As we move towards Phase II of reopening the country, we want to remind you to stay safe, healthy, calm, and kind.
There are many businesses opening their doors with new protocols in place and while we understand this may be frustrating and confusing, for both business owners and customers, we must trust in the process and learn to adapt to these new rules. These new protocols have been put in place for the safety of ourselves and our loved ones.
Life as we knew it may not return to our "normal" even as we approach this second phase of the country reopening. Our new norm will include wearing face masks, consistent hand washing, and continued social distancing. Until a vaccine or cure for Covid-19 is found, tested, and proven, we will live in this new norm, which is not normal at all.
Consistent handwashing is, without a doubt, the best way to stop the spread of this virus. You will find hand sanitizer at the entrances to malls, banks, grocery stores and so many more going forward. Wearing a mask is also a great way to protect ourselves and others. They may not feel stylish or even comfortable at first, but with a little time, you may find yourself more comfortable wearing a mask than not.
We’d like to remind you that even though many businesses are reopening, it’s not a reason to be rushing out shopping or meeting in large groups. We are still at great risk for a second wave of this virus to affect us and we need to now be as diligent as ever.
In British Columbia, particularly on Vancouver Island, our numbers have remained quite low. Our province acted quickly, our citizens followed procedures, and luckily, we were able to keep the virus at bay for the most part. If we can continue following these new protocols, we can keep the number of infected persons down and hopefully get ourselves ‘back to normal’ sooner, rather than later.
If you have any questions or would simply like to discuss Phase II and how it will affect businesses, the real estate market, the local economy, investments, or anything else, please let me know as I would be more than happy to speak with you.
As always, we at JP Real Estate would like to remind you that we are more than a real estate company, we are a community and we will get through this together. We look forward to speaking with you and connecting greatness!