On Tuesday, B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Province issued Orders banning gatherings of more than 50 people and mandating self-isolation for those who have travelled internationally.
Dr. Henry ordered businesses with primary liquor licences, such as bars, pubs and nightclubs, to shut down as they are unable to meet the province's requirements of social distancing — keeping customers at least one to two metres away from one another.
Henry also said restaurants and cafes that cannot maintain social distancing will need to move to take-out and delivery only.
Prime Minister Trudeau has today announced aid for families and businesses: https://globalnews.ca/news/6694574/coronavirus-trudeau-economic-measures/. More information on this support will be forthcoming.
COVID-19 Resources for residents:
Northern Health INFO LINE:
COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line for Northern BC residents:
HEALTHLINK BC COVID-19 NON-CLINICAL INFORMATION:
PROVINCE OF BC COVID-19 ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL: https://covid19.thrive.health/
BC CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL: http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/
COVID-19 Resources for Businesses:
An excellent resource for business is the PRINCE GEORGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE which has compiled a comprehensive list of links for information regarding COVID-19 and resources for small businesses that you might find helpful: http://www.pgchamber.bc.ca/news-updates/
Contact the Village if you require additional information 250-569-2229.