NORTH PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

Here are some information, resources and opportunities to offer assistance. In this uncertain time, let’s look for ways to help each other out, keep each other safe, and stay positive! North Park is awesome because you are a part of it.

We are gathering names of people willing to offer services to the vulnerable folks in our community so that if/when we are alerted by any organizations or individuals we can mobilize care quickly. If you would like to add your name, please email coordinator@npna.ca

PROVINCE OF BC: STATE OF EMERGENCY

  • On March 17, 2020 the Province of BC declared a state of emergency. Again, following the Emergency Program Act: Division 2 – Declaration of State of Emergency here are the highlights of what the Province is able to do to respond to COVID-19:
    • acquire/use any land or personal property considered necessary to respond to the effects of an emergency
    • authorize or require any person to render assistance of a type that the person is qualified to provide to respond to the effects of an emergency or disaster;
    • control or prohibit travel to or from any area of British Columbia
    • provide for the restoration of essential facilities and the distribution of essential supplies and provide, maintain and coordinate emergency medical, welfare and other essential services in any part of British Columbia
    • procure, fix prices for or ration food, clothing, fuel, equipment, medical supplies or other essential supplies and the use of any property, services, resources or equipment within any part of British Columbia for the duration of the state of emergency.

CITY OF VICTORIA UPDATES AND INFORMATION

  • The City of Victoria will be doing a daily Facebook livestream at 3:30pm. Tune. in for important updates and information.
  • City of Victoria service updates and information for residents and businesses.
  • Sheltering in Royal Athletic Park 
    • March 23, 2020: The City announced that in collaboration with BC Housing, Island Health, the Coalition to End Homelessness, and the Dandelion Society, temporary services will be made available at Beacon Hill Park, Topaz Park, and Royal Athletic Park. There will be on site healthcare professionals, food service, washrooms and handwashing stations, up to date health information. 938 Mason Street will be a temporary test and triage site for Victoria’s homeless and street involved populations. This action represents Phase 1 of the City’s plan to care for the homeless population. 
    • Phase 2 includes working with BC Housing and Island Health to find indoor accommodations and supports for homeless individuals, including spaces appropriate for self-isolation.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE

ACCESSING EI, CERB, AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE SUPPORT

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water,
  • cough or sneeze into your elbow,
  • avoid others who are unwell, and stay home when you are sick,
  • avoid touching your face,
  • Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their health-care provider, or call 8-1-1.
  • You can also call 1-888-COVID-19 or text 604-630-0300 for details, advice, and further information on the virus.
  • BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
  • More information: BC Centre for Disease Control, Island Health.

Monthly Meetings:

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Thursday, March 19, 2020 meeting has been cancelled. We were looking forward to a presentation from the City about the Housing Strategy. We will work with the City to bring this information to you via our social media and newsletter.


Past Issues of the North Park Neighbourhood Association E-Newsletter

March 17, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 19, 2020

February 1, 2020 

January 16, 2020 

January 8, 2020


Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever free skating event at the Save on Foods Memorial Arena!

Want to hear how it all turned out? See the event report here!

QUICK LINKS: Here is our equity presentation to City Hall. And here are other n’hood related docs.


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Have community safety questions? Contact our community police rep Jose Bingham (email: jose.bingham@vicpd.ca, phone: 250-882-5186) or City Manager of Bylaws Shannon Perkins (email: sperkins@victoria.ca, phone: 250-361-0215)

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