Hey everyone, you might have read that the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan, and it talks about a safe re-start with WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC has a page dedicated to return to safe operations. On their page, they have a great list of resources geared to support mental health in the workplace:
Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression (Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions) – Tips and resources on things we can do as individuals and collectively to deal with stress and support one another during these challenging times.
Hey everyone, the Government of Canada is warning against Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams:
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, protect yourself and beware of associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Turn to trusted resources and advice for health, financial and security resources. Full details can be found here
Be aware of what information you provide, who you are providing it to, and why you need to provide it. If you aren’t sure of “the facts”, you can ask lots of questions and you can talk it over with someone you trust before you decide what to do!
Hey everyone, there is a free webinar later today called “Community Living in Isolation: Responding to COVID-19.” You can check out details and register here.
This webinar is presented in partnership with CLBC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Panelists will be considering what Community Living looks like in a pandemic, when access to community is limited, and also discussing how the Community Living and housing sectors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opera Kelowna has launched “Serenades for Seniors” so they can lift spirits in our community! Recognizing not all seniors have the ability to connect digitally, they set their serenades up in person, and from a safe distance. Use their request form to suggest a serenade.
Hey everyone, one of our Service Coordinators (thanks, Viv!) passed along news that the BC Wildfire Service has just launched an app:
B.C. Wildfire Service Launches Official Wildfire App The official B.C. Wildfire Service mobile app is now available, providing real-time wildfire information and an interactive map that users can customize to display a variety of fire-related data. Key features of the mobile app include: Interactive wildfire map Latest news and advisories Statistics Fire reporting tool The BC Wildfire Service mobile app is free to download in the App Store and Google Play. Android: The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.bc.gov.WildfireInformation Apple (iOS): The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bc-wildfire-service/id1477675008?ls=1
Hey everyone, it’s Emergency Preparedness Week from May 3-9 in the Central Okanagan!
As we are heading into fire and flood season, we thought we would share some great resources from CORD Emergency Operations including Flooding Preparedness, getting FireSmart, and information from the Province! They also have an option to sign up for their email updates.