"So stimulus is something that we need to be looking at in a month's time", said Premier John Horgan.
"Every day at the briefing, we report on numbers, but let's not lose the truth that we are speaking about people", Health Minister Adrian Dix said.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are 48 new cases in B.C., which is now a total of 472 cases.
Most of the people who have died of the disease in the province were residents of long-term care facilities, including the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver and the Haro Park Centre Society in Vancouver.
She said about two dozen people providing essential health services around the province have been diagnosed with the virus, though most of the cases are mild, requiring no hospitalization.
At Monday's press conference, Henry said Lynn Valley had no seen 36 residents and 19 staffers infected by the virus.
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But Henry said most people have been obeying the rules, but she didn't rule out using the police to enforce regulations if necessary. The B.C. government is partnering with business and labour leaders to build an economic stimulus plan.
Henry said she senses people in B.C. have grasped the necessity of following her recent orders to stay home if sick, self-isolate for 14 days if recently travelled and to practise physical distancing from others when outside.
She says there are people with COVID-19 symptoms who may have this disease but maintains that not everyone needs to be tested.
Henry said 248 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 150 in Fraser Health, 39 on Vancouver Island, 30 in Interior Health and five in Northern Health.
Stewart said council will meet virtually on Monday morning to vote on an amendment to the city's emergency powers bylaw that would allow bylaw officers to issue penalties to anyone either gathering in large groups or not doing what they can to keep two metres apart.
"When those new orders come in ... we want to have the tools to have a little bit of the stick, in addition to the education", said city manager Sadhu Johnston.