The District of 100 Mile House is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in British Columbia. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. We are focusing on maintaining essential services that our citizens rely upon.
The District of 100 Mile House continues to work with internal and external partners, including our local health authority, Interior Health, on a proactive approach to deal with COVID-19.
Masks are required for everyone in all public indoor settings and workplaces.
Effective November 20, as directed by the Provincial Health Officer, all visitors to District of 100 Mile House facilities must wear masks or face coverings.
The District Office is open, we do encourage you to call or email if possible.
The Office number is (250)395-2434 and you can email email@example.com. Marten Exeter Hall, the Valley Room, and the Visitor Information Centre are currently closed. Employees are not required to wear masks in their individual offices or in protected/isolated areas away from others. This Order does not apply to visitors with medical exemptions or those who are under the age of two years.
For further information about the Provincial Health Orders, please visit the BC Government website.
• Delivering essential services without interruption. There has currently been minimal impact to municipal services and the District will continue to take a proactive approach following and observing protocols put in place to ensure essential services continue to be provided to the public without interruption. Our focus at the moment is to ensure that the District maintains delivery of essential services, including water delivery, sewage and garbage disposal, fire/rescue services – the basics.
• The District of 100 Mile House is standing by to support Health Canada, BC Ministry of Health, and Interior Health Authority if support is needed. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, make any appropriate adjustments as recommended, and ensure that the appropriate notifications are given to the public.
If you think you have come in contact with Covid-19 or are showing symptoms, do not go to your healthcare provider; instead call 8-1-1 for advice.
• Following the Provincial Health Officer’s lead. We are ensuring the decisions we make about local government operations and the workplace align with the direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) to address the outbreak here in B.C. As this direction changes, we will adapt our approach. Because things can change quickly, we might not always be able to provide the answers you want right away. But we’ll do our best to provide as much certainty as we can.
• Requiring employees to stay home if they’re sick. In cases of COVID-19 related absences, we are not requiring employees to provide a doctor’s certificate to access sick pay.
• Encouraging working from home. We want to maximize the benefits of social distancing by making available working from home opportunities. So, where it is operationally feasible, the District is encouraging and supporting working from home, as long as employees want to do so.
• Increasing workplace cleaning. We are working with our janitorial firm to enhance cleaning measures and ensure easy access to hygiene resources in all workplaces.
• Promoting social distancing. The District will implement social distancing options in face-to-face service delivery environments where practical, to support the health of residents, clients and employees.
• Municipal facilities access. The District has suspended activities and/or reduced public access to all municipal facilities including Fire-Rescue Office, Community Services yard, Visitor Center and the Marten Exeter/Valley Room complex until further notice.
Stay safe and remain vigilant about handwashing, self-isolation, and doing your part to minimize the transmission of Covid-19. Let’s be compassionate to each other, check in on our neighbors, and remember it’s a challenging time, but we will get through it together.
The BC Centre for Disease Control provides information and data on the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Canada Mental Health is available with many programs to assist in times of need.
The Federal Government has provided many benefit programs for businesses and individuals. Information for these programs can be found at the following links:
Canada's Covid-19 Economic Response Plan
Managing your business during COVID-19: Financial support, loans and access to credit
The British Columbia Provincial Government support programs can be found on their website.
Community Futures British Columbia has gathered a collection of business related resources and supports.
The BC Government's COVID-19 Immunization Plan is designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. The information is updated frequently and is subject to change based on vaccine availability and the latest COVID-19 data.
Please visit The BC Government COVID-19 Immunization plan page for up to date information.
For the most up to date information of vaccines for seniors visit the Government of BC webpage for Seniors vaccination appointments
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The COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone 18+ who lives or works in BC. You must register to receive an invite to book a vaccine appointment:
📞 1-833-838-2323 | translators are available
👤 In-person at a Service BC office
It's easy and safe. Spread the word and help your friends and family complete their registration, book an appointment and get the vaccine.
For more information on registering, visit the Province of BC page.
Travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. are in place until May 25 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Stay local and stay in your community. Do not travel for non-essential reasons.
Restrictions on travel between regions of the province
Under the EPA, an order restricting non-essential travel between certain regions of the province is in place until May 25 at midnight. This includes travel for:
- Vacations, weekend getaways and tourism activities
- Visiting family or friends for social reasons
- Recreation activities
The order combines B.C.'s five health authorities into three regions of the province. Travel into and out of the regions for non-essential reasons is not allowed and is now prohibited by law. The regions are:
- Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley (Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health)
- Northern/Interior (Northern Health and Interior Health, including Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and Hope)
- Residents from the Hope area can travel to Chilliwack for essential goods and supplies
- Residents from the Bella Coola Valley and Central Coast area can travel to Port Hardy for essential goods and supplies
- Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island Health)
The goal of the order is education and reminding people about travel restrictions.
If the restrictions need to be enforced, police can issue a fine. At the discretion of police, people not obeying the travel restrictions may be subject to a $575 fine.
Police will not be engaging in random checks. Periodic road checks may be set up at key travel corridors during times associated with leisure travel to remind travellers of the order.
People from outside the province who are travelling to B.C. for non-essential reasons can be subject to the same enforcement measures.
Reasons for essential travel
- Essential travel between regions is allowed. Essential reasons include:
- Returning to your principal residence, moving or helping someone move
- Work, both paid and unpaid (volunteer)
- Commercial transportation of goods
- Getting health care or social services or helping someone get those services
- Court appearance, complying with a court order or parole check-in
- Shared custody agreement
- Child care services
- Attending school at a post-secondary institution
- Responding to a critical incident, like search and rescue operations
- Providing care to a person because of a psychological, behavioural or health condition, or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment
- Providing care or assistance to a person who is seriously ill, disabled or has a physical or cognitive impairment
- Visiting a resident (as an essential visitor) at:
- A community care facility licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act that provides long term care within the meaning of section 2 of the Residential Care Regulation
- A private hospital licensed under the Hospital Act
- A non-profit institution that has been designated as a hospital under the Hospital Act and is operated primarily for the reception and treatment of persons requiring extended care at a higher level than that generally provided in a private hospital licensed under the Hospital Act
- Attending a funeral
Do not go on long trips within your region. Now is not the time for overnight vacations away from your community. Stay close to home. Visit your local beach, hiking trail or park.
Additional measures are in place to support the restriction on non-essential travel, including:
- Increased signage on highways and at border crossings reminding travellers of current restrictions
- Hotels and resorts eliminating or cancelling bookings from out-of-area guests
From April 23 to May 25, BC Ferries will:
- Ask travellers if their passage is essential. Recreational travellers will be asked not to board vessels
- If recreational travellers insist on boarding, they will be allowed to board and police will be notified
- Suspend adding extra sailings during weekends, holidays and peak travel periods
- Notify all travellers with reservations that the travel order is in place and allow cancellations free of charge
BC Ferries will continue to provide regular service to ensure commercial vehicle traffic and essential travel can be maintained.
Review essential travel information from BC Ferries
BC Parks reservations
If you have a camping reservation in another region, you can reschedule or cancel for free at any time and get a full refund.