It has now been over a year since BC first implemented its state of emergency, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, over a year later, a third wave of infections has pushed daily case rates back up to near all-time highs. Meanwhile, continual vaccination rollouts have seen over a million doses administered.

So things are pretty complicated, in a nutshell. And while we’re anxious to sit down for a little patio brunch with our friends, we’d rather wait until things are back under control and actually allowed before doing so. In the meanwhile, it looks like socially distanced park meetups are the way to go.

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Every person in BC who receives a vaccine helps make us all safer. To date, 1,061,208 or nearly 1 in 4 eligible British Columbians have received their first dose. We’ve come a long way, but we know there’s more work to do to put the pandemic behind us.

— BC Government News (@BCGovNews) April 13, 2021

With any luck, the ongoing public health measures, paired with BC’s vaccination program, will see restrictions loosened later on in the spring. However, we doubt that the state of emergency itself is going anywhere anytime soon- the latest wave has proven just how quickly things can get out of control.

If you’re curious about the current restrictions province-wide, just click here. And for more info on what the BC state of emergency actually means (although we’re sure everyone knows by now) click here instead.

Enjoy the day and stay safe out there, folks!