing in order to diagnose, investigate and contact trace each case of COVID-19. We are counting on each and every resident in the Interior to help us keep our case count low.”

For more information on COVID-19 testing, go here.


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