A notice on an elevator door reminds of the importance of social distancing during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

COVID-19: Daily update on pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

JUNE 3: Dr. Bonnie Henry reminds businesses that ‘testing is not enough’

Here is your daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Wednesday, June 3. This will be updated as information becomes available:

• As businesses open up across the province, B.C.’s top doctor reminds that “testing is not enough” to keep COVID-19 transmission down in workplaces.

• Different return-to-play scenarios are being considered by the BC Hockey Leagues for the 2020-21 season, and the league remains confident play will go ahead despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

• A group of seniors have had to press pause on their daily workout, after the City of Surrey threatened to levy fines against a South Surrey retirement home unless it stopped hosting musical performances and dance classes in front of its building.

• The annual B.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run, partnering RCMP with Special Olympians, is dramatically altered by COVID-19.

• The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold as it said it believes the economy has avoided its worst-case scenario due to the pandemic.

• The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says.



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