My family and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are all presently self-isolating and currently everyone is doing well. This came as a shock to all of us as we have been following all the public health guidelines, such as physical distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding indoor gatherings.
As many of you may have seen on social media, I was vaccinated the week of April 26. The BC Centre for Disease Control told me I was exposed before I was vaccinated and that I was not infectious when I was at the Legislature from April 19-22.
I want to encourage everyone to get their vaccination as soon as possible. I caught the virus while following all protocols. The vaccine – any of the vaccines available – offer an added layer of protection. It well help all of us get back to a normal life.
For the coming days I will be spending my time with my family, following all the directions of public health officials. My family remains my priority and I will not be available for media requests for the time being.
- Mike Bernier - Peace River South