Statement from Celebration Life Church re: Covid -19

From the BC Centre for Disease Control:

CLASS ORDER (mass gatherings) re: COVID-19 (put into law March 16, 2020)

“E. You belong to the class of people who are the owner, occupier or operator, or are otherwise

responsible for, a place or places at which large numbers of people gather in British Columbia;

 

F. I have reason to believe and do believe that

(i) the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 among the public constitutes a health hazard under the

Public Health Act;

(ii) because the risk of an outbreak extends beyond the authority of one or more medical health

officers and coordinated action is needed to protect the public from contracting COVID-19,

it is in the public interest for me to exercise the powers in sections 30, 31, 32 and 39(3) of the

 

Public Health Act TO ORDER as follows:

You are prohibited from permitting the gathering of people in excess of 50 people at a

place of which you are the owner, occupier or operator, or for which you are otherwise

responsible.

 

This Order expires on May 30, 2020 and is subject to revision, cancellation or extension by me.

You are required under section 42 of the Public Health Act to comply with this Order. Failure to comply

with this Order is an offence under section 99 (1) (k) of the Public Health Act.”

 

Dr Bonnie Henry

 

Our Response:

In accordance with the above, Celebration Life Church will limit gathering to no more than 50 persons. Due to our space we are able to fulfill the suggested social distancing measures with that number of people.

 

We encourage good health on all levels, including washing of hands, and maintaining cleanliness in your surroundings.

 

We encourage those who are immunocompromised such as, cancer, heart disease, COPD, etc to stay at home while also encouraging those who are unwell, to remain at home until symptoms are not present.

 

We will be continuing with our Livestream services and Facebook live. We will be broadcasting on a more regular basis to update, encourage, pray for, and strengthen you with the Word of God.

 

We have adjusted our seating to accommodate social distancing.

 

We have closed our coffee bar and postponed all food services.

 

Should the need arise for assistance for those shut in, we will do our best to provide help.

 

We care about our community and love you all.

 

The Pastors of Celebration Life Church

Reverend Gwen Dreger, Reverend Anne Ukkonen, Reverend Neil McKeever, Pastor Jason MacKay