NOKTogether | City Calls for Balanced Reopening of Economy

The City of Vernon is ready to support a gradual and managed return to a more normal social and business environment.

In a letter to the provincial government, Mayor Victor Cumming says he appreciates the government’s “methodical approach” in order to avoid the second wave that Dr. Bonnie Henry references.

“Like many, our council and business community are anxious to enter the recovery phase, e.g., expanding the types of businesses that can open successfully, allowing personal services under strict directions and opening adjacent (pseudo-municipal) provincial parks to day use only,” said Cumming.

“We look forward to the direction of your government, as laid out in a business and social recovery plan which we understand you will release later this week. I concur with Minister Dix and Dr. Henry. We do not want to see a significant second wave of COVID-19 and lose all the gains that we have made collectively.”

Cumming added that he appreciates the government’s commitment “to a process premised on striking confidence in consumers and workers as we move into business and economic recovery, together.”

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