To address rising COVID-19 case counts, protect people and communities and help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, the Provincial Health Officer has amended the provincial public health orders effective midnight, March 30, 2021.  New and amended orders and guidelines are in effect through April 19, 2021 at midnight.  View the BC Government News release: Three-week circuit breaker begins now to bend the curve, protect people.

Provincial restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Some restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer under the Public Health Act and others are made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA).  Most orders can be enforced by police and compliance and enforcement officials.

Stronger Province-Wide Restrictions

  • The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings and worship services between March 28 and May 13 is suspended.
  • Indoor low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled.
  • Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed.
  • Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is closed.

Safety Recommendations

  • Working from home whenever possible, unless it is essential to be in the workplace.
  • Keeping your child home from school if they feel sick or have any sign of illness.
  • Getting testing immediately if you or anyone in your family feels sick.
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel.

Masks in Schools

All K to 12 staff and all students in grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including:

  • At their work stations (desks)
  • On school buses
  • Within and outside learning groups

To learn more about the province-wide restrictions, please visit the following BC Government website links:

PHO order on province-wide restrictions

Social gatherings and events

Restaurants and bars

Athletic activities

Mask requirements

Travel advisory

Enforcement

Coming Events
  • March 29: Back to School following Spring Break
  • March 30: Tsimshian Language Family Bingo Night, 6pm to 7pm (virtual)
  • April 2: Good Friday (schools are not in session)
  • April 5: Easter Monday (schools are not in session)
  • April 7: Business Cttee Meeting (virtual)
  • April 7: Education Cttee Meeting (virtual)
  • April 15: Strategic Planning Engagement Session, 12noon to 1pm (virtual)
  • April 21: Regular (Public) Board Meeting, 5pm (virtual)
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)
  • April 28: Day of Mourning
  • April 29: Haisla Language Family Bingo (virtual), 6pm to 7pm

Northern Health Info Line

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

1-844-645-7811