COVID-19 Update April 22, 2020:
📊 There are 71 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. There are a total of 1,795 cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are 747 cases in the Fraser Health region.
🍽 School districts throughout BC continue to provide meals to over 75,000 families.
🔴 Sadly, 3 more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. My thoughts are with their families, caregivers, and communities in this painful time.
💖 To help support local business, the District of Mission and their community partners have launched #ILoveMission; #ILoveMission will provide concrete examples of how residents can support local businesses, and resources for businesses looking to establish online platforms. For more information, please visit this link.
🖥 Corporations, companies, societies, and cooperatives in BC will now be allowed to hold electronic meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
👨🎓 The federal government has proposed a Canada Emergency Student Benefit for students new graduates who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Available from May to August, this benefit would provide $1,250/month for eligible students and $1,750/month for students with dependents or disabilities. The federal government also announced the new Canada Service Grant which will provide up to $5,000 to students who participate in community and national service.
🏥 Urgent Primary Care Centres (UPCC) continue to open across the province; the newest centre will open on April 27th in the James Bay neighbourhood of Victoria.
As Dr. Henry said, if we are to go to a new normal, we cannot afford any weaknesses in our firewall – we still have work to do to break the chain of transmission in communities. This means we all must continue to be 100% committed to social distancing measures. Collectively, we have already come far in the fight against this pandemic, I know we can do this.
Be safe. Be well.
For more information on Provincial government supports, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support