James Vogl

2019-20 science section editor and resident nerd. B.A. student, political science and economics.

The update comes after City of Vancouver officials announced new measures on Sunday to encourage and enforce physical distancing amidst reports many city residents were not taking distancing seriously.

In a press conference today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided updates on the demographics of the current provincial cases and clarified the province’s testing strategy.

At today’s press conference, both Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stressed that it is critical that everyone in BC follow public health guidelines around social distancing measures — especially young people.

As of the writing of this article, there were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. The provincial total remains at 73, while the nationwide total is 304.

While frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is the single best way to keep your hands clean, it is also possible to easily make your own hand sanitizer at home in the event of a shortage.

“When we ask people to wash their hands regularly, that’s playing a part. When we ask you to throw away kleenexes and not touch your face, that’s playing a part. When we ask you to support other people in the community, that’s playing a part.”

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