Notices, Workshops & Rides: Ferry service and visitors
I would like to endorse the idea of asking visitors to stay away from Cortes right now, in the interests of practicing social distancing and avoiding non-essential travel. Vacationing on Cortes is non-essential travel and only serves to expose our community to this deadly virus. Following the lead of quadra and Tofino is the responsible thing to do at this time and will help us flatten the curve.
Regarding ferry use, there should be measures in place to ensure that it is only being used for essential purposes that are in line with what the provincial and federal governments have decided are necessary.
With reduced demand for the ferries at this time, we should probably use the opportunity to cut our GHG emissions and reduce sailings. At least we're all supporting our local grocery stores a lot more with this crisis!