These are incredibly challenging times. I want to let you know that the most important things you can do right now for our community are as follows.
Practice social distancing.
It may seem overly cautious, but we need to take significant steps right now limit our contact with others to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, province and globally. As much as possible, stay at home. Cancel or postpone gatherings. Keep your kids away from group settings. If you do go out, keep at least two metres away from others, and avoid places where you can’t keep a distance.
Look after our local healthcare system.
Do not go to the Whistler Medical Centre for non-urgent concerns or if you are concerned about symptoms of illness related to COVID-19. Instead, call the special information and assessment line the province has set up at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or visit their website at www.bccdc.ca.
Support our community services.
More than ever, Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) needs your help. Please donate money, not food to help those in our community that need it most. Until then, please donate to WCSS.
Look after each other.
Please continue to be caring and civil towards each other, especially on social media. We all find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and we need to build each other up, not tear each other down.
Again, I can’t emphasize enough that we all must take social distancing recommendations from public health officials very seriously. For those not in Whistler, this is not the time to travel. I ask that you stay home for now until we can welcome you with open arms again.