Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Mayor Harvie

The City continues to work with health authorities and community partners on a proactive approach to deal with COVID-19. Please be assured that the health and well-being of Delta residents and businesses is our number one priority. #DeltaBC #COVID-19 #coronavirus

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I'm George Harvie, the Mayor of the City
of Delta.As Mayor of the City of Delta, I want to take a moment to reassure our residents and businessesthat our City has and will follow the direction provided by the Province of BCthrough the Minister of Health, Provincial Medical Health Officer and the Fraser Health Authority officials.COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.The City of Delta for a number of weeks has been working with internal and external partners, including Fraser Health Authority and the Delta School District.I want to ensure residents and businesses that we have an extensive pandemic planand can adjust City services on the direction and advice of Provincial Health Authorities if and when required.Earlier this week I activated our Delta Emergency plan as COVID-19 poses a significant concern to our City.Our Emergency Operations Center has been opened.This week I have held discussions with the Executive Director of our Delta Hospital.They are very well prepared and know to contact my office should they require any assistance.Recent meetings have been held with the Chair and Superintendent of the Delta School District and the Delta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and staff.We are sharing information and working together to respond to this emergency.As many of you are aware, the Minister of Health and Provincial Medical Health Officer has asked everyone who returns from another countryincluding the United States, to self-isolate for 14 days and directed that events holding over 250 people be cancelled.Delta has immediately initiated action to comply with this direction.The constant advice I am receiving from health authorities is that we stay calm and do the following things:Wash your hands, practice social distancing,Stay home and call 811 if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.The fight to combat the spread of COVID-19 is changing hourly. As Mayor, I will ensure that Delta continues to immediately act on advice and directionfrom our Provincial Government,
Provincial Medical Health Officer and Fraser Health Authority officials. I encourage all Delta residents and businesses to do the same.Please regularly check for the latest announcements and action taken by our City on COVID-19 on our website at Delta.ca and on our social media channels.I would express my sincere gratitude to our Minister of Health Adrian Dix, Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry,involved Provincial Health staff and our dedicated staff at our Delta Hospital who have shown tremendous leadership on combatting the spread of COVID-19 in our city and province.Thank you for your continued diligence. I am confident that by following the advice of public health professionals, we will manage the situation.

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