British Columbia | Coronavirus | Health & Safety

Significant COVID-19 case increase in BC results in changes to restrictions and vaccination leave provisions

April 8, 2021

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Over the past two weeks, new cases in BC have increased by 20% each week. As a result, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the suspension of indoor dining, changes to restrictions for gatherings, and that public health authorities will be shutting down workplaces where there is transmission to stem the chain of infection. The latter could impact retail stores and facilities with multiple new cases.

All adult (16+) British Columbians can register for the province’s vaccination program which will ensure that you are contacted when it is your turn.

Finally, the province expanded its (unpaid) job-protected COVID-19 Leave provisions to include time for vaccination for both an employee and dependents.

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