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BC COVID-19 survey closes May 31

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:56 PDT, Thu May 28, 2020

During today’s case count update, BC health authorities reminded people that the provincial COVID-19 survey closes Sunday. The Your Story, Our Future survey helps health authorities to better understand everyone's experiences with COVID-19 so far. 

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced nine new cases today, along with two more COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 164 deaths in British Columbia. 

There is one new health-care outbreak at the Nicola Lodge in the Fraser Health region. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care unit have active outbreaks.

The outbreak the Mission Institution (Medium Security) federal corrections facility has now been declared over. This was one of the largest outbreaks in BC. An incredible effort, especially by the Fraser Health region, was put into the outbreak response.

Public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at federal corrections facilities, the processing facilities in the poultry sector and for individuals connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

As BC moves further into Phase 2, health authorities watch closely for new cases, assessing progress week by week. COVID-19 has a two-week incubation period, and can be passed from someone who is asymptomatic or has mild symptoms.

The provincial health officer order for vending markets, such as farmer’s markets has been amended to allow for the sale of non-food items and for tables for eating, ensuring a safe distance is maintained. The restrictions on food handling, safe physical distancing, following hand hygiene and signage at these markets are still in place.
For the survey, Your Story, Our Future, visit: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey 
For those who cannot complete the survey online, or need assistance in another language, call 1 833 707-1900 to take the survey over the phone.
Assistance is available seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Pacific time), in 150 languages.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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