Metro supports Delta request for better COVID-19 data

Metro Vancouver will ask the province for better and more frequent local COVID-19 data.

Delta Mayor George was planning to bring forward a motion at the next regional district board of directors meeting asking his fellow mayors to request the provincial government provide weekly and more specific data.

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He told the Optimist today (Thursday) that he subsequently spoke with Metro chair Sav Dhaliwal who recommended the motion be put forward at the region’s COVID-19 Response Task Force.

Chaired by Dhaliwal, the task force met Wednesday and voted in favour of sending the request to provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Some of the other items on the task force’s agenda included the inappropriate disposal of personal protective equipment throughout the region, the province’s position on the use of face masks in public places, the visible presence of U.S. residents traveling in Metro Vancouver, the importance for a continued closure of the Canada-U.S. border and public concerns regarding airlines not allowing for physical distancing measures when seating passengers.

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