Village Office

Village of McBride Update – COVID-19, Provincial Public Health Emergency

Mar 18, 2020

On Tuesday, B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Province issued Orders banning gatherings of more than 50 people and mandating self-isolation for those who have travelled internationally. 

View these orders at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics

Dr. Henry ordered businesses with primary liquor licences, such as bars, pubs and nightclubs, to shut down as they are unable to meet the province's requirements of social distancing — keeping customers at least one to two metres away from one another.

Henry also said restaurants and cafes that cannot maintain social distancing will need to move to take-out and delivery only.

Prime Minister Trudeau has today announced aid for families and businesses: https://globalnews.ca/news/6694574/coronavirus-trudeau-economic-measures/. More information on this support will be forthcoming.

COVID-19 Resources for residents: 

Northern Health INFO LINE:

COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line for Northern BC residents:

Phone: 1-844-645-7811

Website: https://stories.northernhealth.ca/stories/covid-19-online-clinic-and-information-line

HEALTHLINK BC COVID-19 NON-CLINICAL INFORMATION:

Phone: 811

Website: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

PROVINCE OF BC COVID-19 ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL: https://covid19.thrive.health/

BC CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL: http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses:

An excellent resource for business is the PRINCE GEORGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE which has compiled a comprehensive list of links for information regarding COVID-19 and resources for small businesses that you might find helpful: http://www.pgchamber.bc.ca/news-updates/

Contact the Village if you require additional information 250-569-2229.

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