|Kootenay Rockies Tourism continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is working closely with the Provincial and Federal agencies, Destination Canada and Destination BC, and other stakeholders and partners.
LATEST NEWS & COMMUNICATION OPPORTUNITIES:
DESTINATION BC WEEKLY INDUSTRY CALLS
Recorded March 26, 2020
DBC is holding weekly calls with industry partners across the province, sharing facts, trends and updates from sectors. This is an opportunity to hear more about what DBC knows including plans to support industry.
Email COVID19response@Destinationbc.ca to participate.
LINKS TO INDUSTRY CALL RECORDINGS POSTED HERE
Use the resource links below to stay informed and for clear, accurate and up-to-date information.
P R O V I N C I A L :
Destination BC is here to support and are doing everything they can in partnership with provincial and federal government, industry partners and health authorities to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on BC and the tourism industry.
DestinationBC.ca – What You Need to Know & FAQs
Messaging Guidance for BC’s Tourism Industry
Top 5 Resources for Tourism Businesses during COVID-19
Click to Subscribe to the Destination BC’s regular Bulletins.
GOVERNMENT OF BC
The Province of BC has declared a state of emergency to support response to COVID-19. The priority is to protect British Columbians and ensure our province is best positioned to effectively respond to the pandemic.
Action Plan: BC’s First Steps to Support People and Businesses
Action Plan: Provincial Tax Changes
Emergency Benefits for Workers
Financial Support for Small Business & Employees
Local Government & First Nations Frequently asked Questions
Provincial Support & Information
TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF BC
TIABC solicited input from multiple stakeholders to develop a comprehensive list of recommendations for the Province to consider to assist BC’s visitor economy.
Key Response & Recovery Recommendations to Government
R E G I O N A L :
COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST
BASIN BUSINESS ADVISORS PROGRAM
The Basin Business Advisors Program is endeavoring to compile resources and support the business community in this challenging time.
Link to Review Services, Support and Workshops
F E D E R A L :
Destination Canada’s Statement on the COVID-19 situation. They continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and are conscious of the industry concern.
Link to Website
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
The Government of Canada has taken action because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about the new measures and federal programs.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit for Workers and Businesses
Coronavirus Disease: Outbreak Update
Government of Canada’s Action on COVID-19
March 27 – PM Trudeau Announces Additional Support for Small Business
CANADIAN CAMPING AND RV COUNCIL
National Campground Association
Updates, information and resources related to COVID-19 and its impact on campgrounds in Canada.
Canadian Camping & RV Council website
COVID-19 Emergency Response
H E A L T H :
HEALTH LINK BC
BC’S provincial health officer has declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community.
Link to Health Link BC Website
Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
WHO works with 194 member states and across six regions in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.
Link to Website
M U N I C I P A L :
COVID-19: Support for Businesses
As a non-profit dedicated to helping businesses be successful and communities to be economically healthy, they are here to help through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Link to the office for your area:
H U M A N R E S O U R C E S :
Serving BC’s tourism and hospitality industry with programs and services that support its growth and success. They can help with any Human Resource related questions or concerns.
Link to go2HR Website
A D D I T I O N A L :
BC Hydro Announces bill help for Customers affected by COVID-19 including a Customer Crisis Fund.
This page will be updated with additional resource links as they become available.