British Columbia’s top doctor is asking office-based workplaces and companies to keep employees working from home, until next year.
Dr. Bonnie Henry informed the public of the provincial health decision in Thursday’s COVID-19 press briefing, which came with the announcement of 538 new cases of the disease.
“Right now, we are asking all office-based employers to temporarily suspend their efforts to get workers safely back into their workplaces, and to support working from home, where possible, until at least the New Year,” said Henry.
“For anyone going to work, It is important that we minimize all of those social interactions with our colleagues before, during, and after work.”
“Those are the things where we are seeing transmission in communities, in workplaces around the province – and it is many different types of workplaces,” she added.
For those who work onsite in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions from Nov. 7 to 23, Henry has ordered that workplaces conduct daily in-person health screenings.