COVID-19 Update - November 23, 2021

Nov 23, 2021

Government of Canada Announces Adjustments to Canada’s Border Measures Effective November 30, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada&nbs...

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COVID-19 Update - November 9, 2021

Nov 9, 2021

BC Extends Indoor Mask Mandate British Columbia’s provincial health officer has extended the mask mandate that requires masks be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout BC. The previous order, which was set to expire on Oct...

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COVID-19 Update - November 2, 2021

Nov 2, 2021

Federal Government Announces Targeted COVID-19 Support Measures Recently, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced that the government is taking targeted action to create jobs and spur economic gro...

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COVID-19 Update - October 26, 2021

Oct 26, 2021

COVID-19 Capacity Limits Lifted on October 25 But Not Yet in Interior & North As of Sunday, Oct. 24, full vaccination for everyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and presentation of your BC Vaccine Card is now required to access certain non-ess...

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COVID-19 Update - October 13, 2021

Oct 13, 2021

Business 1-800 Line for Help with Vaccine Card Verification System Some events, services and businesses are required to check a person's proof of vaccination for access to their venue or space. The requirements are made by the P...

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COVID-19 Update - October 5, 2021

Oct 5, 2021

Province Extends Order Capping Fees Charged by Food Delivery Services Restaurants facing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19 will continue to be supported through the extension of the food delivery fee cap, which limits the total fees food deli...

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COVID-19 Update - September 28, 2021

Sep 28, 2021

Vaccine Card with QR code now Only Way to Enter Some Businesses As of yesterday, the BC Vaccine Card is the only acceptable proof of vaccination for British Columbians to enjoy certain businesses and recreational events.   The transitio...

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COVID-19 Update - September 14, 2021

Sep 14, 2021

Province Lifts Some Regional Restrictions Interior Health has moved to roll back some of the regional restrictions that were put in place following the COVID outbreak in the central Okanagan. The Province noted this change on Monday saying th...

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COVID-19 Update - September 8, 2021

Sep 8, 2021

Proof of Vaccination: Information for Businesses where PoV will be required The Province provided more details on their plans on Tuesday and unveiled the provincial link where digital Vaccine Cards can now be downloaded and where the&nbs...

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COVID-19 Update - September 2, 2021

Sep 2, 2021

Reminder: Mask Mandate to Reduce Transmission, Protect People in Public Spaces As of Wednesday, August 25, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and...

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COVID-19 Update - August 25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Regional Recovery Guide Available for Thompson Okanagan Businesses The Okanagan We Got This Coalition is extremely pleased to showcase the new customized regional Recovery Guide for the Thompson Okanagan. This guide has been in the works for m...

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COVID-19 Update - August 17, 2021

Aug 17, 2021

Have Your Say on BC’s Permanent Paid Sick Leave British Columbians are invited to provide input into the development of made-in-BC permanent paid sick leave to support workers and protect workplaces. In addition to...

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COVID-19 Update - August 10, 2021

Aug 10, 2021

Tourism and Hospitality Student Work Placement Program Now Open Aimed squarely at the tourism and hospitality sector, Propel is a new initiative to help the hardest-hit sector recover from the devastating impacts of the pandemic. The latest addi...

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COVID-19 Update - August 3, 2021

Aug 3, 2021

Federal Government extends COVID-19 Benefits and Business Supports Late last week, the government announced the extension of crucial COVID-19 support measures for Canadians and Canadian businesses in recognition that uneven economic reopening ac...

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COVID-19 Update - July 27, 2021

Jul 27, 2021

Canadian Chamber Encouraged by New Border Measures but Questions Remain The Canadian Chamber's President and Chief Executive Officer, Perrin Beatty, issued the following statement on the recent new border measures for fully vaccinated travel...

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COVID-19 Update - July 20, 2021

Jul 20, 2021

BC Government Liquor Changes On July 13, the provincial government announced a major liquor policy change. Private liquor retailers can now sell to Special Event Permit holders, something the Chamber network has been supportive of. This change c...

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COVID-19 Update - July 13, 2021

Jul 13, 2021

Communicable Disease Prevention: A Guide for Employers from WorkSafeBC This guide from WorkSafeBC provides information for employers to develop a communicable disease plan. An effective plan includes general measures to reduce the risk o...

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COVID-19 Update - July 6, 2021

Jul 6, 2021

Updated Public Order: Gatherings and Events and Food & Liquor Serving Premises Last week, the provincial government moved ahead with reducing restrictions now that nearly 80% of adults in BC have had at least one dose of vacci...

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COVID-19 Update - June 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021

Businesses Prepare to Enter Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan With July 1 right around the corner, businesses in BC prepare to enter Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan. As businesses anticipate restrictions adjusting, it is recommended businesses rev...

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COVID-19 Update - June 22, 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Updates to Public Order for Food & Liquor Servicing Establishments as well as Gatherings & Events As a part of phase 2 of BC's restart plan, updated orders are now available for food and liquor serving establishments, as well as gather...

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