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COVID-19 Updates

May 6, 2020 SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND NON PROFITS RESIDING AND DOING BUSINESS ON PENDER ISLAND (ALSO FOR MAYNE, SATURNA, & GALIANO ISLAND)

If you are like most business owners, you have seen the economic and social upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic up close. While many government programs have been rolled out to navigate this, not everyone has been covered, and at this moment in time we are looking at the recovery phase knowing that the pandemic is introducing a new normal. 

We have been asked to canvas the SGI businesses to better understand what is your situation and what needs to be done to support the business sector. 

We would like to impress that your answers will be vitally important to help steer the recovery for the whole region. Note that more than one person from your organization may respond to this survey. Even if business is the same, or better than ever, please fill out this survey.

Please note, there is a SEPARATE SURVEY LINK for the NON-PROFITS than there is for the FOR PROFIT sector.

If you live and operate your business outside the Southern Gulf Island region, (Pender, Mayne, Saturna, and Galiano) check in with your local Chamber of Commerce.

FOR PROFIT SECTOR ONLY

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6qD_SUp_02nM1SkrcVgpzG0DgHSw6...

Just click on the above link (if you have difficulty accessing it by clicking, copy and paste the address into a web address bar).

NON PROFIT SECTOR ONLY

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYPc70HZuY5ZPHgcJgFrZzKp-T1AMq...

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COVID-19

The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the novel coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Pender Island is following Provincial Health Authority guidelines and is preparing for a Coronavirus outbreak. All public areas including camping, Inns/hotels and venues remain closed. Emergency services for the island are very limited and island residents are very connected as everyone working with one essential service is connected to someone else working for another essential service. It will be hard to contain the virus if it spreads here. 

Please respect the Covid-19 guidelines and do not visit at this time. Stay healthy, stay safe, and shelter in place. We look forward to welcoming you as soon as we can. 

Please keep each other safe by following the Centre Disease Control message of keeping a distance of six feet from other people.

If you are having a medical emergency dial 911.

If you are a have symptoms dial 811 for the BC Health Line.

Do NOT go to the Medical Clinic. The Pender Medical Clinic is by appointment only and for clients of the clinic only, and at this time, everyone must call and speak with a medical office assistant.

For local up to date health information for our area, visit www.penderislandhealth.ca

The food bank is in operation for Pender Island residents only. 

The number one hub for all information in Rural Islands of BC: https://hub.ruralislandspartnership.ca/

The number one resource for small business in BC: Small Business BC

CDC Resource for Employers and Businesses 

Government of Canada

Government of British Coumbia Resources

Hello BC What You Need to Know

BC Economic Development Association

Island Health Coronavirus Information

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Care Providers Association

Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page

Pender Island Tourism Facebook Page

Pender island Covid-19 Updates Facebook Page

SGI Community Resource Centre

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