COVID-19 Update April 30:
📊 There are 25 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are a total of 2,112 cases in BC. There are 961 cases in the Fraser Health region.
🔴 Tragically, 2 more people have passed away in BC due to COVID-19. My thoughts and condolences are with their families, caregivers, and communities as they grieve in this incredibly difficult moment.
🏞 The B.C. government is deferring stumpage fees to help people, communities and forest companies navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. The deferral will leave eligible companies with an estimated $80 million so they can pay employees, pay contractors and pay other bills needed to keep their doors open or reopen them faster.
✅ Hospitalizations in BC due to COVID-19 continue to decrease.
It’s been 100 days since Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry gave their first televised warnings about COVID-19 in our province. So much has changed since then, but we have remained committed to combating this epidemic. The last 100 days have been tough for everyone, but thanks to your efforts we have avoided the worst scenarios. Thank you for showing what it means to care about your community.
Be safe. Be well.
For more information on today’s announcement on stumpage fees, please visit this link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020FLNR0026-000786
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