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City takes action to Enforce Provincial Health Officer's Orders

Mar 21, 2020

Acting under Delta’s State of Local Emergency, City Bylaw Inspectors have been directed to enforce the recent orders made by the Provincial Health Officer related to the closure of certain businesses.

At this time, restaurants are no longer permitted to serve food on premises – only take-out and delivery food service is allowed. Additionally, personal service businesses, such as massage parlours, salons, and tattoo parlours have been directed to close. City Bylaw Inspectors will be shutting down all businesses found to be operating outside of the directives made by the Provincial Health Officer. Bylaw Inspectors will also be extremely proactive in cases where businesses are unable to meet current social distancing requirements, including a visit today to all local golf courses.

Our staff is ready to enforce the orders of Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer. We recognize the hardship this situation is having on local businesses and are actively advocating for measures to ease the financial burden on local businesses and commercial property owners during these difficult times. However, we must act on the direction of Dr. Henry to keep our community safe.

      - Mayor George V. Harvie  

Visit the City’s website at Delta.ca/coronavirus for updates to Delta’s response to COVID-19 as well as resources for local businesses.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office by telephone at 604-946-3210 or e-mail MayorHarvie@delta.ca.