You may have seen on the news that the Coronavirus is finding its way into BC. You may be aware the Health Minister of BC has issued a statement with the federal health minister in which they make the following recommendation:
“There has been a notable transmission of COVID-19 at events, such as religious gatherings. As a result, we recommend social distancing and forgoing usual greetings. As an alternative, we recommend considering virtual online gatherings."
Refer to: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0064-000413
Each of you within your own communities will need to decide how you want to respond to this recommendation, but I make the following suggestions:
Blessings to you all as we live into the uncertainty of what this means for all of us.
In gratitude for your service,
Regional Executive Minister
Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regional Councils
Rev. Jay Olsen
Pacific Mountain Regional Council President