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Posted: October 31, 2020

Look at alternate ways to celebrate Halloween

By Dr. Albert De Villiers

Interior Health has seen a recent increase in cases as we move through our second wave of COVID-19.

This rise in cases is reflected across B.C. and it is important we all do our part to reduce the risk of further exposures in our communities.

I join with Dr. Bonnie Henry in encouraging those of you who wish to celebrate Halloween to do so outdoors, in small groups and safely.

The Provincial Health Officer has issued a new order on household visitors, which means householdsĀ cannot have more than six people of any age visit at one time.Ā The order applies to all gatheringsĀ ā€“ indoor and outdoor ā€“ hosted at households, such as a Halloween or large dinner party, celebration of life, wedding or baby shower.

I know these restrictions are challenging, but I urge everyone to look at alternate ways to celebrate Halloween and other events at this time.

Halloween guidelines are available here.

See additional details on the new PHO order.

Dr. Albert De Villiers is chief medical health officer with Interior Health


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