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The selfadvocatenet.com coverage of the Corona Virus pandemic also called COVID 19 is intended to inform Self Advocates by bringing you daily updates and information regarding this life threatening situation so you stay healthy and safe.
We encourage all Self Advocates to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines so we can stop the spread of this virus quickly. We each must do our part to protect ourselves and our communities. If you have an issue let us know we are here to support one another.
Message that selfadvocatenet.com is wanting to let you know: If you are out touching public surfaces, debit card machines, door handles at the grocery store DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE until you can wash your hands. Wash your hands WELL, scrub for at least 20 seconds and don’t touch your face .
Stay home if you are sick. If you are sneezing cover your mouth with your arm. Practice social isolation by staying 2 meters or at least 2 arm lengths away from everyone. If you take the bus sit a few seats away from the next person.
By practicing these guidelines we will be doing our part as citizens to keep everyone safe. When you are at home make sure your surroundings are cleaned regularly. Frequently wipe down things you touch a lot like door handles, light switches, telephones, countertops , bathrooms etc.
Make sure you reach out to service providers, family and friends if you are uncertain. Only go out if it is necessary like going shopping or to the drug store.
All the best from the Sans Team.
World Health Organization has now called it Pandemic Officially
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
- If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
- Handwashing poster
Will wearing a mask protect me?
Health-care workers will wear surgical masks, eye protection and gowns in order to protect themselves and other patients. During health-care procedures in which aerosol sprays may be generated (for example, when giving certain inhaled medications), health-care workers should wear specialized masks.
Protecting loved ones
What if I have a chronic condition?
Here it is the Covig 19 videos made by SAS and SALN. go to this link to watch it click here
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Special Olympics BC has information if your athlete, volunteers, coaches on coronavirus prevention click here
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Practicing social distancing does not mean counselling services are not available. We have the means to assist you via telephonic means or web applications.
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This where Federal Govt of Canada news here
Government legislation to support Canadian workers, businesses, persons with disabilities, and legal rights receives Royal Assent
July 27, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and to position them for a strong and safe economic restart in the wake of the crisis.
Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, today received Royal Assent, ensuring that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire workers previously laid off. The broader and better targeted CEWS will make sure that Canadian workers and businesses are in a better position as our economy safely re-opens.
Specifically, the changes introduced in Bill C-20 will:
- Allow the extension of the CEWS until December 19, 2020, including redesigned program details until November 21, 2020.
- Make the subsidy more accessible to a broader range of employers by providing a gradually decreasing base subsidy to all eligible employers that are experiencing a decline in revenues. This will help many struggling employers with less than a 30-per-cent revenue loss get support to keep and bring back workers, while also ensuring those who have previously benefited could still qualify, even if their revenues recover and no longer meet the 30 per cent revenue decline threshold.
- Introduce a top-up subsidy of up to an additional 25 per cent for employers that have been most adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This will be particularly helpful to employers in industries that are recovering more slowly.
- Provide certainty to employers that have already made business decisions for July and August by ensuring they will not receive a subsidy rate lower than they would have under the previous rules.
- Address technical issues with the CEWS identified by stakeholders, for example by providing continuity rules to address circumstances where an employer purchased all or substantially all of another entity’s business assets.
- Make the proposed amendments to the CEWS previously introduced in Bill C-17, An Act respecting additional COVID-19 measures.
By helping workers transition back to their jobs and supporting businesses as they increase revenues, these changes will ensure that Canada comes back strong with businesses that are competitive and workers who are able to more quickly get back to work, thanks to the CEWS.
Bill C-20 will also allow for the sharing of information to facilitate the delivery of a one-time payment for persons with disabilities. The Government is moving forward with a non-taxable and non-reportable payment of up to $600 to approximately 1.7 million eligible individuals who:
- Are holders of a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate (eligible persons not yet in possession of such a certificate will be able to apply for one up to 60 days after today’s Royal Assent to be considered for the one-time payment);
- Currently receive Canada Pension Plan disability benefits or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefits; or
- Are in receipt of disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians, businesses and other organizations may be unable to meet time limits set out in federal legislation, including those for civil court cases and some key regulatory matters. The Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) enacted through Bill C-20 retroactively suspends time limits in civil litigation proceedings and allows federal ministers to make temporary orders to extend or suspend time limits in specific federal legislation for which they are responsible. This new Act will minimize unintended legal consequences on Canadians and Canadian businesses during these difficult times.
The government continues to assess and respond to the impacts of COVID-19, and stands ready to take additional actions as needed to stabilize the economy and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.
“As we continue to safely restart the economy, many Canadian businesses and workers are continuing to face significant challenges and uncertainty. With the Royal Assent of Bill C-20, our government is once again showing workers and businesses that we have their back. The re-designed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will ensure that more Canadian workers can count on the support they need to return to work as our economy safely re-opens.”
– Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
“Our Government recognizes that persons with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Last month, we announced a one-time, tax-free payment of $600 that will help Canadians with disabilities with extraordinary expenses incurred during the pandemic. Today’s Royal Assent means 1.7 million Canadians with disabilities will be eligible for this one-time, tax-free payment. We will continue to work closely with the disability community to ensure Canadians with disabilities and their families are supported through the pandemic, the restart and the economic recovery.”
– Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
“Access to justice is fundamental to a just and fair Canadian society. In these difficult times, we understand Canadians and Canadian businesses may need more time to meet important legal time limits. We must do what we can to minimize unintended legal consequences and remove needless obstacles they may face. The Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) will allow the continued protection of Canadian’s rights and access to justice through this pandemic.”
– David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
- The government introduced the CEWS, as part of its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, in order to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to rehire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help better position Canadian companies and other employers to more easily resume normal operations following the crisis.
- Since its launch, about 3 million Canadian employees have had their jobs supported through the CEWS, and that number continues to grow.
- The enhancements to the CEWS contained in Bill C-20 were announced by the Finance Minister on July 17, 2020, and the receipt of Royal Assent today will allow the CEWS to be extended until December 19, 2020, including redesigned program details until November 21, 2020.
- For persons with disabilities, this legislation extends the one-time payment of $600 to include persons with disabilities who are beneficiaries as of June 1, 2020 of Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits, Quebec Pension Plan Disability benefits, or one of the disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.
- The Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) has a retroactive effect regarding civil court proceedings to March 13, 2020, and allows for retroactive effect regarding other time limits, to ensure the protection of Canadians’ legal rights from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Government introduces legislation to support Canadian workers, businesses and persons with disabilities
- Adapting the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Protect Jobs and Promote Growth
- Proposed legislation to address legislative time limits in response to COVID-19
- Minister Qualtrough announces new details on proposed financial support for persons with disabilities during COVID-19
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19: Legislative and other measures
- Bill C-20, An Act Respecting Further COVID-19 Measures, received Royal Assent today
This on Canada Govt Website go to the link here
The Canadian Association For Community Living update will be here
CLBC Weekly Update for Individuals & Families July 17th,2020 go to this link click here
CLBC Update August 7th,2020 go to this link click here
B.C.’s strong fiscal response, economic foundation support people
Pandemic supports to continue through the summer
Revised “Essential Visits” policy now supports people with disabilities during hospital visits
Page 3 Family and Visitor Policy click on picture below see document
Hear is updates from BC Govt heath minister
Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Victoria Friday, August 7, 2020 3:00 PM
“Today, more than 1,500 people throughout our province are self-isolating, unable to leave their home unless it is to get medical care, because they have COVID-19 or have had a high-risk exposure to the virus. This is a concern and something we can change.
“We can make a difference and we know what we need to do, because we have done so already. We are calling on everyone to make COVID-19 safety our way of life – this weekend and every weekend.
“In step with our increased interactions comes the need to ensure we are taking the steps to protect ourselves and those around us. We have adapted our activities, put layers of protection in place and safely restarted our province.
“Now is not the time to relax and let down our guard. Let’s keep our bubbles small, use our layers of protection and give people the space to stay safe.
“We have been leaders in how to protect our communities and how to restart our economy. Let’s continue to be the place that leads with kindness and compassion, that works together and keeps COVID-19 low and slow.
“This weekend, let’s continue to hold the line and remember that we can keep our curve flat. We can continue to do that by staying committed to each other.”
- Assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health:
- Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility
- Richmond Lions Manor long-term care facility
- Fraser Health
- Dania Home long-term care facility
- Maple Ridge Seniors Village long-term care facility
- Derby Manor independent-living facility
- Vancouver Coastal Health:
If you have plans this weekend, follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide: https://goodtimes.gov.bc.ca/
For a listing of the community exposure events, go to:
BCCDC (flights, work sites, etc): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures
Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
Vancouver Coastal: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures
For B.C.’s surgical renewal plan and the first report on its progress from July 21, visit:
For more information about BC’s Restart Plan, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/restartbc
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.
For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.
For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
This in on BC Govt website go to the link here
Victoria Monday August 10th,2020
COVID-19: Going Forward update July 20th,2020
B.C. COVID-19 response update
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST DATA ON COVID-19 CASES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
This on website called BC Center for Disease Control website click here
Message from the Ministry of Children and Family Development
To help keep you informed on the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s response to COVID-19, we will be providing updates on the ministry’s website (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/covid-19-information).
Check back regularly for information and updates specific to Caregivers, Contracted Residential Agencies, community-based service providers, child care operators, and youth/families receiving supports from the ministry.
TransLink COVID-19 Update
Mandatory Face Covering Policy
Transit riders will be required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings
- Beginning Monday, August 24, TransLink will require customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings while on-board transit vehicles.
- Although Transit Police will be able to enforce a rule or signage requiring face coverings on transit, the initial focus of this policy will be on awareness and education.
- Frontline employees may inform or remind customers to wear a face covering when on-board transit vehicles.
- There are a number of important exemptions to this policy, which include:
- Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering;
- These customers will have the option to request a TransLink branded card which notes they are exempt from wearing a face covering.
- The cards will be made available at Compass Customer Service Centres at Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront Stations.
- Persons unable to place or remove a mask or face covering without assistance;
- Children under 5 years of age;
- Employees working behind a physical barrier or within areas designated for employees and not for public access (including Bus Operators while driving behind a barrier);
- Police, employees, or first responders in an emergency.
- Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering;
- This step is essential to ensuring customers have confidence riding transit as British Columbia’s economy continues to reopen and more people commute around the region.
- Rebuilding transit ridership is crucial as our region’s economy reopens and road congestion returns. Customer confidence is key to rebuilding ridership.
- Internal counts show approximately 40 per cent of customers are currently wearing face coverings on transit.
- This policy around mandatory mask or face covering use is being added to TransLink’s Safe Operating Action Plan.
- The plan has increased cleaning and sanitizing of transit vehicles and hubs, increased service levels and creates space between customers where possible.
This on BC Translink website go to the link here
BC Transit updates Coronavirus COVID-19 Information latest here
BC Transit to mandate use of face coverings
GLOBAL – BC Transit, in alignment with TransLink and other transportation agencies, will be proceeding with mandatory use of face coverings on buses in BC Transit communities across the Province as of August 24.
This on BC Transit website go to the link here
Federal Briefing on the response to Covid 19 Aug 7th,2020
Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020 | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of Canada
In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
“There have been 118,187 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,962 deaths. 87% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 4,272,606 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 48,360 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive and an average of 400 cases were reported daily from across the country.
These past months, we have taken concerted action to address the COVID-19 pandemic and bring the spread of the virus under manageable control. These actions have brought us time as research and science accelerate at an unprecedented pace to find safe and effective vaccines and treatments. Now, as we learn to live with the virus in our midst, Canadians continue to rise to the challenge, adapting their daily routines to include important public health practices.
These adaptations – from physical distancing to wearing a mask or face covering indoors in public places, crowded spaces and close contact situations – have been challenging. And the uncertainties of this novel pandemic have been stressful, taking a toll on the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
We must maintain our resolve and ensure our actions are guided by the best available science and evidence. With the rise of social media and other digital platforms, we are consuming more information than ever before. However, some of this information, including certain claims about COVID-19, is false or misleading.
In our fight against COVID-19, we need to do our part to stop the spread of misinformation. When we come across new information, we need to think critically about it, check it against credible sources and not share it further if there is any doubt as to its validity.
The Government of Canada website, Canada.ca/coronavirus, is a good place to start for credible information. You can also consult this resource guide to learn more on ways to reduce your risk of infection and spreading the virus.
There are also resources that can help you and your family boost your digital and media literacy skills. One example is Mediasmarts.ca, where you can find many resources including specific resources for families and educators to maintain a balance with technology use during COVID-19.
Don’t lose hope, stay the course and keep being part of the solution!”
Public Health Agency of Canada
This on Govt of Canada website go to this link
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST DATA ON COVID-19 CASES IN Canada
This from The World Health Organization website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.
Here is the WHO latest update
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 6 August 2020
This is Briefing of The WHO News Conference that was Today Aug 6th,2020
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading
- Follow the guidance outlined above.
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
- If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers.
- Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
World health Organization has Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice videos for the public Click Here
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
How to cope with stress during 2019-nCoV outbreak
Practice food safety
Shopping/Working in wet markets in China and Southeast Asia
Stay healthy while traveling
Go to World Heath Organization for above Information on Corona virus go to the link here