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***Coronavirus (COVID-19) INFORMATION ***

***Coronavirus  (COVID-19)  INFORMATION ***

COVID-19 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ***LEVEL 1***ACTIVATION

The Regional District of Mount Waddington is working closely with the Provincial government, Vancouver Island Health Authority, our member municipalities, and other partner agencies to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond appropriately.

The health and safety of our employees and community members is our first priority.

As of March 23, 2020, the Regional District of Mount Waddington activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Level 1. Activating the EOC provides a mechanism to centralize planning and coordinate communications.

The EOC will be responsible for preparing for possible impacts and ensuring continuity of Regional District services. Our goal is to ensure accurate and coordinated information is available as it relates to the North Island community. The situation is evolving, and we will be working with our emergency service partners to further coordinate our efforts of keeping residents informed.

For the current status of Essential Services, please click here  

BREAKING NEWS:

BC Announces Emergency Measures to protect workers and business, please click here

 

MOUNT WADDINGTON ISLAND HEALTH

For questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please check the Island Health website, by clicking here

For testing/screening information, please call 811 or 250-902-6091 

Open 8:30am - 4:30pm  7 days a week.

Click this link to bring you directly to the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool:

https://covid19.thrive.health/

MOUNT WADDINGTON TRANSIT ***NO COLLECTION OF FARES***

Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020.

As per instruction from BC Transit, in order to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, Mount Waddington Transit will be temporarily suspending all Transit fares.  Information from BC Transit on keeping a safe social distance while riding the bus can be found here

Additionally, BC Transit Coronavirus COVID-19 Information can be found here

BC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 Bulletin (March 23, 2020) - Resources for BC Businesses & Resources for Economic Developers and Local Leaders:

Information, tools, and links for the BC business community are now located in one document, please click here

Additionally, click the following link:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OjtkSJ_VedTzPVJIRL2fDp8NyXA07RkXMB6St12eYdc/edit#heading=h.tlj4sbsncpsb

LINK RIVER, BERE POINT, KWAKSISTAH CAMPSITES *** COVID-19 NOTICE***March 23, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, the Link River, Bere Point, and Kwaksistah Campgrounds WILL BE CLOSED for an uncertain time.  We will determine length of closure as information is received and evaluated.  The safety of Park staff and the public is our top priority.

We hope this action will help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Please check back for updates.

For inquiries, please call the RDMW Office phone at (250) 956-3301  or email:  info@rdmw.bc.ca

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented event.