COVID-19 Update April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 2, 2020:

πŸ“Š There are 55 new confirmed cases in British Columbia for a total of 1121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. There are 386 cases in the Fraser Health region.

❗ Dr. Bonnie Henry is urging all British Columbians to cancel non-essential travel within the province.

πŸ”΄ I am very saddened by the news of 6 more people having passed due to COVID-19. 1 of these 6 was in the Fraser Health region. This brings the total number of deaths in BC due to COVID-19 to 31. Once again, my thoughts are with the families as they mourn in this incredibly difficult time.

βœ… Temporary tax exemptions for those on assistance for Employment Insurance and the $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Those eligible for EI or the CERB will not have that amount deducted from their monthly assistance cheque.

πŸ’΅ A $300 income supplement for the next three months for people on income or disability assistance who do not qualify for CERB or EI.

βœ… Those receiving the $52 Transportation Supplement will see this added to their assistance cheque this month and each subsequent month the fare suspension remains place.

CBC News: 6 more COVID-19 patients die in B.C., for a total of 31, case confirmed at Okanagan jail.

For more information on supports announced today for people on income or disability assistance, please visit this link:

For more information on today’s announcement of relief for BC Hydro clients, please visit this link: