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Province Announces New COVID-19 Orders
The Province of British Columbia has extended the current Provincial Health Orders (PHO) that were originally set to expire on November 23.
The PHOs will now be in effect until December 7, 2020.
The new PHO requires that all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and non-essential travel. Masks are now mandatory in all public indoor and retail spaces in B.C.
This means, until December 7, 2020 at midnight:
- No social gatherings of any size, indoors or outdoors, with anyone other than your household or core bubble.
- All events and community-based gatherings as defined in the PHO order – Gatherings and Events are suspended. This includes:
- Musical or theatre performances
- Seasonal activities
- Silent auctions
- In-person religious services
For most people, their core bubble is their immediate household. For others, their core bubble may contain a partner, relative, friend or co-parent who lives in a different household. This should be a maximum of two people outside of those living in your immediate household.
An immediate household is considered to be a group of people who live in the same dwelling. For example:
- If you have a rental suite in your home, the suite is a separate household.
- If you live in an apartment or house with roommates, you are all members of the same household.
People who live alone
People who live alone cannot host gatherings. They can continue to see the same one or two people of their core bubble at each other’s homes.
The province is advising against all non-essential travel throughout B.C.
Until December 7, 2020, all British Columbians are being asked to stay in their own community and leave only for essential reasons such as work and health care appointments.
While most SLRD staff members are working remotely, a core team is working from the administration office, located at 1350 Aster Street in Pemberton, BC. The office is open to the public for limited front-counter service. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. There will be a closure for lunch from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Visitors to the office, please note the following:
- The partial reopening of the office is to facilitate pickup and drop off services only.
- Access is to the foyer only.
- To maintain physical distancing, a maximum of two members of the public will be allowed in the foyer at a time (please refer to spacer located on the carpet that shows spacing requirements).
- Visitors must wear a mask.
The SLRD is committed to ensuring that services to the community remain in place, while taking the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of its employees. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
For general inquiries:
SLRD COVID-19 NOTICES:
November 20, 2020: Province Announces New COVID-19 Orders
October 8, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
September 18, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
September 11, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
September 4, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
August 27, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
August 21, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
August 13, 2020: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
August 7, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
July 31, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
July 24, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
July 13, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
June 26, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
June 19, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
June 11, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
June 5, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
May 28, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
May 22, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
May 14, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
May 8, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
April 30, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
April 23, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
April 18, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
April 9, 2020 NOTICE: Message from the SLRD Board Chair
April 4, 2020 NOTICE: Message from SLRD Board Chair
April 2, 2020 NOTICE: Temporary Closure of Britannia Beach Playground and Trails
March 31, 2020 NOTICE: Temporary Closure of Furry Creek Beach Access
March 30, 2020 NOTICE: Province Offers Guidance to Retail Food and Grocery Stores Operating During COVID-19
March 27, 2020 NOTICE: Message from SLRD Board Chair
March 27, 2020 NOTICE: Open Burning Restrictions in Place
March 26, 2020 NOTICE: Notice of Changes to Procedure for Receiving Requests For Proposals
March 26, 2020 NOTICE: State of Local Emergency Suspended
March 26, 2020 NOTICE: Temporary Closure of Naylor Way
March 22, 2020 NOTICE: Notice from SLRD Board Chair
March 21, 2020 NOTICE: Notice to Avoid Travel Outside of Your Home Community
March 21, 2020 NOTICE: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
March 20, 2020 NOTICE: State of Local Emergency Declared
March 19, 2020 NOTICE: Free Stores to Close Temporarily
March 18, 2020 NOTICE: SLRD Administration Building is Closed Until Further Notice - Staff Available Remotely
SLRD COVID-19 NEWS RELEASES:
April 21, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Hosts First Virtual Board Meeting in Response to COVID-19
April 17, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Communities Launch "Feed the Need" Program to Support Local Food Banks
April 7, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Communities in Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Ask Visitors Not To Come During COVID-19 Pandemic
March 18, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Announces Changes in Light of COVID-19 Situation
If you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms, do not go to your local health clinic or hospital. Instead, call the Provincial Healthlink line at: 8-1-1.
Health authorities advise that the most important steps residents can take to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19 include:
- Stay home from work, school, social gatherings and events if you are experiencing any illness (even mild symptoms).
- Practice social distancing - maintain a one-metre distance between yourself and anyone else who is coughing or sneezing.
- Forgo usual greetings (e.g. handshakes or hugs).
- Avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada.
- Anyone returning from travel outside of Canada is asked to stay away from work or school for 14 days upon their return.
- Cancel gatherings of 50 or more people.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Limit contact with people who appear to be ill.
Links to Information Sources:
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- First Nations Health Authority
- Interior Health Authority
- Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
- Government of Canada
- Sea to Sky Healing Project
Toolkit for mental health in the time of COVID-19
- Sea to Sky Community Services
SSCS continues to operate and offer programs and services during the health crisis. Resources, help and support for children, youth and adults.
- Vancouver Coastal Health
- Interior Health
- Bounceback BC
Free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
- Mental Health and Susbtance Use Supports in BC
- Mental Well-being during COVID-19 - BC Centre For Disease Control
- Crisis Centre BC
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis, 24/7 distress phone and online services, both of the 310-6789 and 1-800-SUICIDE phone lines are available in over 140 languages.
- Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression - BC Government
- Virtual Mental Health Supports During COVID-19
- Mental Health Check-In - Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Division
This tool will help you take a look at your mental health and wellness in light of COVID-19. Crisis line available.
- Anxiety Canada
Online resource providing self-help information, community programs and workshops in British Columbia, resources for parents and caregivers treating anxiety.
- Supporting Children During COVID-19
Free, on-demand webinar
- Provincial Support
- Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
- District of Lillooet
- Village of Pemberton
- Resort Municipality of Whistler
- District of Squamish
- Squamish Chamber of Commerce
- Whistler Chamber of Commerce
- Pemberton Chamber of Commerce
- Lillooet Chamber of Commerce
- Worksafe BC
- Small Business BC Support Service
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program
- Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program
- Canadian Business Resilience Reopening Toolkit