Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement at daily news conference in Vancouver Saturday.
Dr. Henry also ordered all "personal service" businesses closed, such as hair or nail salons and tattoo parlors.
Meanwhile, the world's longest undefended border is no longer open for routine, casual traffic between Canada and the United States.
There are now 22 patients hospitalized and 10 of those are in the intensive care unit.
Henry also said another resident and an additional staff member at the long-term care facility have also tested positive for COVID-19.
In response to a question about observing groups of young people gathering on beaches to enjoy the sun and watch sunsets in recent days, Henry again emphasized that young people are not immune to the virus - and it is their obligation to their communities to not gather in groups, even outdoors.
"We want people who have symptoms to contact us, and to feel safe contacting us, knowing their privacy will be protected so the steps to protect the health and safety for all can be taken", Henry said. Twelve are in ICU, said Henry.
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Henry also said that the primary concern to healthcare workers is community spread, rather than in healthcare settings.
Health Minister Adrian Dix did address the public's angst surrounding medical supplies and reassured that the province now has the supplies it needs.
"I believe that the measures that we're doing equate to what they're asking", Henry said.
"When we start talking about flattening the curve, it's not necessarily the tests per day that are important, it's the number of people getting infected, and making sure we can look back at those days ahead and isolate people before they can transmit it to others", she said.
"We need to go outside with our close family, in small groups", she said, adding that means no basketball games, or sitting together in large groups on the beach watching the sunset.
Dix says these measures show how much we have learned from those other places, like China and Italy.
Dix also commented that the cancellation of non-essential surgeries cleared over 2,000 hospital beds in the province and has been instrumental in curbbing the spread of COVID-19. "More precise information will allow people to understand that COVID-19 poses a bigger risk than they think".