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COVID-19 — What You Need to Know: March 23

March 23rd 2020
Our world is changing on a daily basis, and the full impacts of COVID-19 are still unknown. At Coast Communications and Public Affairs we are working to support our clients through this difficult time as it impacts their businesses, employees and families. We will share updates, summarize key briefings, and ensure you have information that will be helpful to you.

Key Resources:
Impacts on Business:
  • Restaurants have been told to shut-down all dine-in services and have been ordered to shut-down completely, or switch to take-out and delivery dining instead. Personal services have also been ordered to shut-down due to the inability to maintain social distance while providing these services 
Status Update as of March 23, 1:00 PM PST:

     Recent Government Announcements:


    Province of B.C.

    • Waiving the MSP coverage wait period for people moving back to B.C. from COVID-19 impacted areas
    • Rear door, fare-free bus boarding on all BC Transit, TransLink buses
    • Resource for managing COVID-19 related stress, anxiety and depression: Stress Management in COVID-19
    • WorkSafeBC resources available to employers and workers: WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Worker Resources
    • BC Housing temporary eviction moratorium and rent-adjustment notification:
      BC Housing Announcement
    • The Provincial Government has declared a State of Emergency
    City of Vancouver
      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.