Recognizing the extraordinary circumstances patients, staff and medical staff are in and to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Fraser Health is temporarily suspending pay parking at all health authority owned and operated sites until further notice.
Effective April 1, this applies to the general public, staff and medical staff.
Fraser Health pay parking machines require individuals to touch screens and buttons that may have been touched by someone previously. Discontinuing the use of pay parking machines reduces the risk of potential spread of infection and also supports physical distancing measures that have been mandated by the Provincial Health Officer.
To ensure equitability for all staff and medical staff, whether they are working from home or at health authority sites, Fraser Health is also temporarily suspending payroll deductions for parking fees.
In addition, B.C. Transit ProPass payroll deductions for staff and medical staff are being temporarily suspended in communities where B.C. Transit has suspended paid transit.
To help reduce the risk of transmission and flatten the curve of COVID-19, Fraser Health reminds people to:
Wash your hands frequently
Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth
Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or sleeve instead of your hands
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Adhere to physical distancing practices and avoid group settings
Fraser Health is also asking the public to also do their part, which includes staying home when you are sick and social distancing – such as staying home and at least two metres away from others – to help reduce virus transmission.
For the latest information about COVID-19 and steps being taken to reduce its impact, visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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