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COVID-19 — What You Need to Know: April 1

April 1st 2020

Status Update as of April 1, 5:00 PM PST:
  • 53 new positive tests in B.C., 1066 positive total cases in B.C.
  • 142 people are in hospital, 67 are in ICU, there is 1 additional death for a Provincial total of 25
  • 606 have fully recovered 
Recent Government Announcements:

Federal
  • The Federal Government is continuing to work towards putting money in the pockets of Canadian workers and business owners
  • Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that he is planning on recalling Parliament to implement further elements of the COVID-19 aid package 
  • The Canada Emergency Response Benefit is announced as open for applications on April 6th, eligible beneficiaries with direct deposit set up with the CRA will receive funds within 3-5 business days. Those receiving funds by cheque can expect cheques within 10 business days of applying
Province of B.C.
Key Resources:
Coast Communications and COVID-19

We have been supporting clients to plan for and manage internal and external communications since before the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in B.C. If you need issues or crisis support related to the COVID-19 pandemic or other issues, call us at 604.767.0207.