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.