COVID-19 Public Health Orders & Gov’t Announcement

June 15, 2020: Open Burning Restrictions for all High Smoke Sensitivity Zones in BC have ended

June 10, 2020: Revision to Food Establishments and Liquor Services order (PDF)

June 10, 2020: Guidance on Playground Use

June 03, 2020: Guidance on Sportfishing

June 02, 2020: COVID-19 guidelines from the BC Recreation and Parks Association

June 02, 2020: FNHA Services Resumption Planning Guide (PDF)

June 02, 2020: Province helping British Columbians affected by spring flooding

June 01, 2020: Supporting the music industry during COVID-19

June 01, 2020: B.C. strengthens federal commercial rent program

May 28, 2020: Government working to support in-person court appearances

May 28, 2020: Connecting people with jobs in B.C.’s agricultural sector

May 27, 2020: Actions to prevent overdoses in B.C.

May 27, 2020: Provincial state of emergency extended in COVID-19 response

May 27, 2020: For guidelines on non-medical masks, please visit Pan Canadian Public Canadian Health Network website.

May 27, 2020: To complete the BC COVID-19 Survey “Your story, our future” call (833) 707-1900 or visit link. Survey is open until May 31, 2020.

May 27, 2020: Harbour Air returning to operations

May 25, 2020: Joint statement by the premiers of B.C., Manitoba and Yukon regarding a proposed national sick leave program.

May 25, 2020: Most campgrounds, recreation sites opening throughout the province

May 25, 2020: Province supports tourism marketing organizations to be ready for recovery

May 22, 2020: Patio, service area expansions support safe reopening

May 20, 2020: Remote execution of legal documents allowed during pandemic

May 19, 2020: Pandemic pay supports front-line health, social service workers

May 15, 2020: K-12 students to have optional in-class instruction on June 1

May 14, 2020: Stay local, keep your community safe this long weekend

May 14, 2020: Re–Opening of BC Parks

May 13, 2020: State of emergency extended to support COVID-19 response

May 12, 2020: BC COVID 19 Survey (closes May 31)

May 12, 2020: 2020: Buy BC e-commerce brings local foods, beverages online

May 12, 2020: Smartphones to better connect vulnerable

May 11, 2020: WorkSafe BC: Return to work considerations

May 11, 2020: Emerging Economy Task Force final report released

May 11, 2020: Province invests in northwest economic development, healthy communities

May 09, 2020: British Columbians urged to prepare for spring flood season

May 09, 2020: British Columbians urged to reduce fire risks at home

May 08, 2020: Province, TransLink to ensure transit service in place to support restart

May 07, 2020: Province launches renewal plan for surgeries

May 06, 2020: Premier outlines plan to restart B.C. safely

May 05, 2020: Province launches digital Emergency Support Services

May 05, 2020: Emergency response centre opening in Victoria

May 04, 2020: FNHA Mental Health and Wellness Supports and Child Benefit (PDF)

May 04, 2020: Government creates COVID-19 temporary layoff period

May 04, 2020: Parenting during COVID-19

May 01, 2020: Province supports local governments to hold public hearings electronically

May 01, 2020: Licence renewal fees deferred for liquor licensees

May 01, 2020: Online applications open for B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers

April 30, 2020: Government takes action to help forest sector keep doors open

April 29, 2020: B.C. extending state of emergency to continue COVID-19 response

April 29, 2020: Statement on safe spaces for people leaving violence

April 28, 2020: Premier’s statement on the National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2020: New supports for B.C. animal care facility operators 

April 28, 2020: Trucker travel enhanced with food trucks at key locations

April 27, 2020: New crisis texting service for children and youth of military families across Canada

April 27, 2020: Government of Canada launches applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

April 27, 2020: COVID-19 and outdoor safety: Considerations for use of outdoor recreational spaces

April 27, 2020: Grants to prevent crime, create safer communities

April 26, 2020: More Support for family caregivers during COVID-19

April 26, 2020: Virtual opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ students to connect

April 25, 2020: Province secures safe shelter, supports for people living in major encampments

April 25, 2020: Rent relief on the way for B.C. small businesses

April 24, 2020: Funding to improve rural internet connectivity

April 24, 2020: Additional guidelines for silviculture operators, employees

April 24, 2020: Provincial justice system advisory groups established

April 23, 2020: B.C.’s essential service workers matched with child care

April 23, 2020: Applications for B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers to open May 1

April 23, 2020: Premier’s statement on Ramadan

April 22, 2020: New COVID-19 rapid response program for business

April 22, 2020: Digital economic rapid response program

April 22, 2020: Tourism resiliency program

April 22, 2020: Education leaders help students stay fed while in-class instruction suspended

April 22, 2020: Companies, societies, co-operatives now able to meet electronically

April 21, 2020: Emergency supports for home share, support service providers

April 21, 2020: Commercial transport industry consulted on potential regulation updates

April 20, 2020: Resurfacing underway on Vancouver Island highways

April 20, 2020: Helping rural, remote and indigenous communities respond to COVID-19

April 20, 2020: Education assistants find new ways to help students

April 19, 2020: New ticketing measures to enforce Emergency Program Act orders

April 18, 2020: Technology loans giving more children the opportunity to learn at home

April 17, 2020: Province allows strata corporations to hold meetings electronically

April 17, 2020: More online options for students to support social, emotional well-being

April 16, 2020: Free counselling service launches for post-secondary students 

April 16, 2020: ICBC takes further steps to reduce financial burden for drivers during pandemic

April 16, 2020: New COVID-19 supports for business, local governments

April 16, 2020: COVID-19 support service launched for B.C. businesses

April 15, 2020: State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

April 15, 2020: Liquor store hours extended to protect seniors, most vulnerable

April 15, 2020: More support for commercial truck drivers during COVID-19 crisis

April 14, 2020: Prime Minister announces health and social support for northern communities

April 14, 2020: Temporary foreign workers self-isolating in government-managed accommodations

April 13, 2020: Keeping Canadians and workers in the food supply chain safe

April 09, 2020: Applications Open for Temporary Rental Supplement 

April 09, 2020: New Virtual Mental Health Supports for COVID-19 On the Way 

April 08, 2020: Parliamentary Secretary’s Statement on Safe Spaces for People Leaving Violence

April 08, 2020: New Measures Support Returning British Columbians, Boost Response to COVID-19

April 08, 2020: All BC Parks Closing

April 08, 2020: Families Throughout BC to Benefit from Enhanced Digital Library Services

April 08, 2020: Province Provides Emergency Fund for Children with Special Needs 

April 07, 2020:Use of Non-Medical Masks (or Facial Coverings) by the Public

April 07, 2020: Compliance and Enforcement Guidance

April 07, 2020: New Spaces Secured for Vulnerable People to Self-Isolate

April 07, 2020: Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to Be Prohibited

April 03, 2020: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Community Support Fund

April 02, 2020: COVID-19: Local Government & First nations FAQ 

April 02, 2020: Supply Hub – Supply Products and Services to Support B.C.’s COVID-19 Response 

April 02, 2020:New Response Tool – ESS Evacuation Registration & Assistance (ERA)

April 02, 2020:Premier’s Task Force to Support BC Economy During, After COVID-19 

April 02, 2020: New Emergency Supports for the Province’s Most Vulnerable 

April 02, 2020: BC Taking Further Action to Support Essential Service Providers During Pandemic 

April 01, 2020: Province supporting people with relief on power bills during COVID-19

April 01, 2020: Minister’s statement on COVID-19 support for sport sector

April 01, 2020: Zoom collaboration tool now available for K-12 continuous learning

April 01, 2020:Provincial State of Emergency extended (Apr 01-Apr 15, 2020)