The announcement this week of the Province’s four-stage Restart Plan is welcome news.
The plan carefully outlines what the next four months could look like, as we inch closer to a post-pandemic scenario.
We are in a much different place than we were even a few short weeks ago, when COVID-19 cases were surging, causing strain on our hospitals and forcing stronger provincial health orders, travel restrictions and limited interactions and activities.
I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the commitment we have seen from so many to get us to where we are at today, and to thank everyone – from our frontline workers to our Provincial leaders, for the work you have done to help get us here. And, locally, our communities within the SRLD, our First Nations neighbours, my colleagues at the SLRD Board table, and the team of staff who have not waivered in their commitment to their work, and to each other – thank you.
For now, and as Dr. Henry has reminded us, vaccine is the key to getting to the other side of this. Immunization is what protects our communities and protection through immunization is what the Province is focusing on right now.
On that note, I would ask that each of us continue to stay the course, have patience and advocate for vaccination in our communities and among our peer groups and families.
I am as anxious as you are to get back regain some normalcy in our day-to-day lives, and, when it’s safe to do so, I will happily join the rest of the Province in a collective, post-Covid hug.
Chair, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District