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Regional Emergency Operations Centre, Media Release, May 19, 2020 – Dinner Rock, Shelter Point, Haywire Bay and Willingdon Beach Campgrounds to Reopen June 1, 2020

Message from the Canadian Coast Guard, April 23, 2020 – Avoid Non-Essential Boating Trips

Tla'amin Nation, Media Release, April 27, 2020 - Tla'amin Road Closures

City of Powell River Media Release, Wednesday April 22, 2020 - City Cancels Canada Day Celebrations

qathet Regional District Media Release, April 14, 2020 – Savary Island Fire Ban Effective Noon on Thursday, April 16

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 14, 2020 – Deposit Container Recycling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 8, 2020 – BC Provincial Parks Closures

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 8, 2020 – Category 2 and 3 Open Burning Ban

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 8, 2020 – Avoid Travel to Holiday Homes in Region

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 8, 2020 – Respiratory Clinic Ready

City of Powell River

City of Powell River Media Release, April 3, 2020 - Reduction of bus service starts Monday, April 6

City of Powell River Media Release, April 1, 2020 - BC Transit and City of Powell River implement service changes

City of Powell River Media Release, March 30, 2020 - Guidelines for the Construction Sector

City of Powell River Media Release, March 26, 2020 - City launches survey to measure impact of COVID-19 on local business

City of Powell River Media Release, Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Curbside compost pilot project suspended

City of Powell River Media Release March 25, 2020 - City of Powell River Airport Terminal Building Closure

City of Powell River and School District 47 Media Release, March 25, 2020 - City and School District announce playground closures

City of Powell River Media Release, March 24, 2020 - City Closes Willingdon Beach Campsite

City of Powell River Media Release, March 24, 2020 - City council meetings schedule changed

City of Powell River Media Release, March 23, 2020 – Backyard burning ban in effect

City of Powell River Media Release, March 20, 2020 - City and BC Transit implement changes to bus service

City of Powell River Media Release, March 20, 2020 – Garbage tags not required during COVID-19 emergency

City of Powell River Media Release, March 18, 2020 – City asks residents not to flush the unflushable

City of Powell River Media Release, March 17, 2020 – Museum and Archives closed in response to COVID-19

City of Powell River Media Release, March 16, 2020 – City closes Recreation Complex and Library

Emergency Operations Centre

Regional Emergency Operations Centre, Media Release, April 24, 2020 - BC211 Safe Seniors Program Available to Residents 65 and Older

Public Health Agency of Canada, Statement, April 7, 2020 – Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health Communication: Use of Non-Medical Masks (or Facial Coverings) by the Public

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 6, 2020 – Transport Canada Issues Mandatory Marine Measures to Combat COVID-19

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, April 3, 2020 – Open Burning Restrictions

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, March 30, 2020 – Regional EOC Response to Ministerial Order No. M084

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, March 24, 2020 – RCMP close public access to Powell River detachment

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, March 23, 2020 – qathet Regional District ask visitors to postpone travel

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Media Release, March 20, 2020 – Emergency Operations Centre activated

qathet Regional District

qathet Regional District Media Release, March 27, 2020 - Temporary service changes to Recycling and Waste facilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

qathet Regional District Media Release, March 27, 2020 - Regional Park Playground Equipment and Tennis Court Closures

qathet Regional District Media Release, March 24, 2020 – qathet Regional District Continues Paratransit Services

School District #47

School District #47, March 30, 2020 - Superintendent's Update - Return to Learning after Spring Break

Tla'amin Nation

Tla’amin Nation - First Nations Health Authority - Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Tla’amin Nation Media Release, March 24, 2020 - Tla’amin Nation closes Dinner Rock Campground

BC Centre for Disease Control

Health Info for public and health workers, self assessment testing

Better Health through promotion, protection & prevention

How to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus

Case counts, situation reports, governmental press statements

Government of BC

BC Government COVID-19, April 6, 2020 - Provincial Support and Information

BC Public Health Officer, March 30, 2020 - Orders, Notices, Posters, Guidance and Letters (First Responders, Social Sectors, Ministry of Education)

BC Government News, BC Centre for Disease Control/BC Ministry of Health, March 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Guidance to Retail Food and Grocery Stores

BC Government News, March 27, 2020 - Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

BC Government List of COVID-19 Essential Services, March 26, 2020 - What are essential services?

BC Government Declaration of a State of Emergency, March 26, 2020 - Ministerial orders:

2020_M082 – Bylaw Officer

2020_M083 – Local Government meetings

2020_M084 - Local Authorities and Essential Goods and Supplies

BC Government News, March 26, 2020 - Province takes unprecedented steps to support COVID-19 response

BC Government News, March 23, 2020 - Protecting jobs during difficult times

BC Government News, Office of the Premier, March 23, 2020 – COVID 19 Action Plan: BC's first steps to support people, businesses

Download the - BC Government’s official COVID-19 response app

Local Government and First Nations - Frequently Asked Questions

Government of Canada

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources

Government of Canada Resources for Canadian Businesses

Government of Canada Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Business Resources

BC Government COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

BC Economic Development Association: Economic Disaster Recovery Program

BC Economic Development Association: Coronavirus Resources and Around the Province

Other Resources and Programs

BC Hydro Media Release, April 8, 2020 – BC Hydro’s COVID-19 Relief Fund open for applications from residential customers