Stories of Resilience
Small tweak to our biweekly Coast Comms COVID-19 newsletters, we will curate a selection of stories of success. Feel free to send us one if you want it featured!
Recent Government Announcements
- The Federal Government has said they will supply struggling Canadian airlines with assistance once they provide refunds to those who qualify and are still awaiting their compensation
- Canada has purchased 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine which announced an effectiveness rate of over 90%
- Moderna recently announced their COVID-19 vaccine is showing a 95% effectiveness rate
- The Federal Government has signed an agreement with Moderna and Health Canada has been asked to review the product
- The Canada-U.S. border has been extended, the border will remain closed until the end of December
Province of B.C.
- After announcing further financial COVID-19 relief to lower-income B.C. residents if they won the election, Premier John Horgan and the B.C. NDP Party have announced that B.C. residents shouldn't expect their COVID-19 relief before Christmas, but they are aiming for that timeframe
- B.C. has extended the freeze on rental increases until July 2021
- Yesterday, November 19, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new orders and public health suggestions. The full list of restrictions can be found here. Restrictions and orders include:
- A ban on non-essential travel across B.C.
- Masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces across the province
- A ban on social gatherings with people outside of your immediate household across B.C.
- Tofino and Ucluelet have asked residents from the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions to refrain from visiting until travel restrictions are lifted
- Premier John Horgan is calling on the Federal Government to impose non-essential travel restrictions across Canada
City of Vancouver
- As part of a pilot project, TransLink will be installing anti-microbial copper surfaces at high-touch points
- This project is in partnership with Teck Resources and Vancouver Coastal Health
- Vancouver pitch & putt courses will remain open throughout the winter to encourage outdoor, socially distanced activities
In their weekly survey last week, Leger asked Canadians if they supported the idea of nightly curfews as a temporary measure in the fight against COVID-19. The survey shows B.C. as the second most supportive province of temporary night-time curfews