Stay at home has been the message from Mayor Al McDonald since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will continue to be the message.
“We’re hearing that people might be letting their guards down a little bit,” he said to Moose FM. “They’re having visitors over, or they’re going to visit. I can’t stress this enough, don’t do that. If you need to get out and exercise, walk your pet, strengthen your mental health, we get it. As long as you are following all the protocols, you’re at low risk.”
“Our concern is people are letting their guards down when visiting others and that is the quickest way to disaster,” McDonald added. “Stay strong and keep doing what you are doing and follow all the protocols.”
He says visitors are the most constant item he gets asked about.
“Your neighbours are noticing you are having visitors over and they are scared,” McDonald said. “They are reaching out to me and it’s the number one message I am getting across the city. Ask those individuals to please respect our community, please respect our frontline workers, just hang in there, we are doing good, but that is a recipe for disaster.”
Locally, there are 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 18, 16 are listed as resolved.