Signage on a South Surrey sidewalk reminds pedestrians to respect social-distancing guidelines. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Signage on a South Surrey sidewalk reminds pedestrians to respect social-distancing guidelines. (Tracy Holmes photo)

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

MAY 29: Only four new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

Here’s the latest on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Friday, May 29. This will be updated as information becomes available:

• B.C. health officials reported only four new positive tests for COVID-19 May 29, as the province prepares to open up camping, religious services and other activities restricted by the pandemic.

• After more than two months away from schools, some Surrey students will be returning to their classrooms Monday (June 1) – albeit with a much different look.

B.C. tourism businesses are preparing for the easing of COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions within the province, and many fear they won’t be able to stay viable until it happens.

• Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the federal government is mulling over the idea of allowing U.S. border-closure exceptions for families split between the neighbouring countries.

• The cruise-ship season in Canada is all but dead as Ottawa extends a ban on ships in Canadian waters until the end of October.

• Volunteers at Mount Olive Lutheran Church have a plan in the bag to help support a meal program for Surrey’s most vulnerable.

• The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension could be facing delays as the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed TransLink’s latest investment plan update set for July.

• Local charities and non-profit organizations in Delta can apply now for emergency funding to help them continue to offer much-needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic.



tholmes@peacearchnews.com

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