BC’s top doctor advised how to get a safe Thanksgiving at this time Kovid-19 pandemic.
Those who want to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend should do so with a small group already in their social bubble, Dr Bonnie Henry said Thursday.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says Thanksgiving should take place with the ‘Close Family Bubble’
Dining out is a safe choice and food should come in personal servings, not buffet style, Henry said.
“We can be thankful and continue to find new and safer ways to support each other and show that we care,” Henry said.
“Support your family by keeping your celebration dinner small. Support your friends and neighbors by always giving them space to stay safe. ”
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Henry wants British Columbians to stay close to home on Thanksgiving Long weekend.
“Let’s make this Thanksgiving weekend one of gratitude and kindness,” Henry said. “And by being local, by connecting with each other, we keep the caretakers at risk.”
Dr. Theresa Tom, Canada’s top public health official, said indoor holiday celebrations should be kept small.
She suggested that Canadians choose virtual Thanksgiving dinners instead of in-person meetings.
See more tips for hosting a Thanksgiving event BC Center for Disease Control Website.
BC confirmed 110 new COVID-19 cases Thursday The total number of cases in the province is topped at 10,000.
More than 12,000 people were tested in BC, bringing the positivity rate to 0.9 percent.
– With files from Canadian Press
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