White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker urges people to be more vigilant than ever in following public health directions after a resident in Evergreen Heights Assisted Living in White Rock tested positive for COVID-19.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported two new cases of COVID-19 at care facilities, one in Vancouver and the other at Evergreen in White Rock.
Mayor Darryl Walker
“My thoughts are with the Evergreen resident for their full recovery. Knowing one of our immediate neighbours has this terrible virus makes it even more important for us to take very seriously our role in flattening the curve.
People must wash their hands, and avoid going out unless necessary. We still encourage people to get out for fresh air. When you do, please practise social distancing, which is a critical element in stopping the spread of the virus. Stay at least two metres apart.
We are all in this together, and we will get through this together. Let’s do what we can to help one another.”
What White Rock is doing
The City of White Rock’s Senior Management meets every weekday to assess the COVID-19 situation. Here are steps the City has taken against COVID-19:
- Closing public buildings and outdoor recreational spaces, including:
- The White Rock Pier
- Waterfront parking lots
- West Beach Parkade
- All City Playgrounds
- City Hall
- All community centres
- Sending staff home to telework, whenever possible
- Maintaining emergency services, such as police and fire and essential services, such as water treatment, solid waste collection and waste disposal
- Providing information to the public via the website, including links to trusted health information sources
- Cancelling Committee meetings and moving toward electronic Council meetings
- Placing signage across City spaces encouraging people to stay two metres (six feet) apart
- Increasing cleaning and sanitation at:
- All City buildings that remain open
- Parking machines
- Public washrooms
- Railings in public places
- Park benches
For information about the City’s response to the global pandemic, visit whiterockcity.ca/COVID19.