Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting BC, Island Health announced it’ll be closing two COVID-19 immunization clinics during the afternoon until Tuesday.
Both Eagle Ridge Arena and Archie Browning Sports Centre will be closed at noon on June 27th and 28th.
“Despite mitigation measures, the high temperatures of the afternoon and lack of air conditioning are impacting the safety of our patients and staff,” said Island Health in a media release.
Anyone with appointments at either clinic during this time will be contacted to rebook their appointment.
“We acknowledge this may be frustrating for some people and we ask for patience and understanding as we move through the effects of this extreme weather event.”
Extreme heat has forced #COVID19 immunization appts that were scheduled for after 12 pm Sun June 27 & Mon June 28 at Eagle Ridge Arena & Archie Browning Sports Centre to be rebooked. Everyone affected will be directly contacted & rebooked by #IslandHealth. https://t.co/FZ4K6dGWRs pic.twitter.com/qZNAddrgau
— Island Health (@VanIslandHealth) June 27, 2021
Environment Canada issued a special statement warning of a “dangerous long-duration heat wave” that will affect BC beginning on Friday and lasting until at least Tuesday.
Daytime highs will range from 29 to 37 degrees celsius combined with overnight lows of 18 to 20 degrees celsius. Humidex values during this period will reach the high 30s to possibly the low 40s.