NCRD COVID-19 RESPONSE - UPDATE

May 21, 2020

The North Coast Regional District (NCRD) is engaged in planning activities to be proactive in minimizing the public health and safety risk in our communities, as well as managing and mitigating any potential COVID-19 impacts to our facilities, operations and delivery of essential services.

The safety and well-being of our communities and staff is of utmost importance to the NCRD. The NCRD is mandated to take its direction from the Province of B.C. and the Provincial Health Officer in remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In brief, the Province of B.C. is coordinating the response specific to supply chain, protecting consumers, enforcement, travel, protecting vulnerable populations, and emergency response coordination.

The Province has also directed the NCRD to activate its emergency planning. The NCRD would like to sincerely thank its community members for remaining vigilant by adhering to the Provincial Health Officer’s orders and recommendations in the interest of protecting our health and the health of our loved ones. We wish to acknowledge the tremendous work of essential service providers in our communities that continue to provide the goods and services our community relies upon. The NCRD also wishes to remind community members that misinformation and rumours are not only irresponsible, but reckless and do nothing more than to drive fear and anxiety in the community. We are working closely with health authorities and provincial ministries to ensure that our communities are protected. Should the level of risk to the community change, the NCRD Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will provide notice to its residents.

We must remember to follow the health recommendations around social distancing, hand hygiene, limiting non-essential activities and travel outside of the house and community, and self-isolating in the event you are feeling any symptoms. We must continue to be strong, supportive and respectful of each other so we can remain a healthy and vibrant community. During this time, the NCRD remains at your service. We do ask that residents follow the advice of our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, to be kind, be calm and be safe. Staff will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, undertake proactive measures, and continue to liaise with other agencies, organizations, and communities to protect our communities.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please refer to:

Northern Health (www.northernhealth.ca)
HealthLink BC (www.healthlinkbc.ca)
BC Centre for Disease Control (www.bccdc.ca) Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter
Health Canada (www.canada.ca)
World Health Organization (www.who.int)

Additional information on federal and provincial government supports can be found online at: the Government of Canada website and the Province of B.C. website.

If you think you may have come into contact with COVID-19 of are showing symptoms, call 8-1-1 for advice or see COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line to help answer questions and concerns from Northern B.C. residents. The NH COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line can be reached at 1-844-645-7811.

For more information contact Daniel Fish, CAO and Emergency Operations Centre Director for the North Coast Regional District at 250.624.2002, extension 8 or email cao@ncrdbc.com.

Resources: 

COVID- 19 Provincial Supports Updated May 20, 2020

COVID- 19 Provincial Supports Updated May 19, 2020

COVID- 19 Provincial Supports Updated May 12, 2020

Go Forward Management Strategy Technical Briefing - May 6

Premier outlines plan to restart B.C. safely

Regional Letter Regarding Travel Restrictions

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

COVID-19 Provincial Supports - Updated April 14, 2020

NEWS RELEASE - Property Assessment Appeal Board Extension Board's Appeal Deadline

B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be Prohibited

Fire Bans and Restrictions

Handwashing with Soap and Water

BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) Program (Providing up to $500 a month to help renters and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

COVID-19 Pandemic – Be Prepared, Be Well: How to care for yourself and others

COVID-19: Local Government & First Nations Frequently Asked Questions

How To Isolate at Home when you have COVID-19

Northern Health Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Health Emergency Management BC - Use of Non-Medical Masks

Province of BC Recreation Order

COVID-19: Interim Communicable Disease Control Guidelines for Industrial Camps

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

COVID-19 Guidance to Retail Food and Grocery Stores

Information Bulletin - Guidance to Retail Food and Grocery Stores Operating During COVID-19

Mental Health and Anxiety: Bounce Back BC and Anxiety Canada

COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool

How to Self-Isolate for those who have COVID-19 or Respiratory Symptoms

Self-isolation Guide for Caregivers and Household Members of those with COVID-19

A Joint Alberta-British Columbia Statement on Long Weekend Travel

Minister James Statement on March Labour Force Survey

Parliamentary Secretary’s Statement on Safe Spaces for People Leaving Violence

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence or abuse, please contact VictimLinkBC at 1 800 563-0808 or by email at: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

Timely information about schools, programs and educational services, including regularly updated frequently asked questions in multiple languages, is available at: www.gov.bc.ca/SafeSchools/

For the provincial health officer's orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca\covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/ 
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews 
On YouTube: www.youtube.com/ProvinceofBC

For workers and employers who need help understanding the law and their rights, have workplace heath and safety questions or who need help with claims, call:
Employment Standards Branch: 1 833 236-3700
For health and safety assistance: 1 888 621-7233 (1 888 621-SAFE)
For workers and claims: 1 888 967-5377 (1 888 WORKERS)