Your social distancing reminder of the day…

Hey everyone, it is more important than ever that we protect ourselves and others by staying a 2m distance away.

Staying active is important for everyone to be healthy, too! Just because you’re “social distancing” doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Some fitness businesses are streaming classes online for free.

There are many fun and active things to do that connect us safely with others – like calling up a friend and putting on some music to dance or sing to! Why not belt out a tune, or get up and boogie the next time you’re on FaceTime?

Ari Saperstein for LAist – March 19, 2020

More Income and Disability Assistance…

Hey everyone, Castanet is reporting that the B.C. government is increasing the monthly amount that people on income and disability assistance receive to help them with COVID-19.

If you are not eligible for the federal government’s emergency support programs, or if you are a low-income senior, you will get an automatic $300 monthly for three months starting this month (April). Benefits will not be reduced for those who qualify for the $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

Check their post out here.

Your social distancing reminder of the day…

From Steven M. Eidelman – March 24, 2020

Hey everyone:

While it can be hard to be apart from the people we love, please remember to protect yourselves and others by staying 2m away while we are practicing social distancing.

That doesn’t mean you can’t get creative to show how much you care! Meet Hilda Duddridge, who proves that where there is a will, there is a way: love conquers all!

Your social distancing reminder of the day…

Hey everyone, just a reminder to please remember to protect yourselves by staying 2m away from others while we are practicing social distancing. We all need to work together to “flatten the curve.”

Check out “the curve” re-imagined for all the cat-lovers out there!

From: Anne Marie Darling – March 11, 2020

Privacy laws check-in

Hey everyone, privacy laws have been a big topic of discussion recently and so we are checking in with a few updates. You can read about the new order that temporarily allows more use of communications and collaborative software tools in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. These temporary measures are needed to support “social distancing” (i.e. working from home).

Here are some more details you may want to check in on for yourself or your work:

Hi, Just reminder about Privacy Laws during this time and what has now been passed: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020CITZ0005-000588

When using Facetime, Zoom, non government Skype and such other technology; remember to have permission from the individual first. And if you are using technology for a meeting with staff do not record the meeting, do not use first and last names, SIN, DOB, addresses. Be mindful that all of these platforms collect people’s information. This includes your IP address, email, network provider, location as well as any aspect of the call.

Cari Havens, Quality Service Analyst (CLBC) – March 30, 2020

Thanks to Cari for passing this along.