VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says people who celebrate Easter, Passover, Ramadan and other religious holidays should plan now to safely participate virtually in their traditional ceremonies.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says many communities have already been considering how they can safely practise their faith and support seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Henry says she will be speaking with faith leaders next week to share ideas on ways that people can use available tools to be united during an important time.
The provincial health officer also announced six more deaths in British Columbia, where 31 people have now died and an additional 55 new cases of the virus have been recorded, for a total of 1,121 cases.
Henry says residents in smaller communities are concerned that people visiting vacation homes and fishing lodges could potentially bring COVID-19 with them by making non-essential trips.
She says resources may not be available to support visitors who become ill while they're away or for those who live in small towns if the virus is transmitted there.