Province Announces Restart Plan
In May, the Province of British Columbia announced its four-stage Restart Plan, beginning on May 25, 2021. To learn more about the plan, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart
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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 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