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Sep 2, 2021

COVID-19 Update - September 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 respiratory illness season.
A new order from the provincial health officer requires people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.
BC Launches New Fund for Community Events
The Province is accepting applications to support B.C.-based events through the new Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund.
The Government of BC is providing up to $12.9 million in one-time grants to eligible event organizers to support their efforts to resume safely. Grant amounts for each event will be up to 20% of the total event budget, to a maximum of $250,000 per application.
Eligible events include sport, arts and culture events, community celebrations, agricultural fairs, rodeos and exhibitions. Applications submitted by organizations will be required to demonstrate local or regional support and show the economic and social benefits for the community.