COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

With the Canadian and B.C. governments’ recent announcements regarding the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, organizations are finding themselves making unprecedented decisions about business as usual. Please use the resources below to stay informed on recent developments.

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Provincial Resources

BC Centre for Disease Control – How to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

BC Provincial Health Officer – To support BC's health care providers, this web resource has been established to provide a centralized, current, and evidence-based source of current information about the emerging health issues in BC.

BC Government COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool – This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Provincial and Federal Benefits –  British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can rely on income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

WorkSafeBC – COVID-19 and returning to safe operation

Federal Resources

Health Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

COVID-19: Managing financial health in challenging times

Resources for Canadian Businesses: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Canada Business App

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

Industry Resources

IBC— COVID-19 and business insurance: How coverage is triggered – These are uncertain and challenging times. With COVID-19 causing global concern, we understand many Canadians will have questions related to commercial insurance. IBC has produced a brief Q&A document outlining how coverage is triggered and how business interruption policies work.

COVID-19: Earnscliffe Update – Like you, Earnscliffe is carefully watching the development and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and working to keep our team and community safe while adapting our business practices to rapidly evolving public and economic policy.

Workplace Resources

Is Your Organization Ready For The Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus Guide for Employers: Everyday Measures for the Workplace – Employers must review their action plan on a daily basis to promote prevention, manage possible or proven contagion among their employees and ensure that business operations continue.

General Resources

Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease 

COVID-19 Business Resilience

How EDC is helping Canadians during COVID-19

Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

Provincial / Federal COVID-19 Benefit Chart (updated 2021)- An easy to navigate benefits chart created by Rose Keith, QC, Harper Grey LLP