Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media photo)

Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media photo)

Delta urging residents do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19

“We all know what we need to do as a community to push the curve back down,” said Mayor George Harvie

With a second wave of COVID-19 crashing across the province, especially in the Fraser Health region, the City of Delta is asking Deltans to redouble their efforts to help stop the spread of the virus.

Public health officials announced another 217 COVID-19 cases Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 27), 145 of which were in the Fraser Health region.

Tuesday’s numbers followed a record weekend for infections, with 317 new cases from Friday to Saturday, 293 from Saturday to Sunday and 207 from Sunday to Monday, prompting new restrictions on gatherings in private homes and advice to wear masks in all public indoor spaces.

READ MORE: B.C. records 217 more COVID-19 cases, mask use urged (Oct. 27, 2020)

“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,” Delta Mayor George Harvie said in a press release. “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.”

In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 28), the City of Delta said it is actively enforcing Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry’s orders, including her most recent order limiting gatherings in private homes to members of that household plus a “safe six,” as it continues to make every effort to stop the spread of the virus in the community.

READ MORE: B.C. limits events in private homes to household, plus ‘safe six’ amid COVID-19 surge (Oct. 26, 2020)

As well, city-owned facilities have reopened with enhanced safety procedures — including the mandatory wearing of face masks, mandatory pre-registering for programs — and physical features in place to support safe physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation. Any necessary adjustments or closures will be communicated on the city’s website (delta.ca) and via the city’s social media channels.

Other efforts include continuing to share information about the virus through Delta’s website and social media channels to help educate the community and promote safe practices, and advocating and supporting the local business community with actions undertaken through Delta’s Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Team. Head to welovedelta.ca for ways to support local businesses as they navigate the ongoing pandemic.

For more information about the city’s COVID-19 response, visit delta.ca/covid19.



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

CoronavirusDelta

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A Surrey protest now in week 12 against a local resident has frayed the nerves of neighbours fed-up with the group’s presence. (Submitted photo)
Surrey neighbourhood fed-up with strange protest

Surrey Mounties say they’re monitoring the situation

Bhupinder Hundal. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s Bhupinder Hundal hired as news director of B.C. broadcaster

Grad of Princess Margaret Secondary now managing Global station

Ed Holden owns and operates The Christmas Store at Potters, located on 48th Avenue in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
‘B.C. Buy Local Week’ kicks off with urgent plea to holiday shoppers

‘Local businesses are just hanging on,’ says organizer of the week-long campaign

teaser
Contest-winning Christmas card revealed by Arts Council of Surrey

Watercolour painting by Andre Paulhus to grace cover, with verse written by Andre Paulhus

Surrey-White Rock MLA-elect Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Stephanie Cadieux have each been given a portfolio as an Opposition critic. (Contributed photos)
BC Liberals give Halford, Cadieux critic responsibilities

Surrey South and Surrey-White Rock MLAs to help keep eye on majority NDP government

A B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 moves a stretcher outside an ambulance at Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest weekend of COVID-19 pandemic with 46 deaths; more than 2,300 cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides COVID-19 update

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Christy Jordan-Fenton is the co-author of the book Fatty Legs, which has been mentioned amid the controversy of an Abbotsford school assignment on residential schools.
Fatty Legs co-author responds to Abbotsford class assignment on residential schools

Children’s book mentioned amid controversy at W. A. Fraser Middle School

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (right) moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals pick critics to take on Horgan’s NDP majority

Interim leader Shirley Bond takes seniors, long-term care

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
Judge hears Langley development case that could end in mayor, councillors booted out of council

The conflict of interest case was launched by local voters a year ago

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland listens to a question from a reporter on the phone during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Spending too little worse than spending too much, Freeland says as Canada’s deficit tops $381B

‘The risk of providing too little support now outweighs that of providing too much’

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
B.C. man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

RCMP looking for footage that captures violent crime spree in Chilliwack

Harbour seals rest on log booms at Flavelle Mill in Port Hardy. With recent announcements the mill will be getting rid of the log booms, Dr. David Rosen sees an opportunity to study how the disappearance of this highly-frequented refuge for the seals will alter their behaviour in Burrard Inlet. (Photo supplied by David Rosen)
What the heck is going on with marine mamals in Vancouver waterways?

UBC researcher asks why they’re returning, and what role we’re playing

Jim Neufeld, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Penticton Jan. 21, 2009. (RCMP photo)
Human remains found off U.S. coast in 2009 identified as Penticton man

Jim Neufeld, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Penticton Jan. 21, 2009

Most Read