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Bylands Nursery workers suffering from COVID-19 getting better and getting lots of love

Bylands Nursery's distribution of food to the 75 Mexican and local workers who are in COVID-19 isolation on their lands.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Bylands
April 08, 2020 - 11:30 AM

West Kelowna residents have rallied around the 75 workers in isolation because of a COVID-19 outbreak. 

The 14-day isolation of mostly Mexican temporary foreign workers working at the West Kelowna Bylands Garden Centre was ordered  March 28 when 14 workers were confirmed to have COVID-19. A few days later that number had grown to 19 but no further cases have been reported.

“Many of you have reached out to offer help, food, or general support for our seasonal guest workers – thank you,”  a post on the Bylands Facebook page states.

“Your generous offers have been communicated or provided to our workers, and this has helped with their morale and feeling of belonging in our community.”

The post goes on to say that those who fell sick from the disease are recovering well and eager to return to work.

“Our management team has shifted its priorities to distribute nutritious and culturally appropriate food to our guest workers, partnering with Sysco” the post states. “We have done this in a physically distanced and safe manner.

“We are grateful for and impressed by Interior Health’s collaboration on our complex operations and look forward to being up and running as soon as it is safe to do so, to continue serving our customers and community.”

See the entire post here.

There have been no new COVID-19 cases reported within Interior Health's region in the last 72 hours and the number of cases remains unchanged, B.C. public health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made the announcement during her daily press conference , April 7.

There have been are 25 new cases reported in B.C. in the last 24 hours, taking the total number across the province to 1,291.

There are currently 128 COVID-19 cases within Interior Health's region with 13 of these cases being hospitalized. Across B.C., 138 people are in hospital, 66 of those in intensive care. There are 805 people who have fully recovered from COVID-19.

There were four more COVID-19 fatalities in B.C. in the last 24 hours, all of which were in the Lower Mainland.

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