1.With less than a week until hair salons and other businesses can re-open, companies have been busy converting workspaces to the ‘new normal’
Laila Testini, who owns Crush Hair Company in Surrey, says her staff have all taken a sanitation course to provide the safest environment possible for customers.
“We’ve also got masks for all of our clients and our staff. The staff have to wear face shields now and gloves and we’ve switched to a variety of disposable products like chair covers and capes,” says Testini.
Like many hair salons and businesses, Crush Hair Company will be reopening their doors May 19th.

2.The province is handing out thousands of smartphones to homeless people  to try and keep them safer during the pandemic.
They say with libraries closed – people don’t have access to the internet to arrange virtual doctor meets up, or medication refills  and the phones will help with that.
It will also allow them to stay connected to family and friends.
So far 1,000 phones have been handed out, including 200 at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park.
Surrey is among the cities also set to receive them soon.

3. Don’t even think of coming to White Rock this weekend!
That’s the message from city council who say extra police officers will be on duty Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night to stop long weekend visitors in their tracks and send them right back home.
They want to remind you B.C is still in “phase one” of its recovery plan and that means White Rock remains closed until at least May 19th when phase two is set to begin.

4. There’s hints the US-Canada border ban could be extended.
While Trudeau says he isn’t ready to comment on an extension just yet as there’s still another week of the ban left, the Canadian Press claims Canada has already asked for another 30-day extension ban on non-essential travel.

5. To wear a mask or not to wear a mask?
Dr. Theresa Tam says it all depends on what the COVID-19 situation is in your community and what you’re doing, so really….no clear answer.
Tam says masks are beneficial in areas where a COVID-19 community transmission has actually occurred or in tight spaces where it’s hard to social distance such as public transit or in certain stores.