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New provincial health officer order for the Lower Mainland

Today’s provincial health officer orders are in effect starting Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. through to Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at noon and includes the following:

Social gatherings

  • There are to be no social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your immediate household. This includes gatherings of fewer than 50 people. People who live alone must host no gatherings, but can continue to see members of their pandemic bubble at home.
  • Funerals and weddings may proceed with your immediate household, but there are to be no associated receptions inside or outside your home, or at any public or community-based venue.
  • Party buses and group limousines operating in these regions are ordered to stop operating (this order remains in effect until further notice).

Group physical activities

  • Businesses, recreation centres or other organizations that organize or operate indoor group physical activities must stop these activities until updated COVID-19 safety plans that have been approved by the local medical health officer are in place.
  • This includes: spin classes, group fitness, dance classes or any other indoor group physical activity.
  • Indoor sports where physical distancing cannot be maintained are suspended for two weeks but can be replaced by individual exercise or practice by reducing the number of people and ensuring everyone maintains a safe physical distance.
  • All travel for sports, into or out of these regions, is suspended.

Workplace safety

  • All businesses and worksites must conduct active daily screening of all on-site workers using their COVID-19 safety plans.
  • Workplaces must ensure that all workers and customers maintain enough physical distance, wear masks where appropriate, and be especially vigilant in small office spaces, break rooms and kitchens.
Assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are as follows:

Vancouver Coastal Health – nine facilities

  • Banfield Pavilion
  • Haro Park Centre (second occurrence)
  • Hamilton Village Care Centre
  • Lakeview Care Centre
  • Louis Brier Home & Hospital
  • Pinegrove Place
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home (second occurrence)
  • Three Links Care Centre
  • Yaletown House

Fraser Health – 22 facilities

  • Agassiz Seniors Community
  • Amenida Seniors Community
  • Belvedere Care Centre
  • CareLife Fleetwood
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society
  • Fair Haven Homes Burnaby Lodge
  • Fellburn Care Centre
  • Fort Langley Seniors Community
  • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre
  • Laurel Place
  • Hawthorne Seniors Care Community – long-term care
  • Hawthorne Senior Care Community – assisted living
  • Mayfair Terrace Retirement Residence
  • Northcrest Care Centre
  • PICS (second occurrence)
  • Rosemary Heights Seniors Village
  • St. Michael’s Centre
  • Suncreek Village
  • Tabor Home (second occurrence)
  • The Gateway Assisted Living for Seniors
  • The Residence in Mission
  • White Rock Senior Village (second occurrence)

Northern Health – one facility

  • Rotary Manor Dawson Creek

Interior Health – one facility

  • Village at Mill Creek