Province strengthens COVID-19 measures for safer holiday season

By College Relations | December 21, 2021
           

Text of "COVID-19 update" is overlain on a photo of Kelowna Trades building

Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry is implementing additional measures to address rising COVID-19 case counts that could result in increased hospitalizations and critical care admissions and the potential to overstress the health-care system.

Revised PHO orders will take effect on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

The restrictions will extend to Jan. 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., and include:

  • no organized indoor social events and gatherings of any size;
  • concerts, sports games and theatres reduced to 50% seated capacity, regardless of venue size;
  • closing gyms, fitness centres and dance studios;
  • closing bars and nightclubs; and
  • limiting table sizes at restaurants, cafes and pubs to a maximum of six people per table with physical distancing or barriers.

These restrictions are in addition to the revised orders that took effect on Monday, Dec. 20. 

Read more in the media release.



Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 employees, COVID-19 students

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