VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to the updated guidance on aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in health-care settings from the BC Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:
“The role of the provincial government and public health is to reduce illness and protect people’s wellbeing. On August 29th, the PHSA published updated guidance for health-care providers that emphasizes risk from aerosol transmission of COVID-19. This is a significant and overdue update to their clinical guidance. The BCNDP government must immediately apply these guidelines in schools, universities, and public settings to mitigate unnecessary illness from COVID-19.