Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier has examined constructive for COVID-19.
The BC Liberal MLA began feeling signs earlier this week, quickly after receiving the primary dose of a vaccine. He’s the primary BC MLA to publicly report he has examined constructive for COVID-19.
His spouse has additionally contracted the virus. They’re at present isolating of their dwelling in Dawson Creek.
“We’re all presently self-isolating and at present everyone seems to be doing effectively. This got here as a shock to all of us as we’ve been following all the general public well being tips, comparable to bodily distancing, carrying masks, and avoiding indoor gatherings,” Bernier wrote on his Fb web page.
“As a lot of you could have seen on social media, I used to be vaccinated the week of April 26. The BC Centre for Illness Management informed me I used to be uncovered earlier than I used to be vaccinated and that I used to be not infectious after I was on the Legislature from April 19-22.”
In mid-April the province introduced Dawson Creek had the best fee of COVID-19 per capita within the province and made the neighborhood a vaccine precedence. The town had an an infection fee of 552 per 100,000, individuals.
Bernier serves because the BC Liberal finance critic. Bernier served as BC Schooling Minister from 2015 to 2017.
Bernier says he will likely be spending time with household as he works in direction of recovering from the virus.
“I wish to encourage everybody to get their vaccination as quickly as potential. I caught the virus whereas following all protocols. The vaccine – any of the vaccines out there – provide an added layer of safety. It effectively assist all of us get again to a traditional life,” Bernier mentioned.
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