WITH the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic active across British Columbia, and particularly in the Fraser Health Authority, the City of Delta said on Wednesday it is continuing to make every effort to stop the spread of the virus in the community.
These efforts include:
- City of Delta facilities have opened with safety procedures, including the mandatory wearing of face masks, the requirement to pre-register for programs, and physical features in place to support safe physical distancing, hygiene, and sanitation.
- Active enforcement of the Provincial Health Officer’s orders, including the most recent order limiting gatherings in homes to those in the household plus a ‘safe six’.
- Continuing to share information about the virus through Delta’s website and social media channels to help educate the community and promote safe practices.
- Advocating and supporting the local business community with actions undertaken through the Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Team.
With the case numbers, positivity rate, and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 all increasing rapidly, the City of Delta is asking all Deltans to redouble their efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
Delta Mayor George V. Harvie said: “I am very concerned about the rapid increase in COVID-19 numbers we have seen recently and how continued spread of this virus could lead to closures like we have seen in other provinces that would impact all of us, particularly local businesses and the most vulnerable. We all know what we need to do as a community to push the curve back down and protect each other through this second wave. The City has worked hard to utilize all the tools available to ensure the safety of the community. Now is the time for every person in Delta and beyond to make the commitment and sacrifices needed to protect the community from this awful virus. We owe it to our local businesses, Delta Hospital, and the most vulnerable people in our society to do everything we can to stop the spread and save lives. We can do this, but we must all take decisive action.”
The City said its facilities remain open to safely serve the community. As the second wave of COVID-19 continues, any necessary adjustments or closures will be communicated on the City’s website at delta.ca and the City’s social media channels.