COVID-19: News, Updates and Resources

COVID-19 in BC

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) COVID-19 DASHBOARD


COVID-19 News & Resources


SLRD NEWS, NOTICES & PRESS RELEASES  

February 5, 2021

The Province of BC announced Friday, February 5, 2021 that the orders which came into effect on November 19, 2020 at midnight, and were due to expire at midnight February 5, will be kept in place until further noticed, based on direction from the Public Health Officer (PHO). 

By order and direction of the PHO, all gathering and events are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions. 

Please follow all Public Health Orders and recommendations:

  • Masks are mandatory in all public indoor and retail spaces in B.C.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel. This includes travel into and out of B.C. and between regions of the province.
  • No social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your household or core bubble
  • Stay at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others in public. Give others space to keep their distance too.

The Province also announced enhanced safety measures for public schools in British Columbia. 

SLRD Administration

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:

February 5, 2021: Province extends COVID-19 Orders Indefinitely

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 27, 2020 NOTICE: Transfer Stations and Landfills Remain Open: Please Take Precautions to Limit Amount of Time Spent On Site

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 RELEASECommunities 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


PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES

What is COVID-19

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.

Self-Assessment Tool

Links to Information Sources:


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Local

Provincial

National

  • Anxiety Canada
    Online resource providing self-help information, community programs and workshops in British Columbia, resources for parents and caregivers treating anxiety. 

Other


GOVERNMENT RESOURCES


SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES


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