Major B.C. events during coronavirus outbreak: What’s cancelled, what’s postponed

As concern about the novel coronavirus grows, major public events are faced with tough questions about whether to postpone, cancel or go ahead with their plans.

British Columbia has so far not issued a directive to cancel community events, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said each large event is being taken on a case-by-case basis, guided by a risk assessment.

“It’s a guidance that helps us look at who’s coming, is it indoors is it outdoors, what are the things that increase the risk, but also, what are the things that organizers at mass gatherings can do to help reduce the risk for participants,” she said.

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