Greetings to all of the folks living along the shores of Stuart Lake, from Mayor, Council and Staff of the District of Fort St. James.
It has been more than a year since the WHO declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. On March 12, 2020, Quebec became the first Province to declare a state of emergency, and other Provinces and Territories followed soon afterwards in that month. In British Columbia, the rate of infection was initially the slowest, as social distancing and other measures were adopted Province wide; and Dr. Bonnie Henry described this as a “glimmer of hope”. Since then, as we will know, a number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths have continued to increase, with outbreaks occurring mostly as a result of holiday gatherings. As of March 3, 2021, we have had over 80,000 confirmed cases, and 1372 people have died in BC during the past year. Unfortunately, the last two weeks have seen upward trends in both new cases and hospitalizations in our Province. For full letter click here.