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  • Kamloops Chamber urges greater transparency on rationale for public health orders

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    January 14, 2022

    Kamloops Chamber urges greater transparency on rationale for public health orders

    Kamloops’ businesses have again been greatly impacted by recent public health orders made by our Provincial Government resulting in the closure of certain businesses.

    The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce recognizes the need for actions like these if the Government is aware of information that would support protective measures; however, in the absence of such information, the measures imposed appear inconsistent and arbitrary, which make them more challenging for the affected businesses and for members of the public to accept.

    Specifically, we are urging the government to produce rationale that would support the closures in the fitness industry and the reduced capacity and closures in the hospitality sector compared to other sectors, so that our members and the public can better understand the rationale for these orders and future orders. For instance, how is the transmission at gyms exceptional to that of shopping malls or organized sports, which remain open without any additional restrictions?

    If this data or analysis cannot be provided, we are then asking the Government not to extend any of the current public health orders past January 18, 2022.

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    Media Contact:
    Acacia Pangilinan
    Executive Director
    Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
    P: 778-257-5900
    E: acacia@kamloopschamber.ca