As a result, Dr. Henry and Minister Dix said the provincial health officer's order on bars, nightclubs and banquet halls has been amended.
Dr. Bonnie Henry also says all bars, pubs, and restaurants will have to stop selling alcohol at 10 p.m., and these venues are required to close by 11 p.m., unless they're serving also food, in which case, they'll be allowed to stay open longer, but without the sale of alcohol.
There have been a total of 429 new test-positive cases of Covid-19, including 12 epi-linked cases, in BC since Friday's update, as the total case count in the province has now climbed to 6591.
On the weekend, Vancouver Coastal Health issued exposure warnings for three bars or nightclubs along Granville Street.
British Columbia reported 429 new cases of COVID-19, including 12 epi-linked cases, this afternoon (Sept.8), this after the last update on September 4.
Across the province, 1386 cases are considered active, and over three thousand people are under active health monitoring due to exposure to a known case.
"The location may be different, but the risks in these uncontrolled environments are similar - being indoors, in close face-to-face contact with a number of people for an extended period of time, and in many cases, with alcohol", said Henry. Another 116 were reported during the next 24-hour period, followed by days of 107 and 83 cases, respectively.
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Music and background sounds must not be louder than the volume of normal conversation in those venues.
Health Minister Adrian Dix says he knows that people are exhausted of the restrictions, but he says people need to help flatten the COVID-19 curve once again.
Henry also continued to request people cut back their social interactions to reduce the risk of transmission.
As well, 32 individuals are hospitalized, 12 of whom are in ICU. Henry said the lower volumes will make it easier for people to communicate without raising their voices.
Henry said B.C.'s vaccination strategy will be on a scale "not yet seen", and encouraged everyone in the province over the age of six months to get vaccinated against influenza.
"Let's use this time to close the gaps that have emerged, recommit to keeping our wall strong and protect ourselves and those around us".
The province also recorded two additional deaths, both of them in long-term care homes.