Like you, we’ve heard concerns in the community regarding local transmission of COVID-19, especially in the last 24 hours. I felt it was important to acknowledge your concerns and share what we know.
I can tell you that it’s not part of Vancouver Coastal Health’s procedure to advise local governments if there is a case locally. The consistent messaging we get from them is that everyone is to assume it’s in every local community and to act accordingly. While I do find this somewhat challenging, I do understand the importance of preserving the privacy of anyone who is confirmed to be positive.
I do know that Vancouver Coastal Health has a vigorous and extensive contact tracing plan, which enables them to quickly reach those who may have been exposed to a positive case, in an effort to limit and extinguish transmission as quickly as possible.
With the current unknowns and as we move into the last days of summer, I ask you, please remain calm, avoid sharing unconfirmed information and continue to act with kindness.
I also know that more than ever, it’s so important that we RECOMMIT to our foundation that slows the transmission of COVID-19 which is washing our hands frequently, keeping our bubble small, wearing a mask when we can’t physically distance and staying home when we are unwell.
If you have any questions or want to chat, never hesitate to reach out to me. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.966.6309.
Please have a safe weekend.