On the Street: Are you eager for COVID restrictions to lift?

Eager for restrictions to go

Victoria Femia

COVID restrictions in the province may begin to lift by mid-February if cases continue to decrease.

In a news conference Friday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that if B.C. continues to see a decrease in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the coming weeks, some restrictions on social gatherings could be lifted by Family Day.

The province has had five separate waves of COVID-19, since the pandemic began in 2020, with a total of 318,906 positive tests.

“People have a level of immunity because we've stepped up for booster doses... if we are continuing on this trajectory then yes, I do hope that we will be able to lift some of those restrictions and gradually get back to those needed connections,” Dr. Henry said.

“We can look ahead to a time when we have enough immunity and we have enough control that we can start to open up again, and we can take these extraordinary measures away... We're looking towards the middle of February, Family Day, when we can start to get back to doing some more things again.”

Castanet hit the streets to ask people their thoughts on the possibility of some restrictions being lifted by the Family Day long weekend in February.

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