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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Crowding constraints in Interior Health area to rest Dec. 1

Key takeaways:

  • The region was put under crowding limitations on Aug. 20 after fastening in cases.
  • Crowding limitations in the Interior Health quarter are estimated to be rested Dec. 1.

Crowding restrictions to end in the Interior Health region: 

Crowding limitations in B.C.’s Interior Health region will be rested Wednesday, Dec. 1, after a drop in COVID-19 transmission in the region.

Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry declared the differences at a press conference on Tuesday, stating there was also a flattening in hospitalization quantities in the health authority.

The region was put under limitations on Aug. 20 after a spike in transmission. Citizens in the Interior will be able to treat indoor and outdoor parties without capacity limitations beginning Wednesday.

However, rural constraints mandating masks in indoor areas and needing a vaccine card to enter some events will still refer to the area.

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“We’ve been closely monitoring COVID-19 activity, hospitalizations, and immunization rates in Interior Health and we’ve seen our cases drop,” stated Dr Sue Pollock, interim chief health officer for Interior Health. Source –

“We will be lifting the regional restrictions tonight and people will be able to host gatherings in their home and indoor events will be able to return to full capacity with proof of vaccination.” Source –

At the press conference, Henry also declared worship services in B.C. (other than in Northern Health) must be restricted to 50 per cent of capacity except all members are completely vaccinated. If they are each completely vaccinated, 100 per cent capacity will be approved.

Members attending worship services must use a mask during services except eating or drinking is a section of the ceremony. Worship leaders may remove them if they are distancing themselves from others.

Local constraints are also set to be rested in the Northern Health area on Jan. 31 following year. However, Henry did not say when limitations would be rested in the Fraser East health area.

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