COVID-19: Delta takes action to enforce health officers’ orders

The City of Delta is taking further action to with regards to the closure of additional businesses in the community.

According to a news release issued just after 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, acting under Delta’s state of local emergency, city bylaw inspectors have been directed to enforce the orders Saturday morning by provincial health officer Bonnie Henry related to the closure of certain businesses.

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According to Delta restaurants are no longer permitted to serve food on premises – only take-out and delivery food service is allowed. Additionally, personal service businesses, such as massage parlours, salons, and tattoo parlours have been directed to close. City bylaw inspectors will be shutting down all businesses found to be operating outside of the directives made by the provincial health officer. Bylaw inspectors will also be extremely proactive in cases where businesses are unable to meet current social distancing requirements, including a visit Saturday to all local golf courses.

“Our staff is ready to enforce the orders of Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer,” said Mayor George Harvie. “We recognize the hardship this situation is having on local businesses and are actively advocating for measures to ease the financial burden on local businesses and commercial property owners during these difficult times. However, we must act on the direction of Dr. Henry to keep our community safe.”

Visit the City’s website at Delta.ca/coronavirus for updates to Delta’s response to COVID-19 as well as resources for local businesses.

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