Despite her repeatedly stressing the importance of social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic continues, it appears many people in Metro Vancouver are not taking Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s words to heart and/or simply ignoring her advice.
And now, two popular destinations for both locals and tourists in North Vancouver have been closed to the public “until further notice” as a result.
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On Twitter, the District of North Vancouver announced it is officially closing the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and the Quarry Rock hike to the public.
The closure will be enforced as of 7 am, Sunday, March 22.
“Visitors are not following provincial health officer orders to keep 2 metres’ distance, despite signs and staff enforcing physical distancing at trail entrances,” the District said.
In a press conference Friday, Henry once again repeated just how crucial it is for British Columbians to avoid groups and large gatherings in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
“This is not forever,” she said. “But right now we need to be in small groups … one or two of us. And we need to maintain our distance with others. We must be united in these efforts and we need to build that firewall and make sure we keep it as strong as we can and that there are no gaps.”